Here and There on the Turf: Omaha Can Go Ahead of Sire; But Not in Money Earnings; Required One Smack of Whip; Gives Weight in Next Start, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-11


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Here and There on the Turf Omaha Can Go Ahead of Sire But Not in Money Earnings Required One Smack of Whip Gives Weight in Next Start Gallant Fox sire of Omaha still is one up on his illustrious son as far as their cam ¬ paigns as threeyearolds are concerned but the latest star of William Woodwards Be lair Stud Stable is confronted with two ex ¬ cellent opportunities to even up the score if not to step ahead of the 1930 champion In adding the Belmont Stakes to his list Saturday Omaha completed his successful bid for Americas triple crown a feat previ ¬ ously accomplished by Gallant Fox and Sir Barton The next race Omaha must take to duplicate his sires performances is the Dwyer Stakes which is to be renewed at Aqueduct on June 29 In the meantime Woodward and his trainer James Fitzsim mons have the Detroit and American Der bys to think about They come on suc ¬ cessive Saturdays so it is reasonable to sup ¬ pose Omahas board of strategy will decide to pass up one of them themThe The Wood Memorial Stakes is the only threeyearold event Omaha has failed to capture so far in his effort to parallel the record of Gallant Fox but now it is appar ¬ ent that the sons inability to settle in his stride early prevented him from accounting Continued on thirtysixth page HERE AND THERE ON THE TURF Continued from second page for that event over the mile and seventy yards distance He was a fastmoving third back of Today and Plat Eye Omaha then went on to account for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness followed by a second to Rosemont in the Withers with the Belmont coming next Whereas Gallant Fox began his campaign in the Wood Omaha had a preliminary in an overnight event which he won The Fox took on the Preakness before the Derby but did not run in the Withers following his classic triumph with an easy score in the Dwyer DwyerWith With the purses so much lower this year than they were in 1930 Omaha has no chance to pile up such a wonderful record in earnings as did his sire which in his three yearold campaign won 308275 the largest amount ever gleaned in one season The latest Belair pride will be lucky to boost his collections to 200000 this season but if he does so his record insofar as races are concerned will be just as impressive if not more so than that of Gallant Fox The lat ¬ ter started ten times at three and was de ¬ feated only in the Travers Jim Dandy aris ¬ ing out of the mud at Saratoga to turn the feat After the Travers the Fox took the Saratoga Cup Lawrence Realization Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup Omaha may Seek these races as well as some others that were not available to his sire sireIn In the Belmont Omaha went farther than any of his four opponents because after be ¬ ing eased back from what would have been close quarters and possible interference dur ¬ ing the opening furlong he was guided to the outside by William Saunders Although under strong restraint in the early stages Omaha strided freely and was third round ¬ ing the first turn just back of Firethorn Cold Shoulder had been permitted to open up a good lead Saunders never so much as lifted an eyebrow in the run down the backstretch even when Rosemont began moving up on the inside Leaving the back stretch without Saunders having made a move Omaha had moved up on equal terms with Firethorn but a furlong farther just as Rosemont slipped up on the inside to be ¬ come a prime factor the Belair colt dropped and lagged back backThis This was the signal for Saunders to draw his whip and he slashed Omaha once but very sharply That was all that was re ¬ quired and the manner in which the son of Gallant Fox returned to the task at hand proved conclusively his courage and ability Moving up again quickly the Woodward star was flanked on Firethorn Rosemont and Cold Shoulder as they came into the stretch fanwise and then he overcame the disadvantage of being on the outside during all these happenings to tussle with Fire thorn for the leadership for about a six ¬ teenth Thereafter he gradually came away and was not being urged to the limit at the finish A steady pace had been set through ¬ out the race but the final time of 230 must be considered as very good in view of the sloppy condition of the track and the fact that rain beat into the faces of the horses throughout throughoutFirethorn Firethorn displayed a very creditable per ¬ formance in the Belmont under admirable rating from Raymond Workman His pace was the most even of any in the race and he drove into command shortly after reach ¬ ing the stretch after Rosemont had made his bid and failed Then Omaha ranged alongside and made positive his superiority but Walter M Jeffords colt finished stout ¬ ly With Omaha out of the way he will do some winning this season just as Discovery did last year when Cavalcade was forced to the sidelines Firethorn will be getting weight from Omaha if they meet again soon and the latter will not be in any position where he can take many chances with the son of Sun Briar BriarJuding Juding from the manner in which Rose ¬ mont was ridden Wayne Wright had orders to save his colt as much as possible in the early stages so that he might have some 1 s a 4 i i J r 3 i i j i thing with which to make a fast run during the final six furlongs The son of The Porter and Garden Rose stepped up fast when Wright gave the word and reaching the stretch many thought him the likely winner but his advance was shortlived and he retired through the straightaway where Omaha and Firethorn drew well ahead of him The mile and a half distance evidently is beyond his powers but as he never had been tested beyond a mile before he de ¬ serves his chance with Omaha over the mile and a quarter route He too will be get ¬ ting weight from the reigning threeyear old champion the next time they meet

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