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Arlington Grass Prep Attracts Eight Stars and Stripes v Nominees in Field Ruhe and Oriental Spring Coupled Against By Zeus, Abbe Sting, Mr. Paradise ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 27. A field of eight grass specialists, going one mile and a sixteenth in the Arden Shore Purse will top Tuesdays eight-race card at Arlington Park. Billed as the sixth event, the ,500. event is a prep for the 5,000 added Stars and Stripes Handicap, co-feature of next Mondays Fourth of July program. The 0,000 Hyde Park Stakes for two - year - bids rounds out the holiday bill. Hasty House Farms has named its seven-year-old competitor, Ruhe, along with stablemate, Oriental Spring, for Tuesdays Arden Shore. Ruhe will tote 111 pounds, while Oriental Spring, with the apprentice allowance, gets in with 104 pounds. Highweight of 114 pounds goes to Calumet Farms Scotsmans Bond and Clover Leaf Farms King. Mrs. Edward Laskers By Zeus, Mrs. J. P. Keezeks Abbe Sting, and Mrs. Ada L. Rices Mr. Paradise will each carry 111. Mrs. John Oglesbys In Clover will have 104 up. All but In Clover and Scotsmans Bond are candidates for the Stars and Stripes Handicap. Ruhe, making his second Arlington start, made a brief -return to his winning ways during the Balmoral meeting, taking a six-furlongs grass event in his come-from-behind style. His recent Arlington effort was a creditable one, finishing third behind Iceberg II. and King at the Arden Shore distance His lone win this year was at Balmoral. Winless last year, Ruhes best campaign was in 1953 when he won the Lincoln Handicap and the Equipoise Mile and finished second in the Meadowland Handicap and Washington Park Handicap. Scotsmans Bond in Chicagoland Bow Scotsmans Bond, four-year-old Alibhai colt, makes his Chicagoland debut. He had one win and three thirds in a seven-race campaign begun at Santa Anita. His last four starts were in New York, a pair of seconds and a third in allowance company. Other than his Santa Anita allowance victory, his best race was a fourth behind St. Vincent in the San Gabriel Handicap on the grass. By Zeus, making his third start this year and his second at Arlington Park, continues to work toward a peak condition. The Count Fleet horse opened the year with a fourth at Hollywood, then finished third here last week behind Eds Day and Brachs Admiral. Both were six furlongs dirt 1 course events, and in both instances By Zeus was gaining at the end. Last year he won the San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita. King, winless this year in nine attempts, just failed to click last out, dropping a-nose decision to Iceberg n. in an Arlington grass race. The gelding encountered trouble in that one. Earlier, King was fourth behind Ruhe and unplaced in both the Continental . Turf and Citation Handicaps at Balmoral. : Last year he won the Illinois Breeders Handicap at Hawthorne. Abbe Sting, making his Chicagoland debut this -year, shows one win in six outings. , The seven-year-old won his years bow at ; Hialeah, then failed in his next five starts, going unplaced in both the Bougainvillea Turf and the Fort Lauderdale Handicaps. In 53 he won both the Laurance Armour Memorial and the Stars and Stripes Handicaps at Arlington. Mr. Paradise was fourth here last : Thursday in a six furlongs contest won , by Eds Day. It was his second start this year. He was tenth in his debut at Gar- . . den State. The Rice homebreds most . noteworthy performance came in ;1952 when, as a two-year-old, he won the Washington Park Futurity.