Armed and Stymie Display Speed in Trials for Suburban Renewal: Go Seven and Nine Furlongs in 1:26 1/5, 1:53, Respectively; Fifteen May Face Starter, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-29


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i Armed and Stymie Display Speed In Trials for Suburban Renewal Go Seven and Nine Furlongsf In 7 :26 Vs, 7 :53, Respectively; Fifteen May Face Starter BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 28.— A field of 15 of the best handicap horses in the East is in prospect for the sixtieth running of the 0,000 Suburban Handicap, traditional Memorial Day fixture at Belmont Park. While Calumet Farms Armed will probably be the odds-on choice, despite his top impost of 130 pounds, at least six of his 14 potential rivals could cause an upset without elevating any eye -brows. The principal threats to the acknowledged champion appear to be Stymie, 123; First Fiddle, 122; Fighting Step, 118; Sirde, 117; Gallorette, 113, and Reply Paid, 110. The other likely starters, and they are distinctly outsiders, are Polynesian, 115; Pavot, 112; Trymenow, 112; Richmond Jac, 107; Play Pretty, 102; Isology, 102; Bell-the-Cat, 100, and Stage Bond, with the same feathery burden. Quartet to Draw Most Support Armed and Stymie both worked impressively this morning, while Fighting Step turned in a splendid trial on Sunday, when First Fiddle also worked well. This quartet will probably draw the bulk of the public support in the Suburban, along with Gallorette, if she starts here instead of in tomorrows Top Flight Handicap, for which she was entered overnight. Armed was sent only seven furlongs at high speed, but had all his speed working in the middle of the track, and doing the journey with fractions of :35, :47, :59%, Continued on Page Three Armed, Stymie in Impressive Trials for 0,000 Suburban Continued from Page One 1:13 and 1:26b. The son of Bull Lea was sent another eighth at a gallop, finishing the mile in 1:4125. Stymie worked over at Jamaica, where he went a handy mile and one-eighth in 1:53, with fractions of: :47. 1:00; 1:13%, and 1:3935. The Jamaica strip was muddy, and at least a second "off." This was a "big" work for the son of Equestrian and suggests that he may be able to give Armed a battle though the Calumet star trounced Mrs. Jacobs router soundly in last years Pimlico Special and the recent Dixie Handicap. Fighting Step appears rather well placed at 118 pounds and this colt, who was voted the champion of his division last year appears to be in the best form of his career. First Fiddles mile and a furlong trial on Sunday, was the best effort he has shown either in public or private since he was beaetn a whisker in the Santa Anita Handicap at the same distance of a mile and a quarter as the Suburban.

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