Uncle Miltie Displays Good Form at Jamaica: Works Six Furlongs in 1:13 with Arcaro Up Before Large Gallery, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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Uncle Miltie Displays Good Form at Jamaica Works Six Furlongs in 1:13 With Arcaro Up Before Large Gallery JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y.. June 29.— An audience of more than 100 horsemen assembled at Jamaica this morning to watch Joseph J. Colandos Uncle Miltie step a very handy six furlongs as he nears the first stage of his comeback campaign. Equipped j 1 with blinkers and with Eddie Arcaro in the 1 saddle, the Heather Broom colt stepped the ; distance in 1:13 and was eased up another furlong in 1:26%. The early fractions of the impressive trial were :35, :47 and 1:00% for the five furlongs. Veteran observers declare that Uncle Mil-tie is now training as well as any three - ; : • i 1 I 1 1 j 1 1 ; year-old ever has at Jamaica, some going as far as to declare that in his present condition he is capable of beating any colt of his age up to one mile. Uncle Miltie appears to be gaining weight as he advances in condition and looks about 200 pounds heavier than when he came back from his owners New Jersey farm during the Belmont Park meeting. The extra poundage is all muscle. Dr. A. J. Colando, Uncle Miltie s trainer, has said that he does not intend to start the colt in any distance stake until he has been able to get in a six-furlong prep race. This plan would eliminate Uncle Miltie from next Saturdays 0,000 Dwyer at a mile and a quarter, as the first overnight sprint in the condition book to which he is eligible is next Friday. Uncle Miltie was rated best of the 1950 juveniles by John B. Campbell in his Experimental Handicap weights, but disappointed in his early spring races after making a smashing debut in the Prospect Purse at six furlongs, finishing eighth in Experi-1 mental Handicap Number 2 and the Wood Memorial. He was then sent to New Jersey for several weeks. Since Uncle Miltie s return to Long Island, it has been noted that he is being trained along more orthodox lines than his veterinarian conditioner had followed in the spring, and, apparently, with much better results. It was learned today that after Uncle Miltie was taken out of training this spring, he was discovered to have been suffering from an infected hind foot, the trouble probably being caused by a stone bruise. The injury was not observable on the surface, but when his feet were trimmed, a quantity of pus appeared and it was obvious that the condition must have been causing considerable pain. As ex-I perienced a trainer as Hirsch Jacobs is of the opinion that this condition, rather than young Doctor Colandos training methods were responsible for Uncle Milties poor form in April.

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