Eleven Juveniles in Primer Stakes; National Stallion Brings Out Eight: Rate Jester Best in Belmont Sprint, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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Eleven Eleven Juveniles Juveniles in in Primer Primer Stakes; Stakes; National National Stallion Stallion Brings Brings Out Out Eight Eight Rate Jester Best In Belmont Sprint Persia, Clandestine and Jimmer in 6,090 Dash; Leallah in Sub-Feature By BOB HORWOOD BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 25. — George D. Wideners Jester, the first winner from the first small crop by Tom Fool, looms a short-priced favorite to win tomorrows traditional National Stallion Stakes at five furlongs on the Widener straightaway. The handsome bay colt, who will be .ridden by Eddie Arcaro, meets seven rivals in tomorrows tenth running of the stake since it was divided by sexes. If all go postward this National Stallion will carry a gross prize of 6,090 and a gross to the winner of 1,375, including 00 in eligibility payments. Only Beaten Once in Eight Starts Fully as interesting- as tomorrows stake is the seasonal debut of Charlton Clays Leallah in the six-furlong sixth event. This brilliant daughter of Nasrullah from Lea Lark, by Bull Lea, won seven of her eight starts last year, including the Colleen, Arlington Lassie, Astoria and Alcibiades Stakes, while finishing fourth in the Princess Pat on a muddy track for her only defeat. Leallah has been training sensationally for several weeks, and Dancing Feet, Commendation, Royal Haven, Pertshire and Egotistical are not expected to trouble her too much tomorrow. The National Stallion was inaugurated in 1898 at Morris Park and colts and fillies vied in the fixture until 1948 when it was run in male and female divisions on different afternoons with Walter M. Jeffords Green Baize winning the distaff end and Maine Chance Farms Mr. Busher proving best of the colt. Widener won a filly division with the dazzling Evening Out in 1953 and a colt division with Islander the : following year. j Jester could finish aio better than fifth for his debut in a dash won by Nasco, but raced greenly and showed vast improve-Continued on Page Six j j Favored Jester Engages Seven Colts In Belmonts National Stallion Stakes i ] r ] I 1 i ] 1 i i j ] j , , j a £ ] A x , x 1 1 l i * t i Persia, Clandestine and Jimmer in 6,090 Sprint; Leal I ah in Sub-Feature Continued from Page One merit in his only other outing on June 8. In that event, equipped with blinkers, the Tom Fool colt triumphed by two and a half lengths over Louis dOr, who subsequently beat three of tomorrows field, and sped the five furlongs in :5,6%. This is the best time displayed by any of the National Stallion candidates by a substantial margin. Under the odd conditions of the race, Jester carries 117 pounds, receiving five from all but one of his rivals, Barina. Templeton Stables Clandestine, a soa of Double Jay" from the powerful Conniver, Mary H. Hunters Royal Willow, a Royal Charger colt, and C. T. Chenerys Barina, by Bryan G., finished second, fourth and ninth behind Louis dOr on June 17. Barine and Jester get their five-pound allowance by virtue of being sons of Bryan G. and Tom Fool, who had not sired a winner prior to January 1, 1956. Incidentally, the discontinued East View Stakes carried similar stallion allowance, with the result that Maine Chance Farms Win or Lose was disqualified several days after winning when it was found that he had been granted an allowance for his sire to which he was not entitled. Clandestine finished second to Another Art in his previous start and was third behind Whirling Billie and Nasco in his only other race. Royal Willow was making his debut when beaten by Louis dOr, Clandestine and Night Hour, and normal improvement will make him exceedingly dangerous. Jimmy Nichols is to ride Royal Willow from the number one post position, which is not bad this year. Bobby Ussery wilf be on Clandestine. Claiborne Farms Persia, a bay son of Nasrullah — Hydrangea II., by Hyperion, which is an exceedingly purple pedigree, beat two of tomorrows field when hardly more than galloping to victory here on June 12. Elmendorfs Homeward Angel making his debut and Grandview Stables Spanish Rhythm finished sixth and seventh behind the Claiborne colt, who stepped his five panels in :58% against a brisk breeze. Raul Sterling is slated to ride Persia, with Angel Valenzuela on Homeward Angel and no rider named for Spanish Rhythm as yet. Last, but by no means least, of the National Stallion candidates is Myron H. Goodwins Jimmer, ya Bolero colt who won his last start impressively, turning back Chance It Tony and the highly regarded Sir Ruler by open daylight. Gene Rodriguez will again pilot Harold no relation Goodwins charge tomorrow and has drawn the outside post position.

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