Eight Steeplechasers Seek Appleton: Narcissus II. Has Top Weight of 160; Tarboots, Secant Expected To Provide Most Contention; Beam Rider Tops Beechhurst, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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JOHN M SCHIFF Ownerbreeder of Tarboots one of the favorites in the Charles L Appleton Mernprial Steeple ¬ chase Eight Steeplechasers Seek Appleton Narcissus II Has Top Weight of 160 160Tarboots Tarboots Secant Expected To Provide Most Contention Beam Rider Tops Beechhurst BeechhurstBy By DON FAIR FAIRBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 14 Mrs H T McKnights Narcissus H a sixyearold altered son of Borealis and Vanity Fair bred at the thoroughbred nursery maintained by Queen Elizabeth H of England heads a field of eight bet er class jumpers scheduled to meet here Thursday in the thirtyfifth renewal of ihe 8OPO Charles A Appleton Memorial Steeplechase Narcissus II is the high weight at 160 pounds for the two and one eighth miles test initial major field fixture of the current New York season seasonNarcissus Narcissus II who is conditidned by 1957s top steeplechase trainer Michael Smithwick is to be ridden in the Thursday headlirier by Pat Smithwick leading stee ¬ plechase rider last year The MeKnight stable gelding was successful in three ma ¬ jor engagements during his prior campaign and he was a sharp contender in several other starts startsIn In the band named to oppose the Eng ¬ lishbred jumper are John M Schiffs Tarboots 156 Mrs Michael G Walshs Secant a half brother of Nashua 146 and the Montpelier duo Dromond 155 and CapaPie 154 pounds Also Mrs Vernon G Cardys Evian 137 Mrs Clara E Ad ¬ ams Ail School 418 and Sidney Waters Jrs Carthage 146 pounds poundsThompson Thompson Rides Tarbpots TarbpotsThe The Appleton Memorial will be Hie first important chase since the running of the 50000 Temple Gwathmey here last Octo ¬ ber and considerable interest has been aroused in the race which is expected to have one of its best renewals j renewalsj Thompson will be at the reins on Tarboots Tommy Walsh rides Secant J Aitcheson will guide Air School and Albert Foot is to be up on one of the Montpelfer hopefuls Dromond or CapaPie J Mur phy is engaged for Carthage and J Walker will be aboard 3vian who worked rather well for his Appleton Memorial engage ¬ ment mentChief Chief of the flat races slated for Thurs ¬ day is the Beechurst Purse a one mile claiming event for starters carrying tags of 30000 down to 17500 Ten shifty racers are entered in the event and King Ranchs Beam Rider 118 pounds with the apprentice allowance in force is one of the top Beechurst choices He wiif be ridden by young William Peake PeakeIncluded Included in the overnight band named to oppose Beam Rider are J W Thomp ¬ sons Writer Greentree Stables Duck Heaven Mrs J Abercrombies Made Out Foxcatcher Farms Gelio and A J Meslers Sids Gambol Also Mrs Wallace Gilroys Timely Bull Mrs Julie Mirons The Great Man Mrs Ethel D Jacobs Paper Tiger and B M Stables Bunnys Babe BabeThe The clever Valenzuela brothers have mounts in the Beechurst Ismael rides Paper Tiger who may be favored while Angel will giude Bunnys Babe John Cho quette is engaged for Writer Johnny Ru ane will be astride Duck Heaven and Eldon Nelson is named on Made Out Manuel Ycaza drew the saddle chore for Timely Bull Eddie Arcarp will pilot The Great man Bill Boland is to be in the irons on Sids Gambol and Frank Lovato affiliated with the Foxcatcher establishment will of course guide Gelio who had a rough trip in his previous outing

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