Jamaica Handicap Tests Piet, Tea-Maker and Sheilas Reward: Four Others Go in Todays Stake; Fields for Youthful and Gallant Fox Shaping Up, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-07


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r ~~~ — — Jamaica Handicap Tests Piet Tea-Maker and Sheilas Reward t Four Others Go in Todays Stake; Fields for Youthful And Gallant Fox Shaping Up JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 5.— The Metropolitan Jockey Club will conclude its spring meeting at Jamaica next Saturday, and with these last six afternoons, the sport at the popular Long Island oval will reach a climax. Three important stakes — the Jamaica Handicap on Monday, the Youthful on Wednesday, and the Gallant Fox Handicap on Saturday — are down for decision, and much of the good racing we have seen at Jamaica during the past month has been a preparation for these rich culminating fixtures. In particular, the 0,000 added Gallant Fox on the final day of this meeting can be considered as the first in the series of great handicaps for whicja the New York season has always been noted, and that includes, in addition to the mile and three-sixteenths Gallant Fox, the Metropolitan, the Suburban, the Brooklyn, Butler, Manhattan and Westchester. On Monday, the Jamaica is a six-furlong sprint worth 5,000, and we have already seen an even more important race at the abbreviated distance in the Paumonok Handicap, traditional curtain-raiser to the Metropolitan racing season. Decided Shift in Weights Secretary Campbell has given Peter A. Markeys stretch-running Piet top weight of 124 pounds for the Jamaica Handicap. Frank Kearns charge showed more early speed than usual when he defeated Sheilas Reward and Tea-Maker earlier this week in a good sprint, and even though, this time, there is a decided weight shift to that pairs advantage, Piet looks capable of coming right back again. This chestnut Grand Slam stallion was never in better form than at present, and his challenge will be hard to turn back. Wednesdays 38th renewal of the 0,000 added Youthful Stakes for two-year-old colts and geldings is the first important test for this interesting division, and horsemen are certain to give close attention to the performances of the promising juveniles engaged here. Youthful Candidates Starmount Stables Primate, a dark chestnut son of Some Chance — Edified, and Mrs. Vera S. Braggs Trick PJlot by Jet Pilot — Cute Trick have both raced well at the current meeting, and these Youthful candidates certainly possess a touch of class, each of them having shown a successful five-furlong effort in 59 seconds flat. Primate defeated Trick Pilot, but the latter came back strong after that setback, and was just romping in his last. Another promising candidate for the Youthful who I will bear watching is Greentrees The Minor. This half-brother to the well remembered Capot has .raced greenly up to now, but he looks like a good one, and it is certain that the stable holds him in high regard. Probables for Gallant Fox A comparatively young stake on Long Islands racing calendar, the Gallant Fox 1 has been the occasion for some brilliant races since Belair Studs Isolater captured | the inaugural running in 1939. This season, the field for the Gallant Fox, from j this distance, should include Brandywine Stables Cochise, game winner here of the recent Grey Lag Handicap; Brookmeades brilliant four-year-old, Greek Ship; T. G. 1 Bensons Lotowhite, winner of the Excel- ] sior; Mrs. Evelyn L. Hopkins Three Rings, ] Harry LaMontagnes Steel Blue, Rokeby | Stables County Delight, a starter today in the Dixie at Pimlico; Yolo Stables Matur- | ity Stakes winner, Great Circle; Alfred Vanderbilfs great filly, Next Move, and | three other ladies of quality: Foxcatchers •, game little mare, Gaffery, Hal Price Head- ] leys Lithe and King Ranchs full sister to the unforgetable But Why Not, Renew. Other possibilities to start in the Gallant i Fox are: Isidore Biebers brilliant chestnut, Palestinian, who raced far below his best ] form in both local starts here this spring; King Ranchs disappointing pair, Flying i Missel and On the Mark; Gustave Rings Lone Eagle, who pleases dockers in the 1 morning, but who runs dismally in the i afternoon; C. V. Whitneys Mount Marcy and Mr. Trouble, who are not on the i grounds, but who might put in an appear- i ance for this engagement if "the weights ] are right," and Greentrees "Jack-the- ] giant-killer," One Hitter, who — it is re- ported — has been working well, but who has not, as yet, been seen in public. Before the announcement of secretary i John B. Campbells weights for the Gallant j Fox late Monday afternoon, it would be j idle to speculate as to the favorite for this j race. I l

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