Goyamo Passing Up Belmont; Arcaro May Pilot Correlation: Porterhouses Status Rests with Trainer; for Free and High Gun Seen in Workouts, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-09


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: Goyamo Passing Up Belmont; Arcaro May Pilot Correlation Porterhouse s Status Rests i With Trainer; For Free and High Gun Seen in Workouts . By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., June 8. Trainer Woody Stephens this morning solved a. Belmont Stakes problem for jockey Eddie Arcaro. The veteran, who has won five Belmonts on Whirlaway, Shut Out, Pavot, Citation and One Count had been uncertain until this morning whether he would ride Woodvale Farms Goyamor for whom he had given a call, or Robert S. Lytles Correlation, for whom his services had been sought when Willie Shoemaker was suspended last week. Stephens this morning announced that he had decided that Goyamo was not in condition to do himself justice and was withdrawn from the Belmont. That left Arcaro on Correlation, though it is hardly a secret that "Heady Eddie" would not be displeased if he found himself on Foxcatcher Farms Chevation, winner of Saturdays Kent Stakes. Has Knot in Right Foreleg Stephens said that Goyamo, who finished fourth in the Derby and Preakness and won the Blue Grass Stakes in his last three starts, has a knot on his right front leg indicating that he is on the point of bowing a tendon. He will be kept with the horses here in training at Belmont Park, while Stephens attempts to treat the in- Continued on Page Forty-Two Goyamo to Declinej Issue in Belmont Porterhouses Status Rests With Trainer; For Free and High Gun Seen in Workouts Continued from Page One jured member. Goyamo was withdrawn from Thursdays sale and breezed a slow mile and a quarter with Arcaro in the saddle yesterday morning. Correlation, who breezed a slow half in :51 on the training track Sunday morning, is still a definite candidate for the Belmont, despite his bad race in the Jersey Stakes, in which he bore in from the start. The Free America colt has been getting X-ray treatments since his Garden State race. H. A. Jones For Free, who finished in the middle of the pack, four lengths behind Goyamo, in the Preakness, indicated that he has serious Belmont intentions when he went an even mile in 1:41 this j morning. The son of Four Freedoms stepped the fractions in :37, :50, 1:16 and 1:28 V5. While the Preakness winner, Hasty Road, shipped west yesterday, it would be no 1 great surprise if Harry Trotsek were to suddenly appear with Hasty House Farms Sea O Erin. This colt, who is also eligible to the Belmont, indicated his present form by beating Hasseyampa in Chicago, after that colt had finished a bang-up third in the Derby and Preakness. Trotsek likes to race on several fronts at once and recent developments suggest that the Shannon II. colt would be formidable in this injury riddled Belmont. John Gaver said that Greentree Stable had decided to "switch horses in midstream." Palm Tree, who finished unplaced in the Kent Stakes, is being brought up to Long Island for the Belmont, while Diving Board, who finished third in the Peter Pan, is going to Delaware to run in the Leonard Richards. Gaver explains the switch on the ground that Diving Board doesnt appear to have the conformation to carry 126 pounds a mile and a half, while Palm Tree may appreciate the distance and is a bigger and stronger colt. Continue Diathermy Treatments Trainer Charley Whittingham reports no hew developments concerning Llangollen Farms Porterhouse. The 1953 juvenile champion is continuing to get diathermy treatments for the sore back he wrenched at the start of last years Pimlico Futurity and which Whittingham believes was partly responsible for his poor race in the Peter Pan last Saturday. How much that bad race was due to a sore back and how much it was caused by the slow pace which made the Endeavour n. colt go from a pull to a drive at the quarter pole is a question that only another race can answer. At this writing, Porterhouse is a definite Belmont candidate. Later in the day, Whittingham said that if Porterhouses back remained somewhat soret but not seriously sore, he would be tempted to ship him to Delaware Park to run in the Leonard Richards Stakes, on the theory that the faster track there would help the colt. "The trouble is," Whittingham said, "if it should rain here on Friday it would make this track perfect on Saturday, while if it also rained at Delaware it would make that track muddy." High Gun showed that he has lost none of his form since the Peter Pan when lie went a half in : 47 -with considerable ease this morning. The son of Heliopolis appears to be much the same type as One Count, winner of the Belmont two years ago, and comes to the stake with somewhat similar credential The other probables are C. V. Whitneys Fisherman, second in that nine furlongs: J. Barry Ryans Buttevant, C. T. Chenerys Prince Hill, Greentree Stables Palm Tree, and Mrs. J. R. H. Thourons War of Roses. The latter finished a distant third behind Chevation and Full Flight in the Kent Stakes, but was giving the winner 15 pounds, and won the Jersey Stakes from Red Hannigan and High Gun before that. Full Flight and Red Hannigan, who carry the Wheatley Stable and Woodley Lane Farm silks, are also eligible to the Belmont, but are not considered probables. The Leonard Richards Stakes at Delaware may attract some Belmont candidates on Saturday, the two races conflicting. With Correlation, Porterhouse, Chevation and For Free, a field of 10 is probable in the week-end classic, while Sea O Erin, Full Flight and Red Hannigan may swell that figure.

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