Riverland to Rule Grey Lag Favorite: Indicates Readiness by Swift Six-Furlong Move in 1:11 3-5; Belmont Scene of Flashy Trial--Attention Is Also in Top Form for 5,000 Race, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-07


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MARRIAGE The Coward Du Puy handicap star will seek his second straight victory in the Grey Lag tomorrow having accounted for the 1942 running of the theJamaica Jamaica stake Riverlcmd to Rule Grey Lag Favorite Indicates Readiness by Swift SixFurlong Move in 11135 Belmont Scene of Flashy Trial Attention Is Also in Top Form for 15000 Race RaceJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 6 Louisiana Farms Riverland looms a slight early fa ¬ vorite over Max Hirschs Attention for the third running of the 15000 added Grey Lag Handicap which will bring to a climax Saturday the most successful spring meet ¬ ing in the history of the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs course at Jamaica JamaicaAnother Another stirring duel between these top ranking handicap luminaries is in prospect one which may provide the same order of thrills as furnished in Pimlicos Dixie in which Riverland whipped Attention a short length in the new track record time of 156 for the mile and threesixteenths threesixteenthsRiverland Riverland will carry top weight of 127 pounds a pound more than Attention They had met at equal weights 123 pounds in the Dixie The Grey Lag is a sixteenth of a mile shorter being a test of one mile and a furlong furlongThat That Riverland is sharp as a sword was conclusively demonstrated at Belmont Park today when trainer Moody Jolley worked him six furlongs in 111 The fractions were 22 46 59 59Attention Attention and Tola Rose concluded their training by going six furlongs in 113 handily while Lochirivar breezed four fur ¬ longs in 49 At Aqueduct Apache stepped six furlongs in 114 and Marriage went in 116 116There There can be no excuse on the score of condition Each is at peak form The same holds true for the other probables which will come from Belair Studs Apache rigged at 119 pounds Coward Du Puys Mar ¬ riage 119 Louis B Mayers Thumbs Up 118 C S Howards Mioland 116 Hal Price Headleys Anticlimax 114 T H Heard Jrs Boysy 114 Greentree Stables Devil Diver 114 A J Sacketts Tola Rose 112 John B Partridges MineeMo 108 Isadore Biebers Bright Gallant 107 J M Roeblings Loch invar 107 The Barrington Stables Scotch Light 106 and WL Ranchs Paperboy 100 The stake closed with 54 nominations nominationsAnticlimax Anticlimax to Have Following FollowingThere There is a feeling that Anticlimax may prove the dark horse in the Grey Lag In ¬ deed this gelded son of Supremus must be reckoned a powerful contender in view of his bangup effort in the Dixie He fin ¬ ished third beaten only a nose by Attention Moreover there will be a slight weight shift in his favor this weekend weekendAnticlimax Anticlimax won but a single stake the Diamond State at Delaware Park last year but he is the sort that always may be found making things unpleasant for the more ac j complished name horses He rarely puts j in a dismal performance He won the Clark i Handicap at Churchill Downs this spring j Of course Apache will doubtless improve over his Excelsior effort In that race won by Riverland Apache was carried wide on the first turn and thereafter never entered the thick of contention Prior to the Ex ¬ celsior however he had beaten Riverland in a section of the Paumonok and dead 1 heated with the big strapping son of Cold stream in the Wantagh Those were sprint races but Apache demonstrated last sea ¬ son that he is a stayer as well as a speedster speedsterMarriage Marriage the celebrated giant killer always must be respected although he has not met with any success since he captured the two most important stakes at New Or ¬ leans the past winter He usually wins though when least expected and his main forte is upsetting the titans of the division Incidentally Marriage won the Grey Lag last spring Dit who won the inaugural running in 1941 also is eligible but seems is a doubtful starter on the weekend weekendOne One of the lightly weighted candidates who likewise appears a strong contender is MineeMo who was runnerup to River land in the Excelsior He will be in receipt of 19 pounds from Riverland and 17 from Attention Weighted this way he might conceivably take a world of beating beatingMioland Mioland is not the horse he used to be judging from his dull efforts in the Excel ¬ sior and in the Dixie The veteran Howard racer who has amassed approximately 250000 during his meteoric career lacks his old zip yet there is reason to believe he will show a measure of improvement to ¬ morrow morrowDevil Devil Diver opened up threequarters in 113 today suggesting that he holds all his speed for Jamaicas finale Boysy is no pushover for his record shows he has whipped the best of them on occasion occasionTola Tola Rose who set the pace for Attention in the Dixie probably will play the same role for his running mate in the Grey Lag It was the opinion of many observers that if Tola Rose had not blocked Attention during the running of the Dixie Attention might have beaten Riverland This point will be definitely cleared in the closing headliner of the meeting here hereAs As George Woolf has been engaged to ride W L Branns Vincentive in the Preakness Hirsch will have to look about for another rider for Attention Steve Brooks again will be astride Riverland

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