Four Named to Face Speedy Enfilade in Fashion Stakes at Belmont Today: Whitney Homebred to Spot Beaugay, Run Lady, Datura and Darby Dune Poundage, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-05


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I Four Named to Face Speedy Enfilade In Fashion Stakes at Belmont Today Whitney Homebred to Spot 1 Beaugay, Run Lady, Datura And Darby Dune Poundage BELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 4.— The forty-seventh running of the ,000 Fashion Stakes heads an attractive program at Belmont Park tomorrow, with Col. C. V. Whitneys sensational filly, Enfilade, being slated to endeavor to confirm her dazzling debut against four juveniles of her own sex. The daughter of Boojum — Enactment, who captured last weeks Rosedale Stakes at Jamaica by 10 lengths, that could easily have been 20, is required to pick up 119 pounds, conceding from five to nine to her rivals. Next in order- of the imposts, and considered most likely to provide the contention, is Maine Chance Farms costly yearling purchase, Beaugay, who also won her only start at Jamaica. This daughter of Stimulus — Risk, won like a good filly, but caused no such stir of enthusiasm among veteran racegoers as did the Whitney lass. She will carry 114 pounds, a considerable portion of which will be the agile body of Johnny Adams. Arnold Kirkland is scheduled to pilot Enfilade. The other trio in the Fashion is composed of Darby Dan Farms Darby Dune, Cain Hoy Stables Run Lady, and George D. Wideners Datura, all of whom will carry 110 pounds. Bobby Permane is to ride Datura, daughter of Eighty Thirty — Thorn Apple, while no jockeys have yet been assigned for the other pair. Darby Dune in Two Races Darby Dune is also entered in the first race, a dash for maiden fillies, at the same distance of four and one-half furlongs. Ordinarily there might be some disquiet concerning Enfilades ability to negotiate the straightaway Widener course, as there is usually some doubt attached to the first appearance of any horse on the chute, but the general opinipn is that this .filly will be favored by the straight run. Her sire, Boojum, had a notorious tendency to bear out on turns and most of his offspring are at their best on straight courses. It is hardly likely that Enfilade, who is the second stakes-winning filly to bear that name in this country, an earlier filly of that military cognomen having won the Rosedale back in 1917, will be much more than 1 to 5 in the wagering tomorrow. Her defeat, should such a thing eventuate, will cause considerable consternation among the fans, but is hardly without precedent. All too many young horses have won their debuts almost, if not quite, as impressively as Enfilade, then succumbed miserably in their next outing. Beaugay, who will have some followers in tomorrows stake, cost Mrs. Elizabeth Graham 2,000 at the yearling sales, which is precisely one -third what her elder half-brother, Pericles, cost William Helis. Whether she is good enough to take Enfilades measure remains to be seen, but she impresses as a really good filly and trainer Tom Smith has her at racing peak. Incidentally, Smith will not saddle her tomorrow, as he is still suffering from injuries received at the hands of an irate discharged groom. John Krug will do the honors in the veterans absence. The Fashion is not the only stake on tomorrows program, the jumpers vying for ,000 in added money in the International Steeplechase Handicap. This about two-mile event has drawn a field of nine, headed by the veteran gray, Iron Shot, under 155 pounds. He will be coupled with Merpolis and, if ready, is the one to beat. The others are Abidale, Royal Archer, Chesapeake. Ahmisk, Bank Note, Bladen and Floating Isle. Ahmisk and Royal Archer appear likely to provide the most contention.

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