Here and There on the Turf: Some Futurity Hopes. Pillory Well Thought Of, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-15


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Here and There on the Turf Some Futurity Hopes. Pillory Well Thought Of. With the defeat of Chickvale and Picketer from the H. P. Whitney stable in the last race at Belmont Park Wednesday came the defeat of two colts that had been looked upon as real Futurity contenders. Of course Rowe has many another to draw from, but these two had been going along in preparation for the race in a way to suggest they would be started Saturday. And that same race gave Blue-mont, from the Quincy Stable, a new Futurity importance. This son of Vulcain and Nota-sulga, though he swerved badly all through the stretch, ran a good game race, and while the time was by no means fast his was a good race. It was a Futurity that first made the Quincy Stable prominent on the turf, when in 1914 Trojan, one that was fitted for the race by Steve Lawler, was the winner when the big race was run at Saratoga. It is the only time that the silks of that stable have been first horns in the Futurity. There is another trainer who took down the prize in 1920 and who has visions of again saddling the winner. He is Eugene Wayland, who saddled Step Lightly for Walter J. Salmon. This year Wayland has met with a full measure of success with the horses of Willis Sharpe Kilmer and probably his best Futurity bet will be the filly Sallys Alley. This daughter of Allumeur and Sal Volatile has a three-pound breeding allowance in the big race and has shown herself thus far to be probably a better filly than was Step Lightly, with which Wayland won in 1920. In her last race, although it was hardly a band of Futurity class that finished back of her, she demonstrated that she can take up weight, run swiftly and fight it out gamely when occasion demands. Altogether Wayland has good reason for his hope to repeat his victory of two years ago with a filly. And Sallys Alley will not be the only one to bear the Kilmer silks Saturday. There are six others in the stable that are eligible and one will be chosen to race with the daughter of Allumeur. The Futurity is not the only big offering for the closing day of the Belmont Park meeting. There is the 0,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, at two miles. While the field for the Futurity is sure to be a big one, the Cup also promises to bring out a thoroughly representative field, although it will be small in comparison with the field that will race for the two-year-old prize. One of the candidates for the Cup that is looming up prominently now, in New York opinion, is Richard T. Wilsons Pillory, winner of the Prcakness Stakes and the historic Belmont Stakes in the spring. This sturdy son of Olambala and Hester Prynne, both of which raced brilliantly for .Mr. Wilson, has proved his quality as a stayer and his public work between the races Wednesday was an evidence of his fitness. He finished out his mile and a half in 2:34 in a fashion to leave no doubt of his readiness for the two-mile struggle. He finished out the work fresh, and it was a move that was decidedly suggestive. Pillory will meet better company than he did in either the Preakness Stakes or the Belmont Stakes, but it is probable that he is a better colt now than he was in the spring. He must be given serious consideration in the Gold Cup, and it is doubtful if any horse that goes to the post for the long gallop has had a more careful preparation.

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