Eight Candidates for Preakness on Grounds Awaiting Big Event: May Form Starting Field for Week-End Fixture; No Rider Named for Hoop Jr, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-13


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»j Eight Candidates for Preakness | On Grounds Awaiting Big Event May Form Starting Field # ► For Week-End Fixture; No Rider Named for Hoop Jr. BALTIMORE, Md., June 12.— Eight candidates for Saturdays 0,000 Preakness Stakes are on the grounds at Pimlico now, and they may form the field for the mile and three-sixteenths three-year-old classic, although definite decision on three or four others and their chances to run were expected momentarily. F. W. Hoopers Hoop Jr., the Kentucky Derby victor, is on hand, but the problem at the moment was who would ride the colt in the Maryland Jockey Club event. Eddie Arcaro, who was in the saddle at Churchill Downs last Saturday, will be in New York the coming week-end to handle Devil Diver in the 0,000 Suburban Handicap. Of the field that was behind him in the Derby, Col. E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream, Christiana Stables Alexis, C. S. Howards Sea Swallow, and Mrs. W. G. Lewis Darby Dieppe are here and ready to accept the issue again, most of their trainers hoping for a fast track instead of the mud of the Derby. Pavot on Grounds Also present is W. M. Jeffords Pavot, undefeated juvenile champion of last year and beaten in the Withers Mile in his first start this season. His conqueror, Mrs. P. A. B. Wideners Polynesian, also reached Pimlico today and will run in the Preakness. Eighth candidate to reach the scene was The Doge, owned by the Pentagon Stable. Status of Bobanet Stables Bobanet, Brookfield Farms Brookfield, and M. B. Goffs Director remained uncertain, but most observers were inclined to believe they would pass up the Preakness, despite the fact that the first two are supplementary nominess at ,500 each. Decision of John M. Gaver, trainer of Greentree Stable, to run Devil Diver in the Suburban Saturday probably will give Pim-licos Dixie a larger field than if the Green-tree star came down here. As it is, the 0,000 Dixie promises to attract Lord Calvert, Bon Jour, Harford, Momo Flag. Rounders, He Rolls, Megogo and Gay Bit.

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