Cold Weather at Belmont: Training Operations Considerably Curtailed by Adverse Conditions, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-17


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I COLD WEATHER AT BELMONT ; Training Operations Considerably Curtailed by Adverse Conditions. Greentree Stable and Other Establishments Represented During the Work Hours Cavalcade Attracts Attention. NEW YORK, N. Y., April 16. Cold weather prevailed at Belmont Park Tuesday morning, and trainers curtailed the training activities. The track was in good condition and what few moves noted in the morning were at good speed. Jack Healey, who has a division of the C. V. Whitney stable in training for the Jamaica meeting, called upon several of his charges for fast four furlongs tests. Blackmail flashed high speed down the back stretch and around the turn and through the stretch benefited by a strong wind, was timed in :47. This colt could have gone along faster had jockey Robertson desired. The Darb, a stake candidate at Jamaica, was with him, but observers favored Blackmail. Young Healey intends to start this team the opening day of the: meeting. Among others belonging to Whitney which were breezed four furlongs during the morning were Pantoufle, Pundit, Surveyor, Trumpery and Synod. Bill Brennan, with the main division off the Greentree Stable, limited his work to short breezes for the two-year-olds. The youngsters were exercised . three, furlongs and moved along well in hand. Brennan is undecided about his plans for the Paumonok Handicap, the opening day fixture He has several eligibles for the dash, but will decide after testing his eligibles on Thursday. George Odom, with the Marshall Field and R. L. Gerry stables, exercised the majority of horses in his care. Jockey Linus McAtee reported to Odom during the early morning and handled several two-year-olds during the morning. McAtee is fit after a strenuous winter and, while he has not affixed. hi3 name to a contract with any stable for the year, he will return to the saddle some time during the Jamaica meeting. At present he has two offers under consideration,- one from William Ziegler, Jr.,. and the other from Walter M. Jeffords. Captain Argo was breezed five furlonga during the morning, and ran along at high speed. This .fellow was timed in 1:01 well in hand at the end. Other fast five furlongs moves were turned by Sparta and Apprehends Sparta was timed in 1:01. Ajaccio and Black Grouse, owned by Sanford Stud Farm3 Stable, were breezed together and moved along at a slow but even pace. They were timed in 1:20. Lady Higloss, which was wintered at Aiken, S. C, and one which is well advanced in training, was breezed six furlongs. She finished out well in 1:17. Bob Smith rushed his schedule with the Brookmeade Stable horses due to the cold weather. He increased the number in each set and ordered his assistants to rush their horses back to the protection of the stable as soon as they finished their allotted tasks. The two-year-olds, twenty-two of them, were either galloped or breezed. The work schedule called for three furlong tests at good speed. Smith is satisfied with the condition of his charges and plans a big campaign at Jamaica. Cavalcade, the star of the stable, is galloping along slowly and, when on the track, attracts the attention of all work watchers. The son of Lancegaye looks good and, -when under saddle, gives his exercise rider an interesting few minutes before he. settles down to his task. The four-year-old, when led out, makes an effort to break off at a fast clip. Smith watches him at every move and it is evident that the four-old is the veterans special pet. "Dont worry about him," said Smith referring to Cavalcade. "He will be racing this year and then other trainers will do some worrying."

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