New York: No Surprises in Grey Lag Assignments; Iron Liege Expected to Pass Up Stakes; Veteran Find May Try Again Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-07


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New York I By Bob Horwood No Surprises in Grey Lag Assignments Iron Liege Expected to Pass Up Stakes Veteran Find May Try Again Saturday JAMAICA L I N Y May 6 Jimmy Kilroe pro ¬ vided no surprises for the trainers and jockey agents who clustered outside the door of his Jamaica secre ¬ tarial office awaiting his imposts for the 50000 Grey Lag Handi ¬ cap to be renewed on Saturday Naturally all of these horsemen with the possible exception of Ted Atkinsons agent Goldie Mitchell carefully concealed any satisfac ¬ tion they may have felt When Mitchell discovered that Jack W Schiffers General Arthur had been assigned a moderate 110 pounds he moaned that it should have been 106 then declared Atky would win it anyway Jimmy Jones was not of course on hand to bewail the 126 pounds topweight given Calumet Farms Iron Liege but if the assembled horsemen were agreed on anything it was in their opinion that the Missourian would not send the four yearold to Jamaica to carry the same topweight under which he was beaten by apparently lesser horses at Garden State Park in last Saturdays Valley Forge Hand ¬ icap However Sharpsburg a Calumet cast off who beaflron Liege almost a length and a half in that race had finished in front of Promised Land in the Lincoln Special in his previous outing Promised Land has 125 in the Grey Lag Jones was reported to have sought the services of Ismael Valerizuela for Iron Liege on Saturday butthat boy is already engaged for Promised Land andor Paper Tiger who is In the Grey Lag with 115 115Frank Frank Wright and J H Casey Hayes trainers of Happy Hill Farms Kingmaker and C T Chenerys Third Brother who finished in that order in the Ex shift in the Grey Lag Kingmaker drops two pounds to carry 123 while Third Brothel takes off four to carry 120 In the Excelsior Kingmaker had 125 to 124 on his rival Kingmaker had 116 when he won last years Grey Lag from Beam Rider 109 and Pylades 111 Beam Rider who finished third in the Excelsior gets in with 108 and may be very dangerous Pylades drops five pounds since last year to get in with 106 Alfred G Vanderbilts Find and Mrs Wallace Giiroys Oh Johnny are also probable starters at 119 pounds each Statis ¬ tics give the eightyearold Find little or no chance but the veteran still seems to have some good races in him while Oh Johnny has demonstrated a liking for the Jamaica strip and has a share of class classBelleau Belleau Chief Has Lincon Road Jinxed JinxedWhat What price Belleau Chief Mrs Lora Birrs bay son of Greek Ship Belle Revoke by Revoked has beaten Lincoln Road three times the first two by a nose but the most recent by almost two and a half lengths which is just two lengths better than Tim Tarn has been able to put between himself and the son of With Pleasure When Ismael Valenzuela came on the track astride Isidore Biebers Hello Janie before Mon ¬ days first race he was given as long and as enthusi ¬ astic an ovation as has been heard at Jamaica in some time We suggested last week that some colt would loom up a likely winner at a crucial stage of the Ken ¬ tucky Derby then abruptly disillusion his admirers haying no idea at the time who it would be WA study of the chart indicates that Mrs Liz Lunns Gone Fishin did just thaU Bud Lyons footnote says Gone Fishin loomed boldly on entering the stretch but had little left when the real test came cameEdith Edith Hutchinson Jimmy Kilroes secretary threw a scare into the local staff when she contracted measles over the week end Her coworkers have either never had the childrens disease or cant remember that far back The patrol films of Mondays second race showed that Metrics mouth was wide open as Sidney Cole steered him to the rail when Scylax swerved out in front of him This was graphic evidence of how sharply the Slide Rule gelding had to change his course and undoubtedly outweighed the fact that Scylax was a couple of lengths in front of him when he came sharply off the rail J H Casey Hayes reports that First Landing and six other twoyearolds that he breezed Saturday morning began coughing on the week end They all ranva slight fever which gave way after one day According to Johnny Nerud Ralph Lowes Mr Vale impressive winner of his first start Saturday was found to have a filled knee Sunday morning but is now normal after treatment The colt stumbled two jumps out of the gate Saturday and evi ¬ dently broke a small blood vessel in the knee which was drained on Sunday SundayHope Hope Is Eternal Flashes Speed The teletimer hung up fractions of 48 and 59 after Mondays third race which caused Hirsch Jacobs to think for a few moments that he had saddled a remarkable filly in Mrs Jacobs Hope Is Eternal The figures on the infield board indicated that the daughter of Turnto Mahmoudess who is thus a half sister to Promised Land had stepped the last furlong in 11J while just coasting However the teletimer was wrong According to steward Cal Rainey the beam for the half mile was broken by Our Margobee who was several lengths behind the winner At any rate several dockers caught Hope Is Eternal in 47 for the half giving her a respectable final furlong in 12M She appears to be a smart juvenile who is improving with every start With this miss and the brilliant First Land ¬ ing to his credit the young stallion Turnto is doing better than just fair

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