Beldine Easily Outruns Rivals in Constitution: Carroll Colt Qualifies Nicely At Suffolk for Yankee Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-25


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Beldine Easily Outruns Rivals in Constitution Carroll Colt Qualifies Nicely At Suffolk for Yankee Handicap EAST BOSTON, Mass., June 23.— R. B. Carrolls Beldine qualified handsomely today for his forthcoming engagement in the 5,000 Yankee Handicap when he romped to an impressive victory in the Constitution Handicap at Suffolk Downs. Alertly ridden by Willie Balzaretti, who was winding up a saddle double for the day, Beldine j reached the end of the mile test three lengths before Mrs. Frank Maganns Mi-chaelo. second by a length and a quarter over Mrs. Weston Adams well-regarded Kewey Dee. third in the field of nine three-year-olds meeting in the feature. -"* Michaelo, who raced coupled with Short Brook Farms Jims Boy, gave a good account of himself, and the invading entry from New York was the betting choice. Beldine, who had not visited the winners circle since accounting for the 1944 renewal of the Connors Memorial Stakes, carried 114 pounds, eight pounds less than the topweighted Nowadays and Kewey Dee. The Carroll colt cut out his own pace and Stepped the eight furlongs over the fast track in 1:3745. Overlooked somewhat in the speculation, Beldine returned his backers a straight tote pay-off of 3.60 and added ,150 to his earnings, the latter figure representing the victors portion of the constitution spoils. Ideal weather prevailed for the weekend program, with the attendance totalling 25.182. The track was fast.

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