Battlefield Faces Seven in Shevlin at Aqueduct: Widener Colt Carries 123, Giving Foes from Seven to Eleven Pounds, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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I 1 i i J J ■ 1 1 • j I - i i i | ! ; ; j • I j l i • I l ; i , I i i i , I i i Battlefield Faces Seven In Shevlin at Aqueduct Widener Colt Carries 123, Giving Foes From Seven to Eleven Pounds Continued from Page One venue would sweeten his disposition. There are indications that this plan has had some success. As a juvenile, Big Stretch didnt decide to run until late in the year, when he finished inches behind Battlefield in the Belmont Futurity and won the Breeders and Pimlico Futurities. Alerted and Mully S. finished second and third, far behind Hall of Fame in last weeks Kent Stakes at Delaware Park and were shipped to Long Island for this en-t gagement. Alerted has many good races to his credit this year, though not quite good enough, and will be ridden by Earl Gross. Mully S. is an improving colt whose class is still suspect. He will be guided by Nick Shuk. The chief threat to Battlefield tomorrow may be Loridale, who won a string of races in New England, then turned in a smash - ing score at Belmont Park on June 13. He was scratched from last weeks Kent. In his Belmont Park victory, Loridale merely galloped a mile and a sixteenth in 1:43%, just a fifth of a second slower than the track record, with 122 pounds up, 10 more than he must carry tomorrow. He is a nervous colt in the morning and al-! most ran away with his exercise boy at Jamaica this morning before being given his final three-furlong blowout. Bill Fisk will be in the saddle. Of the others, Colony Date was a distant second behind Loridale at Belmont, then was beaten by Mandingo in a mile race on June 16. He is not expected to start un-l less the track is muddy. Father Tiber and Golden Trend appear outclassed. Johnny McDowell is coming down from New England to saddle Alerted tomorrow. This colt has a new trainer with almost every start. Tomorrows supporting feature is the Juniper Valley Purse at seven furlongs and also for three-year-olds. Mrs. Wallace Gil-i roys Timely Reward, a disappointment since his close second in the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah; C. V. Whitneys The Veep, Mrs. Frank Frankels Fluid Gold and Brookmeade Stables Addax seem the best of this band.

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