High Gun Drills Half Mile in 47 2/5 in Shevlin Prep: Porterhouse Goes Five Furlongs between Races in 1:00 3/5, Handily, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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| High Gun Drills Half Mile In :47| in Shevlin Prep Porterhouse Goes Fiye Furlongs Between Races in 1 :00Vs, Handily BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 18.— The Belmont Stakes winner, King Ranchs High Gun, was sharpened with a sparkling half in :47% this morning, an indication that he may start in Mondays seven-furlong Shevlin Stakes. There are very few races for three-year-olds between now and the running of the 0,000 Dwyer Stakes at a mile and a quarter on July 3, a fact which is resulting in a larger and classier field for the Shevlin than was expected. Other Shevlin probables include C. V. Whitneys Fisherman and Mrs. Walter H. Hoffmans Limelight, who finished second and third in the Belmont. Limelight was reported to have bruised a foot in the Belmont, but galloped soundly yesterday morning. Eddie Arcaro has accepted the mount on the Nasrullah colt. Llangollen Farms Porterhouse turned in an impressive five-furlong trial between the second and third races here today, in preparation for Mondays seven-furlong I Shevlin Stakes. With Bill Boland in the j saddle, the son of Endeavour II. stepped the distance in 1:00%, going very handily, and had no trouble beating his stablemate, Open Country, by some four lengths. Porterhouse outbroke Open Country by, about a length, an indication that he was more than usually eager to work, but Boland allowed Open Country to move up along, the rail and take command rounding the far turn. Without apparent urging, Porterhouse rejoined his stablemate turning for home and drew away with ease through the stretch. The colt appears to have regained the form he showed in his spring debut, in which he beat older horses, and which he lost when suffering from a sore back, which interrupted his training for the Peter Pan and Belmont Stakes. - The fractions were :23%, :35% and half mile in :48. Porterhouse was eased up an additional furlong in 1:16%. Open Country was separately timed five panels in 1:01%. Also definite Shevlin candidates are Greentree Stables Card Trick, Ethel D. Jacobs Peter Lane, Edward M. OBriens Brisuet, Frank Quar tiers Gangland, Hal I Price Headleys Revolt, J. Warf ield Rodgers Due de Fer, John Barry Ryans Buttrevant, W. Haggin Perrys Remand, and, possibly, Llangollens Ordained.

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