Head Play Preakness Favorite: Startles Work Watchers at Pimlico With Sensational Trial in Mud--Brokers Tip Not So Impressive--Other Candidates Seen Under Saddle, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-11


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HEAD PLAY PREAKNESS FAVORITE * Startles Work Watchers at Pimlico With Sensational Trial in Mud — Brokers Tip Not So Impressive — Other Candidates Seen Under Saddle ♦ BALTIMORE, Md., May 10.— Mrs. Silas B. Masons Head Play, chestnut son of My Play and Red Head, became the favorite for the 5,000 Preakness, to be run Saturday, as the result of a sensational mile and an eighth trial in 1:57 through the mud this morning. Trainer T. P. Hayes waited until the fog, which enveloped the course in the early morning, had lifted before asking Head Play to work. The colt, showing perfect form going through the deep mud in :24, :36, :49, 1:01%, 1:15, 1:28%, 1:41%, 1:57. He was being eased up in the last eighth. Head Plays move had the big crowd of horsemen, who lined the rails, gasping. No thoroughbred to perform here since the great Man o War showed better form and the cry now is: "Beat Head Play if you want to win the Preakness." Shortly after Head Play left the track trainer Hurley brought out Edward Riley Bradleys Kentucky Derby winner, Brokers Tip. The black son of Black Toney and Forteresse was sent a handy mile in 1:47%. He failed, however, to exhibit enough to cause the horsemen to string along with him, despite the fact that he nosed out Head Play in the Blue Grass classic last Saturday. Matt Brady sent the Catawba Stables Mr. Khayyam and . Good Advice on the track about 8 oclock. They merely breezed through the home stretch, with a longer trial in view tomorrow. According to trainer Brady, Mr. Khayyam doesnt like the mud, and if a soft track prevails Saturday he will not start in the Preakness, leaving his stablemate. Good Advice, to try for the mile and three-sixteenths feature. Joe Notter put one over on the work watchers by breaking Lee Rosenbergs Kerry Patch on the back stretch when the fog was thickest. He went once around the course, but the timers were only able to get him for a short spell. Silent Shot, the property of John E. Hughes of Washington, was sent a mile in 1:45%, and showed a decided liking for the going. He is a certain starter in the Preakness. if the track is muddy. J. W. "Big Jim" Healy sent Mrs. John Hay Whitneys Preakness hope, Poppyman, for a mile this morning and he covered the eight furlongs in 1:44. H. C. Phipps Preakness candidate. De Valera, may be the "dark horse" in Saturdays race as a result of Tuesdays grand trial of a mile in 1:38% and a mile and one-eighth in 1:53 at Aqueduct. T. P. Hayes, who has Mrs. Silas B. Masons Head Play here, says he will ship direct to Chicago at the conclusion of this meeting, unless the weather gets better. If the sun gets on the job and makes things around here better Hayes may keep Head Play in Maryland for the Bowie meeting, which opens May 18.

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