Training Tempo Stepped Up at Belmont Course: More Sun, Atalanta and Four Other Brookmeade Horses Drill, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-07


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Training Tempo Stepped Up at Belmont Course More Sun, Atalanta and Four Other Brookmeade Horses Drill BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 5. — With the opening of Belmont Park just one week off, training activities over the Elmont course have picked up considerably in the past few days. The track was fast this morning and trainers took full advantage of this fact to get their charges ready for the meet. Preston Burch, who trains the horses of the Brookmeade Stable, last seasons money leader, worked six head over the training track. Included was More Sun who should prove one of the better handicap horses of the year. More Sun worked the half mile in :51 breezing. Others from the stable of Mrs. Dodge Sloane were the good three-year-old filly, Atalanta, who worked the three-eighths in :38%; the handicap star Blue Hills also over the three-eighths in :38; Greek Ship went along in :36 handily; Steadfast worked the three furlong in :36 handily, and Chains was given a trial over a half mile and he responded with a creditable :51, breezing. Another star at Belmont this morning was Woolford Farms good sprinter Delegate, who is getting ready for the Toboggan Handicap, opening day feature at Belmont. Delegate worked over the training track doing the five-eighths in 1:01, handily. With the ,500 International Steeplechase Handicap up for decision on Thursday of the opening week, the chasers are also going through their warm-up paces. Kent Millers champion thirteen-year-old Elkridge worked three-quarters of a mile over the main track this morning in 1:23 breezing. Oedipus, who is also being primed for the handicap, worked over the one mile of the main track in 1:41 handily.

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