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Elmwood Park Purse Brings Out Field Of Fourteen at Lincoln-at-Hawthorne Leos Brandy Carries 120 1 In Meeting Ghost Hunt, Four Deep and Rush Act STICKNEY, 111., June 4.— The Elmwood Park Purse, which has attracted a field of 14 sprinters who will compete over the six-furlong distance, occupies the spotlight tomorrow at Hawthorne, where the Lincoln Fields Jockey Club is conducting its highly successful 28-day meeting. Keen contention is expected in the Elmwood Park, for it will "bring together Mrs. F. E. McDonalds Leos Brandy, who will take up top weight of 120 pounds; Joe Keiths Four Deep, A. Ferraras Ghost Hunt, G. J. Hossacks Mr. Rabbit and J. H. Miles Rush Act, all under 115. Leos Brandy was a romping winner in his only start here, reaching the wire five lengths in front. Since he carried 117 pounds in that engagement the additional poundage isnt expected to burden him too much. Four Deep just failed to last in his most recent engagement, giving way to I Full Cry in the run to the wire after leading for the greater part of the journey. Ghost Hunt has gone postward twice at this meeting and has taken first money on both occasions although being forced to share it once with Wildebeest with whom he dead-heated first out here. Rush Act has a second behind Quizzle to recommend him, while Mr. Rabbit is always dangerous over a short distance. Handy Lad in Seasons Bow The Elmwood Park also will see Dixi-anas Handy Lad making his seasons bow. This colt won four races out of 10 engagements in 1944 and was unplaced but twice in that season of competition. Others named for the feature are J. M. Hutchins Valdina Maiden, Mrs. M. G. Farnsworths Havaheart, L. M. Seversons Huri Horn Hari. H. H. Fausetts Grey Days, J. Ko-houts Valdina Bright, J. H. Miles Crimson Tide, who will race coupled with Rush Act, and Swanee River Stables Liberty Pan and Thankful. Eight shifty three-year-olds will parade postward for the Longbeach Purse at six furlongs. Mrs. Monte Weils Conference and L. R. Duxstads Rckwood Argo will each shoulder the top imposts of 115 under the allowance conditions of the race. Both these sophomores will be out in quest of repeat victories at this track. Conference, who whipped Vegas Jim by a half-length the last time out, will race coupled with Gallantry, from the stable of J. M. Hutchins. The latter colt has not been under silks since the Gulfstream Park meeting last winter, but his morning trials indicate he is in good shape. Winter Song eked out a nose triumph in her lone start of the meeting and her early speed should make her a strong factor tomorrow if she can gain the top in the early running.