Forty-Nine Named For Choice Stakes: Count Turf, Battle Morn And Bold Among Eligibles For Monmouth Aug. 4 Race, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-14


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Forty-Nine Named * For Choice Stakes Count Turf, Battle Morn And Bold Among Eligibles ] For Monmouth Aug. 4 Race I OCEANPORT, N. J.— Monmouth Parks 5 1951 edition of the 5,000 Choice Stakes i has attracted one of the most scintillating £ bands bf: three-year-olds of the year, 49 . sophomores being made eligible for the testing mile and a quarter run. The Choice I is to be decided on Saturday, August 4, 2 final weekj-end of the meeting, the date having been arranged to prevent conflict -with other three-year-old classics in the c East. 5 Topping the line-up of talent is J. J. Amiels Count Turf, winner of the recent 3 Kentucky Derby- and currently ranking C member of his age group. His most recent * appearance in the Polynesian Purse at New S York resulted in another hard-fought vie- tory, and his presence in the Choice field would insure him the role of favoritism. The Brookmeade Stables Bold, his repu- * tion tarnished by his last defeat after tow- C roping his band in the Preakness, has also i been named, while keen interest is further aroused by the nomination of J. J. Colan-dos Uncle Miltie. This fellow is the major question mark of the three-year-old colo- * ny, and may yet emerge king of the season. He first leaped into prominence at Monmouth Park a year ago in finishing second to Battlefield in the Sapling Stakes, then moved on to additional laurels in New York. Counterpoint on List The Cain Hoy Stables Battle Morn, Greentree Stables tandem of Big Stretch and Hall of Fame, L. S. MacPhails General Staff, Putnam Stables Combat Boots, George D. Wideners Battlefield, who wore last seasons two-year-old crown and C. V. Witneys improved Counterpoint are others among the 49 nominees. The Choice Stakes is to have its sixth modern-day running this year being revived when Monmouth Park opened in 1946. The race is a carry-over from old Monmouth, attracting the cream of the East to the post in those days, and remaining a major turf event to the present. Nominees _as just announced by racing secretary John Turner, Jr.: Alerted Golden Trend Ogre Battlefield Hall of Fame Out Point Battle Morn Heliowise Paddys Day Beau Bets HiBillee Prospect Big Stretch How , Sherry Blue Speed Hull Down Shining Peace Bold Jet Fleet Sky World Carolina Queen Joey Boy Snuzzle Combat Boots Kelora " -Steadfast Counterpoint King Clover Timely Reward Count Turf Kings Hope Tom Q. Due East Knowitall Tuscany Earmarked Long Bow Uncle Miltie Essex . Loridale Vulcania Evicted Mully S. Whirling Bat Florida Gold Nothirdchance Yildi2 General Staff

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