Porterhouses Trainer Hopeful Diathermy Will Help His Colt: Looks for Much Better Race in Belmont Stakes Saturday; Goyamo Breezes for Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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; : Porterhouses Trainer Hopeful Diathermy Will Help His Colt Looks for Much Better Race In Belmont Stakes Saturday; Goyamo Breezes for Fixture By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 7. Trainer Charley Whittingham said this morning that he believed that Llangollen Farms Porterhouse, who was a badly beaten sixth in Saturdays Peter Pan Handicap won by King Ranchs High Gun, would give a better account of himself in next Saturdays 00,000 Belmont Stakes. After explaining that Porterhouses back, which he wrenched badly at the start of last years Pimlico Futurity, had been sore for several days, Whittingham said: "Were keeping our fingers crossed, but Im hopeful that diathermy vill get most of the soreness out. You know, the muscles across his back kind of withered a little after he was hurt last fall and never have regained all their development. This condition is aggravated when he works and races over a deep -track,. such as we have at Belmont right now, as it puts an extra strain on the back muscles, which dont get enough oxygen from the bloodstream. I think that it was this condition that made him a little sullen in his works in recent mornings, but Im hopeful that Ill be able to help him in the next few days." Poor Judgment by Most Jockeys Whittingham said that he thought that all of the jockeys in the Peter Pan, with the exception of Eric Guerin on the winner, showed poor judgment of pace and added that he believed that Porterhouses task was not made any easier when he was literally thrown down for six furlongs, then asked to abruptly turn on speed at the head of the stretch. He made it clear that he was not singling out Bill Poland for criticism, but also said that if the pace was again slow in the Belmont, Porterhouse would not be choked behind it. While trainer Woody Stephens was not available for a definite statement concerning the status of Woodvale Farms Goyamo in relation to the Belmont, it became Continued on Page twenty-Five Porterhouse Is Receiving Diathermy for Soreness Jrainer Hopeful Colt Will Show Better Effort in Belmont Stakes Continued from Page One evident during the training hours that he was at least a possibility. The Goya TJ. colt, whq was withdrawn from Thursdays sale because of tendon trouble, breezed a slow mile- and a quarter in 2 : 15 this morning, going evenly all the way and appeared "racing sound" at the conclusion of the trial. The colt breezed six furlongs on Saturday. Robert S. Lytles Correlation, who is the third of the Belmont question marks, was to have breezed Sunday morning. If he did, it was before 5:30 a.m. The Californian, who was narrowly beaten by Hasty Road in the Preakness, then bore in badly from the start of the Jersey Stakes and finished sixth, has been getting ,X-ray treatments here at Belmont Park, but is a probable for the classic mile and one-half. Many local horsemen believe that King Ranchs High Gun, winner of the Peter Pan, will confirm this victory in the Belmont. Max Hirschs charge came out of that slowly run nine furlongs in fine fettle. It is possible that he may have a running mate in the filly, Riverina, who worked an impressive mile in 1:39 this morning. However, this daughter of Princequillo is more likely tobe reserved for the Dela- ware Oaks in which she will meet those of her own sex. At this writing, the Belmont field is expected to come from High Gun, Porterhouse, Correlation, Goyamo, C. V. Whitneys Fisherman, Greentree Stables Diving Board, Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons War of Roses and, possibly, Foxcatcher Farms Chevation. The latter colt won the Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday and scored in a mile event at Belmont Park before that, winning both races by daylight. He carried only 108 pounds in the Kent, to 123 on War of Roses, who had won the Jersey Stakes in his previous outing, but beat Jim Ryans charge by seven lengths. Maine Chance Farms Jet Action and Greentrees Palm Tree virtually eliminated themselves from the Belmont by bad races in the Peter Pan and Kent on the week end. Outside possibilities for the championship test include C. T. Chenerys Prince Hill, Greentrees Dream of Glory, Ogden Phipps Privacy, Wheatley Stables Full Flight, Woodley Lane Farms Red Hanni-gan and Mrs. Thourons Christmas Gift.

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