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Ten Starters Likely For Massachusetts I Mameluke, One Hitter Seen Starting Highweights for Suffolks Wednesday Stake • By AVERY BROWN Staff Correspondent SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 7. — National interest will be focused on Suffolk Downs come Wednesday and rightfully so as the Eastern Racing Association plays host to the top handicap horses in the East. The event is the eighteenth running of the Massachusetts Handicap, a mile and quarter test with a purse of 5,000 added to be divided between the first four finishers. At this time there is certain to be 10 starters in the big race of the Massachusetts season and the possibility of four others coming here appears very bright. C. V. Whitneys Mameluke and Greentree Stables One Hitter have signified their intentions oh starting in the Massachusetts and they are the highweights of the field as committed at this time. Each is to carry 116 pounds. Of the original list of nominations, William Helis, Jr.s Spartan Valor was declared and hence was not assigned any weight which was sure to be the top impost of the line-up. Next, on the list are George D. Wideners Battlefield and Rokeby Stables County Delight at 122 pounds. According to latest word received here, Battlefield will not make the jaunt from the Widener farm, where he rests between his engagements. Jim Ryan, trainer of County Delight, has not yet decided whether or not to accept the issue with his charge. Two others weighted higher than Mameluke and One Hitter are Addison Stables Arise at 120 and Brookmeade Stables Greek Ship at 117. Both are doubtful, but not defnitely out of the picture at this time. Another doubtful starter with a chance to meet the issue is Charfran Stables Crafty Admiral. The latest from trainer Bob Odom is not exactly discouraging from a local standpoint. Judge John C. Pappas, president of Suffolk Downs, talked with Odom when in New York on Friday to attend the presentation of the annual Horse of the Year award to C. V. Whitney for his Counterpoint by J. Samuel Perlman, publisher of this newspaper, and the Judge brought back word that Crafty Admirals connections are considering shipping here. If they decide favorably, the Fighting Fox colt will be on the grounds by Monday. Sarge Swenke called racing secretary Eb Pons Friday evening to announce that L. G. Robinsons Argentine-bred Chat Noir II. is being shipped here for the Massachusetts and that he had engaged Charley Burr to ride the six-year-old gelding. One of the first definitely to be com-- mitted to the big race is Hampton Stables Alerted. The Bull Lea colt is owned by Frank Stout of nearby Maiden, Mass., and the automobile agency owner has been at . the track daily expressing his hopes of . witnessing his star take down the big . money in the Massachusetts. From a local . standpoint, Alerted will be somewhat of a . sentimental favorite with the New England . patrons. Another invader slated to arrive here for the race over the week-end is Mrs. E. H. Ellison, Jr.s Sun Bahram. The six-year-old son of Bahram is vanning in from Delaware Park on Sunday. A quartet of Suffolk Downs regulars are , pointing for the race and the connections ; of each have declared they are defnite ; starters, barring some unforeseen accident. They are Cobbles Stables Abstract, Cherry Oca Stables Tio Ciro, T. W. Smiths Simms • and Little Step, owned by the partnership : of Putriment, Caval and Chmura.