Next Move Staunch Acorn Choice; Banovina Easy Sportsmans Winner: Eleven Sophomore Fillies in Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


view raw text

Next Next Move Move Staunch Staunch Acorn Acorn Choice; Choice; Banovina Banovina Easy Easy Sportsmans Sportsmans Winner Winner Eleven Sophomore Fillies in Fixture Honeys Gal, Drifting Maid And Striking Are Regarded Top Contenders at Belmont By BOB HORWOOD BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. T.. May 9. — The 20th running of the 5,000 Acorn Stakes, Belmonts equivalent of the historic 1,000 Guineas which has been run at the same distance of one mile at Newmarket since 1814, heads tomorrows program at the Hempstead Turnpike course. A. G. Vanderbilts shifty Next Move; heads the field of 11 three-year-old fillies with 121 pounds, most of which will be Eric Guerin. Next Move will probably be an odds-on choice. The handsome brown daughter of Bull Lea — Now What has won three of her four starts this season, her only defeat coming when she finished fourth behind Hill Prince, Middleground and Ferd in the Wood Memorial after setting the pace for a little more than six furlongs. Before that she had won two overnight races with ease, then won the first stakes victory of her career less than a week ago by galloping off with the Prioress Handicap at Jamaica, with four of those she meets tomorrow toiling hopelessly in her wake. Next Move probably could have been a stakes winner at two, but was overshadowed by her hard-hitting stablemate. Bed o Roses, who most observers believe she would, have beaten in the Demoiselle Stakes last fall had she been running in other silks. Opponents of Yanderbilt Miss The opposition consists of Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr.s, Honeys Gal, William Helis Drifting Maid, Ogden Phipps Striking and Harrie B. Scotts Radiant, who finished second, fourth, sixth and last, respectively, in the Prioress which Next Move won by eighth lengths; G. D. Wideners Rare Perfume, who will be coupled with Honeys Gal; Phipps Busanda and Wheatley Stables Antagonism, coupled with Striking; Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords* Fais Do Do, Cain Hoy Stables Siama and Lester Manor Stables La Nappe. All of the Acorn starters carry 121 pounds. This field could have been counted on to provide a better race last fall than is in prospect tomorrow, as Next Move seems to improve steadily, while Fais Do Do, Striking, Radiant and Rare Perfume appear to have gone back considerably. Fais Do Do, who finished fairly close to Bed o Roses in several stakes last year, has been racing poorly in Maryland. She blew out three furlongs in :36 handily, from the Continued on Page Forty-Two Accord Next Move Wide Edge for Acorn Honors Vanderbilt Filly to Face Ten Rivals Over Mile at Belmont Continued from Page One gate this morning. Striking, who was a potential champion until beaten by Sunday Evening in the Spinaway at Saratoga, has showed little this season, though she finished a close second to Honeys Gal before her bad race in the Prioress. Radiant stopped in -her two races here and was carried very wide in the Bashford Manor Stakes at Keeneland after winning an overnight event at Lexington. Rare Perfume, who won a series of sprints last year and was a good third in the Demoiselle, has been stopping badly this season. Busanda, whose best race last year was her third behind Bed o Roses and Striking in the Selima, turned in a fair race at Jamaica, when she finished second to the geldecl East Indies on a sloppy track at a mile and one-sixteenth on May 1. La Nappe, a French filly, who won several overnight races last year, finished only a nose behind the colt. Bull Page, in her last at Jamaica, at a mile and one-sixteenth and may be able to get part of the money. Drifting Maid finished well in the Prioress after trailing the field for almost half a mile. Tomorrows supporting feature is the Cherry Hill Classified Handicap at six furlongs. This race gains some interest from the fact that it marks the 1950 debut of Mrs. Aksel Wichfelds Detective, one of last years better juveniles, winner of the Albany Handicap and Sanford Stakes at Saratoga, second in the Flash and Grand Union Hotel at the Spa and third in the U. S. Hotel and Tremont. The Reaping Reward gelding will be coupled with Daiquari. a speedy, but erratic, four-year-old. Detective gets* in with 108, while Daiquari has 115 to carry. Topweight is the 121 pounds assigned to G. H. "Pete" Bostwicks Stunts, who is also making his seasonal debut. The five-year-old gelding won the Atlantic City Turf Handicap last year and finished a close second in the Saratoga Handicap, was third in the Butler and Manhattan Handicaps. Though he has been training well. Stunts may require more distance than tomorrows six furlongs. The others are G. D. Wideners Reveille, who turned in an excellent race in his recent return to action at Jamaica, 120; the veteran Buzfuz, 113; Laica, 111, and Cuore and Up Beat. 106 each. ,

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1950051001_1_7
Library of Congress Record: