Field Narrowing for California: Six or Seven Eye 00,000 Fixture; Swaps, Determine Seen in Sparking Trials, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-09


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. _____ —4 Field Narrowing For Californian Six or Seven Eye 00,000 Fixture; Swaps, Determine Seen in Sparkling Trials HOLLYWOOD PARK, Inglewood, Calif., June 8. — The prospective field for Saturdays 00,000 Californian, which will feature a meeting between the last two Kentucky Derby winners, Swaps and Determine, is diminishing and where 10 or more earlier in the week were expected to take part in the race, it now appears likely that there will be no more than six or seven. Swaps, who won this years Derby for R. C. Ellsworth, and. Determine, who took it the year before for A. J. Crevolin, are now expected to be joined at the post for Saturdays run of a mile and a sixteenth by only Llangollen Farms Mister Gus, King Ranchs Rejected, Joe W. Browns Gigantic and Neil McCarthys Novarullah with one or two possible additions. The nominees for the Californian who have -decided to pass up the stake -are Abe Hirschbergs Berseem, Mr. and Mrs. John Eyrauds Karim, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Clarks Spring Count, Llangollen Farms Porterhouse, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Kerrs Travertine and the Ellsworth Stables Correspondent. Most of them are now being prepared for the Lake and Flowers Handicap a week later. Swaps in Fast Six-Furlong Move That Swaps and Determine are ready for Saturdays event they demonstrated in sparkling private trials here Tuesday. When Swaps worked three-quarters- in 1:11S during the morning training hours he was as hard held as he was when he breezed to his 12-length victory in thej recent mile Will Rogers Stakes. Determine worked between races during the afternoon and he sped six panels in 1:10%, a move that was all the more impressive since he is not especially noted as a work horse. In announcing that Mister Gus alone would represent Llangollen Farm in the Californian, trainer Charles Whittingham, also said that he has engaged the services of Johnny Longden who thus will be striking for his second win in the 00,000 race. He took the inaugural running last year with the Crevolin Stables Imbros who led from flag fall to finish in what then was worlds record-equaling time, 1:41. Determine was second to him. Mister Gus was second in the recent Argonaut Handicap in which Alidon set a new track markjDf 1:34% for a mile and many look for Kim to either set or force the pace in Saturdays race. The prospective duel between Swaps and Determine has excited such interest that Hollywood Park anticipates a crowd of close to 60,000 this week end. So far as local turf historians can ascertain, never in the 80-year history of the Kentucky Derby has the current Derby winner met the winner of the previous year at exactly scale weights. Determine will carry 126 pounds to 115 for his younger opponent. Under the conditions of the Californian Rejected will shoulder 120 pounds and each of the others 117.

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