Dooly Nips Kinsman in Preakness Prep: Witney Colt Gets Nod in Last Stride at Pimlico Culmone Stars in Saddle, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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. 1 adaMalMslsWsi i£ffaifc/,l ► Dooly N ips Kinsman In Preakness Prep Whitney Colt Gets Nod in Last Stride at Pimlico; Culmone Stars in Saddle BULLETIN PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 15 Apprentice Joe Culmone, who came from the New Jersey circuit last Monday to boot home three winners on the Pimlico program, bettered that mark this afternoon when he rode four of his mounts to victory. PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 15.— The sporting Maryland Jockey Club scheduled the counterpart of the Derby Trial by featuring the Preakness Prep Purse here this afternoon and, like the Churchill Downs event, it didnt prove a thing, other than furnishing the .8,698 patrons who attended with a stirring, betless race. Winner of the mile and a furlong fray that was fashioned for Preakness eligibles was Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitneys Dooly, who is no more than a sparring partner for Mr. Trouble, the stables main hope for Saturdays classic event. Just a whit farther away came Mrs. James Carsons Kinsman, who had a two-length advantage over the only other starter in the field, Sylvester W. Labrot, Jr.s, homebred, Arcave. Because of the size of the field, it was decided to allow the race to be contested without betting, even though, as a sporting gesture, a ,000 purse was put on the line. Had there been wagering, Dooly probably would have been the outsider, with Kinsman the choice. All May Start Saturday Dooly, a chestnut son of Eight Thirty — Dipsy Doodle, raced the distance over the sloppy track in 1:53%. Fractions were :24, :48, 1:12% and 1:40. Jimmy Lynch handled the reins and the weight was 112 pounds. All three in the Prep showed reasonably good form in the going, enough, as a matter of fact, to give their connections a faint hope for the Preakness, in which they probably will start. Dooly; of course, would require an "off" track. Starter Eddie Blind lost little time in sending the abbreviated field on its way, and Arcave immediately opened a wide advantage, with Kinsman picking up the chase and Dooly trailing. This order was maintained around the clubhouse turn and halfway down the backstretch, where Kinsman found his best stride and began to close the gap. Lynch, on Dooly, remained still in the saddle. Around the far turn Kinsman "appeared to have dead aim on the lead, and by the time they reached the stretch he was Arcaves master, but Dooly, who had played possum, had swung to the outside with a quick bid and steadily pared down the advantage. Nearing the sixteenth pole he came abreast of the leader, and it was in the very last jump that he showed his nose to the fore. Dooly was sent to Churchill Downs for the Derby and was a starter. He finished eleventh, beaten some 19 lengths, and this, .it was believed, put him out of the picture so far as the three-year-bid classics were concerned. His effort was greatly improved today, but against vastly inferior opposition. JOCKEY J. CULMONE— Was astride four winners on yesterdays Pimlico program.

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