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► _ 4 j, _ , % - , Eight Seeking Peabody Prep Honors Sam E, Wilson, Jr. To Start Red Ace Texans Homebred Has Four Wins to His CreditThis Year; Routers in Beecher Purse LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., May 25. — Eight three-year-olds who are candidates for the 5,000 Peabody Memorial Stakes on. Memorial Day next Monday, will engage in a preliminary contest entitled the Peabody Prep, feature attraction on the Lincoln Fields program Wednesday. The distance of the ,000 Prep is a mile and one-sixteenth, or 110 yards shorter than the nine furlongs of the Peabody itself. Red Ace, owned by Sam E. Wilson Jr., of Corpus Christi, goes into the Prep a winner of four races this year. A gelding by Ace Admiral, out of the Bull Dog mare, Our Bunny, Red Ace is one of the first horses bred by Wilson since he entered the sport a few years ago. The Texans colors have already been victorious at this meeting, his two-year-old colt, Top Traffic, also a homebred, having won a division of the Joliet Stakes last Saturday. Opponents of the Wilson gelding in the mid-week feature will be Ned W. Brents Poco Reto, A. B. Karls Tyner, James Padgetts Eighty-Nine, M. H. VanBergs Endon, - Buddah Stables Wishbone H. Dr. S. A. Palutsis Thunderbird and Rebel-Stables Super Devil, the latter two an entry trained by Milton Resseguet, of New Orleans. Thunderbird, an Illinois-bred, finished second to Colonel Fru in a division of the Steger Purse at Lincoln Fields last Saturday. Red Ace finished third in that race. Ran Fifth in First Lincoln Start Eighty-Nine, in his first local appearance, finished fifth to the filly Swivel Hips, in the second division of the Steger last Saturday. Poco Reto, an early foal of an old Chicago favorite, Tiger Rebel, has won two races this year. Endon also is a winner of two. Tyners two recent victories were so impressive his owner was encouraged to nominate him for the Peabody and his performance in the Prep may determine his status for Lincoln Fields traditional Memorial Day feature against such formidable foes as Walmac Farms Hasseyampa, and others. Wishbone H. is still a maiden. In a division of the Peotone Purse on Monday he made the pace to the stretch, where he relinquished the lead to Uncased and was also passed by Rubes Folly, but the Buddah Stable colt came again in the final run and finished third with a fair margin over the fourth horse, Golden King. Wednesdays secondary feature on the nine-race program is the Beecher Purse, also at a mile and one -sixteenth, for which eight good middle distance runners, aged four years and older, were named. The Beecher field includes K. R. Martin and W. H. McKinneys Night Phara, Walmac Farms Adams Off Ox, Hasty House Farms Seaward, Denis J. Gleesons Chombro, Sam E. Wilsons Pick and Play, H. C. Fruehauf s Bumper Crop, Mrs. H. L. Nathensons Force of Arms and Mrs. Thelma Otts Morbihan. SUPER DEVIL — The Rebel Stable colt is a scheduled starter in the Peabody Prep at Lincoln Fields today.