Belmont Meeting Terminates Today: On the Mark Likely Choice in Shelter Island Purse; Aqueduct Opens Tomorrow, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Belmont Meeting « Terminates Today On the Mark Likely Choice In Shelter Island Purse; Aqueduct Opens Tomorrow BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 20. — Belmont Park brings its 34-day spring meeting to a quiet and decorative close tomorrow with a fashion show as the chief attraction. The feature race is an allowance affair at a mile and a sixteenth, named the Shelter Island, which brings together a field of eight who seem destined to run in claimers before long, though all of them have escaped that classification thus far. The only recent winner in the Shelter Island is Lazy F. Ranchs Coveted, who graduated here on June 4, winning a maiden race at tomorrows distance from such as Blue Gallant and Frigid. He gets in with 106 pounds tomorrow and Conn McCreary will again be in the saddle. The probable favorite is King Ranchs four-year-old On the Mark, who has been racing against the best in the handicap division and finished fifth in the Suburban last out, with such as One Hitter, Lights Up, Oil Capitol and Greek Ship behind him. Eddie Arcaro will ride the son of Equestrian, who has been unable to win this year and won only two of 20 starts last year, but has rarely had opposition that looked so soft. Ran Third in Race Last Saturday On the Marks main rival tomorrow appears to be Mrs. C. O. Iselins Powwow, who finished third behind the consistent winner, Mandingo, and Colony Date in a mile race here on Saturday. Before that, he finished well to be third behind Recline and Dictionary at six furlongs. Powwow, like Coveted and Woolford Farms Saxony, gets in with 106 pounds. The others in the Shelter Island are Robert Lehmans Prospect, who finished second to My Bebby in a recent sprint; Greentree Stables erratic Banjoist and Vera S. Braggs Nosun. Meanwhile, the fields are taking shape for the first two stakes at Aqueduct, which opens its 20-day meeting with the 0,000 Tremont on Friday and follows with the 0,000 Queens County Handicap on Saturday. Marlboro Stud Farms brilliant Jet Master, holder of the five-furlong straightaway record at Belmont and winner of five of his six starts, looms an odds-on choice in the Tremont, despite his top weight of 126 pounds. The son of Jet Pilot, who is regarded as the best of the 1951 juveniles to appear in public, will be ridden by Eddie Arcaro. Jet Masters best known rivals in the Tremont are expected to be Starmount Stables Primate, who beat him in the Juvenile Stakes, then was a distant second to the Jet Pilot colt in the record-breaking National Stallion; Montpeliers Pintor, Jack Amiels Count Flame and White Oak Stables Heap Big Chief. Other Tremont possibilities are Maine Chance Farms Jet Jewel and, possibly, War Fable, who is rumored the best in that barn; George D. Wideners Tahitian, Mrs. Wideners Top Command and C. V. Whitneys Potpourri. Brandywine Stables Cochise, winner of the Sussex Handicap at Delaware Park in his last start, is slated to pick up his top-weight of 126 pounds in the Queens County at a mile and a sixteenth, with Ovie Scur-lock in the irons. He will probably be opposed by Peter A. Markeys Piet, who was a rather unlucky third behind Three Rings and Mount Marcy in last years edition of the stake, and a group of lightweights including Brookmeade Stables Why Not Now. Elm Crest Farms Navy Chief, A. Edward Masters Versatile Titien II., Mrs. Harry Trotsek s Oil Capitol and Woolford Farms Delegate. It is also possible that Greentree Stables One Hitter and George D. Wideners Lights Up, who finished in that order at the end of the Massachusetts Handicap last week, will go postward in the week-end fixture.

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