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, PRISCILLIAN AGAIN IN GOOD CONDITION. New York. June 29. — August Belmonts five-year-old cripple. Priscillian. has not yet tackled horses "f the class he beat when he won the Commonwealth Handicap at Sheepshead Hay two years ago. hut Sam Ilildreth is getting him into first class eondi tiUi again. Priseilli in is not more unsound this summer than he was in his first season. Priscillian worked as fast for Jack .loyner in 19 7 as anv mans two yn.r-old. But he fell lame at Saratoga and Mr. Joyner recommended that he be gelded. Mr. Bel inont considered it extremely doubtful that he would train in l!H-s. hut the big chestnut with the crooked hocks braced U| and won seven straight. Bv many In- was considered as Rood a three-year old as Fair Play himself. The damp British climate and racing "ii the turf in Kngland did not apparently agree with Priscillian. He was in poor condition when John Whalen got him last fall and he did not winter well at Aiken. S. . But Priscillian has improved steadily since h" came to N-w York and as he is in the hands of a famous caretaker, he niav continue to improve.