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Hammond Purse Tests Arab Actress Speedy Filly Faces Quintet at Lincoln Finishes Second to Pomace In La Salle; Mid Century And The Eagle Main Threats LINCOLN FIELDS, Crete, 111., June 8. Mrs. Henry j.Damms four-year-old homebred filly, Arab Actress, one of the best of her year, heads a small but classy field of six which has been named for the one mile Hammond Purse, feature attraction on Wednesdays mid-week program at Lincoln Fields. The Hammond carries apurse of ,000. All of those named to start are prospective candidates for the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap on June 19. Arab Actress, chestnut daughter of "Burg-El-Arab Center Stage, by Bull Dog, was one of the top fillies among last seasons three-year-olds. She won the Cleopatra and Misty. Isle handicaps and placed in seven other stakes. The Indianapolis-owned filly began the 1954 season with a handy win at six furlongs at Churchill Downs on April 28. Her next start was in the La Salle Handicap here at Lincoln Fields on May 29, when she finished a hard-running second to Hasty House Farms good sprinter, Pomace. The daughter of Burg -El-Arab, the latter the most prolific son of the extremely fast Boojum, is a gem of consistency, almost always putting forth a good effort in her races and her morning trials. She gets in the Hammond with 111 pounds and will be ridden by W. M. Cook. In this Wednesday feature she faces five male opponents, including the following: Mrs. H. L. Na then-sons Force of ArmsTllO; H. C. Fruehaufs The Eagle, 110; Emerald Isle Hotel Stables Mid Century, 119; Jacnot Stables Amphi-blen, 116; Buddah Stables Dance Using, 110. Winner in Florida - The Eagle, a six-year-old bay gelding bred by Mrs. Dodge Sloans Brookmeade Stable in Virginia, won two of his six starts this year before coming to Lincoln Fields. One of these wins was at Hialeah in January, the other at Gulfstream Park in March. Last year the son of Grand Ad- miral LOiseau won four races, placed in- 10 others, and earned 0,605. The top weight of the Hammond field, Mid Century, who races for the Emerald Isle Hotel Stable of Charles Henry, won three races this season. In a rather heavy campaign of 31 races last year, he was successful in five and also placed in six others. The four-year-old colt, by Reaping Reward, out of Mideau, will have John Heckmann on his back. The six-year-old bay stallion, Amphi-blen, racing for O. T. and J. R. Hogans Jacnot Stable, of Chicago, has won two races this season, which betters his 1953 record. He will have Douglas Dpdson in the irons. Amphiblen is definitely pointing for the 0,000 Lincoln Handicap. The four-year-old gelding, Force of Arms, and the five-year-old stallion, Dance Nsing, each has started five times this year without winning, although the latter finished third to Seaward and Lion here on June 1 and was similarly placed behind Screemin Jack at Churchill Downs on May 3. Force of Arms started three times at this meeting, his best effort b.eing fourth to Seaward in the race previously mentioned. Dance Nsing won twice last year, and at three won the Peabody Prep and was second to Gushing Oil in the Peabody Memorial.