Adams Astride Five More Winners; Roseben Brings Out Nine Sprinters: Tea-Maker Carries Top Weight of 120; Clark Veteran Vies With Dark Peter, First Glance in Belmont Straightaway Test, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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Adams Adams Astride Astride Five Five More More Winners; Winners; Roseben Roseben Brings Brings Out Out Nine Nine Sprinters Sprinters Tea-Maker Carries Top Weight of 120 Clark Veteran Vies With Dark Peter, First Glance in Belmont Straightaway Test By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 20.— Nine nimble sprinters are scheduled to meet in the thirteenth running of the 5,000 Roseben Handicap at Belmont Park tomorrow. This event is named for Davey Johnsons champion, weight carrier, who won the Toboggan Handicap the year Belmont Park opened 1905, and was weighted as high as 149 pounds in later fixtures. There are no Rosebens in tomorrows field, and some old-timers will tell you that there never will be another like him, but the six-furlong event has attracted a clever group, headed by P. Ambose Clarks popular veteran, Tea-Maker, with 120 pounds. Despite his nine years, Tea-Maker has shown fine form this year, winning the Jamaica Handicap from a field that included five of those he meets tomorrow, and finishing third in the Toboggan, again in front of three Roseben candidates. Greentree Stables Northern Star, 112; Woolford Farms Delegate, 112; Mrs. Jan Burkes Squared Away, 118; Hal Price Headleys Jumbo, 112, and Mrs. Burkes Assignment, 102, chased Tea-Maker in the Jamaica, which was also run around a turn. Northern Star, Jumbo and Delegate also finished behind Tea-Maker in the Toboggan on Belmonts straight course. Ran Third in Stake Last Year Last year, Tea-Maker finished third in the Roseben, preceded by Delegate and Miche. The chief rivals of the Clark veteran tomorrow will probably be Harborvale Stables Dark Peter and A. G. Vanderbilts First Glance. Dark Peter was the surprise winner of the Toboggan, in which he led Tea-Maker by three lengths. The four-year-old son of Piping Rock carried 108 pounds in that race, picking up an additional five, while Tea-Maker had the same burden he must carry tomorrow. Dark Peter came east from Keeneland after hav- Continued on Page Twenty-Nine Roseben Attracts Nine Speedy Sprinters to Post at Belmont Continued from Page- One ing finished second to Hill Gail; in a sprint and showed that he had brought all his speed with him by stepping the six furlongs of the Toboggan in 1:09%. Delegate drops six: pounds since his race in. the Toboggan, while Northern Star takes off five and Jumbal drops only two. The latter came back to win a high-priced claimer on. the main track, while Northern Star was beaten by First Glance, and Battlefield in an overnight sprint run in 1:10. ;The Greentree four-year-old was beaten three lengths in that race. First Glance was turning in by far the best race of his career when he led for all but- a few strides of that dash on May 6, and picks up only three pounds- Obviously, ;a repetition of that effort-would, make the Discovery five-year-old. exceedingly dangerous. That race was so much better than anything: else First Glance has done since his early races as a. juvenile that it needs confirmation. The field for the Roseben is completed ;by Phantom Farms Nullify, 105, who has showed little this year and finished far back in a dash won by Longleaton Saturday.. A muddy or sloppy track is in prospect for tomorrow, which will not hurt the : chances of Delegate,. Dark Peter or Northern Star, who move up- somewhat- in soft footing.

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