Assault Has First Gallop At Belmont Main Course, Daily Racing Form, 1949-05-02


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Assault Has First Gallop At Belmont Main Course BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., April 30. — Assault, the King Ranchs handicap champion and winner of the "Triple Crown" in 1946, returned to "the wars" yesterday, having been shipped from Texas to Max Hirschs training quarters at Belmont Park. Assault, who is reported to have worked very well before entraining for Long Island, was on the main track for a brief gallop this morning with a string of Hirschs thoroughbreds. Horsemen who saw the chestnut stallion all praised his present condition, and it was remarked that he showed not a trace of the unsoundness that had kept him on the sidelines last season, and that had threatened to terminate his active career. Hirsch has not yet stated what Long Island stake will mark Assaults return to the races, but, judging from his appearance this morning, he may well go to the post during the Belmont meeting.

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