Lincoln Fields Meeting Opens Today; Metropolitan Captured by Devil Diver: Repeats Toboggan Score at Belmont; Greentree Colt Has Clear Margin Over Marriage and Thumbs Up in Mile Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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Lincoln Fields Meeting Opens Today Metropolitan Captured by Devil Diver Repeats Toboggan Score at Belmont BelmontGreentree Greentree Colt Has Clear Margin Over Marriage and Thumbs Up in Mile Handicap HandicapELMONT ELMONT L I N Y May 15 A large and colorful throng of 27998 of Belmont Parks fashionable racegoers hailed Mrs Payne Whitneys Devil Diver this afternoon as jockey George Woolf booted him to a convincing triumph in the Golden Jubilee running of the 10000 added mile Metro ¬ politan The onetime Hopeful winner sped by the stand in this historic spring handicap with a length and a quarter of daylight showing in advance of R A Cow ¬ ards erstwhile plater Marriage as that f laxenmaned chestnut finished out strong ¬ ly in second place in a brilliant field of 11 11Louis Louis B Mayers lightlyconsidered Thumbs Up was third three parts of a length behind the runnerup and a length and a half before Louisiana Farms tall Riverland who was fourth to finish Far in the ruck were such celebrated enter ¬ tainers as Shut Out and Market Wise WiseThe The successful St Germans fouryear old rang up a tidy 10900 on the Green tree cash register while returning the fa ¬ vorite players 520 for 2 and carried his 117 pounds over the eight furlongs in the fairish time of 136 Dotiblrab and Thumbs Up had whirled the initial six fur ¬ longs in 1 10 on a strip described as fast but actually something less than its best condition The finaftime was a second and three fifths behind Jack Highs stakes record of 135 135Story Story Different This Year YearJust Just a year ago one of the most interest ¬ ing symposiums among racing folk con ¬ cerned the relative worth of Shut Out and his stablemate Devil Diver Shut Outs admirers were in a majority then as he had captured the Derby and the Belmont Stakes However it was clear to the Met ¬ ropolitan Handicap crowd that now the balance has swung the other way wayIt It was largely because of the topweighted Shut Outs prestige that the crowd made the first lady of the American turfs entry favorite in this Metropolitan Once again it remained for the generally less highly esteemed member of the team to save the day v vMarket Market Wise hero of the 1942 Suburban Handicap made his seasons debut sport Ing four white bandages Outrun from the gate as usual he never thereafter was in the hunt what with the swift pace Which Doublrab had fashioned fashionedThe The first Saturday attendance of 27998 was remarkably close to the 32890 present the similar day in the gaseous spring of 1942 The clubhouse gathering included includedContinued Continued on Page TwentyThree Devil Diver Gains Honors In Metropolitan Handicap HandicapToboggan Toboggan Victor Leads Marriage And Thumbs Up Home in Mile Run RunContinued Continued from Paae One Onenumerous numerous turf notables among them Lieut Col C V Whitney W Arnold Hanger Frank Voss Ambrose Clark Miss Ella Widener George Bull Theodore Knapp John Morris Ashley Cole Wm Jeffords John Hertz Maj Louie Beard George D Widener H C Phipps J M Roebling M L Schwartz and Bosun Alfred G Vander bilt biltDevil Devil Divers Metropolitan triumph with ¬ stands a scrutiny of the weights so far as concerned the first three for he carried 117 and conceded Marriage a pound while Thumbs Up also carried 117 First of the highweights was the unfortunate River land under 126 126Devil Devil Diver broke prominently and went outside to obtain ample racing room and avoid trouble as Doublrab accompanied by Thumbs Up set about essaying boldly to win throughout Woolf had Mrs Whit ¬ neys colt within three lengths of this sui ¬ cidal pace and under wraps moving down the long back stretch and into the turn Entering the home lane Doublrab was beginning to weaken and was hard pressed to maintain a halflength advantage over Thumbs Up At this juncture Woolf had Devil Diver rolling Nearing the eighth pole Doublrab called it a day and Devil Diver simultaneously bowled by Thumbs Up He drew out rapidly and was not seriously menaced by Manriages final fur ¬ long thrust thrustMarriage Marriage was a straggler early working his way past tired horses to the stretch where he closed with a rush down the out ¬ side the last part of it Thumbs Up did rather well to last for third under his weight in view of the moderately stiff burden he carried carriedBoysy Boysy broke swiftly but soon dropped out of it The others were never factors Shut Out ran dismally proving unable to gain an inch under hard urging urgingJosephine Josephine Grimes swift fouryearold With Regards who has returned to the races after wintering in his owners Cali ¬ fornia backyard proved a victorious odds on choice in the Voter Handicap With Regards pegged the pace of Dit and Zaca Rosa closely to the head of the home lane where the latter quit and the Grimes colt engaged Dit in a long duel beating him inches in a creditable 111 while carry ¬ ing top weight of 122 pounds The slow breaking The Rhymer was third in a smart field of eight a length away and running fastest when too late

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