Ten Juveniles Seek Tremont Stakes: Mr. Fitz Sends Forth Dark Ruler, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Ten Juveniles Seek Tremont Stakes Mr. Fitz Sends Forth Dark Ruler Right Down, Lenny Gale and Silver Rab Among Winners of : Two Races Imposted at 122 AQUEDUCT, L. I., N. Y., June 22.— The sixty-second running of the Tremont Stakes is the salient feature of the mid-week program at this course. The dash over the five and one-half fuong course is for two-year-old colts and geldings, for a purse of 0,000, and 10 of the original 84 nominations were named overnight. The list is a . fairly good cross section of the juveniles now campaigning, recruited from those that • escaped the cough which swept the local tracks in the past couple of weeks. The Tremont grants weight concessions from the original impost of 122 pounds to those who have never won a sweepstake or two races. They are granted a six-pound allowance and seven of the 10 named took full advan- , tage of the offer. The ones slated to carry the top weight are Silver Rab, Lenny Gale, and Right Down. The latter is an invader from the New Jersey sgctor and is making his New York debut. The Tremont was inaugurated in 1887 at Gravesend and was inherited by the local association in 1914. Its continuity is far from complete for there are several breaks in the skein. In the roster of the winners there are some well known names, such as Battlefield, Quick Lunch, winner of yesterdays Shevlin; Jet Pilot, later to win the Kentucky Derby; Requested, a stakes winner; Jack High, Diavolo and back around the turn of the century by some of the bet-" ter regarded youngsters of that time. No Stakes Winner in Field For tomorrows running, the starting field fails to boast of a stakes winner; but several are presenting some worth-while credentials either as winners or runner-ups to well regarded youngsters. The matter of pin-pointing a dominant pre-race favorite is quite a task and on this score there is a wide variance. Dark Ruler, from the Wheat-ley Stable, for example is trained over the local strip and in his only essay postward was returned a winner at Belmont Park a little more than one month ago. Turf students recall that the veteran James Fitz-simmons has, over the years, done right well in this offering. He accounted for the past two with Quick Lunch and Hilarious and prior to that with Great Admiral. The veteran has quite a following at this track and this element could be the difference that might send his charge postward as the popular choice. Stack and Silver Rab are looked upon as Florida invaders, with the latter a winner. Free Stride is one of the representatives of the King Ranch and he was a bang-up contender in his last start. Right Down, the Jerseyite, did right well in that state. He won three in a row before failing in the Cherry Hill Stakes. Ambiguous is a Belmont Park resident and non-winner. Shrimpie represents the Spring Hill Farm of Jim Norris. However, this menage has been in eclipse this season in comparison with other years and their successes have been meagre. Jockey Eddie Arcaro is up on this fellow and the presence of the Cincinnatian in the irons always attracts, sometimes an unwarranted, play. Lenny Gale, Dignitary and Blackaway round out the field with Lenny Gale a v/inner at Jamaica back early in the spring. In addition to the Tremont, the Mackinaw, a test at six furlongs for three-year-olds and -older, is down for decision. Seven were named for this, of which Dangerous Sun is the, top weight with 118. He showed a dash of early speed in his effort of Saturday, his first outing in some time and may be ready for this. There is no hurdle or steeplechase offering on the" program, that event failed to attract a sufficient number, which comprises the usual eight races, of which four are splits gained from three races declared off and using the substitute in a two-way division to round out the card.

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