Sextet Starts in Filly Division of Belmonts National Stallion: Cigar Maid Accorded Edge; Tomorrows Peter Pan Prep May Bring Out Count Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-04


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, Sextet Starts, in Filly Division Of Belmonts National Stallion Cigar Maid Accorded Edge; * Tomorrows Peter Pan Prep May Bring Out Count Turf BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 2. — Four stakes and an overnight event that is expected to mark the return to action of the Kentucky Derby winner, Count Turf, are on the agenda for the impending week at Belmont. The stakes are Mondays filly division of the National Stallion at five furlongs on the Widener straightaway, Wednesdays Roseben Handicap for older horses on six furlongs of the same invisible path, Thursdays Corinthian Steeplechase Handicap at about two miles and Saturdays Peter Pan Handicap for three-year-olds at a mile and a furlong. The overnight race, which is nqt guaranteed to fill, but which racing secretary Jack Campbell has said he would allow to stand if as few as three sophomores are entered? is the ,000 Polynesian Purse at a mile and a sixteenth. Jack Amiels Count Turf, who turned in a sizzling work at Jamaica yesterday, is expected to make his first start since his Derby triumph in this event. Count Turf will have to carry 126 pounds, conceding from six to a dozen pounds to all the sophomores in training Iwith the exception of the select few who have won 0,000 since April 1. Cain Hoy Stables Battle Morn, the beaten Derby favorite who recently came back with a clever mile victory, is a possibility in the Polynesian, while C. V. Whitneys Mameluke, who also had strong* support in the Derby, but trailed all the way and was found to be running a fever, is another who may come back in the Polynesian. Mameluke has been training unexpectedly well. This trio, as well as George D. Wideners Battlefield, will meet again in the 0,000 Peter Pan on Saturday. Carries 0,000 in Added Money Only six have been named for the National Stallion, which "carries 0,000 in added money, but which will net the winner | somewhat more than 5,000 when the track bookkeeper has finished figuring its extremely complicated arrangement of fees and awards; * Jack W. Schiffers Cigar Maid, winner of the Matron Stakes in impressive style, looms the favorite in the National Stallion, though her nominator neglected to claim a five-pound allowance to which she was entitled. Cigar Maid is a daughter of Pavot and thus could have claimed the allowance given the offspring of stallions not having sired a winner prior to December 1, 1949. The allowance was claimed for Hal Price Headleys Aesthete, a daughter of Revoked, and Brookmeade Stables Strings, a First Fiddle filly. The others in the National Stallion are Mrs. John Hertz Risque Ma, Myhelyn Stables Gallies Pride and -C. V. Whitneys Recess. , Bennie Green will again ride Cigar Maid, who was three lengths in the clear at the end of the Matron, after having finished in the money in two races at Jamaica in which she was in trouble. Gallies Pride had won Jier only starts in Florida and at Jamaica before the Matron, in which she finished fourth. The Carrier Pigeon filly was" bumped soon after the start of the dash and knocked out of contention, then finished very fast to be fourth. Ted Atkinson will ride tomorrow. Risque Ma improved sharply in her last start here when blinkers were added to her equipment. The Mahmoud filly had swerved badly in her previous races, but when the hood was added she ran straight and true down the middle of the track and merely H. H. BATTLE— Sent out Bully Boy to score in the Sault Ste Marie Purse at Detroit. breezed in fast time lor five furlongs. Eric Guerin will be in the saddle again. Strings won her debut at Bowie, finished second to Changeling at Pimlico, then finished a distant third behind Star-Enf in and Aesthete. Star-Enfin, who is not eligible to the National Stallion, won that race so easily that Aesthetes second doesnt mean much. The presence of Eddie" Arcaro in the saddle may attract some support, however. Nichols Combest has been named to ride Strings. Recess, the other candidate, is a fashionably bred daughter of Count Fleet from the speedy Recce, who finished fourth behind Risque Ma in her only start. She may show considerable improvement. Dave Gorman has been assigned to ride. The National Stallion is preceded by the Gold Heels Purse, which has attracted nine three-year-olds, some of whom have shown flashes of brilliance. In this category are Maine Chance Farms Silver Wings, Wood-vale Farms Away Away, Hal Price Head-leys Gray Matter, Fred W. Hoopers Jet Fleet, G. D. Wideners Knowitall and A. Levinsons All Is Well.

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