Card Acorn Stakes in Two Divisions; Grumpito Outruns Paul Bunyan Foes: Signal, How Head Respective Ends, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Card Card Acorn Acorn Stakes Stakes in in Two Two Divisions; Divisions; Grumpito Grumpito Outruns Outruns Paul Paul Bunyan Bunyan Foes Foes HOW — The Kentucky Oaks victress and winner of four of six starts in her career is favored in the second division of the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. Signal, How Head Respective Ends Name Twelve for Each Half Of Belmont Parks 0,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Race By BOB II0RW00D Staff Correspondent/ BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 22. — Owners and trainers of no less than two dozen sophomore fillies decided they were worthy of a chance it tomorrows twenty-first running of the Acorn Stakes, which has resulted in the mile fixture being split with 0,000 added to each division. Dell Stables How, winner of the Kentucky Oaks and generally regarded as the best of her age and sex, has the outside post position in the second division of the Acorn, which will be run as the seventh race. Starmount Stables Signal, a recent winner at the Acorn distance, is the probable favorite in the first half of the Acorn, which will be the sixth offering. Eddie Arcaro will ride How, while Con Errico will be astride Signal. Race Inaugurated in 1931 The Acorn, which is the American counterpart of the historic One Thousand Guineas, was inaugurated in 1931, when the late Col. Edward Riley Bradleys Baba Kenny beat four rivals. Since then, the mile fixture has been won by such good fillies as Top Flight, Good Gamble, Twilight Tear, Gallorette and But Why Not, while last years edition went to the unde-pendable Siama who scored an upset victory over A. G. Vanderbilts Next Move. The Acorn has also been won by such fine producers as Iseult, Fleam," Dawn Play, Handcuff and Hostility. Like the One Thousand Guineas, the Acorn is a lucrative prep for a longer and richer race. The Newmarket race winnows the field for the Epsom Oaks, while the Acorn is an elimination test for the 0,000 Coaching Club American Oaks, to be run at a mile and three furlongs here a week from Saturday. All of the candidates for the two divisions of this years Acorn carry 121 pounds with the exception of King Ranchs Jest, a maiden who gets in the second division of the stake with 116. Hows chief rivals appear to be A. G. Vanderbilts Sweet Talk, Belair Studs Vul-cania, Isidor Biebers Nothirdchance and F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.s Roman Wise. On paper, they shouldnt trouble the Prince-quillo filly too much. After finishing third in the Ashland Oaks and making up a world of ground, How ran a temperature and lost almost a 100 pounds from a not too ample frame. Despite not being at her best, she made a show of her field in the Churchill Downs fixture. Two of those she Continued on Page Thirty-Four Run Acorn Stakes I In Two Divisions Signal/ How Seen Favorites In Respective Sections of Belmont Park Filly Event Continued from Page One meets tomorrow, Greentree Stables Ruddy and Woodvale Farms Boot All, finished far behind her in that race. Sweet Talk beat Nothirdchance in her last start at Jamaica and gave the impression that the mile of the Acorn will suit her. Before that, she finished second to Tilly Rose in a division of the Prioress. No-• thirdchance won her race preceding her defeat by Sweet Talk. Vulcania, a strapping filly who has been pointed especially for the Acorn and CCA Oaks, which Belair Stud made a practice of winning a few years back, showed improvement in finishing second to Who Dini in her last start. Gorgeous Reded is an erratic sort, but her race was a fair third behind Who Dini and Vulcania here. Roman Wise won her ; first start of the year in impressive style, then disappointed in her next start. The others in this division of the Acorn are Cain Hoy Stables Shy Bim, Howell E. Jacksons Up Early, Woolford Farms Self Assurance and Jest, who showed little in her only start of the year, but finished second and third in two of her three starts last year and comes from a dangerous barn. Signal Gives Impression of Being Router Signal finishes most of her races well, giving the impression of being a genuine router and comes from a stable in fine form. Her chief rivals tomorrow are Llangollen Farms Wisteria, who finished second to her last week after setting all the place; Mrs. Jan Burkes Who Dini, George D. Wideners Discreet, Apheim Stables Jacodema and Mrs. Esther DuPont Weirs Merry Xmas. Who Dini cut the final corner to win her last start here going away from Vulcania and Gorgeous Reded and finished second to Ruddy in a division of the Prioress before, that. Discreet won the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico 10 days ago, showing considerable improvement over her two races at Jamaica. Jacodema, who was me of the leaders of her division last year, won impressively early in the Jamaica meeting, then turned in a bad race in Ruddys division of the Prioress and came back with another poor effort against older fillies in the Correction Handicap. Merry Xmas won a maiden event and the Polly Drummond Stakes at Delaware Park last year, but has been a disappointment this season. In her last she was soundly beaten bySignal. The other in this division "of the Acorn are Hal Price Headleys Recind, Foxcatcher Farms Rose Fern and Havahome Stables Miss Meggy, who finished behind Who Dini last week; Cresson Farms Betty Lamar, Walter M. Jeffords Kiss Me Kate and Woodvale Farms Be Modest. The latter graduated in her last start, winning a maiden race.

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