Cetewayo Seeks Second Straight Red Smith

Cetewayo Seeks Second Straight Red Smith
Cetewayo, back to defend this victory in last year's Red Smith.
Dr. John Chandler's Cetewayo and Rose B. Cerullo's Williams News are expected starting highweights Saturday for the $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds and up. The 11- furlong race is the final graded turf stakes in New York this year.

Both Cetewayo and Williams News will carry 117 pounds.

Cetewayo, a 7-year-old son of His Majesty, won the Red Smith last year, defeating Understood by a neck in 2:17 4/5 over good going. He has had three starts since, with his best finish for trainer Michael Dickinson a third-place showing in Belmont Park's grade I Turf Classic on September 29th.

Williams News, a 6-year-old Alleged gelding, has also fallen on hard times for trainer Tom Amoss. Winner of Keeneland's grade III Elkhorn, he is 0-for-4 since, with a fourth to With Anticipation in Saratoga's grade I Sword Dancer his best showing in that span.

Others expected are Berchtesgaden (109); Certantee (113); Eltawaasul (114); Esperence (112); Gritty Sandie (116); Just Listen (113); Lodge Hill (114); Man From Wicklow (113); Mr. Pleasantfar (115); and Serazzo (113). Listed as questionable is I'm All Yours (114).

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