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Shag Tails Gives Eight Detroit Rivals Poundage Dixville, Round n Round, Tis Joe Shifty Sophomores to Turn Back By DON FAIR Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Mich., June 9.— Milton Shag-rins Shag Tails, fleet homebred son of Alsab and Pig Tails, heads a field of nine quick three-year-olds scheduled to clash here tomorrow afternoon in the Industrial Capital Purse. Under the allowance clause of the three-quarters mile feature, the Cleveland, Ohio-owned Shagrin colt will parade postward under the highweight burden of 122 pounds. Jockey Johnny Nazareth, who handled Shag Tails in the Derby Trial and the Kentucky Derby, again will pilot the colt, who undoubtedly will go post-ward favored over his eight rivals. Major opposition for Shag Tails in the sprint probably will be furnished by the G and G Stables Dixville, Mrs. George C. Whites Round n Round, and the Henry Forrest-trained duo, Dr. R. C. Austins Our Emblem and Terrel Brothers Tis Joe. Dixville and Tis Joe each will shoulder 116 pounds, Our Emblem gets in with 113, and Round n Round, 111 pounds. John Stelle, former governor of Illinois, will be repre- Continued on Page Thirty-Five Shag Tails Gives Eight Detroit Rivals Poundage DixYille, Round n Round, Tis Joe Shifty Sophomores to Turn Back Continued from Page One . sented in the Industrial Capital by Busy Fox, 110; Theodore D. Buhls Green Saber, 110; Grace Kosibas Pak, 119, and the Adler and Nanes Quick Tulip, 108 pounds, completes the overnight field. Tommy Barrow, leading rider at the current meeting, is to have the mount on either Dixville or Round n Round, Sherman Armstrong is engaged for Busy Fox, Jerry West will ride Green Saber, and Alfred Popara, who has been showing good saddle form here is to guide Pak. The apprentice allowance was claimed for Quick Tulip and Ray Spencer is to handle that gelding. Trainer Forrest didnt name riders for Our Emblem and Tis Joe when entries were drawn this morning for the, headliner. Shag Tails, mainstay of the Shagrin establishment, is trained by youthful Lloyd Gentry and the colt has been displaying high speed in recent morning trials. Last Saturday, the Alsab-sired colt stepped five-eighths mile in :58% handily, turning in quite the most impressive drill of the day. Shag Tails gave a splendid effort in the Derby Trial, finishing third behind Hill Gail and Arroz after showing early foot and the three-quarters mile distance of the Industrial Capital is expected to prove advantageous. Should Shag Tails race to expectations tomorrow, he probably will be a starter in Arlington Parks Warren Wright Memorial Stakes, June 21. Dixville, a well-conformed son of Little-town and Black Heels, won four of his dozen juvenile engagements and ran second to Little Doc at Churchill Downs on May 14 in the six and one-half furlongs Shively Purse. After shipment to the local course, the G and G colt decisively whipped Mock Battle, Double Blush, Dish of Tea, Busy Fox and others of that class in the three-quarters mile Bay City Purse, stepping along in 1:11% under a 118 pounds weight assignment. Pak, the get of Alquest and Bosonia, raced disappointingly in his initial outing at the present meeting, winding up last in a field of seven starters. Pak, however, appeared to dislike the slow footing prevailing for that race and the Kosiba gelding probably will show to better advantage tomorrow should the track remain fast. Round n Round, a homebred filly, sired by the Kentucky Derby victor, Hoop, Jr., and from Mystery Marvel, a matron who formerly raced impressively at Motor City meetings, may prove troublesome in the Industrial Capital. In her initial outing of the year, May 24, Round n Round finished third to Black Bantam and Busy Fox, then came back to score a game victory over Woe Is Me, Double Blush, Rush Street. Tis, Joe and Our Emblem have shown flashes of good form, Green Saber and Quick Tulip are winners this year while Busy Foxs best performance to date was a second to Black Bantam. Tis Joe, a homebred colt, the get of Ambrose Light and Epinae, may be the best Of the Forrest-conditioned pair for his last race at the Derby oval was an unusually sharp performance, Tis Joe took the top on five rivals in the six and one-half furlongs Jefferson Purse on May 1, then coasted to the wire with a better than two lengths margin.