Some Man Defeats Topic at Churchill; Chesapeake May Test Field of Twelve: Pukka Gin, Stymie Arrive for Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-28


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Some Some Man Man Defeats Defeats Topic Topic at at Churchill; Churchill; Chesapeake Chesapeake May May Test Test Field Field of of Twelve Twelve Pukka Gin, Stymie J Arrive for Fixture Marylands Derby Preview In All Likelihood Will Be Contested on Off Track BALTIMORE, Md.. April 27.— Just how-large a starting field will march postward Saturday at Pimlico for the mile and one-sixteenth 5,000 added Chesapeake Stakes, regarded as Marylands own" Kentucky Derby preview, is contingent on the track condition for that important occasion of this combined meeting of the states four major tracks. A dozen particular three -year-olds comprise the group most likely to start, with such as Pukka Gin, Director J. E.. Gay Bit, Stymie and Pensive in this category. Six others, including Olympic Zenith and Fox 1 Brownie, to mention two. are regarded skeptically. Incidentally, a few days ago prospects were for such a large field it was considered probable that the feature would [ be presented in two divisions, with the [ Maryland Jockey Club hanging up a prize of 5,000 in each case. This is now highly improbable. It is quite possible that a small field for the Chesapeake would not be the exception. The tracks condition would then be responsible. Bad weather played havoc with the strip today, an unfortunate happening, . since it was definitely in a fast condition J late yesterday afternoon, albeit a bit "off lite yesterday afternoon. Condition of Track a Factor Taking this current condition into consideration j infers that at best it will be good." or most likely "slow," for Saturdays card. Naturally that condition may affect the starting field for the Chesapeake. _ Quite a few horsemen already have indicated that their charges starting in the " stake are doubtful. While, on the other hand. R. Bruce Livie, who maintains the I Bobanet Stable, revealed today that the j worse the track is the better it wilt be for "t j i his representative, Gay Bit. | Incidentally, in all likelihood, one or the „ other of Col. C. V. Whitneys entry of Hoodoo ~_ and Pukka Gin will start, the Colonel I and Mrs. Whitney having notified track c officials they will journey over from Washington. . D. C, to witness the effort of their r colorbearer. Among those most likely to contest is s the Calumet Farm pair, Pensive and Twi-lifbt _ Tear. .Both earned their chances by . successes during this meeting and, according _ to trainer B. A. Jones, should Pensive I turn in a winning performance he will I then be entitled to a trip to Louisville for r a try at the Derby. Remaining eligibles s from which it is expected to drawr the e starting field are, William L. Branns Declared. Mrs. R. Carruthers Jimmie. Philip p Oodfreys Comenow, Max Hirschs Third I . Titii. and Mrs. E. duPont Weirs Galactic.

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