Judges Stand: Disqualification Rules Are Unpopular; Three-Year-Old Fillies May Surpass Colts; Name Horses in Features at Delaware Park; Get of Colonel Whitneys Mahmoud Train On, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-20


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Jjp:. s JUDGES STAND By Charles Hatron Disqualification Rules Are Unpopular Three-Year-Old Fillies May Surpass Colts Name Horses in Features at Delaware Park Get of Colonel Whitneys Mahmoud Train On NEW YORK. N. Y*.. June 19. Turfiana: The unpopularity of Kentuckys disqualification rule, which is similar to that of The Jockey Club, is not lost on Les Combs and his fellow turf commissioners. It will doubtless be changed. . . Devil Divers Suburban success was financially and sentimentally satisfying to those who made him 1 to 2. Almost everyone is rooting for St. Germans doughty son to emulate Whisk Broom II. and add the Brooklyn to the "Met" and Suburban, thus winning the "Triple Crown for Handicap-pers." . . . Eddie Hayward. who trained The Barrington Stable, is taking over the Lustig string. . . . Baliimores Preakness Day weather was altogether too "fair." This and the fact that no comps were printed accounts for the unexpectedly light crowd. . . . The TRAs newest book goes to the binders soon. . . . Snider sits a horse vaguely like the peerless "Handy Guy." ... Ed Christmas observed Preakness Day that "they stabled Recce directly across the way from Gallorette. and each time I looked over there a cold chill ran up and down my back!" He was needlessly apprehensive, it turned out. . . . Many Sickles are inclined to sulk. and his grandson Polynesian takes a good deal of hustling. Cowboy Wright says. . . . William Hclis Rounders, not to be outdone by the Midlands Equifox. served mares Monday and Tuesday, it is said, then won the Dixie Saturday. This is only possible with good-tempered horses. . . . The erudite Herb Swope perceived, as long ago as Chicagos Turf Congress, that a "czar of racing" is virtually impossible. . . . We think it probable that Greentree Park will materialize, somewhere, and that Saratoga-at-Saratoga will have at least two "free weeks" functioning without conflict in the Metropolitan New York area in the post-war years. . . . Ben Lindheimer is in Gotham in the interests of the long Arlington-Washington span. A dozen stakes remain open. . . . Havre de Grace boasts the most consistent soil composition of any Free State track. . . . Pavot did not run to his Preakness work, being beaten five lengths in time two-fifths of a second faster. A good many knowledgeable turfmen are beginning to think that the three-year-old fillies of 1945 are of generally better class than the colts. The Santa Anita Derby, which is to be run concurrent with the Belmont Stakes here on Saturday, likely will find a filly parading as the favorite. She is Louis Mayers clever Busher, who was regarded as the most scintillant of the 1944 starlets. Then, too, the Pimlico Oaks does not suffer by comparison with the Preakness. Their distances differed, but Recce dashed a first mile in the Oaks in 1:38s-, with more ease and one-fifth of a second faster than Polynesian ran his first mile In the Preakness, and Gallorette was "looking for some more horses to beat" at the end of a mile and a sixteenth in 1:44-.-,, time four-fifths of a second off the track standard. Both these fillies ran impressively. Gallorette has fined down and is at the peak of her form, whereas Recce, who naturally carries more flash, will be benefited by her Pimlico Oaks effort, trainer Ruff estimates. This observer likes Recces style. Discussing the bumper crop of fillies with Ruff and Ed Christmas, we learn that each has a lot of respect for the others charge. Further, Ruff fancies that Price Level may have to be dealt with, and Christmas says that "Busher runs like a horse. When the boy hits her, she levels right down." One would think the Coaching Club, New Castle and Delaware Oaks will develop some excellent entertainment, what with all this talent around. Delaware Park, now in the midst of an enormously successful summer meeting, offers two of its richest stakes presentations this week-end in Thursdays New Castle Handicap and Saturdays Sussex Handicap. Each is enriched with 5,000. As Gallorette was not a Coaching Club nominee, she may appear in the New Castle. William Helis, who last week-end won the Dixie with Rounders and the Roseben with Salto, made both eligible for the Sussex. Polynesian, an absentee from the Belmont, is easily the smartest three-year-old in the Sussex, which is at a mile and a quarter. The Widener colt is asked to concede Rounders three pounds on the scale, and trainer Morris Dixon thinks this pretty flattering, saying he is a probable starter. Polynesian was cut down slightly going to the first turn in the Preakness and is resting at Newton Square. Col. C. V. Whitney, who. incidentally, journeyed over from Chevy Chase for the Preakness, bought wisely when he paid the Aga Khan about 5,000 for the Epsom Derby winner Mahmoud. Jeep. Recce, Monsoon, Silver Smoke and Alabama are members of his first American crop and they are "training on" this summer at three. Many are from those Whitney mares, which is to say, the best mares. Ivor Balding, now at his Westbury, L. I., home, has remarked that Mahmoud is white with red flecks throughout his coat, and that a majority of his foals are grays or bright chestnut. The latter seem to have more -substance than the former. Balding wishes Jeep had been a member of the Preakness field, as he is sanguine that the Wood winner would have been hard to beat there. He was "climbing" in the Derby and was said not to have shipped well on the return trip to Belmont Park. However, he is to be a Belmont Stakes starter on Saturday. Balding reports affairs at the Whitney farm progressing satisfactorily, though the recent rains destroyed a large part of the crops in central Kentucky. Of course, this did not retard the growth of the new crop of foals. Among the smartest of these, by the way, is Monsoons baby brother.

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