Apache and Devil Diver Each Are Assigned 129: Head List for Metropolitan to be Renewed on Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-06


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Apache and Devil Diver Each Are Assigned 129 Head List for Metropolitan To Be Renewed on Saturday ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 5.— John B. [ Campbell released his Metropolitan Handicap , weights today and rated the Belair j Studs Apache, winner of the Toboggan, and the Greentree Stables Devil Diver, 1 | ! runnerup — in the same race, even with 129 j pounds each for the mile trip. The Metropolitan • will be contested on Saturday and I carries an endowment of 5,000 added. Nineteen were nominated for the race of I I j ! which one Lucky Draw, owned by George » D. Widener, was declared. Lucky Draw re- . I j cently went amiss and was retired for the » ] I year. Alex Barth, the perennial "bridesmaid", is slated to carry 123, or one pound less than 1 First Fiddle. The latter has been training on the slow side of late and is not looked 1 upon as a positive starter. There is from 1 this quartet a drop in poundage to Wait a 1 Bit from the W. J. Ziegler, Jr. barn, who ■ has 118 as his burden. Smolensko and Ox c Blood are the light weights of the field with 1 102 each, but Ox Blood, due to his mishap 1 at the starting gate in the Wood Memorial, is considered doubtful. There are no penalties for the race. Weights for the Metropolitan follow: Horse. Wt. Horse. Wt. Apache 129 Brownie 110 Devil Diver 129 Salto 109 First Fiddle 124 Baby Dumpling 109 Alex Barth 123 Freezout 108 Wait a Bit 118 Mrs. Ames 107 Rounders 115 Olympic Zenith 106 Aletern 115 Ox Blood 102 Boy Knight 112 Smolensko 102 Professor Lee 112 Lucky Draw Bounding Home 110 Declared

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