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See Decathlon "Outside Possibility in La Salle Would Face Swoons Son if He Starts Tomorrow at Balmoral By Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, III., May 16. — Trainer Rollie T. Shepp today-announced that River Divide Farms 1956 sprint champion. Decathlon, is being considered an "outside possibility" to start In Balmorals 0,000-added La Salle Handicap Saturday at Washington Park. "He doesnt need much training. " said Shepp after watching Decathlon breeze five furlongs this morning. "And if track conditions suit and if we can get a rider to fit him. there is a good chance he will go Saturday." Decathlons regular rider. Bill Hartack, will be aboard Calumet Farms Iron Liege in the Preakness Stakes Saturday. Decathlon has been galloping daily at the Homewood course. Swoons Son Thursday morning was pronounced fit and ready for Saturdays La-Salle by trainer A. G. "Lex" Wilson. The speedy son of The Doge will be ridden by his regular pilot, Dave Erb. If both Swoons Son and Decathlon start, a field of eight is in prospect for the Continued on Page Three j Decathlon Outside Possibility In BalmoralsLaSalleTomorrow Continued from Page One LaSalle. according to racing secretary Fred Burton, who also named Hasty House Farms Sea O Erin, Rothmore Farms Munchausen, Colin MacLeod Jr.s Besomer, B. and H. Stables Rock *Pilot, Spring Hill Farms I Appeal, and Mrs. Sayde Smiths French Bleu.