Devil Diver Given 129 for Excelsior Handicap: Must Concede Slide Rule Three and Apache Six Pounds in Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-11


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I | : j : I j : j j ! j | j j i Devil Diver Given 129 For Excelsior Handicap Must Concede Slide Rule Three And Apache Six Pounds in Stake JAMAICA. L. I., N. Y., April 10.— Racing secretary John B. Campbell has announced the weights for the 0,000 Excelsior Handicap for three-year-olds and upward to be run here on Saturday. Greentree Stables Devil Diver heads the list of 26 nominees under 129 pounds and demonstrated his fitness last Saturday when he drove home before Apache and a fleet field in the six -furlong Paumonok. j I The extra distance of this mile and one- i sixteenth should not bother him much. ! W. E. Boeings Slide Rule is next on the j | weight ladder with 126 pounds, and trainer Cecil Wilhelm indicated some days ago that he might be a starter, though he is pointing specifically for the Dixie at Pim-! lico May 6. Belair Studs Apache comes next with 123 pounds. He was level with Devil Diver under 130 in the Paumonok, but may find this distance a little long. R. A. Cowards Marriage is next with j 122, which is two pounds more than Campbell has given William Helis Rounders. Marriage is due from Florida, while Round -| ers has been freshened up at Belmont Park I after a New Orleans campaign. Eurasian and Royal Nap are on the next notch with 119 apiece, followed by First Fiddle with 117. The latter is a probable starter, while Eurasian is due to run tomorrow. Weights for the Excelsior follow : Horse. Wt. Horse. Wt. Devil Diver 129 Grey Wing 109 Slide Rule 126 Brownie 107 j i ! Apache 123 Kind Sir 106 j Marriage 122 Alex Barth 105 ; Rounders 120 Air Current 105 I Eurasian 119 Reaping Glory 105 Roval Nap 119 Grant Rice 104 i First Fiddle 117 Bill Sickle 102 Boysy 114 Old Grad 102 Lochinvar 122 Rascal 102 Tola Rose 112 Sir Marlboro 102 Famous Victory 110 Resolute II.- 100 Pops Pick 110 Vali 95

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