16 Are Entered for Kentucky Derby; Dr. Joe Kay Posts Track Standard: Favorite Tim Tam Has No. 2 Post for 63,000 Classic, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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► i i ...i and.■■• :-;i::s:5y? 16 16 Are Are Entered Entered for for Kentucky Kentucky Derby; Derby; Dr. Dr. Joe Joe Kay Kay Posts Posts Track Track Standard Standard Favorite Tim Tarn Has No. 1 Post for 63,000 Classic Jewels Reward to Line Up Third, Silky Sullivan 13th; Declare Nadir, Belleau Chief By JOE IIIRSCII CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky., May 1. — Amid popping flash bulbs, television cameras, tape recorders and a racing secretarys, office jammed to the rafters .with newsmen and horsemen, 16 three-year-olds were entered this morning for Saturdays 84th running of the Kentucky Derby at this historic course. The second richest Derby in history will gross 63,000 if all 16 horses go to the post, while the winner would net a whopping 18,900. Calumet Farms Tim Tam, hero of the Flamingo. Florida Derby and "the recent Derby Trial, and likely favorite in the world-famed "Run for the Roses," drew the number 2 post position. He will be staring into the eye of one of his principal oppo-! nents, Maine Chance Farms Jewels Reward, who breaks from the number 3 slot. Ross and Klipsteins Silky Sullivan, the third member of the "Big Three" for this momentous mile and one-quarter run will leave the. gate from the number 13 box. , Others named to the first leg of racings Triple Crown are W. G. Reynolds Warren , G., Llangollen Farms Gone Fishin, George Lewis Martins Rullah, C. Vi WhitneysFla-mingo, Maine Chance Farms Jets Alibi and Ebony Pearl who will run as an entry with Jewels Reward, Sunny Blue Farms Lincoln Road, Mrs. Sam E. Wilson Jr.s Red iHot Pistol, Mrs. S. Helene Sadaccas A I Dragon Killer, Mrs. Anthony Cannulis . Change it Tony, Crabgrass Stables Noured- NOUREDDIN — Worked a sparkling 5 furlongs in :58?s, in preparation for his Kentucky Derby engagement tomorrow. din. Hasty House Farms Can Trust and Bellardl and Harkins Benedicto. In other major Derby developments of the day: 1 — Mrs. Lora Birrs Belleau Chief, winner of last Saturdays seven-furlong Stepping Stone and the recent Biscayne Bay Handicap at Gulf stream Park, popped a splint under his right knee and was declared from the race. Trainer Ed Carpenter reports the colt will be fired next week and should return to action in Chicago this summer. 2 — Claibornes Nadir was also declared this morning by trainer Moody Jolley for several reasons, among them a series of minor cuts he suffered behind in Tuesdays Continued on Page Four 16 Are Entered for Kentucky Derby Tim Tarn Has No. 2 Post for Big Race Jewels Reward to Line Up Third, Silky Sullivan 13th; Declare Nadir, Belleau Chief Continued fiom Page One Trial. Nadir will also miss the Preakness and will race next in the Chicago area. 3Silky. Sullivan, accompanied by trainer Reggie Cornell and a huge entourage, of turf writers, came onto the track at high noon and impressed work watchers by spinning an easy mile under Willie Shoemaker in 1:42%. 4— Jets Alibi, who bruised his right front heel and grabbed his quarter in a gallop yesterday morning, was re-plated today under the watchful eye of trainer Ivan Parke. The Jet Pilot colt went a bit "dinky" on his first tour of the. shedrow, but seemed to be Walking out of his soreness in subsequent turns. Parke wasnt by any means certain he will start, but decided to enter him and make a decision on Saturday morning. .5 — With Nadir out of the Derby, trainer Harry Trotsek obtained the -services of Johnny Heckmann for Can Trust. However, this is another who is not certain to start, .having also been entered in an overnight race on Saturdays card. 6 — Be/iedictos interests, who said yesterday he would not participate in the Derby, apparently had a change of heart last night and dropped his name in the box. with Bobby Dever listed to ride. Benedicto is also in the same overnight event with Can Trust and could conceivably run there, instead of in the Derby. 7 — Llangollen Farms Gone Fishin completed his Derby preparations with a brisk fiye-furlong move in 1:00 Vs. while others on the work tab this morning were Noured-din, who sizzled 5 furlongs in :58%. and Warren G., who accomplished a mile in 1:43%. Todays draw for post positions was made in typically hectic surroundings — the newly refurbished offices of racing secretary Allan "Doc" Lavln — finished in a tasteful eton blue and brown, in honor of the Whitney family. An unusual feature of the annual ceremony, covered to the hilt by the information media, was the drawing of j the number 16, or outside stall, for Bene-1 dicto, Tony Bellardi husband of one of the colts two owners, himself selected the entry sheets. , Big Three Served Perfectly With Tim Tarn and Jewels Reward near the rail and Silky Sullivan near the outside, the interests of the "Big Three" appear to have been served perfectly. Jewels Reward is expected to lay immediately off a pace set by Lincoln Road, Gone Fishin and Benedicto, while Tim Tarn will prob-i ably be somewhere near the middle of the pack, saving ground to launch a move in the upper stretch. Silky, of course, should be many lengths out of it. with Shoemaker seeking racing room outside when he sets his horse down for the drive. Highlight of the mornings activities at the Downs was Silkys work, which veteran California observers say was a good deal faster than his normal wont on the West Coast. With exercise boy Pete Kozar up on Night Lodger, Silkys workmate, both calts came out on the strip, brilliantly outfitted in bright red accoutrements. Night Lodger poised at the finish line until Silky approached within five lengths of him. "Shoe" yelled from the saddle "Lets go, Pete!" And the mock race was on. Under a bright sun— the track lightning fast— Silky got the first quarter in :274,S and the half mile in :54. At this point he was now 10 lengths behind Night Lodger. Shifting into high gear on the far turn Silky was caught in 1:18 for the 6 furlongs and 1:29% for the seven-eighths. Now "Himself" was within a couple of lengths of Night Lodger. At the sixteenth pole. Silky passed his colleague and got the mile : in 1:42:!and, galloping out the 9 panels in 1:58. By way of comparison, the speedy Lincoln Road had fractions of :24Mi, :48s, 1:14=5, 1:28 and galloped out a mile in 1;42 over a slow strip yesterday morning-. Race at Track Has Benefited Silky Shoemaker never hustled his horse, who apparently has benefited considerably from his race over the track. Sijky got the last 3 furlongs in :36 and the last quarter in :24?,3, cracking good fractions. Noureddins move was very well done. Timed in fractions of :23, :46 and :58=s. he ""galloped out the six furlongs in 1:13. This Noor colt has been extremely consistent throughout- his career. As a two-year-old, he was in the money eight times in 12 starts, while this season his poorest effort in seven attempts was a fourth. Trained by the veteran Slim Pierce, who for many years was a trusted assistant to Mr. Fitz, Noureddin is being brought along in a fashion that has proved highly successful through the years for the dean of American conditioners. Jets Alibi continues to keep Parke on the "qui vive." The colt was injured yesterday morning and Ivan immediately had the shoe pulled off; tubbing the leg during the day and again at night. This morning, shortly after 8 a. m. a blacksmith put on a jar-caulked shoe, using only three tacks so that it might be easily removed. Jets Alibi Has Shelly Hooves Jets Alibi hoofs have extremely shelly walls, and shoeing this well-blooded son of Jet Pilot and Miss Busher is a delicate job. Once the shoe was on, Jets Alibi gradually walked out of some gimpiness. However, Parke and Mrs. Graham have high hopes for him, and would not risk aggravating the injury if they* thought he wasnt up to the Derby. A decision will be reached no later than Saturday morning. Willie Manzi who trains Chance It Tony for Mrs. Anna Cannuli of Burlington, N. J. today confirmed earlier reports that he had secured .the services of Logan Batcheller to pilot the colt on Saturday. Batcheller is flying in from Miami. Chance it Tony blows out tomorrow and Manzi is pleased with the way he is coming up to the race. Derby Notes: Marge Lfhdheimer Everett has been a backstretch visitor for the past few mornings in the interest of the forthcoming Balmoral - Arlington - Washington meetings in Chicago. . . . Norman Haymaker has no rider for A Dragon Killer as yet, but promises to announce a boy by Friday morning. . . . Charley Johnson of "Pimlico and Ev Clay of Hialeah were press box visitors this afternoon. "How did you arrange to have a horse named Flamingo in the Derby?" turf writer Pat Lynch kidded Clay. . . . Hundreds of out-of-town writers are on the scene, including the team of Red Smith and Frank Graham from New York, and Ins Bob Considine. . . .. Gov. Earl Long of Louisiana, has been an interested spectator the past few afternoons and will remain for the Derby. . . . Charley Whittingham was well pleased with Gone Fishins fractions today: :24% for the quarter, :47% for the half, and the five panels in 1:00%. . . . Bill Hartack is taking his Daily Racing Form Derby coverage quite seriously and hopes to visit the press 1 box tomorrow to inspect the facilities. J

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