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j LOUISVILLE TURF NOTES i Bryant Ott has taken up the veteran Play-dale for Thomas D. Taggart. This one time handicap performer has been on the shelf since last spring. Along with the Taggart racer, Ott has Que Gato, Kwamudi, Sherron and a two-year-old gelding by Peter HastingsElizabeth Sullivan at Churchill Downs. J. D. Meeker, with ten, W. C. Goodloe, with eleven and H. H. Temple with four reached Douglas Park yesterday. The horses of A. Harned, M. E. Costello, K. Ramsey and Rush McCoy from Miami, and those of B. F. Clark, F; W. Staton, Frank Chiavetta, G. H. Marlman and R. T. Runnels from Hot Springs were to check in Thursday. J. G. Langs Elm Tree Stable, and D. T. Morris with a division of the W. F. Axton stable, headed by the Kentucky Derby nomi-"nee, Hank MacTavish, are expected Friday from Miami. Morris also is campaigning several for his own account. Another Derby "dark horse," Conn Smythes Shoeless Joe, a son of Black Servant and Barefoot, may be at Churchill Downs before the current week is out. Emerson Davis, trainer of the Smythe horses, which are at Lexington, had Tom Young, Downs superintendent, on the telephone and asked for quarters for six horses. Smythe also named Direct Hit, a son of Display Broom Market, for the 0,000 Downs race. Mose Lowenstein, another of the Louisville spring regulars, is transferring from sixteen to eighteen head here from Lexington within the next few days. A division of his string is owned by Mrs. John D. Hertz, wife of the president of the board at Arlington Park, and owner of Leona Stock Farm, where stands the illustrious Reigh Count, which carried her colors to victory in the Derby of 1928. The older Merry Fox, Glastonbury, Stimulator and three juveniles are keeping Jack McPherson, veteran Kentucky horseman, occupied at the Downs. Merry Fox and Stimulator have been in retirement for a year but are going sound arid may get back to the wars this season. The McPherson two-year-olds are colts by The Scout from the mares Kathryn Kruter and Dark Veil, and a filly by Toro Soretta. Kathryn Kruter is the dam of Genial Host, a stakes winner under McPhersons colors.