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* Diderod Diderod Proves Proves Best Best in in Cornell Cornell Purse; Purse; Bob Bob Mann Mann Surprises Surprises at at Churchill Churchill Downs Downs Whips Bergolater And Joes Choice Paragon Stables Hopeful For Derby Scores in Clear While Runner-Up Lugs In LOUISVILLE. Ky., May 31.— Bob Mann dusted off some other obscure Derby eli-gibles in fair time for the seven furlongs of the LaGrange, features presentation on a sunny afternoons program at Churchill Downs here today. The Paragon Stables brown son of Stagehand, well ridden by Freddie Smith, arrived at the stand in 1:25:,. a length in advance of the Murlogg Farms Bergolatei The latter beat the PlW-flB choice, Leo Caillouettes Joes Choice, by three lengths for a place in a field of eight three-yea1 -old.s reporting to sta.ter Ruby White for this overnigrer. Boo Mann turned in a crtduablt performance, but many of the crowd seemed of the opinion that Bergolater would have prevailed only for lugging in rather badly through the final furlong. While South was straightening him, Bob Mann won the purse. Backers of the Paragon colt collected at the rate of 9.20. The track was fast for todays sport and the fractions in the LaGrange were :233.i. :473s and 1:12%, with the fast if faint-hearted Iron City setting the pace to the stretch. Calumet Juveniles Run One-Two It seems improbable the LaGrange will influence the size of the Derby field, but the fair off-day crowd present for the card saw a brace of keen two-year-olds from the fashionable Calumet Farm make their debut earlier in the afternoon, High Shine and In Earnest running one-two in :53, time only three-fifths off Coldstreams four and one-half furlong track mark. Riding honors were scattered and fewer favorites than usual managed to win. Bob Mann was an aggressor from the break in the LaGrange. He pegged the pace of Iron City closely to the turn, mox-ing to him irresistibly there and assuming command entering the stretch. He was hand ridden to turn back Bergolater over the final yards. Bergolater was outrunning the others midway the stretch and looked all over a winner but went in sharply the last six- Continued on Page Four JOCKEY GEORGE WOOLF — Leading stake-winning rider in 1944, who will ride Sea Swallow in the Blue Grass Stakes and Kentucky Derby, is accepting several mounts on todays Churchill Downs program. Bob Mann Downs Bergolater In Upset Score at Churchill Continued from Page One teenth and lost some ground, perhaps ; enough to beat him. Joes Choice broke alertly, was allowed to drop back slightly through the far lane, then was placed to pressure entering the home lane and hung at the furlong pole. Trainer Ben Jones uncovered a couple of raaners from the Calumet Farm in the four and a half furlongs of the maiden two-year-old colts and geldings event called the Calumet. He saddled High Shine and In Earnest to finish one-two. noses apart, and in the order named, eight lengths before Pere Markette. who was third. The time was ! :53. marking the smartest run of the meet-bag at the distance. Nine ran, with the : Calumet pair prohibitive choices, paying .80, largely as a result of reports of In Earnests works. Dodson elected to ride this Blenheim II. colt, with Yocum booting the successful son of Bull Lea. The opener was an affair of six furlongs in which E. Hust broke off E. Taylors Talk Over in the van and kept her by three parts of a length to the final marker. Bip finished second, a length and a half before El Osuna. Nine ran and apprentice A. L. Fay. on the third horse, racked up some of those inside him at the break, including Bip. the favorite. The race was run in 1:14:!5 and the winner returned 2.20. Pene, a Petrose filly racing for Spring Lake Stud and ridden by Joe Wagner, outran five other two-year-old platers in the four and one-half furlongs of the second, taking the track at the break, disposing of Vegas Pesty while carrying him wide into the stretch, then winning by two lengths in :5435. Vegas Pesty stopped and Queen Jody, the favorite, held on for the place after being in contention from the break. Dale Maedic closed a little ground for the show award. Pene paid 0.20.