Yankee Handicap May Attract Six: Better Self and Salmagundi Arrivals; Brookmeade Duo Have Qualified for Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1948-06-04


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Yankee Handicap May Attract Six SixBetter Better Self and Salmagundi Arrivals Brookmeade Duo Have Qualified for Stake StakeSUFFOLK SUFFOLK DOWNS East Boston Mass June 3 The arrival of King Ranchs Bet ¬ ter Self late yesterday afternoon and the expected arrival today of William Helis Salmagundi completes the roster of poten ¬ tial starters for Saturdays 50000 Yankee Handicap Six sophomores representing five different interests loom as the field for the richest New England threeyearold event In addition to Better Sel topweight of the lineup under 122 and Salmagundi second in the list of weight assignments of the probable starters with 118 Brook ¬ meade Stables Dart By 111 and Splash 110 C V Whitneys Quarter Pole 116 and Honeywell Farms Dole 108 are ex ¬ pected to match strides in the mile and onequarter route event with the winner netting 42500 if six should start startVanned Vanned Up From Belmont BelmontMax Max Hirsch one of the countrys fore ¬ most trainers who conditions Better Self sent the Bimelech Bee Mac colt over the road from Belmont Park yesterday in charge of a groom and exercise rider Vin ¬ cent Polk Hirsch accompanied by the stables contract rider Warren Mehrtens will arrive Saturday morning for the race There is no report of any extended work given Better Self since his good race in the Withers last Saturday but it is expected that he will be blown out over the Suffolk oval tomorrow morning morningBrookmeades Brookmeades entry of Dart By and Splash have both received their tighten ¬ ers in races here this week and both scored easy victories against modest oppo ¬ sition In spite of not beating much Dart By and Splash impress local horsemen as a likely pair and it may be remarked that working out the full Yankee distance both colts showed a distinct liking for the route Dart By showed a tendency to race wide on the outside but since the track was deep in at the rail on Tuesday it may be that his rider was seeking firmer footing in the middle of the track His 10 furlongs were caught in 208 while Splash the next afternoon traveled the distance a couple of ticks faster

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