Riley Indicates Readiness for Racing with Impressive Five-Furlong Workout: Timed in :59 4/5 at Belmont; Missile and Beam Rider Are Also Clocked in Speed Preps, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17


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Riley Indicates Readiness for Racing With Impressive Five-Furlong Workout 1 i i l t 3 t r i 1 a i 1 3 l 1 • ; 1 f - 1 j i 1 a i s I s 1 1 » t [ j j j s r x -, 1 c . j . j • ■ y g s - s j " • K timed in :594/s at Belmont; 1 Missile and Beam Rider Are Also Clocked in Speed Preps By BUD LYON BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 16. — Greentree Stables Riley an- nounced his return to racing fitness this morning when the colt drilled an impres- sive five furlongs in :59%, stepping the initial three-eighths in :35, half mile in :47, and finishing strongly with a final furlong in :12%. The four-year-old son of Hill Prince — Easy Living finished his three- year-old year in a brilliant fashion being the runner-up to Nashua in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at two miles and with but two and one-quarter lengths shy at the end with the race establishing a new American record for the distance, 3:20%. Immedi- ately prior to this effort trainer John Gaver saddled the colt for a successful effort in the mile and five-furlong Lawrence Re- alization, a race which definitely assured him of the right to join the ranks of handicap performers. Riley spent the winter months turned out in South Carolina returning to Long Island this spring and again placed in training. Present plans call for the colt to make his seasonal bow in an overnight sprint early in the Belmont season and if all goes well to then start his handicap campaign in the Metropolitan Handicap at a flat mile on June 8. Another Greentree stake hopeful, Cohoes, recorded a useful one mile move, being al- lowed to go entirely on his own courage, in 1:43, while breezing. The three-year-old colt is being pointed for the Peter Pan Handicap at nine furlongs on June 1. John A. Morris Missile, prepping for the Peter Pan, indulged in one of the more serious time trials recorded here this a. m. when he worked six furlongs "handily" in 1 :121/5. King Ranchs Beam Rider displayed plenty of speed in his five-furlong trial in :3945, reaching the half mile mark in :48, and stepping his final furlong in an im- pressive :11%. Mrs. Charles U. Bays Slaip- ner was merely breezing while going a half mile in :49; as was her Greek Spy in going a like distance in :50. C. V. Whitneys Ca- reer Boy continues to advance in his train- ing while breezing a half mile in :49%. The colt has been inactive since his flying trip to France last fall where he finished fourth to the Italian champion Ribot in the Prix de lArc de Triomphe. Several Wilson eligibles indulged in light trials with Keswick Stables Informant tak- ing to Belmonts training oval for a five- furlong move in 1:03. Over at Jamaica Edward Seinfelds Decimal showed speed while stepping a half mile in :48%, and Ellis Farms Flying Bird was unhurried while moving a like distance in :48%.

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