Nine May Vie for Richest Preakness; Cracks Registers Third Straight Win: Hoop Jr. to Have Snider in Saddle; Withdraw Bradley Hopefuls; Sea Swallow, Darby Dieppe Work Fast Five Furlongs, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-15


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► — — BP" IfsBBBBBr jfsL. #*5 s8sji iJbBI JOCKEY A. SNIDER— Who will be astride Hoop Jr. in tomorrows Preakness, guided Miss Keeneland to victory in yesterdays Top Flight Handicap. Nine Nine May May Vie Vie for for Richest Richest Preakness; Preakness; Cracks Cracks Registers Registers Third Third Straight Straight Win Win Hoop Jr. to Have Snider in Saddle Withdraw Bradley Hopefuls; Sea Swallow, Darby Dieppe Work Fast Five Furlongs BALTIMORE, Md., June 14.— Two colts were definitely withdrawn from Saturdays field in the fifty-fifth Preakness today, but there was a replacement for one of them, when it was revealed that William Helis Adonis would be in the line-up in the 0,000 mile and three-sixteenths test for three-year-olds. The withdrawals were Col. E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream and Bail Bond and these switches just two days before the running of the race, left a prospective field of not more than nine and not less than seven for the richest of Marylands turf offerings. Of great importance to the many thousands who will follow the Preakness. either in person or by newspaper and radio, was the announcement that Al Snider had been selected by trainer Ivan Parke and owner Fred W. Hooper to ride Hoop Jr., the Kentucky Derby winner and likely favorite in the Preakness. Forced to Yield Preakness Mount Eddie Arcaro rode Hoop Jr., when the colt splashed through the mud of Churchill Downs to score in the Derby but Arcaro will be forced to yield the mount in the Preakness because he is to handle Devil Diver for Greentree Stable, his contract employer, in the Suburban Handicap at New York Saturday. Hoop Jr.. and Walter M. Jeffords Pavot, generally considered as the two top candidates in the Preakness, both were on the track this morning but only for exercise gallops, with no attempt at speed. Mrs. P. A. B. Wideners Polynesian had a brisk spin of about three furlongs while Christiana Stables Alexis was also out for a gallop. Charles S. Howards Sea Swallow worked five furlongs in 1:0025 after a half mile in :4635, and Darby Dieppe, owned by Mrs. W. G. Lewis, was timed in 1:01 for a five-eighths spin. The only extended drill was that by The Doge, from the Pentagon Continued on Page Twenty-Seven j Preakness Line-Up May Number Nine Hoop Jr. Will Have Snider In Saddle; Bradley Duo to Pass Jp Richest Renewal Continued from Page One Stable. The Doge went a mile in l:424s with the quarter turned in :24, the half in :4845 and six furlongs in 1:1445. All these Preakness candidates were on the grounds and have been for a couple of days. Only arrival today was Bobanet Stables Bobanet and he is listed as a doubtful. He has worked splendidly in the mornings, but his races have left something to be desired. However, he is a supplementary entry at ,500, and he belongs to R. Bruce Livie of Baltimore, who may want to see his colors in action. Riding assignments were complete with Snider getting the mount on Hoop Jr. George Woolf is slated to handle Pavot, Wayne Wright will be on Polynesian, Ken Scawthorn on Alexis, Johnny Adams on Sea Swallow, Melvin Calvert on Darby Dieppe, Shelby Clark on Bobanet and Johnny Gilbert on The Doge. Of the four stakes which will be presented on the same program with the Preakness, all except the Nursery promised to bring out good sized fields and there seems little dou£t but what the occasion will go down in turf history as one of the top af- . fairs of all time. Two arrivals for the Dixie Handicap were from New England, these being Ber-i Mar Farms Spangled Game and Adelard Lamoureaux Momo Flag while the group j coming on from Delaware Park included j Bobanet Stables Gay Bit, Christiana Stables Megogo and Edgehill Stables He Rolls. Already on hand for the 0,000 mile and three-sixteenths number for the handicap division were Millbrook Stables Alex Barth, Ruth McClanaghans Harford. Charles Turners Bon Jour and W. P. Wethcralls Lord Calvert. Be Faithful to Seek Oaks While Colonel Bradley will not be represented in the Preakness his familiar preen and white hoops will be carried in the 0,000 Pimlico Oaks, at a mile and a six- ■ teenth by Be Faithful. However, the top miss in the group of three-year-old fillies is a homebred, W. L. Branns Gallorette, the heroine of the recent Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. Betty Froehlichs Snow Maid got in from New England for the Oaks and other probables included Christiana Stables Brides Biscuit, Howell E. Jacksons Blue Deck, Rock Hill Farms War Strategy and Col. C. V. Whitneys Recce. Morris Wexlers Lady Gunner and A. C. Bostwicks Scuttleman were the only definite starters in the four and a half furlongs Nursery worth ,000 but that may be swelled to five or six when the entries close tomorrow. The ,000 Jennings Handicap at six furlongs, looms as a real keen contest with a field drawn from Bobanet Stables Sophocles, E. K. Brysons Director J. E., Hilton Dabsons Nances Ace, Edgehill Stables Blue Wings, M. B. Goffs Skytracer, Gustave Rings Hasteville, H. L. Straus New Moon and Morris Wexlers Quien Es. While horses went through final paces and owners and trainers made their plans for the all-star program, everyone in Baltimore is trying to find a friend who has a ticket for a seat. All reservations have been exhausted for weeks but the demands continues and if this is indicative of public interest, the plant will bulge Saturday, despite the fact that the center field will be open immediately to those unable to find space in the regular enclosures.

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