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I NEW YORK TURF NOTES ] a » Nominations for the Paumonok Handicap, the sprint feature of the opening day at Jamaica, closed Tuesday. Metropolitan Jockey Club officials anticipate a large entry list. Remy Dorr distributed nomination blanks for the Illinois Derby to be run at Aurora on May 20. Coat Tails will be nominated for the Illinois Derby, according to trainer J. Simon Healy. The horses owned by the Branncastle Farm, in charge of trainer Royal Roberts, arrived at Belmont Park. Eight head were included in the shipment. Shelby Burch arrived from Maryland with seven horses that he will race under his own colors. Mack Garner has been offered the mount on Inlander in the Kentucky Derby, but may be forced to decline. Trainer McDaniel has one or two starters for the opening day at Jamaica and will require his services. Blenheim, owned by the Wheatley Stable, was shipped to Pimlico to fulfill his engagement in the Dixie to be run Saturday. R. A. "Bob" Smith is showing steady improvement, according to advices from his Hollis, L. I., home. Joseph McLennan is due to hold a conference with Dr. E. P. Kilroe of the Metropolitan Jockey Club in connection with the minor details of the meeting. Bill Clancy has transferred his horses from the Oakridge Stable to one adjoining that housing the Lee Rosenberg horses. Max Hirsch returned from Havre de Grace and stated that Gold Basis was cut and bruised in the running of the Chesapeake Stakes. George H. Bull and Charles Theriot leave for Louisville Wednesday to witness the running of the Kentucky Derby. Eddie Ahern, which accounted for several good races as a two-year-old for Mrs. James Austin, is now being hunted on Long Island. Repaid, owned by the Quincy Stable, was returned to Aqueduct from Havre de Grace and will be freshened up for a New York campaign. James Fitzsimmons received word from his assistant, George Tappen, that coughing has laid up the division in Maryland. Late reports said that Utopian is a sufferer from the disease and will not be shipped to Kentucky for the Derby. H. C "Doc" Riddle arrived at Jamaica from Havre de Grace with the rrlain division of the J. J. Robinson stable.