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Cross Ring Heads Field In Fairmount Park Event Holman Campaigner Vies With Reticule and Hen Sprig Today By PAT CAUDILL Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, 111., June 1. — Cross Ring, owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Holman, who gave a sparkling performance to finish only a head behind » Phantom Sea in the Fairmount Park Handicap, heads the field of seven sprinters to contest the five and one-half furlongs feature of tomorrow night. This event has been named for the K. O. Koverly Mural s Room and offers a purse of ,300. Reticule, racing for E. H. Lane and trained by Lyo Lee, who also conditions Phantom Sea, will furnish plenty of com-, petition for Cross Ring, as this filly has a keen burst of early speed as displayed on Memorial Day, when she topped such as Aunt Jayne Z. to within the stretch in the featured Syd. E. Wilkinson Purse. Both Cross Ring and Reticule will carry light-weights of 103 pounds, this being due to each of them being three-year-olds, as is Fussy C. J., who is owned by A. Valter and • appears a strong threat for his initial outing here. Fussy C. J. gained a victory at Sportsmans Park over Cross Ring and should add to making tomorrow nights headliner a top-notch thriller. Hen Sprig, owned by the Verde Stock Farm, will come in for a goodly share of support from the wagering fans, and this *mare will carry 109 pounds, which is the same burden that W. M. Wells Winning .Hand and E. Schrpeders Harry-Lou will be carrying. Mrs. E. Mucklers Harvest Time, a recent arrival from Chicago, will complete the field and this racer gets in with 104 pounds. A well-balanced card of nine races has been arranged by racing secretary John J. Klucina with a field of seven sophomores "■supporting the feature as the sixth race. Designed for three-year-olds entered for a claiming price of ,500, the field drew sev-eral shifty speedsters such as J. H. Nails Hombre Bay, E. F. Morans Earl Jr., Dan Hardys Fast Donna and. R. D. Smiths Reason Why. The event will start from the six-furlong chute and offers a purse of 1,100. ! Two events at one mile and one-sixteenth have been carded, one as the fifth and the other as the nightcap. The latter is for ,000 claimers with the fifth race drawing a field of seven evenly-matched performers entering for ,500. Of this group, A. J. Horn and R. P. Crows Rala appears best, with such as L. McPhersons Gay Countess, and H. P. Tripletts Easy Homer certain to make it good entertainment. The first race will go postward at the usual 8:30 p. m. starting time.