Count Fleet Covers Mile in 1:36 3/5 In Sensational Move at Belmont Park: Hertz Ace Displays High Order of Speed in Prep For Week-End Engagement, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-02


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COUNT FLEET Indicated his sharpness for Saturdays Belmont Stakes and the final gem in the Triple Crown by working a mile in 1 1363s 363s and going out the themile mile and quarter in 204 Count Fleet Covers Mile in 736 In Sensational Move at Belmont Park Hertz Ace Displays High Order of Speed in Prep For WeekEnd Engagement EngagementELMONT ELMONT L I N Y June 1 Count Fleet the bane of the watchmakers indus ¬ try broke some more timepieces at Bel ¬ mont Park this morning when he put in a tightener for Saturdays engagement in the 75th or Diamond Jubilee running of the historic Belmont Stakes StakesCatching Catching a fast strip over which to breeze for a change the Count went through a mile drill in 23 34 46 58 lH25 124 and 136 By way of illustrating the verve and dash Mrs John Hertz singularly swift colt displayed it might be noted he worked around two turns and was only twofifths of a second off the fast mile in the Suburban Handi ¬ cap which was around one bend bendJockey Jockey John Longden had the mount on Count Fleet rating him along under a wrap throughout He started pulling up at the mile mark but the colt bowled along to a mile and a furlong in 150 nonethe ¬ less and was jogging at the end of a mile and a quarter in 204 flat precisely his Kentucky Derby time timeBottom Bottom Rail broke off with the son of Reigh Count and Quickly at the mile and a quarter pole and was pulled up after going three furlongs in 35 35The The rivals for Count Fleet in Saturdays mile and a half classic last phase of his quest for the American Triple Crown must come from among John W Rodgers Dove Pie a winner Monday at Detroit Fair Grounds Foxcatcher Farms Fairy Man hurst a double winner at the Belmont dis ¬ tance during this meeting Beverly Bogerts Deseronto and Greentrees Four Freedoms and Famous Victory VictoryUnder Under the Belmont Stakes conditions each participant must carry 126 pounds This and the seeming disparity of class on the part of the probables is expected to sum up to minus pools Were the race to develop in a walkover as it almost cer ¬ tainly would except for 5000 second 2500 third and 1000 fourth awards the winner would collect half the added purse of 25000 Incidentally the Count lost a plate in his last previous distance move in the mud on the twentyseventh but he suffered no mishap and plater Sam Martin has so shod him since that if the impetuous Hertz colt jumps out of these plates he is a Houdini

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