Big Week of Sport at Belmont Park: Suburban on Friday, Peter Pan next Day, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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. , i t Big Week of Sport at Belmont Park MASTER FIDDLE The Wood Memorial winner, who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby, returns to action in the Bold Venture Purse at Belmont Park today. i jSuburban on Friday, Peter Pan Next Day Master Fiddle and Primate Vie in Bold Venture Today; Five Matrons in Gallorette BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 24. Belmont Park enters one of the biggest weeks of the racing year on Monday, with the 66th running of the 0,000 Suburban Handicap at a mile and a quarter highlighting the six-day span. The Suburban, as usual, will be run on Memorial Day Friday and is expected to bring about a meeting between William Helis, Jr.s sensational Spartan Valor, G. D. Wideners consistent and courageous Battlefield, C. V. Whitneys Metropolitan winner Mameluke, and such other stars of the handicap division as Greek Ship, Alerted, Crafty Admiral, One Hitter and possibly a few others. Three other stakes are to be decided in the week, to come. .On Wednesday, juveniles speed down five furlongs of the Widener straight-away in the colt division of the National Stallion for a net of something more than 5,000. On Thursday, the leaders of the jumping division vie at about two and a half miles in the 0,000 Meadow Brook Steeplechase, with Mrs. Og-den Phipps Oedipus, whose seasonal debut was delayed by a cough, a possible candidate. The 1951 champion is not far from a big race. On Saturday, the three-year-olds clash in kthe Peter Pan Handicap at a mile and a furlong, the final preliminary to the 00,000 Belmont Stakes, -which is expected to determine the sophomore cham- . pionship on June 7. The 0,000 added : Peter Pan was a stepping stone last year for Counterpoint, who scored over Battle-. field with a nine-pound weight advantage, then went on to confirm the upset at level weights in the mile and a half of the Belmont. Campbell has arranged an exceptionally interesting program for Mondays sport, with two features. .These are the ,000 Bold Venture Purse and the ,500 Gallorette. The latter event, for fillies and mares, carries the larger purse because it is at a mile and sixteenth, while the Bold Venture is a six-furlong dash. However, . the shorter race is considerably the more interesting as it brings out such Belmont candidates as Myhelyn Stables Master Fiddle and Starmount Stables Primate. They will oppose, among others, Mrs. Ben F. Whitakers recent winner, Hitex, and Vera S. Braggs Trick Pilot, winner of a division of the Bahamas Handicap at Hialeah, and Maine Chance Farms Jet A Dandy. Master Fiddle was an unlucky second to Charlie McAdamJn a division of the Flamingo, finished a close second to Blue Man in the longer Experimental Handicap, beat Tom Fool in the Wood Memorial, then finished fourth, lapped on Blue Man in the Kentucky Derby. The First Fiddle colt has been given a brief freshening since the Derby, while Blue Man went on to assure his favoritism in the classic Belmont by running off with the Preakness. Primate showed improvement over most of his races thisvspring by finishing fourth in the Preakness, after having speed from the start. In most of his races, the. Some Chance colt elected to come from behind. Both Primateand Master Fiddle are expected to come back in the Peter Pan on Saturday. Hitex lacks stake engagements, but has showed enough recently to have a sound chance against his rivals tomorrow. Jet A Dandy, who is eligible to the Peter Pan, but was not nominated to the Belmont, Continued on Page Thirty-Six 5 - 3 3 5 , j I 3 f i I j 3 j Suburban Renewal Highlight Of Belmonts Week of Sport Continued from Page Five scored brilliantly in his first start at Ja-3 maica then was badly beaten in the Swift, for which, he was a short-priced favorite. The Jet Pilot colt bucked his shins in that race, explaining his defeat. The Gallorette, which precedes the Bold Venture as the fifth race has attracted five-matrons, headed by Ogden Phipps Busanda, winner of last years Suburban, with 122 pounds. She will-be opposed by Joe W. Browns Thelma Berger, 117; King Ranchs Renew, 118; Harry LaMontagnes Valadium, 114, and Greentree Stables Toto, i".. Toto, Busanda and Thelma Berger fin-j ished in that order behind Blue Moon at the same distance in their last starts here on May 12. Toto. and Busanda carry the same weights again on Monday, while Thelma Berger, who trailed, but not badly, drops three pounds. Before that, Thelma Berger finished second to Next Move in the Pirenze Handicap at Jamaica. Renew was unplaced in that race, while Toto was a good fourth.

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