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, — , Add Two Probables To Massachusetts One Hitter and Lights Up Will Make Trip to Suffolk For Wednesdays Handicap By CHARLES HATTON SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 8. — The connections of Americas leading handicap performers today were studying handicapper Eb Pons weight assignments ~f or Wednesdays, renewal of the climactic Massachusetts Handicap here at Suffolk Downs, and One Hitter and Lights Up already are acceptances. Trainer John Graver, of Greentree Stable, sent word that the 1950 Pimlico Special winner will arrive from Belmont Park on Sunday morning, and trainer Bert Mulhollana" of George Wideners Erdenheim string indicated that Lights Up will van in Monday morning. It also was learned that if the track is "off" for Saturdays .Sussex, at Delaware Park and Don-Ross Cochise is declared he will be shipped here to attempt duplicating his 1950 success in the Bay States coveted mile and a quarter event. These plans were the most noteworthy developments since the release of the weights late yesterday. The feature here tomorrow is the ,000 Constitution Handicap for three-year-olds and while one of the entrants Pictus, also is a nominee for the Massachusetts Handicap, there doesnt seem to be the remotest posibility he will fill the latter engagement. Bernie Moose, Abstract and Tilenny appear the stoutest of the local campaigners that are eligible for the big race. Oil Capitol Works Mile Mrs. Harry Trotseks Oil Capitol entertained the raUbirds this morning, when he had a distance tightener for Wednesdays attraction. The gray four-year-old went a mile on a fast surface in 1:43%, and was only breezing. Since he appeared in the Suburban on Memorial Day it would seem he is fit enough if he is good enough. Oil Capitols was the only work for the race here this morning. While the field for the mid-weeks 5,-000 event was beginning to assume more definite shape, entries were drawn for the match race between apprentices Borge-menke and Burr, which is one of the extra attractions on the card. My Ruthie and Moose Pone are to be their mounts and the boys will toss a coin to determine who will ride what horse. Off the form it is also a toss-up which of these performers is the faster, to use the term rather loosely. All of which makes the affair more sporting. Of course this match race will be betless. The stake is a handsome set of white luggage. One change has been announced in the Massachusetts Handicap day program. A dressage exhibition was supposed to be among the classes in the horse show, but instead there will be an exhibition of trick riding. The performers are the Mallory Brothers, who are billed as the tumbleweed tricksters. Their repertoire includes riding while standing in the saddle and playing harmonicas, things of that sort. We are told they are highly entertaining.