Thirteen Contest Mile Creole Maid: Ruddy Belles Recent Form Best of Group; Brechin Is Threat Off May 7 Effort, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-16


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— —4 Thirteen Contest Mile Creole Maid Ruddy Belles Recent Form Best of Group; Brechin Is Threat Off May 7 Effort BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 15. — The ,500 Creole Maid Purse, named for Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords Coaching Club American Oaks winner of 1938, is the feature attraction at Belmont Park tomorrow. This is a mile event for Oaks-age fillies and has drawn a field of 13. Eight of these sophomore misses are eligible to the 0,000 CCA Oaks on May 24, but none has yet shown herself a likely rival to Calumet Farms Real Delight in her quest for the fillies Triple Crown, comprised of the Kentucky, Pimlico and local Oaks. The Oaks candidates in the Creole Maid are C. V. Whitneys Recess and Fidget, C. Mahlon Klines Brechin, Cain Hoy Stables Hushaby Baby, Brandywine Stables Place Card, Eslie Asburys Dalai, Edward M.I OBriens Isograde and Walter M. Jeffords Ampola. Pat Provenzanos Ruddy Belle, who has no stakes engagements and recently ran for ,500, has better recent form than any of her more highly regarded rivals. This miss, who gets in with 113 pounds, including Steve DiMauro, won a claiming race here, then came back in a six-furlong allowance race to score cleverly over the odds-on Gun Moll, going away at the finish. Others in Feature The others in the feature are Brook-meade Stables Harlem Maid, Beverley Brouns Lancaster Lady, G. D. Wideners Mohduma and Joe W. Browns Wonderful You. Brechin has the best recent form of the Oaks candidates in the Creole Maid, having finished second to the improving One Count at a mile and a sixteenth here on May 7. The Rosemont filly was beaten eight lengths in that allowance event, but finished with a belated rush to nose out the consistent Grover B. for the place. Hushaby Baby, Ampola and Place Card were last seen, if one looked closely, in the Acorn Stakes, where they finished sixth, eleventh and fifteenth, respectively. Hushaby Baby turned in a fair effort, while Place Card and Ampola tired after being in contention for a half mile. The presence of C. V. Whitneys Common Cause in the fifth race, a split event styled -the Blue Lancer, at six furlongs, adds interest to that dash. This fellow is a half-brother to Vulcans Forge, raced obscurely in his last start at Keeneland, won in California before that and last fall was voted "most likely to succeed" by Dave Gorman. The colt is eligible to the Belmont Stakes and may be worth watching in this year of confusion in the sophomore ranks.

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