Mr. Trouble Works Out Impressively: Declare Your Host Out of Preakness, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-16


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Mr. Trouble Works Out Impressively Declare Your Host Out of Preakness Whitney Colt Drills Nine Furlongs in 1 :55% Oyer Sloppy Track at Pimlico By TEDDY COX PIMLICO. Baltimore, Md., May 15. — A trio of "Preakness horses" and a few others that probably will merely furnish window dressing and lace to the greatest of Maryland turf presentations, appeared in the offing this morning, after a mud-packed jaunt around the stabling area and a short critique with the man of many titles, David F. Woods, the Maryland Jockey Clubs astute drum beater. The personable publicity chieftain gave out with the most interesting development, that he was informed last night from the Your Host entourage that the California sensation definitely will not start in the Preakness, the second gem in the "Triple Crown," to be decided here on Saturday at a mile and three-sixteenths. Woods said he could get no further elaboration from his source of information, that it merely said, "Hes out. Period." Following this word, track superintendent Joe Gillen abandoned plans to have a stall ready for the beaten favorite in the Kentucky Derby. * The loss of Your Host does considerable damage to the Preakness field, and is something of a blow to his thousands of California admirers who still, up to this morning, had hopes he would vindicate himself this week-end. Main Contenders Thus, the main contenders simmer down to Christopher T. Chenerys Hill Prince, King Ranchs Middleground, and Cornelius VanderbilL Whitneys Mr. Trouble. Those who may, or may not, serve in the capacity of fitting backdrops for the 74th running of this traditional event, are Mrs. Andrew Schuttingers Ferd, Mrs. James Carsons Kinsman, Sylvester W. Labrot, Jr.s Arcave, Mrs. William H. Labrots Balkan, C. V. Whitneys Dooly mud only, and either Brookmeade Stables Sunglow or Greek Ship. Hill Prince is due to arrive here from New York tomorrow morning, while Mr. Trouble, who came here via Laurel Park, immediately after the Derby, is on hand and engaged in an exceedingly impressive triarthis morning. It was raining cats and dogs at this old plant when the handsome colt came on the very sloppy track for a-mile and one-eighth spin. He was galloped around the track once and then broke off at the finish line. His fractions for the distance were :24, :48%, 1:14%, 1:41% and 1:55%. " Trainer Sylvester Veitch supervised the move and was extremely pleased. It is no secret that the gentleman was not in the least happy about the ride Mr. Trouble received in the Derby, with all due respect to Doug Dodson, who now is confined in a New York hospital undergoing treatment after a bad spill. Brooks to Ride Mr. Trouble Steve Brooks, first-string rider for the Calumet Farm, which, incidentally will not be represented in the Preakness, is to be here to handle Mr. Trouble. Veitch, like most other trainers preparing their charges for important tests, refuses to take anything from his most formidable challengers; in this case, Middleground and Hill Prince. "They beat us in the Derby and before we can work up too much confidence weve got them to beat in the Preakness," Veitch said. The general tone of his. conversation, however, was that of a man with an ace up his sleeve and ready to play the blue chips. Presently it would seem that Hill Prince will be the favorite for the Preakness, with secondary support being split between Mid-dlegroundt and Mr. Trouble. The other eligibles are being discounted. It was apparent from the wagering "in the Withers Saturday at Belmont Park that most turf patrons refused to accept Eddie Arcaros statement that Hill Prince did not have any excuses in the Kentucky Derby, in contrast to the opinion shared by virtually every turf writer in the press box at Churchill Downs that the colt did suffer from interference during the running. Conversely, they installed the Chenery racer as favorite over Middleground and this confidence proved to be justified. In view of the Withers, there seems to be little reason why Hill Prince should not once again reign as the public choice in the Preakness. BELMONT PARK. Elmont, L X, N. Y., . May 15. — Following the withdrawal of Your Host from the Withers Saturday, because the stable could not obtain a "satisfactory" jockey to ride him, came the announcement today that the California colt will be an absentee also from the Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday. "There is nothing wrong with Your Host, but we wont send him to Pimlico," trainer Continued on Page Forty Mr. Trouble in Impressive Workout for Preakness Continued from Page Five Harry Daniels said here today. "Hell stay at Belmont and hell race here one of these days." Although lacking information, reports persist that the California colt went slightly amiss in a foreleg. In addition to the Withers, Your Host was nominated for the Peter Pan Handicap on June 3, and the Belmont Stakes on June 10.

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