Dit Heads Empire Headline Offering: Top O Th Morning Handicap Draws Five Contestants-Good Field in Dalmatian, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-29


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Dit Heads Empire Headline Offering Top o th Morning Handicap Draws Five Contestants — Good Field in Dalmatian JAMAICA. L. I., N. Y.r June 28.— There are no stakes, in the technical sense, among i the seven events comprising the second of Empire Citys 24 programs down at Jamaica tomorrow. But a good many stakes performers will be seen in action nevertheless. The salient feature of the afternoon is the ,000 added Top of th Morning Handicap, a run of six furlongs for class B entertainers that is open to three-year-olds and upward and which has drawn a promised field of five. This quintet is headed by the aging gelding Dit, who captured the Wood Memorial over the Jamaica course several years back as his chief contribution to the racing records. Handicapper J. B. Campbell requires Dit to carry 122 pounds, conceding from five to ten pounds to each of his prospective rivals. These include Belairs internationally famed Foxbrough, who is essaying a comeback and made his initial appearance in about two years last Saturday at Aqueduct. The brother of Gallant Fox and Fighting Fox carries 116 pounds. That is a pound less than the weight required of Bright Willie and Kingfisher, two stalwarts of the sprint brigade. The dusky De Kalb is the lightweight of the party, under 112. It is a most interesting off-day attraction, on paper. Bolingbroke Carries 122 Perhaps the second best event is the mile and a furlong Dalmatian Handicap which also is endowed liberally with ,000 and is for grade C performers. Bolingbroke, holder of the American mile and a half record, is most distinguished of the promised field under a burden of 122 pounds. Then comes Greentrees stretch-running three-year-old Famous Victory, who was such a swiftly closing second to Vincentive in the Dwyer and is girding for Saturdays 5,000 Empire City Handicap. The others are Haile 110, Grey Wing 108, Equinox 105 and Enthrall under a feathery 102. Chief interest at the moment in New York turf circules centers on Saturdays Empire City renewal, at the mile and three-sixteenths route. There are 33 nominees to this affair, for which handicapper Campbells assignments are due. A conspicuous absentee is Mrs. John Hertz Count Fleet, now mending from a wrenched ankle at Belmont Park. What the Empire City lacks in appeal as a championship race, however, it more than recompenses in its aspects as an interesting skirmish among well-matched colts. The possibilities for this ensuing Empire City renewal include Belairs Bossuet, Beverly Bogerts Deseronto, Boone Hall Stables Princequillo, W. L. Branns Vincentive, Mrs. H. L. Finchs Modest Lad, Foxcatchers Fairy Manhurst, King Ranchs Eye for Eye, Ben Whitakers Pops Pick and W-L Ranchs Bill Sickle.

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