New York Racing Near By: Metropolitan Season to Open at Jamaica on Wednesday.; Probable Contestants in the Race Selected for the 1922 Debut of Morvich., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-02


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NEW YORK RACING NEAR BY Metropolitan Season to Open at Jamaica on Wednesday Probable Contestants in the Race RaceSelected Selected for the 1922 Debut Debutof of Morvich BY C J FITZ GERALD GERALDNEW NEW YORK N Y May 1 When Mr Cassidy releases the barrier for the start of the Paumonok Handicap at Jamaica Wed ¬ nesday afternoon the throng which will no doubt be present to inaugurate a season of sport that promises to be notable for its excellence will see something remarkable in the way of speed This prediction is based on the way Morvich and other candidates for the JGOOO prize has been working The speed shown by the fleet threeyearold re ¬ cently when he was timed a half in 46 seconds will not be fast enough to shake off several of the prospective starters in that race Careful which recently showed three eighths in 34 seconds at Havre de Grace must be considered as one of the most dangerous rivals Morvich will have in the Paumonok This fleet daughter of Wrack has grown into a fouryearold of beauty and she doesnt have to improve in the mat ¬ ter of speed In order to hold her own with anything on racing plates She is a sure starter in the Paumonok and if Morvich out ¬ runs her the first part of it he will indeed be worthy of the title of speed marvel marvelAnother Another mare that doesnt have to take anybodys dust is Crocus also considered a sure starter on Wednesday This daughter of Broomstick was almost at the top of the sprinting tree at one time last year and no ¬ body ever saw a more bloodlike fouryear old than she Her dam Inaugural was that Voter mare which was so small during her threeyearold form in England that the late William C Whitney asked trainer A J Joyner what he was going to do with her herWin Win a few races and then breed you some good race horses from her was the reply of the expert who has lived to see Inaugural the mother of Flags Panoply Crocus and Whiskaway with the promise of other fleet ones to come as she is still a young mare mareThe The older division includes a number of other fast ones that must be reckoned with in the Paumonok Among those that are receiving a special preparation are Dun boync which won it in 1920 as a fouryear old This horse was virtually unbeatable last fall after passing into the hands of Sam Hildreth and none of the horses at Ran ¬ cocas wintered better than the son of Celt Hildreth owns Dunboyne in partnership with P A Clark What he will send to the post in the Rancocas colors is a matter of doubt but he has Dominique Krewer and Thunder ¬ clap all sprinter of parts as well as the threeyearolds KaiSang and Little Chief from which to make a selection selectionGLADIATOR GLADIATOR IS READY READYSandy Sandy McNaughtons main reliance will be Gladiator though Georgie in the same stable is going great guns this spring The former is about the bestlooking big horse in training hereabouts and he can run fast as well as carry weight Another beautiful horse that has a high turn of speed and is a sure starter on Wednesday is Sennings Park which belongs to the Westmount Stable but is trained along with the Greentree horses by Scott Harlan It is thought that Harlan will saddle either of the threeyearolds Gal ¬ antman or Pirate Gold for the Greentree establishment in the same race raceJim Jim Evans is honing Smoke Screen and June Grass for Gifford Cochran Both are noted for their speed A J Joyner has the fouryearold last straw in the pink of con ¬ dition for the Paumonok Bowling In the Oak Ridge string and Column owned by the Messrs Schwartz are a pair of speedy three yearolds that have been working well at Belmont Park during the last week Both are looked upon as Paumonok candidates candidatesThe The various superintendents of the Metro ¬ politan courses are busy these bright spring days preparing for the season At Belmont Park Mr Pelz is putting the finishing touches on the new drive which will enable patrons of the club Inclosure to reach the easterly end of the grandstand without getting in the pack of automobiles at the regular en ¬ trance There are twin roads from the entrance to the landing stage These are divided by a strip of turf adorned with fine old trees The landing stage is reached by a wide curve which will effectually prevent congestion The parking space for those using this new entrance which will be one of the most appreciated features of Belmont Park will be above and adjacent to the Turf and Field Clubs home Those who desire to leave the course early may walk to their machines in comfort The fact that Hemp stead avenue at this point is a double road ¬ way is going to be helpful on big days daysPainters Painters were putting the finishing touches on the Jamaica plant the last few days of the last week This track was never so fast nor the grounds so attractive as they are this spring

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