Jeep Strong Choice For Belmont Stakes: May Rule at Odds-On for 0,000 Week-End Event; Only Five Starters Seen, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-21


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— Jeep Strong Choice For Belmont Stakes May Rule at Odds-On for 0,000 Week-End Event; Only Five Starters Seen ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 20.— Colonel Whitneys Jeep looms an odds-on favorite for Saturdays 0,000 Belmont Stakes following his impressive Peter Pan Handicap victory here Tuesday. As the opposition shapes up at this writing, 4-to-5 is generally considered a liberal price on the son of Mahmoud — Traffic, who will meet only four or five rivals composed of colts who have either disappointed this year or have yet to show genuine class. Jeeps probable opposition is expected to come from Walter M. Jeffords Pavot, Pentagon Stables The Doge, Joseph M. Roeblings Wildlife, and C. S. Howards Sea Swallow, who are "probable, and Edward Laskers Ox Blood, Circle M Ranchs Blenpal and Greentree Stables Dockstader, who are remote possibilities. Derby, Preakness Placed Horses Absentees This seventy-seventh running of the -nile and a half classic, third tier in the "Triple Crown and only American stake run under true Derby conditions, is unique among renewals of comparatively recent years in that it will include neither winners or placed horses in either Kentucky Derby or Preakness. Hoop Jr., who won the Derby and placed in the Preakness, is out for the season with a bowed tendon. The Preakness winner, Polynesian, and Darby Dieppe, who was third at Pimlico, were not made eligible. Pot o Luck, who finished a distant second in the Derby but might like the Belmont route, will not be shipped East for the stake. Jeep started in the Derby, finishing fifth, 11 lengths behind the winner, but that was hardly a true effort, the sticky Churchill Downs mud never allowing the colt to untrack himself. Eddie Arcaro has been engaged to ride the Whitney colorbearer in the Belmont. Continued on Page Fifteen I Jeep Looms Strong Odds-On Favorite for Belmont Stakes Continued from Page One The Louisville Italian was aboard Jeep on Tuesday in the Peter Pan, in which he took the colt back to last place after breaking well and saving his speed for the last quarter. Of those who finished back of Jeep in that nine furlongs only Wildlife, a stout-finishing third, is expected to go postward Saturday. The runner-up, Sun Herod, is not eligible, and Pavots stable-mate, Trymenow, apparently has been overrated. Tomorrows feature at the Westchester Racing Associations beautiful plant is a ,000 allowance affair at a mile and a sixteenth, styled the Buskin. This test has j drawn a field of seven three-year-olds I headed by Col. E. R. Bradleys Bail Bond I with 122 pounds. This son of Discovery — By Appointment was a winner at Churchill Downs this spring and showed a liking for mud. A quarter crack held him back in his early training, preventing an appearance in the Derby, but observers who saw his Kentucky form believe he should be favorite here. Incidentally, he is a Belmont eligible and if he shows enough tomorrow might go postward in the rich fixture. The others in this test are Hal, 119; War Trophy, Thor, First Stage and Jacopoly, 113 each, and Gallantly, 106 pounds.

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