Weighing In: Get of Endeavour II. Inherit Sires Fine Gait; Incidentally and Evening Out Superior to Colts; Jamie K. May Hope to Outbrush Rival in Belmont; Primates Re-Entry Hailed Gain for Aged Division, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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WEIGHING IN By OSCAR OTIS BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y June 11 Porterhouses victory in Wednesdays renewal of the Na ¬ tional Stallion brought back memo ¬ ries of the Llangollen Farm colts sire the big South American horse En ¬ deavour n who first came to this country to dispute the Empire Inter ¬ national Gold CUD Endeavour n was returned to the Argentine following his failure in that engagement for which he was miserably prepared but he had made a better impression on horsemen here than his position at the finish of that race would indicate and he soon came back again this time as a stallion for Mrs Elizabeth Persons farm in Virginia Porterhouse and a few other youngsters who have been seen under colors recently are proof that he was a wise selection and we also understand that he was something of a bargain This National Stallion winner and the rest of them are well turned individuals for all their size but the best part of it is that they appear to have inherited Endeavour ns remarkable purity of action Rather coarse as are so many South American horses he was as beatuifully gaited a thoroughbred as you would wish to see nor will we ever forget the picture presented by the big fellow and his Argentine jockey J Artigas in his morning works over the Belmont strip This pair deserved to make a better showing than they did and it is a pleasure now to see the horse transmit the real quality that he undobtedly possessed but was unable to reveal here in competition competitionA A A A AWhile While Porterhouse is certainly a nice colt we are in ¬ clined to think that none of the colts seen out so far this season quite measure up to the brilliant fillies Eve ¬ ning Out and Incidentally Unbeaten Mrs George D Wideners robut brown daughter of Shut Out and Maine Chance Farms lovely and delicate roan were to have Get of Endeavour II Inherit Sires Fine Gait Incidentally and Evening Out Superior to Colts lamie K May Hope to Oufbrush Rival in Belmont Primates ReEntry Hailed Gain for Aged Division Divisionmet met yesterday in Delaware Parks Polly Drummond Stakes but Evening Out cast herself in the stall cuts and bruises from that misadventure placing her tempor airily on the sidelines In the absence of her rival In ¬ cidentally won right enough but she had to survive a claim of foul and reading between the lines we gather that her Delaware victory was not as impressive as either her recent Rancocas at Garden State or her two scores here on Long Island If she should be a little bit off Incidentally has a stablemate who can replace her at a moments notice in Fascinator This big rough miss by War Jeep is as common to the eye as Incidentally is dainty but she certainly is a runner For her initial start this season Fascinator possibly because of her scullery maid look was dropped into a claiming race She won that dash in a fashion that will hardly tempt the stable to so risk her again and since that time only Evening Out has proved able to head her Fascinators last was five panels down the Widener chute in 56 she winning literally as she pleased and there were some good ones out of breath behind her herA A A A AAs As the Belmont Stakes draws nearer and nearer the prospective field for the mile and a half classic becomes smaller and smaller it now appearing that only four colts will find the temerity to oppose Native Dancer on the big day Actually most of us are thinking of this Belmont renewal as a match between Alfred G Vanderbilts gray champion and James K Norris vastly improved Jamie K the presence of Royal Bay Gem Kamehameha and Ran o War in the field not being taken too seriously As far as the principals are concerned reports from both camps can only stiffen the convictions of those who have already made up their minds concerning the outcome of Saturdays struggle Native Dancer finished his recent good distance trial con brio that argues well for his stay ¬ ing the exacting Belmont route while Jamie K whose ability at a mile and a half seems to be taken for granted was certainly sharpened by his fine and almost success ¬ ful effort in a sprint last week end Trainer Partridge who knows the colt seems to be concentrating on giving Jamie K a razoredge the point being one supposes to outrush Native Dancer at some stage during their tour of the great oval In spite of his predeliction for a distance Jamie K outran the extremely speedy but rather fainthearted Hyphasis in last Saturdays dash and he was going to catch Brookmeades Safety in just one more jump while the weight the colt was conceding this pair of aged sprinters on the scale was considerable To underline this feat and give it the proper emphasis we will recall that Hypasis captured the Toboggan back in 51 and ran a tight second in that same test of pure speed this spring When Jamie K made his run at Native Dancer in the Preakness he drew almost level with the gray colt at the furlong pole but that was his Sunday punch and gamely as he hung on to the bitter end the Crowfoot colt could never diminish the neck separating him from the lead Eddie Arcaro who rode Jamie K at Baltimore and who will ride him again this Saturday believes that if he had risked a passage at the rail during this run his momentum would have carried him to the front Instead because Jamie K is an awkward customer lack lackContinucd Continucd on Page Forty One WEIGHING IN INBy By EVAN SHIPMAN Continued from Page FortyFour FortyFouring ing any catlike ability to adjust himself to a tight fit Arcaro chose the long way round There should be no tight fits in this Belmont but when Arcaro decides that the time is ripe we believe that he will once again find the gray ready to let him ap ¬ proach just so near and no nearer nearerA A A A AAnother Another interesting horse who chose a good sprint as a final step toward peak condition for longer races is the Starmount Stables Primate a fouryearold who met nothing but bad fortune last season when he should by rights have played an im ¬ portant part in our classic races On the shelf since injuring himself during the run ¬ ning of the 52 renewal of the Jersey Stakes Primate returned to competition yesterday with a highly promising effort back of P Ambrose Clarks grand old warrior Tea Maker Carry his 10 years and his assigned burden of 121 pounds lightly TeaMaker withstood Primates stretch bid to win this sixfurlong dash in a sparkling 110 His margin was three parts of a length at the wire It was an excellent effort of course on the part of the popular veteran but the Some Chance colt had been out of action for a long time and his connections will be justifiably elated by this auspicious re ¬ entry Primate should prove a valuable ad ¬ dition to the rather thin ranks of the handicap division and perhaps now he will fulfill the promise he never failed to show since his debut as a juvenile

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