Counterpoints Absence to Result in Larger Field: Alerted, Combat Boots, Hall of Fame Regarded-as Possibilities, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Counterpoints Absence To Result in Larger Field Alerted, Combat Boots, Hall of Fame Regarded as Possibilities DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del.. June 20. — The withdrawal of C. V. Whitneys Belmont Stakes winner, Counterpoint, from the prospective field for Saturdays 5,000 Kent Stakes proved just the move necessary to make that mile and a sixteenth test one of the years most interesting three -year-old fixtures. Among the arrivals at the local course since trainer Syl Veitch announced his intentions of keeping Counterpoint in the barn were A. H. Warners Loridale, Hampton Stables Alerted with Putnam Stables Combat Boots, while such colts as Green-tree Stables Hall of Fame, Mrs. George D. Wideners Knowitall and Al-Jo Stables Gray Matter are still considered probabilities. The last named colt, claimed recently for 2,500 and a winner at first asking in near track record time, will be a starter only if Mr. and Mrs. J. Rapisarda, his owners, are successful in having his nomination fees transferred from Hal Price Head-ley, his breeder and former owner. Other sophomores considered starters in this fourteenth running of the Kent are: Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Yildiz, who has not run since winning the Flamingo at Hialeah Park during the past winter; Mrs. Nora A. Mikells Repetoire, a four-time stakes winner earlier in the spring and successful in his recent return to competition following unsuccessful engagements in the Derby and Preakness; Alan T. Clarkes Senator Joe, who worked six furlongs in 1:11% this morning; Frank Bonsais Mully S., a lightly-campaigned War Relic gelding; Mrs. Ellsworth H. Augustus Euclid; William G. Helis, Jr.s Evicted; H. B. Peatlings Lucky" Pete, and possibly Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Koritza. Only two stables, that of Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords and the Greentree establishment, have sent forth previous winners in the Kent runnings. Mrs. Jeffords was represented by the victorious Natchez in 1946, while Greentree accounted for the 1949 renewal with Wine List, who, at the time, was playing second fiddle to his more illustrious stablemate, Capot. Delaware Parks program tomorrow fea-I tures sprinters in the ,000 Salisbury Purse. Included in the five-horse field are Mrs. T. A. Randolphs Mahoon, High Ground Stables On, Winlochan Stables Adopt, Grant Thorns Scheming World, and J. F. Duffs Finest Hour TJ. Mahoon, despite the fact that he is without a victory this season, has good general form. In his last outing, the Menow gelding was a good second to Leading Home in 1:12 flat. Another with excellent local form is Adopt, who was about a length behind Mahoon in their last appearances. On has a touch of class, but hasnt raced in more than a month, having finished next to last in the 12-horse field which contested the Colonial Handicap at Garden State. Prior to that she won for 2,000 and against allowance sprinters in Maryland. Scheming World has been last in each of his two starts, while Finest Hour II. is a granger, being English-bred. *

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