Uncle Miltie Turns In Good Six-Furlong Trial at Jamaica, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-16


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Uncle Miltie Turns In Good Six-Furlong Trial at Jamaica JAMAICA, L. I- N. Y., June 15.— While most eyes were on Belmont Park this morning, where some of the Belmont Stakes candidates were beiag given their final blow-outs and the field for that classic event was being placed in the entry box, the colt who earlier this year was ranked at the head of his generation served notice that he may still have to be reckoned with when the championship honors are distributed. For the first time since early in April, J. J. Colandos Uncle Miltie looked like the colt who earned ranking at the top of John B. Campbells Experimental Handicap ratings. Uncle Miltie came out equipped with blinkers and breezed six furlongs in 1:14% on the sloppy, somewhat sticky, track, well within himself all the way. The Heather Broom colt stepped the half in :49 and five furlongs in, 1:02. Veteran work-watchers agreed after Uncle Milties trial that he looked and acted exceptionally well. Uncle Miltie has been on the sidelines since he finished eighth in the Wood Memorial, after ah equally bad race in Experimental Handicap Number 2. He had won his first start of the year, an overnight race at six furlongs, in sensational time and was briefly the favorite for the • sophomore classics. Just when Uncle Miltie will return to competition is a matter of conjecture, statements from his connections having proved unreliable, but he indicated today that he will be ready for the Dwyer Stakes at Aqueduct.

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