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f. 1 - i i Field of Eight Is in Prospect For Belmont Stakes Saturday Armageddon and Sub Fleet Loom Favorite Blue Mans Most Dangerous Opponents BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 2. — A field of eight three-year-old colts is in prospect for Saturdays eighty-fourth running of the 00,000 Belmont Stakes, with one or two others remaining possibilities for the classic mile and one-half run. White Oak Stables Blue Man, who has been freshening since his stretch-running triumph in the Preakness, looms a solid favorite, with Cain Hoy Stables Belmont Park specialist, Armageddon, and Dixianas Sub Fleet almost equal second choices. Blue Man has continued to train well since his Pimlico triumph, stepping three-quarters in 1:15% on Friday morning and being slated to get his final extended prep tomorrow morning. Conn McCreary, who has yet to win his first Belmont, will again be in the saddle. York to Ride Armageddon Ray York, who is riding in fine form at this meeting, will again be astride Armageddon, impressive winner of Saturdays Peter Pan Handicap, while Steve Brooks will be back on Sub Fleefcr-who lost little, if any stature as a Belmont candidate, by his seven-furlong defeat by Heap Big Chief. The other certain barring accident starters in the third tier of the "Triple Crown" are Col. Isidore Biebers King Jolie, Belair Studs Golden Gloves, Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords One Count. C. V. Whitneys Cold Command and Myhelen Stables Master Fiddle. In addition, Fred W. Hoopers Eng- Continued on Page Forty J. J. COLANDO — His four-year-old Uncle Miltie launches a comeback in the Eight Thirty Handicap at Belmont Park today. Field of Eight Likely For Belmont Renewal Blue Man Favorite, With Sub Fleet, Armageddon Rated Next Continued from Page One lish colt, Olympic, is a possibility. It was widely whehn finishing fourth in the Peter Pan. King Jolie, who had won his last two starts at Belmont Park, was stretched out to a mile and a quarter to win the Jersey Stakes from Primate last Saturday. The son of Platter was in the Jersey Stakes with 111 pounds, receiving seven from Primate, and must carry the stakes impost of 126 on Saturday. Primate was injured Saturday at Garden State and thus will pass up the Belmont. Golden Gloves earned his chance at the Belmont gold and glory by his second to Armageddon in the Peter Pan, in which he didnt give up until the final sixteenth, after setting a sizzling pace for more than a , mile. The Belair colt had shown improvement by winning his previous start here. One Count, who has won at Belmont Park this spring, has been idle since finishing third in the Preakness, in which he bothered Sub Fleet at the final turn when he bore out. Eddie Arcaro is again expected to ride the son of Count Fleet. Master Fiddle turned in his poorest race in several months in the Peter Pan, Dave Gorman saying after the race that he just; didnt want to run at any stage. The First Fiddle colt was equipped with calks, and was apparently unable to stride freely with the unfamiliar stickers.