Renewal of Carter Handicap Tomorrow May Bring Out Shifty Field of Twelve: Apache, First Fiddle, Salto and Wait a Bit Formidable Quartet of Candidates, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-29


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Renewal of Carter Handicap Tomorrow May Bring Out Shifty Field of Twelve Apache, First Fiddle, Salto * And Wait a Bit Formidable Quartet of Candidates AQUEDUCT. L. I.. N. Y., June 28. — A sizable and exceedingly agiie field is in prospect for Saturdays forty-fifth running of the 0,000 Carter Handicap, about 12 of the 30 eligibles being expected to answer the bugle for the seven-furlong sprint fixture. While Devil Diver, who won the 1943 edition of the Carter under 126 pounds, is top weight with 10 pounds more than that burden, the Greentree Stables handicap star is hardly likely to start before the mile and a quarter Brooklyn on Independence Day. Starting topweight in the Carter will probably be the 130 pounds that Belair j Studs Apache is expected to carry. The MO of Alcazar, who beat Devil Diver in the Toboggan at Belmont, then failed miserably in the Roseben at the same track, has been working well over the Aqueduct strip, which is his home grounds. Next in line among the likely candidates is Mrs. Edward Mulrenans First Fiddle. 126. who made an auspicious 1945 debut behind Wait a Bit here on Tuesday and is expected to improve, despite his "banjo" knees. Wait a Bit. who carried William Zieglers colors into the famous triple dead-heat with Brownie and Bossuet in last years Carter, was also making his first start of the year on Tuesday and showed that he had regained all his speed. He follows First Fiddle on the weight list with 121 pounds. Brownie May Be Dangerous John B. Thealls Brownie, who finished third behind Wait a Bit and First Fiddle, in what was his first creditable effort of the season, will carry 114 pounds Saturday and is expected to be a dangerous factor. The other probables are: William Helis Salto. 116: Longchamps Farms Unchallenged. 116. and Professor Lee. 114: Mrs. J. S. Letelliers Jack S. L., 114: Herry La Montagnes Rodney Stone, 110; Crispin Oglebays Boy Knight. 108, W. S. Homes Tex Martin. 106: H. Luros Coat of Arms, 100, and Millbrook Stables Swimmin Hole. 106. Other eligibles who might be found in the starting line-up include: Helis Adonis, 108: Millbrooks Alex Barth. 120, and A. L. Astes Sorisky. 102. With such a prospective starting field this Carter should be one of the best renewals in the long history of the stake, which was inaugurated in 1895, when W. R. Jones Charade was the winner. Tomorrows off-day feature is the ,000 St. Florian Purse, a six-furlong dash for class " C three-year-olds that has drawn a field of 11 mediocrities. Once more the scheduled feature failed to attract sufficient horses. This was the Regal Lily Handicap, a ,000 test for fillies and mares at a mile and a sixteenth which, unfortunately, conflicted with todayj renewal of the Delaware Oaks. Mrs. D. H. Peters speedy Alison Peters and W. W. Jones Bull Play head the field named overnight for the St. Florian, with 120 pounds each. The former raced well at Belmont Park, while Bull Play, a son of ► Bull Lea — Day Play, will be making his Near York debut. He won in New England. The others in this sprint are: Tiger Call. 117; Wise Admiral. Swords, Helioptic. Alabama. Chief Barker and Helvetian. 113 each, and Sicily and Princess R. L., 108 each. It promises to be a wild scramble, with Louisiana Farms Tiger Call being the one the others will have to beat.

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