Jamaica Runs Youthful Stakes in Two Divisions as Meet Ends: Battlefield and Bank Account Head Respective Sections of 0,000 Juvenile Offering, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-05


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: , Jamaica Runs Youthful Stakes In Two Divisions as Meet Ends Battlefield and Bank Account Head Respective Sections of 0,000 Juvenile Offering By BOB HORWOOD JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 4.— For the first time in approximately two years, racing secretary Jack Campbell has been compelled to split a stake at Jamaica, the response to the Youthful, closing-day fixture at Jamaica having been so enthusiastic that the Metropolitan Jockey Club is adding another 0,000 and running the race in two divisions, with 10 in the first half and nine in the second. The Youthful, which was inaugurated along with the track in 1903, is a five-furlong dash for juveniles of. both sexes and in past years has been won by such stalwarts as Man o War, Chance Play, Ariel, Vander Pool, El Chico, Requested, Lucky Draw and, last year, Ferd. The two divisions of the Youthful, which bring this chilly, but successful, meeting to a close will be run as the fifth and sixth races on the eight-race program. The second half o f the stake is headed by George D. Wideners unbeaten Battlefield, Mrs. Til-you Christophers Liberty Rab and J. J. Amiels Count Turf, with 122 pounds each, having won either two or more races or a stake. Edward M. OBriens Cardev, Joe W. Browns Point Chicot, Joe. Rosens Lets Buz, W. L. Huntley, Jr.s Fighting Buddy formerly known as Maurice Berger and Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Timely Reward have won a race apiece and carry 117, while Mrs. Esther duPont Weirs Persian Road and Maine Chance Farms Silver Wings, both maidens, get in with 113. Bugiedrums Carries 122 Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s Bugiedrums and E. M. OBriens Bank Account head the second half of the Youthful with 122 and 119, respectively, the latter being a filly. Belair Studs Happy Devil, Gustave Rings Fighting Gus, J. T. "Tommy" Taylors Patch, Brookfield Farms Iswas and Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Challcote comprise the 117-pound group in this dash. The maidens are Mrs. F. A. Clarks Pictus and Hal Price Headleys Here Me. Battlefield looms a solid favorite in the second half of the Youthful. The chestnut son of War Relic-Dark Display, has won all three of his starts and has impressed Continued on Page Five Jamaica Cards Youthful In Two Divisions Today Battlefield and Bank Account Top Respective Sections of Race Continued from Page One jockey Eddie Arcaro as a first-class colt. The veteran is delaying his date with Hill Prince in Kentucky to ride Battlefield tomorrow. Liberty Rab won the Hialeah Juvenile Stakes, becoming the first Florida-bred to win a stake in open competition, and was narrowly beaten by his stablemate, Mr. A. B. in the Florida Breeders Stakes at the same track. He. has fared less well since shipping north, though he has showed speed in all of his races and draws the No. 1 post position, while Battlefield must break from No. 8. Chris Rogers will ride Liberty Rab. Count Turf, who will be ridden by Ted Atkinson, had the poor luck to draw the outside stall, a considerable disadvantage at five furlongs. He beat Bugledrums by a half length in :59% on a muddy track in his last start here, was a close third behind War Union and Fair Self before that and also won in Florida. Cardev and Timely Reward showed their present fitness by scoring here recently, but didnt beat very much. Point Chicot and Lets Buz, who has shin trouble, finished behind Battlefield in his last start. Silver Wings, a fashionably-bred gray colt by Mahmoud— Irvana, will be making his first start, but comes from a. barn that is just beginning to hit its stride and may be very dangerous. Fighting Buddy, who won in Florida, worked three-eighths in :35% at Jamaica this morning. Bank Account looms the choice in the first half of the Youthful. The dark bay daughter of Shut Out— Balla Tryst has won her last three starts and appears to be a sweet filly. One of her victories was the fastest of the meeting, five furlongs in :59%, but she tired badly in her last and just managed to hold Eye One Two by a neck. Bugledrums owes his high impost to a score in a maiden race at New Orleans and another in a high-priced claimer here. Patch, who was bred by his owner-trainer, won at Santa Anita and Keeneland, and encountered a rough trip in his last start in the Lafayette Stakes, finishing unplaced after being carried very wide. Happy Devil beat Pictus a couple of lengths in his last start, while Fighting Gus scored over Easy Whirl the same day. Both .races were run on a sloppy track, with Happy Devils time being almost two seconds faster than Fighting Gus. Iswas finished second in his last start at Havre de Grace and won his race before that. He comes from a stable that usually has a few fast babes. Challcote and Here Me have showed nothing of late.

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