Steeplechase Training: Jumpers Given Finishing Touches in Preparation for United Hunts Meeting., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-18


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STEEPLECHASE TRAINING Jumpers Given Finishing Touches in Preparation for United Hunts Meeting. NEW YORK. N. T.. April 16.— Steeplechasers monopolized the attention of the morning watchers at Belmont Park Terminal Saturday morning as trainers sent their charges over the course in preparation for Thursdays program of the United Hunts. The field was in good condition and several impressive trials were noted. The jumping division of the Greentree Stable in charge of Vincent Powers was out early and schooling to the satisfaction of the young trainer, while John Kermath had the W. J. Salmon jumpers out for exercise. Tom McCreery brought out the horses he will race through the field for the Sewickley Stable. Following the close of the Hunts meeting, the majority of the steeplechasers will be shipped to Pimlico and thence to Woodbine Park at Toronto to engage in those meetings. The best of the fencers have been named for the renewals of the different stakes to be run at each point Punks Green from the Salmon Stable, which was an absentee from racing for the best part of last year, has rounded to in good shape and will be one of the main reliances of the New York sports for the stake and handicap races. Punks Green has been named for all the important stakes and will be seen under silks at Pimlico. Ha: ry Buck, secretary of the United Hunts, was an interested spectator at the terminal this morning. Superintendent Pes of Belmont Park directed the force that completed the last details of the annual cleaning. Training activities on the main track were brisk, although no outstanding trials were noted. The best work of the morning was that by Lodina, a Greentree Stable candidate for three-year-old honors. This speedy miss negotiated the mile in 1 :40 eased up, after being waved down by trainer Phillips. The track was lightning fast and horsemen took full advantage of the weather conditions. On Monday Silver Fox, which was shipped to Havre de Grace from the farm to start in the Harford Handicap, will be returned to Belmont Park. Frank Hacket went to Maryland to saddle the horse and will be on hand to receive the main stable when it arrives on Monday. Jockey Laverne Fator ami his brother Mark will do most of the saddle work for the stable. Th- two-year-olds, which outnumber these of last year at Belmont Park, are progressing nicely in barrier manners under the watchful eye of "Boot" Pickerson. first assistant to starter Cassidy. fill! Ill— reports that the juveniles are well advanced and on looks compare favorably with any other crop he has handled. *

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