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. Connors Corner By "CHUCK" CONNORS Chief of Chart Correspondents 1 BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 9. — Heres a tip for you handicappers, amateur or profession, for that matter. Take Take off off a a few lew hours hours Take Take off off a a few lew hours hours and go through the Experimental Handicap weights as compiled and released by Jack Campbell, way back last January. Sure you will find some interesting data in that group of figures, and a tip-off on many a three-year-old race run this year. Now lets take take the the first first three- . take take the the first first three- three-year-old stake run this 1950 season. That would be the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita. Your Host won it with 126 and was also tops of those in the field in Campbells ratings with 118 in the Experimental. Next is the Bahamas at Hialeah Park on February 4. The winner, Theory, weight 124 pounds. In the Experimental he was assigned 122 . . Now Jump back from Hialeah to Santa Anita to pick up the Santa Anita Derby. The highest weight from the Experimental that started was Your Host, who proved the winner. The Everglades back at Hialeah February 22 is another example. Oil Capitol was 124 in the Experimental and Theory 122. They were weighted alike in the Everglades Handicap and finished one, two, with Theory two lengths back of the winner. The Flamingo was Oil Capitols, the Louisiana Derby was Greek Ships, 120 in the Experimental and tops of those at New Orleans and the Kentucky Derby, well the two top weights, Middle-ground and Hill Prince, 126 arid 124, respectively in the Experimental, finished one-two. Thats what could be called a pretty fair piece of country handicapping turned out four to five months before the running of the first jewel in the coveted "Triple Crown." Your Host, owned by William Goetz, arrived this morning in charge of trainer Harry Daniels. The Califomia-bred may be a starter in the Withers — it all depends ...Owner Goetz was an early morning visitor and, accompanied by Ray Bell, inspected his colt after his arrival. His sole excuse for the Derby was that the distance was too long this year for Your Host.... Jack Boylan, who has charge of the admission department at Tropical and Sunshine Parks, will be released from the hospital the latter part of this week. He will face the world minus one kidney from now on . . .Note to trainers: Stay away from the wailing wall. Jack Campbell has a set of embroidered crying towels. Paul Lowry and Petto Bernard are not giving up on Your Host. They arrived Monday from Derby-town to chronicle the Calif ornia-breds further efforts in the East for their respective papers in Los Angeles. . .Johnny Theall is improving steadily at Aqueduct from his long illness and later this summer plans a more active part in the training and racing of the Joe W. Brown horses. . .Master Bill Boland was a happy kid on Saturday but, take a tip from me, no happier than his bosses. Bob Kleberg and Max Hirsch. Trainer Harris Brown reported that Renown II., owned by T. C. Christopher, had bowed and would be an absentee for a long time . . Donald Perigoy, accompanied by Mrs. Perigoy, arrived today for a vacation. He trained Honeymoon here last summer for racing engagements . . . Joe Donoghue will plane out for England on Sunday. He will witness the running of the English Derby, rooting for Prince Simon, owned by William Woodward... Of peculiar interest in the future betting on the English Derby is that five of the first seven choices are either French or American-bred. . .William Helis, fully recovered from his recent illness, braved the crowds and was on hand during the afternoon. Palestinian, owned by Isidore Bieber, has a small knot on his tendon which forced Hirsch Jacobs to retire him for the time being. ..Jack Barshack dropped in during the afternoon to say "hello" to everyone... Lee Olwell, who in off moments, that is when racing is not held at Belmont Park, does public relations for various corporations, gave the place the once over during the afternoon. . .Marshall CassMy is seriously toying with the idea of flying to Epsom Downs to witness the Derby... Arts Mona, who won the Kentucky Oaks at Louisville, is here. Her main objective is the Coaching Club Oaks... Middleground, who is Texas little darling In charge of his retinue of grooms, arrived from Louisville and was given an extra carrot for his performance in the Derby ...Skiddy von Stade, who presides at Saratoga, has on file a bunch of applica- f * T- H .- Clifford Mooers, who owns Old Rockport and others. Mooers has several decorations earned in the first World War for flying a few crates, which were erroneously named airplanes. The selections for tomorrow afternoon as compiled by the board of strategy are as foUows: REVEILLE in the fifth, NEXT MOVE in the sixth and PELLI- "" »- ■■ .