Weighing In, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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Weighing In By EVAN SHIPMAN BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y ay 8 Reminded of the old adage Com ng events cast their shad ee more than a hint of ofjrophecy jrophecy in the results 1 f three races on yes erdays pleasing pro rram at Belmont To be specific we are cer I Iain ain that the important Fuvenile Stakes for 1 1woyearolds woyearolds went to i good colt when Fort Salonga humbled Tribe md we are also of the I Inind nind that we saw a lan lair tnree earold in Mrs Jeffords One Count win ¬ ter of a smart overnight event for the age nd to round out the afternoon a chaser rith a real future in Mrs E duPont Weirs rolden Furlong Each of this trio showed n interesting effort a race that will have omething to say concerning the fate of the livisions to which they belong Lets begin ith the stakewinning Fort Salonga since he Juvenile was the feature of the mid ¬ week card Here is a homely gooserumped on of Mahmoud from the late Samuel Rid iles stud who is as regular as a good watch n capturing the Juvenile Fort Salonga halked up his fifth consecutive victory and ccomplished the feat in exactly the same nanner that distinguished his previous re lurns tojhe winners circle Tribe who is a ast and consistent trick himself drew level yith Fort Salonga a furlong from home in he Juvenile just as he had a short time go in the William Penn Stakes at Garden jtate Park but jockey Boulmetis clucked to lis mountj and that was that Tribe can un and no doubt about it Fort Salonga an run faster and his racing manners are ust as good as those of the son of Apache he hint may be a little belated but put his Fort Salonga down for a good one oneOne One Count a typical Count Fleet and a product of Walter M Jeffords Faraway Farm has had a rather spotty career failing dismally on several occasions when much was expected of him but one could not fault his race yesterday Master of the situation at all times the rangy colt was playing with his opposition at the finish of that mile and a sixteenth event and his time of 14 first mile in 137 would have been excellent had he been extended He was not extended scoring as jockey Dave Gorman pleased by eight full lengths over Brechin and Grover B We do not know how much there was behind One Count and of course that is important but we do know that he looked well accomplishing all that was asked of him in fine style He has a smooth effortless action that must remind one of his great sire and it is hardly rash to predict that he will go a real distance Colts gaited like One Count can negotiate a mile and a quarter or a mile and a half and trainer Oscar White has this one fit for his impending engage ¬ ments at those routes Discussing the re ¬ sult of the two divisions of the recent Swift Stakes at Bejmont we regarded the winners in the light of their prospects for the Belmont Stakes Nothing that we saw in the split Swift was half as impressive as One Count Countt The steeplechase on the afternoons card lad t more than ordinary interest because t marked the return to action of Brook aeades His Boots and because it was lso a step up the ladder for the promising oung Golden Furlong His Boots who tad been away from the wars for some ime looked all over a winner for a good lalf of the trip but the veteran began to ire on the backstretch and although he ontinued to fence faultlessly it was ob lous that he needed the race Over the ast obstacle just as Golden Furlong was natching the advantage from Montadet a ireary His Boots collided with Spleen leither having the strength to recover The Jrookmeade horse and the exFrenchman rent down but it was hardly a mistake a the true sense of the word His Boots 3 well along on the road back The out ng will have done him a lot of good and he next time when his jockey calls on lim in the drive he is certain to have a Teat deal more to offer As for Golden urlong now a prominent entry in the Ipring Maiden Steeplechase he still has omething to learn concerning the finesse f his trade but he is evidently a forward cholar In spite of several mistakes the iolferino colt finished full of run He has future futureIt It was with deep regret rather than any shock that we learned of Johnny Daniels recent death in California This exjockey extrainer and long time clocker for DAILY RACING FORM had been close to us as a fellow worker for many years and we had the greatest respect for his ability as well as a warm re ¬ gard for his winning cheerful personal ¬ ity Johnny had been a sick man for a long time He made a brave fight for it rallying time and time again last winter when it appeared that doctors had hadContinued Continued on Page ThirtySeven WEIGHING IN By EVAN SHIPMAN Continued from Page Four Fourdespaired despaired of his life When he did leave the hospital Johnnys first thought was to get back to work back to the horses and his many friends on the backstretch and around the stables That was his life and as far as Johnny was con ¬ cerned it was a 24hour a day assign ¬ ment Tireless he was always on the go and all phases of newspaper cover ¬ age of a race track were perfectly famil ¬ iar to him In addition to clocking he could and did take calls and make charts and he had few peers when it came to hustling those invaluable track notes around the barns We have never known a more conscientious man one who took his work more seriously and we will always look back on our associa ¬ tion with pleasure pleasureWhat What a surprise to see Hal Price Head leys giant sprinter Jumbo in a claiming race yesterday at Belmont The big fellow who had been good enough to head Bat ¬ tlefield in last years renewal of the Swift came but with a 15000 price tag attached and the only explanation that came to our mind was that perhaps he is not too sound Sound or not Jumbo had little trouble with that field defeating Bakers field and Big If in handy style Headley always races a portion of his string at the Chicago tracks and we thought the rich mile stakes at Arlington and Washington Parks this summer would have been right up his alley granted that the handicapper shows a trace of generosity Considering the value of those Illinois stakes good milers should be at a premium right now and then Jumbo has shown a tend ¬ ency to bear out on the turn and that too suggests unsoundness but in yester ¬ days race he stuck to the rail for jockey Jim Nichols a boy who has a way with him where difficult horses are concerned

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