Quick Lunch Heads Troubadour Field: Seeks Repeat Triumph at Belmont Park; Card Trick Makes Seasonal Bow Today, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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Quick Lunch Heads Troubadour Field Seeks Repeat Triumph at Belmont Park; Card Trick Makes Seasonal Bow Today BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 7. A field of nine three-year-olds, including some who may ultimately play an important role in this scrambled division, have been named overnight for tomorrows Troubadour Handicap at six furlongs. This means that all of the sophomores originally nominated for this ,500 overnight event accepted John Blanks Campbells weights. Wheatley Stables Quick Lunch, who made his last start here on May 28, heads the Troubadour field with 122 pounds, while E. M. OBriens Brisuet, surprise winner of a division of the Delaware Valley Stakes at Garden Stake, is next in the imposts with 119 pounds. Quick Lunch and Cain Hoy Stables Giant Cracker finished unplaced behind Brisuet at Garden State. Two others in the handicap finished behind Quick Lunch here, Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs Peter Lane and Allen H. Smiths By Jeepers running third and fourth, a length apart and almost two lengths behind the Wheatley Stable colt. Peter Lane carries 118 pounds, while By Jeepers, who appeared short in that dash, has a pound less. All four of these sophomores will have a following in tomorrows wide open event. Won Flash Stakes Last Year The Troubadour gains some interest from the presence in the field of Greentree Stables Card Trick, who is making a belated seasonal debut. This son of Case Ace Rytina won the Flash Stakes and .two other races, besides placing in the New Jersey Breeders Futurity and the Ardsley Stakes, in seven starts last year. He has been training cleverly in recent weeks, but may need a race. John Gavers charge blew out three panels in :34 this morning and worked a clever seven furlongs in 1:27 Saturday morning. The Troubadour field was completed by Joe W. Browns Bobby Brocato, 116; Clai-bandrne Farnrs Limelight, 115, and King Ranchs Pelouse, 109 pounds. Bobby Brocato won the Sanford Stakes and placed in the Babylon and Great American last year. This season, the son of Natchez ran several good races at New Orleans including a second to his stablemate, Gigantic, in the Louisiana Derby, then finished unplaced behind Fisherman in the Gotham Stakes at Jamaica. Hehas been sidelined since that event. Limelight won a series of races in Kentucky, then turned in a strange performance at a mile and a furlong here on May 13, mowing from last place to a daylight lead between the three-furlong pole and the head of the. stretch, then flattened out abruptly and was beaten some eight lengths. The Nasrullah colt, who is ru-blew out three panels in :34 this morning. Pelouse has showed nothing this year in two trips to the post. No rider has been named for Brisuet or Limelight, while Eddie Arcaro will be on Bobby Brocato. Ted Atkinson will guide Card Trick, Jess Higley pilots Quick Lunch, Eric Guerin is on By Jeepers and Dave Gorman will ride Peter Lane.

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