Possible Belmont Field Now Increased to Nine: Nances Lad Passing 00,000 Event; Traffic Judge Works Out, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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Possible Belmont Field Now Increased to Nine Nances Lad Passing 00,000 Event; Traffic Judge Works Out BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 8. — The possible field for Saturdays 00,000 added Belmont Stakes ballooned up to a substantial nine today, after it had appeared Tuesday that only a handful would dare dispute the issue with Belair Studs favored Nashua. A new wave of eagerness to enter their horses for the third leg of the Triple Crown swept among horsemen here today after word was received from owner-breeder Hilton A. Dabson in New Jersey that Nances Lad would pass up the classic and go in Balmorals 0,000 The Chicago-an at Washington Park on June 18. This is a one mile event for sophomores. When news of Nances Lads abstention spread around racing secretary "Jimmy" Kilroes office this rfftemon, it evidently encouraged several owners and trainers to seek the 0,000 second money. Max Hirsch declared he intended to sad- Continued on Page Forty-Three Belmont May Now Bring Forth Nine Nances Lad Is Passing Up 00,000 Fixture; Clockers Tab Traffic Judge in Trial Continued from Page One die King Ranchs Retamero; trainer A. J. Pupino said Clearwater Stables Porters-ville is now a possibility, and C. V. Whitneys Little Dell re-entered the picture. Little Dell was third in last Saturdays Peter Pan Handicap, beaten by Nances Lad and Portersville, while Retamero was fourth. Earlier, John McShain, Philadelphia builder and hotel owner, advised Kilroe that he intended to send Blazing Count up from New Jersey for Saturdays stake. This was something of a surprise entry. Blazing Count, a roan son of Count Fleet — Obedient, was purchased for 9,000 at the 1953 Keeneland sales, but has only won a couple of allowance races this season and could do no better than finish fourth in last Saturdays Kent Stakes at Delaware. The others expected to oppose Nashua in the Belmont are Clifford Mooers Traffic Judge, Laudy Lawrences steadily improving Jabneh, Howard "Hash" Wein-steins Mr. Al L. and Cain Hoy Stables disappointing Flying Fury. Breezes Six Furlongs in 1 AAVs Only Traffic Judge of all the Belmont prospects was asked to show any speed in a workout this morning. The Withers winner, who finished third in the Preak-riess, almost eight lengths behind Nashua and Saratoga anda neck before Nances Lad, breezed six furlongs in 1:14%, on the main track. Trainer Woody Stephens said after the work that a definite decision concerning Traff ic • Judges status in the Belmont Stakes would be reached at a conference with Mooers Thursday morning. The colt, an improving and fashionably bred son of Alibhai from Traffic Court, dam of Hasty Road, seems to be slightly better than even money to face: the starter in the mile and a half fixture Saturday. s Nashua, too, continues to train for the Belmont, again galloping two miles this morning. He appears to be in the best condition of his career. The big son of Nas-rullah will probably be one of the shortest-priced favorites in the Belmont since the advent of pari-mutuels in 1940. The defection of Nances Lad from the Belmont came as a surprise. The colt, handy winner of the Peter Pan Handicap here last Saturday, was returned to New Jersey after his victory. Dabson had stated that he would be back for the Belmont if all went well with the colt, and word that he would go to Chicago instead was unexpected.

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