Judges Stand: East Meets West in Black-Eyed Susan; Preakness Preps Unique Conditions; Count Fleet Bids for More Sire Honors; Campbell Has High Opinion of Tom Fool, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-10


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JUDGES STAND 1 By Charles Hatton East Meets West in BlackEyed Susan Preakness Preps Unique Conditions Count Fleet Bids for More Sire Honors Campbell Has High Opinion of Tom Fool FoolPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 9 9This This lovely old course is enjoying one of its most prosperous spring meets with business up approximately 17 per cent and if The Maryland Jockey Club has any luck in the weather the BlackEyed Susan will at ¬ tract one of the largest crowds of the spring season hereabout Only five paid 100 to pass the entry box in this 20000 Filly Preakness But these include the two out ¬ standing candidates for the 1952 threeyear old filly title developed thus far this year in the Wests Real Delight and the Easts Parading Lady And their encounter prom ¬ ises a race worth going many miles to see There is a theory in some quarters that Real Delight may be better even than her stable mate Hill Gail just as Twilight Tear ul ¬ timately proved better than the Derby winner Pensive some years ago We would not know about that but we have seen her overcome difficulties in her races like a very genuine filly and she has the dash to run on the pace or come from behind Par ¬ ading Lady we know only by reputation and it is very good She is a New Orleans Fair Grounds development Oh Leo beat her going a mile and a sixteenth at Tony Pelleteris meet but it is doubtful if he can do it now Strange as it may seem in view of the fact they now are championship candidates few ever heard of Real Delight or Parading Lary as twoyearolds Par ¬ ading Lady ran only three times unsuccessfully as a twoyear old and the rheumatic Real Delight did not start at all last season Among other things this illustrates the futility of at ¬ tempting to guess threeyearold champions on twoyearold form Whether Parading Lady beats Real Delight or vice versa in the BlackEyed Susan Leslie Combs H is one man who cant lose For he will offer the only Bull Leas to be sold at Keene land this summer to our latest accounts and Parading Ladys sire Bernborough stands at his Spendthrift Farm In the event that FagaLa Dinewisely or En Fleur beats both of the stakes winners comparatively few people will win And Pimlico racing remarkakbly f ormful up to now will have developed one of the major upsets of the Maryland season seasonThe The Preakness Prep here on Monday will show several of the probables for next weekends Bun for the Black Eyed Susans The Prep is at a mile and a furlong for 10000 added and bears the same relationship to the Preakness the Withers does to the Belmont and the Trial to the Derby Except that not many of the classic colts are in need of a race at this particular time of year and Alerted beat Bold in a small field for the 1951 inaugural of the Prep Gus Smiths Handsome Teddy is expected to start Monday and possibly will be opposed by Jampol who was narrowly beaten by the Flushing H colt in the Chesa ¬ peake Arroz also is expected to be a starter This will be the first running of the Preakness Prep as a stakes event which assures horsemen shipping here in the hope of run ¬ ning a candidate once over the track before the Preakness that the race will be carded The race has some unique conditions It costs 20 to nominate and closed April 15 with eight eligibles Additionally all starters in the Ken ¬ tucky Derby and all candidates for the Preakness auto ¬ matically become eligible upon payment of 20 subscrip ¬ tion 45 to pass the entry box and 75 to start The original nominees may pass the entry box for 25 Jouett Shouses filly Cinda is best known of those nominated in the regular way but she is not expected to be a starter Her connections appear content to sprint the daughter of Occupy OccupyCount Count Fleet is the only Preakness winner now at stud who seems likely to be represented in the field for the seventysixth running of the stake and he may have two starters in Sub Fleet and Count Flame Both rah surprisingly well in the Derby con ¬ founding those who thought the Dixiana colt short and the Amiel colt long And both seem to have improved from two to three as County Delight Counterpoint Count Turf and Kiss Me Kate did When he climbed off offvSub vSub Fleet after the Derby Steve Brooks made the fairly obvious observation that If he keeps on improving no horse is going to beat him Ben Jones has been complimented on all sides for his astute handling of Hill Gail this season and we are sure he richly deserves every word of praise By the same token we do not think too much can be said for Jack Hodgins skillful handling of Sub Fleet who sometimes remembers that he is a grandson of Mata Hari and can be difficult Hodgins has been a member of the turf fra ¬ ternity since 1908 when at the age of 14 his birthday is New Years he was employed by Bob Allan as an exercise boy The lad from Illinois was rather growthy however became too heavy to ride and for many years served as assistant starter on Ken ¬ tucky tracks Hodgins saddled his first winner in 1915 has been associated with Dixiana since 1939 1939Turf Turf ana In case you have wondered about it Arroz is Spanish for rice Charley Slow and Easy Martin brought Real Delight here Used to rub Coaltown and Be ¬ witch now devotes his talents to Bubbley It long has been a question whether Coaltowns grandam Slow and Easy was named for him or the reverse Wopdchucks ihreeyearold brother Huntsville is a recent Pimlico grad It is said 20000 was rejected for him when Wood chuck was exciting bids of 100000 Major General Reckord is amdng the first on the job at Pimlico these mornings Commenting on the Primary a somewhat flippant scribe noted It was objected that Senator Joe bore to the left If Hill Gail wins the Preakness Ed ¬ die Arcaro will be the first to boot three straight in the Maryland classic Humphrey Finney advises that the American Thoroughbred Breeders Association director ¬ ate meets Belmont Eve on the merger with the National Association of Thoroughbred Breeders Vaughn Flan nerys paintings of scenes about the old clubhouse en ¬ hance the decor of that ancient structure They grew out of sketches of the building when it was proposed to move it piece by piece to Laurel The auxiliary gate for the Derby field was shipped all the way from Chicago E P Taylors 1951 Kings Plate winner Major Factor is racing here as a gelding for 3500 But one must ad ¬ mire Taylors determination to test his Canadians against the produce of U S studs SyF Veitch attended school at nearby Mt Washington port of entry for Preakness candidates J B Campbell considers Tom Fool the class of the threeyearolds as far as he goes which has not been fully determined

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