Spring Khal Repeats at Balmoral; Nashua in Solid Belmont Workout: Timed Mile, Three Furlongs in 2:193/5, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


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Spring Spring Khal Khal Repeats Repeats at at Balmoral; Balmoral; Nashua Nashua in in Solid Solid Belmont Belmont Workout Workout Timed Mile, Three Furlongs in 2:93/s Jabneh Sent Same Route in . 2:21 3/s; Look for Five to Eight Starters on Week End By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 6. — Belair Studs Eastern champion three-year-old, Nashua, was vanned over from Aqueduct to Belmont Park this morning and introduced to the main track on which he will endeavor to add to his lustre and his huge bank account in Saturdays 87th running of the Belmont Stakes. The large and handsome son of Nasrullah has never raced over this course before, his Belmont victories last year being in the Juvenile and Futurity on the Widener straightaway, while he came down with a brief attack of colic last fall that kept him out of the Champagne Mile. List Four Probable Opponents "With Eddie Arcaro in the saddle and working alone, Nashua stepped a mile and three furlongs in 2:19%, galloping out the Belmont distance in 2:33%. Nashuas fractions were :2iys, :52%, 1:16%, mile in 1:42%, nine furlongs in 1:55 and mile and a quarter in 2:07. It was a good solid work for the winner of the Flamingo, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial and Preakness, whose only defeat this year was by Swaps in the Kentucky Derby, and Nashua is not always an enthusiastic work horse. At this writing, it appears that at least four will oppose William Woodward, Jr.s potential champion in this "Test of the Continued on Page Forty-Five Nashua in Solid Work For 00,000 Belmont Gets Eleven Furlongs in 2:]93/s; Look for Five to Eight Starters Continued from Page One Champion" on the weekend, while there are three other possibilities in the 00,000 added fixture. The most likely opponents to Nashua are Laudy Lawrences Jabneh, Clifford Mooers Traffic Judge, Hilton "Rabbit" Dabsbns Nances Lad and Cain Hoy stables Flying Fury or Racing Fool, or both. The possibilities are "Hash" Wein-steins Mr. Al L., W-L Ranchs Honeys Alibi and C. V. Whitneys Little Dell. Jabneh, who is a definite Belmont candidate and comes from a series of fine races at this track, also worked a mile and three furlongs this morning in 2:21%. The son of Bimelech from the brilliant Bellesoeur was alone as he* stepped the fractions in :53 for the half, six furlongs in 1:18, mile in 1:43%, mile and a furlong in 1:55% and mile and a quarter in 2:08%. The bay colt, who has won three of his four starts this season on Long Island, appears in fine fettle. Owner-breeder-trainer Dabson would not say "positively" that -he would send Nances Lad back for the Belmont, but indicated that the winner of the Swift and last Saturdays Peter Pan Handicap was better than a 50-50 chance to go postward in the classic. Traffic Judge, who came from behind to beat Nances Lad in the Withers, and finished third to Nashua and Saratoga in the Preakness but passed up the Peter Pan, is an almost certain Belmont starter and may appreciate the long journey. Captain Guggenheims Flying Fury and Racing Fool are both question marks, but their sporting owner would like to be represented in the Belmont and, on their best races, either colt could perform creditably. Of the other trio, Mr. Al L. appears the jnpst likely Candida though his, Record is? not impressive. The erratic son of Stymie worked a mile and a quarter in 2:13 at Aqueduct this morning, and there are no other engagements that would call for an extended trial of this sort. Mr. Al L., who has occasionally finished in style suggesting that he will appreciate a mile and a half, was clocked in fractions of :49, 1:01%, 1:14%, 1:27%, mile in 1:42% and a mile and a furlong in 1:57% this morning, going " along handily all the way. Little Dell finished third behind Nances Lad and Portersville in the Peter Pan, while Honeys Alibi appears somewhat outclassed, but both colts belong to stables that seem eager to run in such races as the Belmont if at all possible. Trainer Al Pupino said this morning that he had no "intention of starting Clearwater Stables Portersville, who finished second in the Peter Pan, remarking that he saw no point in going against Nashua since he was apparently unable to to beat Nances Lad.

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