Ram o War Will Start in Belmont; Seaward Gets Up to Beat Unbridled: Makes for Quintet In 00,000 Stake; Native Dancer Certain to Be Prohibitive Favorite Again In Route Championship Test, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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Ram o War Will Start in Belmdnt Seaward Gets Up to Beat Unbridled Makes for Quintet In 100000 Stake StakeNative Native Dancer Certain to Be Prohibitive Favorite Again In Route Championship Test TestBy By BOB HOBWOOD HOBWOODStaff Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y June 11 The big three for Saturdays 85th running of the 100000 Belmont Stakes Alfred G Vanderbilts Native Dancer Spring Hill Farms Jamie K and Eugene Constantins Jrs Royal Bay Gem marked time this morning confining their activity to easy gallops as this classic mile and a half draws near The field was aug ¬ mented later today by the arrival from Monmouth Park of Bruce S Campbells Ram o War while it appears to have lost an already doubtful prospect in Ogden Phipps Bassanio Five are expected to go to the post in this Test of the Champion however the field being completed by King Ranchs Kamehameha a black son of Polynesian who is being pointed for the race by Max Hirsch HirschIn In announcing his intention of starting Ram o War Campbell said This is the best colt Ive ever had and I dont know if Ill ever get another one as good so Im going to try this time as I may never have another chance chanceGood Good Effort in Preakness Prep PrepThough Though he will be an outsider in the wagering Ram o War is not devoid ot cre ¬ dentials In his last start the son of Ramil lies Crows Feet by Man o1 War finished a distant fourth in the Preakness but was only two lengths behind Royal Bay Gem In the Preakness Prep he was third beaten slightly more than one length by Clyde Troutts charge The chestnut colt appears to be on bad terms with Lady Luck having met with misfortune in three 100000 races After being disqualified from third place in the Everglades Handicap won by Royal Bay Gem he was powdered in the Flamingo and Florida Derby and also had some excuse in the early stages of the Kentucky Derby Ram o Wars only winning race was a mile and onesixteenth event at Gulfstream Park before theFlorida Derby in which he scored easily in 142 over a very hard track trackNative Native Dancer continues to please all ob ¬ servers as he nears the severest test of his brilliant career and the gray son of Poly ¬ nesian appears certain to be an almost prohibitive choice on the weekend despite the fine race of Jamie K in the Preakness in which he closed on the champion at the sixteenth pole then hung a bit in the final strides according to Eddie Arcaro who also believes that he was forced to make a pre ¬ mature move Since then Jamie K ran Continued on Page FortyTwo Ram o War Will Seek Honors Tomorrow in Belmont Stakes StakesContinued Continued from Page One Onesharp sharp race in a sprint against older horses here on Saturday while Native Dancer worked the full Belmont distance in clever styler stylerRoyal Royal Bay Gem has had a remarkable series of long hard races since early in the winter and was never really unwound after a busy fall campaign but shows no ill effects and followed his third in the Preak ness by journeying to Chicago to win the Peabody Memorial

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