Withers Tops Belmont Opening Bill: Martins Rullah, Misty Flight And Pundit Among 15 Named; Twenty-Six Stakes on 48-Day Agenda; Distaff, Toboggan On Initial Weeks Schedule, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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MISTY FLIGHT Preakness prospect prospectgoes goes postward in Mondays Withers at atBelmonr Belmonr Park Withers Tops Belmont Opening Bill Martins Rullah Misty Flight And Pundit Among 1 5 Named TwentySix Stakes on 48Day Agenda Distaff Toboggan On Initial Weeks Schedule By DON FAIR FAIRJAMAICA JAMAICA L I N Y May 10 The 30750 Withers Stakes will have its eighty third running Monday as Belmont Park inaugurates a spring meeting of 48 days The Withers one of the oldest fixtures in Empire State thoroughbred racing history attracted a field of 15 classy threeyear olds from an original list of 40 nominees and the onemile headliner promises ex ¬ cellent sport sportBelmonts Belmonts spacious stabling area is over ¬ flowing with the top horses of the nation and more than 600000 in added money will be distributed in a list of 26 stakes topped of course by the famed 100000 j Belmont Stakes generally regarded as the Test of the Champions This third leg of racings Triple Crown is to be staged Sat ¬ urday June 7 7In In addition to the Withers the 20000 Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares will be renewed Wednesday afternoon and the 425000 Toboggan in which Wheatley Stables Bold Ruler is expected to make his seasonal debut comes up for decision next Saturday SaturdayOther Other outstanding attractions scheduled for the beautiful Elmont course include the Fashion Stakes Juvenile National Stallion Metropolitan Coaching Club American Oaks and on Independence Day the 75000 Suburban always one of the highlight events in New York racing racingSeveral Several Jumping Stakes StakesThere There are also numerous jumping stakes and these will be headed by the Meadow Brook Steeplechase Handicap set for re ¬ newal Thursday June 5 5Getting Getting back to the Withers George Lewis Martins Rullah a creditable fifth in the recent Kentucky Derby may come in for some sturdy tote support The Lewis colt who will be ridden by diminutive Conn McCreary failed to race to his best form in the Louisville muddy footing but may prove a hard one to beat providing the Belmont strip is fast for inaugural day dayWheatley Wheatley Stables Misty Flight and Nasco a full brother of Bold Ruler give the sJames Fitzsimmonstrained establish ¬ ment a strong hand for Withers major honors Misty Flight was an outstanding juvenile performer while Nasco has been showing steady and decided improvement improvementMisty Misty Flight will be guided by Eddie Arcaro who will be insquest of his seventh Withers success Arcaro won the stakes with Corydon 194Q Hampden 1946 Olympia 1949 Hill Prince 1950 Battle ¬ field 1951 and Traffic Judge 1955 1955Misty Misty Flights stable companion Nasco is to have the saddle services of Irish Johnny Ruane George D Wideners silks are to be car ¬ ried in this edition of the Withers by byContinued Continued on Page FiftySix Withers Heads Belmont Park Opening on Monday MondayField Field of 15 Entered Distaff Toboggan on First Weeks Agenda AgendaContinued Continued from Page Four FourPundit Pundit jRho will be handled by Paul J Bailey Jamestown Who Goes There and Battlefield were successful in the 1931 1944 and 1951 renewals for the Widener stable stableOthers Others named for the Monday stakes are John S Phipps Start Counting My ¬ ron N Goodwins Board Man who will be coupled with Peglyn Farms recently ac quired Surinam Claiborne Farms Sir Ruler Maine Chance Farms Liberty Ruler whose Withers performance may earn him a shot at the Preakness and John S Kroeses Sir Robby RobbyAlso Also Jan Burkes Whodunit Alexander J strikers Nisht Amool Martins Rullahs entrymate Walter M Jeffords Piano Jim Merrick Stables Wing Jet and Templeton Stables Clandestine ClandestineThe The Withers Stakes candidates will shoulder scale weight of 126 pounds and if all 15 entrants answer boots and sad ¬ dles the victor will net 1968750 1968750Manuel Manuel Ycaza rides Liberty Ruler Ismael Valenzuela will guide Surinam Bill Lester is engaged for Wing Jet Hedley Woodhouse will be astride Nisht Amool Eric Guerin drew the saddle chore for Sir Robby and Walter Blum is to guide Start Counting Ted Atkinson will be aboard Clandestine and Tony DeSpirito is to pilot Piano Jim JimMany Many improvements have been made at Belmont and one of the more vital changes is the construction of two new bridges across the parkway which surely will ex pedite traffic movement in and around the pretentious plant The overpasses one to the immediate north of Belmont the other to the south are connected with cloverleaf approaches making it possible for motor ¬ ists to enter and reach the parking areas without moving in or out of Hempstead Turnpike traffic generally brisk around the hour that Belmont programs are con ¬ cluded

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