view raw text
Nashua to Prep Between Races If Track Is Fast Belair Colt to Undergo Final Work for Dwyer on Saturday AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 25. Mondays patrons mandy be given a preview of Saturdays Dwyer Stakes as trainer Jim Fitzsimmons announced this morning that he planned to work Belair Studs Nashua between races, unless there were obvious indications that there would be a drastic change in track conditions between 8:00 a.m. and race time. The remarkably handsome son of Nasrullah is slated to. get his final Dwyer prep on Monday in any case, but Mr. Fitz prefers to have him work on a fast track, and if it seems likely that the track will be appreciably better in the morning than during the afternoon, the big colt will step his mile and a furlong at -that time. Eddie Arcaro will be in the saddle and, while he will work alone, he is not expected to meet with much more opposition on. Saturday. One point that may encourage owners of other three -year-olds in opposing Nashua in the Dwyer is the fact that the colt was beaten in his only other start at his home track. That was in last years Cowdin when, in the words of jockey Arcaro, he "spit out the bit" nearing . the stretch turn, only consenting to run again in the final furlong and finishing second to Summer Tan in track record time. Two stakes being disputed on other fronts today may bring out a rival or two for the eastern sophomore champion in the Dwyer. The Lamplighter Handicap at Monmuoth has attracted such Dywer eli-gibles as Jabneh, Bunnys Babe, Westward Ho, Go Lightly and Our Prince. An impressive victory in the Ohio Derby at ThistleDown by Traffic Judge or Honeys Alibi might tempt the connections of these colts to try Nashua again in the Dwyer. After the Dwyer, Nashua is scheduled to go to Chicago for the Arlington Classic on July 16, then he is to return to Saratoga for the classic Travers approximately a month later. The big fellow may also start in the Saratoga Cup at a mile and three-quarters. It may be remembered that almost 20 years ago Mr. Fitz sent the three-year-old Granville against the handicap king, Discovery, in the Saratoga Cup and the young horse won by 10 lengths. The only three-year-old to win the stake since was Princequillo in 1943.