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Six Oppose Ocean Wave In Arlington Headliner Meets Drollon, Four Deep and Sun Flower at Seven Furlongs HOMEWOOD, 111., June 28. — Calumet Farms Ocean Wave, who returned to competition this spring after having been inactive since the spring of 1943, heads a field of seven scheduled to meet in the Sealeggy Purse at Washington Park tomorrow. The race is to be contested over seven furlongs and it tops a splendid off-day program. Ocean Wave, who competed against some of the better three-year-olds two seasons ago, sustained an injury that kept him on the sidelines until this spring, when he won a sprint race in New York. He is eligible for the 5,000 Equipoise Mile next Wednesday and where he stands in relation to that race may be determined by his show ing in tomorrows feature. The Calumet Farm five-year-old will not be up against real topnotchers tomorrow, but he will face horses who may give him a lively argument. Among them is Drollon, a six-year-old in the stable of Jake Low- l enstein. Drollon scored a one-sided victory in an overnight race here several days ago and if he runs back to that performance it may take a lot of serious running to beat him. Others in the Sealeggy Purse are Four Deep, Sun Flower, Gay Fianka, K. Cup i Cake, and Valdina Maiden. Under the conditions of tomorrows fea-; ture Ocean Wave must shoulder 119 pounds ; and at that figure will concede from three j to 13 pounds to his rivals. The two secondary features tomorrow are I the two divisions of the Purchase Purse : at six furlongs. The first division will be offered as the third race and the second as the seventh. In the first division is Leo Caillouettes ; Arlington Classic eligible Joes Choice, who j will oppose such horses as Whyso, Artillerist, In the Bag, Commiseration and Cracks. ! A Classic nominee in the second division is , Herbert M. Woolf s Expediter, who will ; tackle Jesting Fox, Joe Spagat. Silvery Moon, Limestone, Buck Road and Day.