Three Stakes at Belmont Park Agenda During Coming Week: Present Acorn Wednesday, Appleton Chase Thursday And Roseben on Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-02


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► = ; —i Three Stakes on Belmont Park Agenda During Coming Week , , I I I | j I. Present Acorn Wednesday, ♦ Appleton Chase Thursday And Roseben on*Saturday BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., April 30. — Three stakes are on the agenda for the impending week at Belmont Park, a wee,k that will be somewhat overshadowed by such events in Kentucky as the Derby. The local fixtures are the 5,000 Acorn Stakes for sophomore fillies at one mile; the ,500 Charles L. Appleton Chase at "about" two miles, and the 5,000 Roseben Handicap at seven furlongs, which will probably be headed by W. M. Wickhams White Skies. The most likely candidates for the Acorn-are Alfred G. Vanderbilts Sometime Thing, who has been trying to cope with older mares; R. N. Websters Sorceress, Belair Studs Natasha, John M. Schiffs Royca, C. V. Whitneys Minnie Moocher and Hurry By, and possibly a few others. The Appleton will probably bring together a clever field of jumpers, with Mrs. Ogden Phipps recent winner, Ancestor, Mrs. G. L. Ohstroms Prince Glorieux, who finished second •to that horse; James F. McHughs Jam and Montpeliers Shipboard the most likely contestants. Brbokmeade Stables Sailor, who beat White Skies in the Toboggan, might take the 1954 sprint champion on again in Saturdays Roseben, while other possible candidates include James Cox Bradys Artismo, Joe W. Browns Bobby Brocato, Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Joe Jones, Maine Chance Farms Jet Action, Morris Sims Bless and C. V. Whitneys Cold Command. Meet at Seven Furlongs The week opens with the ,500 Cherry Hill Purse at seven furlongs, which has attracted a field of 13, including Cold Command, Brookmeade Stables First Aid, F. Ambrose Clarks Acefull, Lestor Manor Stables Affrighted, Robert Astes Bold Man and the. Edward M. OBrien entry of Gaidar and Brisuet. Cold Command seems to be the class of this extended dash, but comes from a very bad race behind Paper Tiger, in which he stopped to a walk after setting the pace for a half mile, which is not his custom. First Aid, who also has showed class at times, may need a race. Acefull will also be making his seasonal bow, but was an easy winner at Aiken and is good when fresh. Affrighted won a test at a mile and a sixteenth last out, while Bold Man finished in a dead heat with Cyclotron. » Some fillies with pretensions to class have been named for the seven-furlong Saron Purse, which will be the seventh event. In this category are the erstwhile champion, Mrs. B. F. Whitakers Grecian Queen, Pin Oaks Farms Make A Play, Arnold Hangers Intencion, Calumet Farms Sweet Nell, Woolford Farms Equa-bleu, C. T. Chenerys Talora and Peter Fullers Michikee.

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