Lights Abeam Shows Way to Corydon; Jeep Registers in Peter Pan Handicap: Adams Rides Four Winners on Card; Col. C. V. Whitney Homebred Whips Sun Herod to Qualify Nicely for Belmont Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-20


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« JOCKEY J. ADAMS — Continued his good riding at Belmont Park yesterday when he scored with four of his five mounts. Lights Lights Abeam Abeam Shows Shows Way Way to to Corydon; Corydon; Jeep Jeep Registers Registers in in Peter Peter Pan Pan Handicap Handicap Adams Rides Four Winners on Card Col. C. V. Whitney Homebred Whips Sun Herod to Qualify Nicely for Belmont Stakes ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 19.— The Jeep was in high gear at Belmont Park today. Col. C. V. Whitneys dark bay colt of that name bounding to a length and three-quarters triumph over Brookmeade Stables Sun Herod in the ,500 Peter Pan Handicap, and moving into the role of probable favorite for Saturdays rich Belmont Stakes. A length and a half back of the pacemaking runner-up came J. M. Roeblings Wildlife, while Walter M. Jeffords highly-regarded Trymenow was three lengths farther back in fourth place. Jeep stepped the mile and one-eighth in 1:51% over a track that had been deadened by last nights rain and rewarded his innumerable backers in the crowd of 23.-636 to the tune of .80. By a last minute switch, Eddie Arcaro rode the son of Mah-moud-Traffic. while Arnold Kirkland was aboard his stablemate, Red Pixie. Juvenile Dash to Knockdown Jockey Johnny Adams, the Iola, Kansas booter who was the countrys leading rider in 1937, 1942 and 1943, the only such feat on record, was the saddle star on todays program, piloting four winners and a second out of five mounts. Adams rode the winner of the opener on Briggs F. Spachs Col. Steve and he had the son of Brevity on top at all markers. In the fourth race, he brought Isadore Biebers Brevithorn from far back on the stretch turn to beat Tigrell a head in a thrilling finish. Twenty-four maiden juveniles went to the post in the juvenile dash and Adams had the mount on his contract employers colt. Knockdown, a first-time starter. He •ent the Maine Chance Farms son of Discovery into the lead soon after the start and kept him there for the rest of the Journey down the Widener chute to lead Pep Well by two and a half lengths. Adams Coatinued on Page Fourteen Jeep Captures Peter Pan To Qualify for Belmont Johnny Adams Stars in Saddle With Four Successful Mounts Continued from Page One fourth winner came in the seventh race astride A. L. Astes Sorisky, who also led for most of the way. In the nightcap he had to be content with second place as Yukon led his mount, Resolute II. to the wire in the mile and one-half route event. Sun Herod was sent to the front by Eric Guerin soon after the perfect start far up the backstretch, with Alison Peters briefly in second place before Red Pixie, Wildlife, Trymenow, Chief Barker and Jeep, who was last out of the gate. Going down the backstretch Jeep began to move forward along the rail while Red Pixie crept ahead of Alison Peters in pursuit of the flying Sun Herod. Trymenow was racing on the outside while appearing to climb in his action. Sun Herod con- I ; tinued to lead around the wide bend, with Red Pixie lapped on him and Jeep pushing up swiftly on the inside to be only a length | off the lead curving into the stretch. Wildlife was several lengths back in fourth place before Trymenow, who was beginning : to do a little belated running. Jeep was in front as the field straight- j ened away for the long run home and con- tinued steadily to the wire. Sun Herod held on gamely for second honors while Wildlife closed stoutly enough to earn a chance in the 0,000 Belmont. Trymenow passed I Red Pixie, who had abandoned the issue once it appeared that Jeep, his colleague, was a sure winner. It was a disappointing race on the part of the colt whom some had thought might compensate in some measure for the failure of Pavot. Jeep, who had won the Wood Memorial impressively, then failed badly in the mud at Churchill Downs in the Derby, looked j once more to be a good colt in the Peter Pan. He carried top weight of 122 pounds, conceding eight to the runner-up and seven to Wildlife. After the race, Jeep worked out an additional eighth in :13%, going a mile and a quarter in 2:04%.

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