Belmont Parks Opening.: Racing At The Great Track Begins Today With The Metropolitan Handicap.; McCarter Deemed the Probable Favorite, with Whitneys Pair Second in Favor--John M. P. and T. S. Martin to Meet., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-13


view raw text

BELMONT PARKS OPENING RACING AT THE GREAT TRACK BEGINS TODAY WITH THE METROPOLITAN HANDICAP McCarter Deemed the Probable Favorite with Whit ¬ neys Pair Second in Favor John M P Pand and T S Martin to Meet f New York May 12 While the racing at Jamaica today was fairly interesting the outlook for the opening of the Belmont Park meeting tomorrow with the running of the Metropolitan Handicap and the New York Steeplechase was apparently of vastly greater interest When the entries were made public showing fifteen named for the Metro ¬ politan and assuring the anticipated meeting be ¬ tween John jr P and T S Martin in the cross ¬ country event a successful beginning for the sea ¬ son at the worlds greatest race track was put down as a foregone conclusion Of the fifteen named for the Metropolitan it is expected that twelve at least will go to the post The probable starters riders and opening prices are areHorse Horse Wtl Jockey Str PL PLSalvidere Salvidere 120McCartby 10 4 4Jack Jack Atkin 128 Shilling 5 2 2Superman Superman 110 Notter S Dandelion US Shaw 15 0 0tBrookdale tBrookdale Nymph 115E Dugan 5 2 2tBaby tBaby Wolf Ill Homer McCarter 117Musgrave 4 S5 S5Blue Blue Book Ill E Lynch 40 15 15Rifleman Rifleman 107 G Burns 40 15 15Far Far West ICMi ICMilMcCahey McCahey 15 5 5Old Old Honesty lOOIKoerner 40 15 15Spooner Spooner 00 Fly nn A 0 10 10King King Cobalt lOllMcDanlel T 1 Don Creole 04Oarner 40 15 15Retigouche Retigouche 07 T R Keene entrv entrvtil til P Whitney entry entryRestigouche Restigouche may be one of the absentees Trainer Rowe said this afternoon ho had no rider engaged and indicated that the horse might be withdrawn Salvidere also is considered doubtful and some of the others would seem to have little chance That McCarter will be the favorite was the opinion oC the experts tonight McCarter Incurred penalty of four pounds by winning the Excelsior making his impose 117 However this will have little effect on liis prospects Jack Atkin is asked a big task but he is a fast game and consistent horse and will have a large following He is reported to be in the best possible condition Dandelion is not entitled to strong support on his only race this sea ¬ son and Superman should easily take care of him The Whitney entry will be second choice If only one should start the selected one probably will be Brookdale Nymph which has done well since her last race Little is known of Salvidere Either Rifleman Far West Old Honesty or King Cobalt must have a lot of luck to win An outsider with a chance1 is Don Creole This is a very fast horse which last season was troubled with lameness the seat of which could not be located but which ran some marvelously fast races in sloppy going He has shown no return of the lameness this season and has worked faster than any horse named for tihe event His class is questioned but he may be a real smart horse horseThe The meeting of T S Martin and John M P in tlu steeplechase is sure to be interesting John M I is now in the stable of T E Widcner and Is handled by T Howard Lewis LewisBoth Both Mr Widener and Mr Lewis believed that John M P was at his l cst when racing here and long before the horse was put up for sale they had tried to buy him believing that American methods of training would bring an improvement in his running They will now have a chance to demon ¬ strate their theories and from all accounts the horse is able to fulfill their expectations T S Martin has schooled brilliantly and fast time and sensa ¬ tional fencing is looked for if lx th stay the course The remainder of the card is ordinary and it seems rather odd to open a meeting stiwu as that of the Westchester Racing Association ith a selling race for maiden threeyearolds Preparations have been made to handle a big crowd and the indications are for fine weather

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1908051301_1_10
Library of Congress Record: