Count Fleet Awaits Preakness Start; Sun Flower Leads Downs Rivals Home: Possibility of Four Starters in Stake; Blue Swords Goes Half Mile in :54 3/5--Ten Named for Pimlico Nursery Renewal, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-07


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Count Fleet Awaits Preakness Start Sun Flower Leads Downs Rivals Home Possibility of Four Starters in Stake StakeBlue Blue Swords Goes Half Mile In 5435 Ten Named for Pimlico Nursery Renewal RenewalPIMLICO PIMLICO Md May 6 Count Fleet may appear to outshine the other Preak ¬ ness probables like a long range lighthouse outshines a sputtering candle but Blue Swords and Vincentive are less bedazzled than is John Q Public PublicThose Those chronicling the hustling and bus ¬ tling here on the Preakness scene are not all certain indeed but that a fourth en ¬ trant will turn up for Saturdays 50000 classic when the entry box opens tomorrow morning For some nominator may sud ¬ denly recall that there is a neat profit of 1365 to be made simply by galloping over the course courseA A possible fourth entrant is the Texas bred Partido claimed at this meeting from King Ranch by R L Hall Jr for 3500 At any rate trainer Yancey Christmas pro ¬ poses to drop his name into the entries if King Ranch transfers the Menow colts Preakness engagements engagementsThis This point in fact has rather a por ¬ tentous implication so far as concerns the betting With four runners there would be win and place wagering and an almost certain prospect of a minus pool in the place end With three facing starter Jim Milton for this historic mile and three sixteenths the wagering would be win only onlyMay May Net Winner 44555 44555If If four runners appear the winner will earn a net of 44555 unless he is Count Fleet The choice came in under the sup ¬ plementary closing clause and the race would net him 43190 with four starters startersBut But the Maryland Jockey Club is not at all perturbed about it this because Count Fleets boxoffice appeal is such that he is confidently expected to tax the anti ¬ quated parks capacity and of course the crowds will keep tote manager Mahony and his staff on the hop in the seven other events more than offsetting the dispro ¬ portionate wagering on the run for the Black Eyed Susans SusansBlue Blue Swords injected some interest into work hours here today when he appeared for his midweek prep As in the instance of The Count nothing sensational was either necessary or desired Allen Sim ¬ mons persistent colt merely cantered a halfmile in 54 54I I plan to just blow him out and run him trainer Walter Kelley of the Brook ¬ lyn Kelleys said over his toast and coffee coffeeContinued Continued on Page Seven Count Fleet Awaits Call Postward in Preakness PreaknessPossibility Possibility of Four Starters In Tomorrows Pimlico Stakes StakesContinued Continued from Page One Onethis this morning Johnny Adams will be on from Kentucky to ride rideSlide Slide Rule will not appear in the Preak ¬ ness just as trainer Wilhelm had indicated previous to shipping from Louisville to Belmont Park W E Boeings capable chestnut came out of his Derby engage ¬ ment last weekend with his knee in good condition and today at the Long Island course worked a nice mile in 141 141However However Wilhelm prefers to point him especially for the Withers ducking the Preakness There is a prospect he will appear next in Wednesdays 5000 Swift Stakes of seven furlongs at the Westchester Association meeting meetingW W L Branns Vincentive who beat off a band of remarkably unremarkable sprinters hereabouts as a qualifier last Monday only galloped twice around this morning Trainer Ed Christmas had docked his Marylandbred charge yesterday afternoon afternoonVincentive Vincentive will have a fast rider in Iceman George Woolf Doubtless this Glade Valley representative will be the me ¬ dium of some sentimental wagers by loyal Free Staters StatersTrainer Trainer Christmas regards The Count in some awe as quite the most remarkable runner he has ever seen But he proposes to attempt encompassing the defeat of Mrs Hertzs colt just the same in the certain knowledge that a sure thing has never been foaled in all the centuries of thoroughbred racing racingMeanwhile Meanwhile the Maryland Jockey Club is making preparations to handle a bumper crop of Preakness Day racegoers rain or shine Most observers believe the predic ¬ tion 30000 will attend is conservative fore ¬ seeing a crowd more nearly approximating 40000 40000Mr Mr and Mrs John Hertz arrived yester ¬ day to see the Pimlico Oaks and the Preakness Allen T Simmons the Akron sportsman who owns Blue Swords will be on hand Friday for the thirtysixth run ¬ ning of the Pimlico Nursery a test of four and a half furlongs for juveniles that has 2500 added and Is the Preakness Eve headliner headlinerThe The Ohioan will be represented also in this affair by an entry of Sir Drake and Chuck that is expected to parade postward the public choices choicesNo No great deal is known of these kinder ¬ garten entries but Sir Drake made a very favorable impression on the cognoscenti in winning his only start In this outing he defeated Tinchel who is regarded as one of his principal rivals in the Nursery and himself came back to graduate in clever fashion Galactic will attract a good deal of support as the winner of his one appear ¬ ance under colors colorsRounding Rounding out the field are a more or less unfamiliar group Victory Blue Kiss menow Plane ShadowrBow Wave Gramps Image and Elray

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