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Seventh Tribe Is Seeking Repeat Win at Fairmount Engages Flying Trinity, Glenn K. In Featured Granite City Purse By C. A. LINDEMAN Staff Correspondent FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, HI., May 25. — Sprinters will again hold the spotlight Wednesday night when eight of the middle class claimers meet at six furlongs in the Granite City Purse. The track now is in a muddy condition from recent rains and, an "off" track is almost a certainty. For the most part, the eight-horse field is made up of horses that have been seen in action one or more times so far and several have annexed winning bracked* Heading the field for the feature is Seventh Tribe, from the stable of L. Weck-werth, who was returned the winner of his only start of the meeting, when he accounted for the Tri-City Purse* a six-furlongs dash, last Friday night. The six-year-old son of Tamil was much the best of that field of sprinters and-registered by two and a half lengths in the good time of 1:11% with 116 pounds up. The Weckwerth speedster Has plenty of early foot and, although he will pick up three pounds off his recent win, he should be the one they will have to beat if they are to take down the major share of the ,800 purse offered on the Granite City. • . Flying Trinity, also a winner here in his last outing under the silks of Seymour Snelling, looms as the main threat to Seventh Tribe off his winning race in which he equaled the track record of 1:10%. The Snelling sprinter came from behind to take that race and, from the way he finished, he appeared to have plenty left. The Snelling threat will pick up five pounds off that winning race and will have 119 up. Another recent winner here is the C. B. Sanders six-year-old horse Glenn K, which won here early in the meeting in a six-furlongs sprint that was run in 1:11% with 114 pounds up. Glenn K. has a lot of early foot and may be able to keep up to become a real menace for the top money. Rounding out the field for the Wednesday night feature are, Little Bookie, owned by the Bell Acres Farm Stable; McBezzill, from the Salerno and Decker Stable; Mister Plucky, locally owned by J. W. Norwine; Castelle Bell II. and Barbie B., from the A. P. Hensley Stable. Trainer L. Becker loaded the four horses, Who Knows, Tommy Alan, Four Forty, Bustle Babe and My Proposal and vanned them to Hollywood. The horses are the property of the Arizona sportsman, J. Gilbert. W. W. Daum has taken over the training of the J. and S. Hanover stable replacing O. A. Sackett. J. L. Cooper checked infrom Fort Miami, Ohio, with an eight-horse stable owned by H. B. Mershon. The stable has seven three-year-olds in it. William R. Taylor arrived from the recent Fonner Park meeting with the four horses, Marji Mack, Miss Trust, Isla and Post Delivery. Owner-trainer C. F. Davis checked in with the one-horse stable Sadalu. He- is stabled at Cahokia Downs. The two horses Rastrol and Miss Curling the property of Z. Q. Harper were unloaded at Cahokia Downs this week end. They are trained by G. E. Baker.