Suburban and Belmont This Weeks Features: Former Heads Tomorrows Card; Pensive Going in Saturday Test, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-29


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Suburban and Belmont This Weeks Features FeaturesFormer Former Heads Tomorrows Card Pensive Going in Saturday Test TestELMONT ELMONT L L N Y May 27 The Bel ¬ mont Park spring meeting enters its final week on Monday with no less than five stakes on the agenda two of them 50000 events The highlights of the week are the historic Suburban Handicap at a mile and a quarter which is to have its fiftyeighth running on Tuesday and the Belmont Stakes for threeyearolds at a mile and onehalf which will be run for the seventy sixth time on Saturday The former is considered by many as the classic of North Americas handicaps while the latter is the true Derby in the sense that it is the only stake for threeyearolds that fully meets the conditions of the original Epsom Derby being at a mile and onehalf with geldings barred barredTuesday Tuesday Memorial Day will be devoted to War Relief as has been the case the past two seasons with all net profits going to charity and the prospect of some 150 000 being raised for worthy causes causesThe The other stakes to be renewed during the week are the Meadow Brook Steeple ¬ chase Handicap at two miles and onehalf for a 6000 purse on Wednesday the 10 000 Top Flight Handicap for fillies and mares at a mile and onesixteenth on Thursday and the 5000 National Stallion for juveniles at five furlongs which will support the Belmont on Saturday SaturdayAt At this distance the Suburban shapes up primarily as a duel between Greentree Stables Devil Diver and Calumet Farms Sun Again Devil Diver will carry 130 pounds and attempt to concede a pair to the Sun Teddy colt The son of St Ger ¬ mans is unbeaten this year having cap ¬ tured the Paumonok at Jamaica on opening day then inaugurating the Bel ¬ mont meeting with a victory in the Toboggan and then winning the Metropoli MetropoliContinued Continued on Page Three Suburban Belrnomf Week7s Features FeaturesFormer Former Heads Tomorrows War Relief Card Pensive Going in Saturday Stake StakeContinued Continued from Page One Onetan tan Handicap here on May 13 In his last two victories Devil Dive carried 134 pounds and was completing an un ¬ precedented double double having won those same stakes in 1943 under appreci ¬ ably lighter imposts Sun Again won the Dixie Handicap at Pimlico in impressive style on May 6 and before that succumbsd narrowly to Greentrees Four Freedoms in the Widener The latter may also be in the Suburban and will carry 116 pounds poundsAnother Another definite Suburban candidate is A C Ernsts Alquest who finished second to Devil Diver in the Metropolitan then won his next start here He has been al ¬ lotted 115 pounds for the 50000 test and displayed his current fitness by working a nimble mile and oneeighth this morning in 48 114 140 and 153 in handy fash ¬ ion over a slow Jamaica strip stripOther Other Suburban possibilities are Boone Hall Stables Princequillo 112 W E Boe ¬ ings Devils Thumb 120 R A Cowards Marriage and William Helis Rounders 119 each Ensign Townsend B Martins Bolingbroke 118 William Zieglers Wait a Bit 114 Calumets Son of Peace 109 Ernsts Aletern 108 B F Whitakers Pops Pick with the same impost Pfc T H Heard Jrs Boysy 106 and Mrs T Chris ¬ tophers Grey Wing also at 105 105There There are some potential candidates farther down the ladder who will probably be forced to decline the issue through in ¬ ability to find a rider capable of making within five pounds of the assigned impost impostTop Top Flight to Lure MarKell MarKellAll All of the leading chase stars are eligi ¬ ble to Wednesdays Meadow Brook in ¬ cluding the champion Brother Jones and Iron Shot and Knights Quest who fin ¬ ished almost on a line with him in the Corinthian here a few days ago agoCalumet Calumet Farms MarKell is the name candidate for Thursdays Top Flight in which she and jockey Conn McCreary vill endeavor to make amends for their recent defeat by Anthemion when she failed to get up in time losing by a neck 4 Saturdays National Stallion may offer another chance to Col C V Whitneys Jeep who suffered his first defeat in the Juvenile here after two victories when he was beaten a pair of heads by Flobdtown and Forum and finished fastest of all Floodtown is also slated to carry Lt Ed ¬ ward Laskers colors in the National Stal ¬ lion but Forum is not eligible eligibleThe The Belmont Stakes shapes up as an interesting threecornered duel between Calumets Pensive winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and the G D Wide ner pair of Platter and Who Goes There The former commanded the majority of votes for the juvenile championship of 1943 finished second to Pensive in the Preakness with Johnny Longden apparent ¬ ly unable to control the colt He will be ridden by Eddie Arcaro on Saturday while Longden will be aboard the frontrunning Who Goes There who galloped off with the Withers in his last start Who Goes There was an original Belmont entry by the way while Platter was a supple ¬ mentary

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