Fairmount Derby Outlook: Indications Point to at Least Nine Starters--Toro and Martie Flynn Expected Today., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-01


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FAIRMOUNT DERBY OUTLOOK Indications Point to at Least Nine Starters — Toro and Martie Flynn Expected Today. COLLINSVILLE, 111., May 31— With the announcement today from Jay McNamara that Leyland would represent him Saturday in the Fairmount Derby, feature of the present meeting here, the field for that race now numbers ten probable contestants, with only one doubtful starter. Heartening news was received by track officials today, when word reached here that Toro, Martie Flynn and Solace would arrive tomorrow. Toro and Martie Flynn. respectively the candidates of E. B. McLean of Washington and Stuyvesant Peabody of Chicago, were to be shipped tonight from Churchill Downs and will reach here in the morning. Solace was a member of the main division of the Seagram Stable shipped from Woodbine Park to Arlington Park, near Chicago, and he will be vanned to Fairmount Park, according to a telephone message received this morning by racing secretary J. B. Campbell. W. H. Bringloe, trainer of Solace, will come from Chicago to saddle the colt, while J. F. Schorr and R. McGarvey will come from Louisville to give final instructions to the riders of Toro and Martie Flynn. Jack Higgins, W. J. Currans winner of the Louisiana Derby and fourth in the Kentucky Derby, was given his final trial this morning, when he worked the Derby distance in 2:16 over a heavy track. It was an easy workout for the son of Sweep and Pliant, and he was timed the three-quarters in 1 :1S and mile in 1 :47. In receiving word of the shipment of Toro. Martie Flynn and Solace, track officials also learned that E. Ambrose, W. Fronk and L. Piehon would come here to ride these horses, respectively. C. E. Allen will come from Aurora to pilot Jack Higgins. L. McClair will be astride Leyland. Leyland was obtained by McNamara from E. K. Bryson in Maryland, the latter having made the horses nomination to the Derby. In view of the tremen lous crowd at the track Decoration Day, general manager C. Bruce Head is making extra plans to care for Saturdays turnout. All boxes have been engaged and numerous requests had to be turned down.

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