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Whirla Lea Vies With Miss Break Trotsek to Send Out Trio In Princess Lygia, Bloom, Oil Princess at Homewood By J. J. MURPHY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., June 8.— The largest field of the Chicago season to date has been named to contest the 0,000 added Miss America Stakes here tomorrow. Eighteen two -year -old fillies are entered for the five-furlong sprint with three of the nominees due to race as an entry, although they are the property of different owners. The trio is trained by Harry Trotsek and include Princess Lygia, a very easy victress in her only appearance here and owned by Mrs. Trotsek; Oil Princess, from the stable of Tom Gray, and Bloom, owned by Mrs. L. J. Hermann. Ken Church, contract jockey for Trotsek, has been named on Princess Lygia, giving an indication that the miss is regarded as the best of the three. The post of favoritism may rest between P. A. B. Wideners Miss Break and C. W. Winters Whirla Lea unless strong fol-lowings develop for Amour Amour, who has never started, but has been working in clever style, or Swell Dish, only stakes winner in the band. Swell Dish, owned by Mrs. F. Sharpe and Mrs. R. Mullen, Jr., was winner of the Debutante Stakes at New Orleans, and finished third in the Rancocas Stakes at Garden State. She was, however, well trounced by Whirla Lea and Miss Break last Saturday. Miss Break was a heavily played favorite in that allowance race, but was beaten one length by Whirla Lea, who led all, the, way in the five-furlong dash. Miss Break was four lengths in front of Swell Dish at the conclusion. Bettered Mark for Stake Whirla Lea looked very good in winning the aforementioned event. Her time of :58% bettered that of any mark yet set for the running of the Miss America Stakes. Juliets Nurse, last year winner, ran in :58% for the previous high standard. Incidentally, Juliets Nurse, like Swell Dish, was. winner of the New Orleans Debutant. Whirla Lea will have Johnny Adams, leading rider at this meeting, in the saddle, while Robert Baird will be up on Miss Break. Two fillies, who were back of Whirla Lea, Miss Break and Swell Dish, last out, are in the field. They are E. W. Fergusons Little Snow and Willie Crumps Flying Delia. The latter was- quite well regarded in the race, going postward a shorter price than Whirla Lea. The ease with which Princess Lygia, making her first start, conquered her opposition reveals her as a potent fac- Continued on Page Thirty-Seven Eighteen Juvenile Fillies In Miss America Stakes . Whirla Lea, Miss Break to Vie With Trotseks Triple Entry Continued from Page One tor and her time of :58% was most impressive. The Trotsek miss won with speed in reserve. Swell Dish, winner of three races, is all alone as the top weight of the field, carrying 122 pounds. She has drawn the unfavorable No. 17 post position, which, on this mile and an eighth track, is quite close to the turn. Whirla Lea is on the extreme outside, and Amour Amour, third from outside. Princess Lygia will break from the favorable No. 4 position, with Miss Break in No. 5 stall. The rail position -has been drawn by Broadmoor Farms Free For Me, who was second to Recover in the first division of the Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland. In the second half of the Lafayette, Miss Break was fifth in the race, which was won by Crownlet, who defeated the Bashford Manor winner, Red Curtice. Amour Amour, who will represent Mrs. Leslie Combs, has been showing up very rell in morning workouts and will be steered by Paul Bailey. Others in the large band are Elaine Ruth, in from River Downs for the race; Dear Lillian, who recently ran eleventh in a race in which Bloom was third and Little Snow fourth; Ever Bright, who will be ridden by Gerald Porch; Hardnt Orter, with Wendell Eads aboard; Fancy Step, who was second to Swell Dish in the New Orleans Debutante, and Hi-Decker, with Job Jessop up, and Miss Jato, to be piloted by Doug Dodson. , This will be the fourth running of the Miss-America since it was split off from the Joliet Stakes as an event exclusively for fillies. Miss Sal K. was the first winner and was steered by George South. Miss Stephanie, with" Willie Garner up, won the second running, and Juliets Nurse, Church aboard, won last year.