Juvenile Stakes Brings Out Sixteen: Whitney, Wheatley Entries Are Fancied, Daily Racing Form, 1953-05-13


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Juvenile Stakes Brings Out Sixteen Whitney, Wheatley Entries Are Fancied Formers Sugar Dad,Catspaw To Vie for Favoritism With Quick Lunch and Full Flight By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 12. — Sixteen two-year-olds meet tomorrow in the seventy-seventh running of the 0,000-added Juvenile Stakes, in which they will scamper down five furlongs of the Widener straightaway. This will be the sixth event on the eight-race program and is preceded by the ,500 Vulcans Forge Purse for three-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth in which Spring Hill Farms Jamie K. is the likely favorite over five rivals, most of whom are eligible to the Preakness. There are four sets of couplings in the Juvenile and two of the entries are expected to vie for favoritism. C. V. Whitney is represented by Sugar Dad and Catspaw, a pair of recent winners, while Wheatley Stable is sending out Quick Lunch and Full Flight, who finished first and third here on Saturday. Putnam Stables Swift Sword, who finished between the Wheatley colts, is also in tomorrows dash. The other two couplings are Maine Chance Farms Jet Action and Mr. Look-now, and Christiana Stables Half Shell and Bertie. Sugar Dad was a rather impressive winner of his last start at Jamaica, which was his second appearance, skipping five furlongs in :594£. Catspaw overcame the disadvantage of the inside post position to beat 26 rivals last Wednesday. Harborvale Stables Ashenden, who was making his de-dubt, was beaten half a length, while Half Shell was beaten another half length. An-, other in tomorrows field, Nelson I. Asiels Connies Pal, finished up the track. In his previous start, Catspaw had finished second to Revolt in the Youthful Stakes at Jamaica, in front of F. Y. Ryans Terrebonne and Full Flight, who both had a rough trip. Arcaro on Catspaw Eddie Arcaro will again ride Catspaw, who this time has an outside post position, while Hedley Woodhouse will be back on Sugar Dad, who breaks from Number 6. Ted Atkinson will ride Quick Lunch, while Eric Guerin will be on Full Flight. No rider has been named for Swift Sword, but the veteran Jimmy DeWitt will pilot Ashenden and Jimmy Nichols will be on Half Shell. Terrebonne will have the services of Bill Boland. The others in this edition of the Juvenile are Harmony Farms Old Rocky, Saxon Stables Song Stylist, C. T. Chenerys Permian and George D. Wideners Kabyle. Old Rocky won a maiden race at Jamaica last out, Permenian failed badly here behind Quick Lunch, while Song Stylist and Kabyle will be making their debuts. Last years Juvenile went to S. P. Steck-lers Fort Salonga, who was followed under the wire by the ill-fated Tribe and the Kentucky Derby winner, Dark Star. The stake was inaugurated at Jerome Park in 1874, when T. Puryears Meco was the winner. During its Jerome Park days, the Juvenile became almost the exclusive property of the Lorillard family and the Dwyer Brothers. Pierre Lorillard won it with Faithless, Idalia and Perfection, while G. L. Lorillards Sensation, Spinaway, Reveler and Triton scored in the decade from 1875 through 1884. The Dwyer Brothers won the Juvenile with Onondaga, Portland, unbeaten Tremont and Kingfish. The Juvenile moved to Morris Park in 1891 where the best remembered winner was S. S. Browns Broomstick, who won the 1903 renewal under George Odom. Shifted again to Belmont Park with the opening of this spacious course in 1905, the Juvenile has since been won by such stars as Hour-less, Tucullite, Tryster, Dice, Blue Larkspur, Equipoise and Lucky Draw.

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