Pensive, Platter Distinguish Seven-Horse Preakness Field: Derby Winner Slight Favorite For Pimlicos 0,000 Stake; Stir Up and Gramps Image Ready for Stern Test Over Mile and Three-Sixteenths, Daily Racing Form, 1944-05-13


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Pensive Platter Vie in Preakness PreaknessStir Stir Up and Cramps Image Among Seven Seeking Top Honors in 50000 Stake StakeContinued Continued from Page One Oneplaced placed in the winning owners custody for a oneyear period a small replica becom ¬ ing a permanent embellishment on his side board The second to finish receives a 10000 award third 5000 and fourth 2000 Additionally the nominator of the winner earns a bonus of 1500 the sec ¬ ond horse 750 and third 250 Each of the participants carry the scale weight 126 pounds poundsStir Stir Up a speed horse was lucky enough to draw number one in the gate Tiainer Gaver believes wet weather would enhance the chances of Mrs Payne Whit ¬ neys tenacious little gelding He will have the proficient Eddie Arcaro in the stirrups as usual usualThough Though by Stimulus Stir Up hung on doggedly to the furlong pole in the Derby and the shorter stretch and distance of this engagement do not impair his chances Pensive is not a particularly swift beginner nor is McCreary a Cal Shilling as a post rider but they teamed up successfully in a far more unwieldly field in the Derby and f igure to be stirring about briskly the last part of it The Calumet colt breaks from number 2 position positionGramps Gramps Image rarely runs two races alike but on occasion has shown fairish speed and finished out pluckily in the Chesapeake He has Bowers up again for the Preakness and blinkers off breaking from number 7 7Good Good Effort First Out This Year YearPlatter Platter may have class over this field That would have been the general opinion off twoyearold form and in his lone essay this spring the Erdenheim colorbearer spotted the rapid sprinter Rodney Stone 10 pounds and was picking him up steadily at the end of a swift six furlongs at Ja ¬ maica He comes up to the race fresh and fit has a hurryup rider in Longden and breaks from number 3 3Alorter Alorter has drawn No 4 and may be a different horse in this event Adams is exceedingly cautious riding on the rail and was racked up going to the far turn in the Derby George Woolf will ride Alorter in the Preakness He is often hailed as the ablest contemporary jockey The Ohioan is a hard hitting little horse and will rectify any mistakes On the part of his rivals rivalsGay Gay Bit will have to improve astonish ¬ ingly over his Derby effort but the con ¬ nections of this stretch runner believe he can be kept close to the early pace and re ¬ port more punctually at the stand He has blinkers on Stymie has worked steadily but it is difficult to work up a lather of enthusiasm about his chances off what he has shown thus far farPensive Pensive and the others who ran in the Derby did little in the way of training for this engagement Easily the most impres ¬ sive move was Platters at Belmont before his transfer to the Hilltop He breezed a mile and a furlong in 153 and some charge loafing the first part of it as if he missed his blinkers then skipping a quarter approximating 24 near the end of the trial trialIt It should be excellent entertainment this Preakness

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