Sunday Evening Goes at Belmont: Greentree Sophomore Makes First Start of Season; Nine of 14 Are Oaks Candidates, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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Sunday Evening: . Goes at Belmont Greentree Sophomore Makes First Start of Season; Nine Of 14 Are Oaks Candidates BELMONT PARK, Elmont L. I., N. Y., May 13. — Three stakes are on the agenda at Belmont next week, starting with the Belmont National Maiden Hurdle, a ,000 test at about a mile and three-quarters over the small hedges on Monday. Two-year-olds of both sexes will vie in the seventy-fourth running of the 0,000 Juvenile at five furlongs on the diagonal Widener Course on Wednesday, while Saturdays feature is the fifty-seventh edition of the 5,000 Metropolitan Handicap at one mile. Mondays hurdle fixture is somewhat overshadowed by the Centennial Purse, a ,Q00 allowance event at one mile as this event marks the return to action of Green-tree Stables Sunday Evening. This somewhat forgotten daughter of Eight Thirty-Drowsy closed with a terrific rush to beat Striking, Fais Do Do, Bed o Roses and others in the Spinaway at Saratoga last August and has not been seen in public since that sensational performance. Sunday Evening suffered from what was then a mysterious ailment all last year and her good races were truly remarkable as she was lame after every workout. Late last fall, it was discovered that she was afflicted with a blind splint behind a knee, which promptly responded to treatment and she haS been training impressively for several weeks. Ted Atkinson will ride Sunday Evening at 115 pounds, while Jimmy Nichols will be on her stablemate, Three and Two, who has a pound less to carry. Fais Do Do, who carries Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords silks, is also in the Centennial with 111, but showed only a flash of early speed in her last start at Havre de Grace. She has trained well since coming to Belmont Park and may improve considerably. Run Oaks May 27 All but five of the 14 named for the Centennial are eligible to the 0,000 Coaching Club American Oaks to be run at a mile and three furlongs on Saturday, May 27. The non-eligibles the E. M. OBriens Abbie Co-Mrs. G. Smiths Supersonic, Starle Stables Drakensberg, Woodvale Farms Betsy Marie and Wheatley Stables Antagonism. Betsy Marie, winner of two races in Kentucky in April and May, heads the field with 118 p o u n d s and Conn McCreary. This daughter of Haltal evidently improved beyond the expectations of her connections, as she is not staked at this meeting. The Oaks candidates, in addition to Sunday Evening and Fais Do Do, are King Ranchs Renew, Hal Price Headleys Aegina. Greentrees Three and Two, Lazy F Ranchs Due Reward, Lester Manor Stables La Nappe, Howell E. Jacksons Glare and Ogdon Phipps Busanda, who will be coupled with Antagonism. Renew, a sister to But Why Not, won a maiden race here last week and will be ridden by Bill Boland, who will be starting his career as a journeyman jockey. The Centennial, which honors the 100th anniversary of the printers union, "Big Six" currently in convention in New York, will be the sixth event, preceded by the hurdle stake. Ten have been named for this test, including Brooks Parkers gray German star, Wunderprinz, and James Cox Bradys Boom Boom, who finished heads apart in that order at a mile and a half last week. Wunderprinz, who will be ridden by Marvin Ferral, is said to like the added distance, but Boom Boom, who will have Harry Harris in the saddle, was making his debut over brush in that race and is expected to improve, as lje had jumped only once before in company with another horse. C. Mahlon Klines Rialto, Louis E. Stbd-| dards Bengal, Klines Hywhinnion, W. C. Robinsons Crown Royal and J. M. Mul-fords Ruling Class, who all finished behind Wunderprinz and Boom Boom, are in Mondays race. The others are Auburn Farms Syracuse Lad, Mrs. F. Ambrose Clarks Folk Song n., and Stoddards Tintagelation. 1

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