Coaltowns Withers Foes Diminish as Event Nears, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-28


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Coaltowns Withers Foes Diminish as Event Hears HearsBELMONT BELMONT PARK Elmont L I N Y May 27 It became apparent this morning that not more than five colts could be expected to op ¬ pose Calumet Farms Coaltown in Saturdays Withers Mile At least one of that quartet can be regarded as doubtful and if the trainers of the other pair had their way the race would probably result in a walk ¬ over The most doubtful of the op ¬ position is C V Whitneys Vulcans Forge who finished second to Cita ¬ tion in the Preakness in his last tart It is understood that Mr Whitney is anxious to see the colt carry his colors in the classic 25000 mile Trainer S Veitch approaches the occasion with a noticeable leak of enthusiasm enthusiasmBen Ben F Whitaker decided late this afternoon to take another crack at Coaltown with My Request who chased him vainly in the Kentucky Derby and Swift Stakes StakesThe The other possibilities are King Ranchs Better Self who failed badly in the Wood Memorial and Freak ness after winning the Paumonok against older sprinters on opening day of the New York season Wood vale Farms Page Boots who turned in a good effort behind Whirl Blast last week and Alfred G Vanderbilts Loser Weeper second to Faraway in his last start There is also an outside chance that Greentree Stable will start Kilroy who outbroke Eddie Arcaro in his last start compelling the veteran to snatch up then finished fast behind his gelded stablemate Star Bout

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