Pavot Starts Today in Withers Mile; List Sixteen as Probables for Derby: Nine to Face 1944 Juvenile Champion, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-06


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Pavot Pavot Starts Starts Today Today in in Withers Withers Mile; Mile; List List Sixteen Sixteen as as Probables Probables for for Derby Derby TNine to Face 1944 Juvenile Champion f Jeffords Colt Reported in Top Condition for Seasonal ■ Bow in Rich Belmont Fixture ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 5.— Walter * M. Jeffords Pavot, unbeaten juvenile c champion of 1944, is scheduled to make his i 1 1945 debut at Belmont Park tomorrow in 5 tl the seventieth running of the 5,000 I V Withers Mile. The son of Case Ace — l C Coquelicot, who won all seven of his starts E fa last year, including the rich Hopeful and - F Futurity, taking on all comers over all sorts i o of tracks, is said to be in perfect condition v f for his seasonal debut. Nine clever three-year-old y colts will oppose Pavot in tomor- - r rows renewal of the historic Withers and - s several among them are considered capable I o of putting the Jeffords colt to a severe test. / All starters in the Withers will carry 126 r p pounds, r There are two pairs of couplings among - t the rivals to Pavot tomorrow, Greentree is s £ Stable sending out Coincidence and Dock- s stader, while William Helis will be represented by Greek Warrior and Adonis. The 0 others are B. F. Whitakers moody Chief e i Barker; John B. Thealls somewhat out-*• c classed King Dorsett; George D. Wideners ? f fashionably-bred and hard-hitting Sir 1 f Francis; Mrs. P. A. B. Wideners honest - t but colorless Polynesian and F. W. Hoopers a a speedy s but faint-hearted Alabama. _ Woolf to Have Mount d George "Iceman" Woolf has arrived from e I Kentucky to assume his familiar position astride s Pavot and it is likely that the com- n t bination will go postward about l-to-4. - 1 Though he has not been seen in public this 0 j year, Oscar Whites charge has done everything asked of him in his preparation and J _ New York fans are thoroughly familiar with his class. Principal opposition is expected to come from the Greentree pair of Coincidence and Dockstader, and they might be formidable. I Coincidence, who was lightly campaigned last year, has started twice at Jamaica and scored two victories. The son - of Questionnaire had a world of speed last Saturday when he stepped seven furlongs j in 1:2445 after winning at six furlongs, bub did not impress as the soundest colt in the land. | His stablemate, Dockstader has speed Continued on Page Four Pavot Heads Ten-Horse Field in Withers Mile Jeffords Juvenile Champion of 1944 Reported in Top Condition Continued from Page One is a stretch runner with abundant courage. Probably the best race of his career was his narrowly beaten second here at Belmont Park last year behind Pot o Luck in the Champagne Stakes.1 Greek Warrior is a speed horse and will quite possibly flash his gray form in front for a half mile but that seems to be as far as he is able to go against such colts as he will be meeting tomorrow. Polynesian won several races last year, including a stake, likes the Belmont track and is thoroughly consistent. He merits consideration for his doggedness, if nothing else. The failure, and subsequent lameness of John Marschs Free for All adds interest to Pavots seasonal emergence. Both colts but has. shown little inclination to carry it a full mile in top company. Sir Francis I were unbeaten last year, with the Marsch j star being the Midwest champion and chief rival to Pavot for "juvenile of the year i honors. That son of Questionnaire proved I a disappointment in Kentucky and has now I been retired for an indefinite period. Pavot is generally expected to be more successful in his quest for three-year-old honors.

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