Tim Tam En Route East to Pimlico; Prince Gala Handy Victor at Cicero: Preakness is next for Derby Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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• • Tim Tim Tarn Tarn En En Route Route East East to to Pimlico; Pimlico; Prince Prince Gala Gala Handy Handy Victor Victor at at Cicero Cicero Preakness Is Next For Derby Winner Silky Sullivan, Gone Fishin Also on Way; Jewels Reward Scheduled to Depart Today By JOE IIIRSCII CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky.. May 5.— "On to Baltimore and the Preakness" was the order of the day here in rain-drenched Derbytown, as the majority of those who participated in the Saturdays 84th "Run for the Roses —including Calumets victorious Tim Tam — either made ready or were on their way to the city of white steps and the second leg of racings Triple Crown, for three-year-olds, to be run May 17. Tim Tam. and other Calumet horses, entrained at 5 a. m. this morning and are due at Pimlico early Tuesday. Ross fc Klip-steins Silky Sullivan and Llangollens Gone Fishin train out this afternoon, are also expected to arrive in Maryland tomorrow. Sunny Blue Farms Lincoln Road and Crab-grass Stables Noureddin, who surprised almost everyone except their interests by finishing second and third, respectively, in the Derby, are both expected to be made supplementary nominees to the Preakness at a fee of .500— before the Wednesday midnight deadline. Maine Chance Trio Leaves Today The Maine Chance Farm trio of Jewels Reward. Ebony Pearl and Jets Alibi depart by train for Baltimore Tuesday morning. George Lewis Martins Rullah, who vanned to New York on Sunday, will also have a crack at the Preakness, and will be shipped to Baltimore from Gotham later in the week. Thus, of the 14 horses in the Derby, eight are scheduled to run back for the Back-Eyed Susans. A viewing of the patrol films of the Derby this morning was most revealing, with the following points dramatically underlined: 1. Aside from Tim Tam, the "biggest" race of all was run by Noureddin, who Continued on Page Four , : ■ ■ - ■ ■ •■■ , , NOUREDDIN. — The Nopr colt turned m excellerifrace in the Derby. Tim Torn En Route fa Pimlicq Track For Preakness Engagement on May 77 Silky Sullivan, Gone Fishin * Also on Way; Jewels Reward Scheduled to Depart Today Continued from Page One came from behind a wall of horses entering the far turn, w;as outside of eight horses straightening into the stretch, and flew past the others with a. furious burst to threaten Tun Tam and Lincoln RoadJn the final sixteenth] Noureddin also bobbleoV noticeably at the eighth pole, but recovered quickly. 2. Silky Sullivan made a brief run on, the far turn when. Bill Shoemaker brought him alongthe rail, but simply couldnt handle the track. Trainer Reggie Cornell, who saw the films this morning, together with Daily Racing Form chartmaker Bud Lyoii, told Lyon, "My horse didnt have a straw in his path. We have no excuses. He just didnt like the going." 3. Jewels Reward was in good position on the outside of horses near the quarter-pole, within a couple of lengths of the pace-setting Lincoln Road, but couldnt improve his position. Both Mrs. Elizabeth Graham and trainer Ivan Parke told tbJs reporter over the week end that they had, no excuses, that their colt didnt like the track, and that they would try Tim Tam again in the Preakness. 4. Lincoln Road, expertly ridden by the veteran Chris Rogers, saved ground all the way and verified his brilliant form in finishing a close second to Tim Tam in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Lincoln Road displayed remarkable, speed leaving the gate, and Rogers was able to place him on the rail almost at once, although he broke from the middle of the pack. Making the pace all the way, as he did, Lincoln Roads effort was extraordinary, and he seemed infinitely the best son of With Pleasure to come to the races to date. 5. Tim Tam won the Derby like a good horse, under a heady ride -by Ismael Valen-zuela, who saved all possible ground. Swinging out around Lincoln Road, in the upper stretch, Tim Tam dug in, collared: Lincoln. Road at the sixteenth pole, then forged forward determinedly to a conclusive half-length triumph. He was drawing away from the runner-up at the wire. 6. For a field of 14, the Derby was a cleanly run race, and all the horses emerged without apparent injury. | 7. Gone Fishin turned in an excellent effort to the upper stretch, under sharp handling by Ralph Neves, but began to retire at this point. Lincoln Road was scheduled to leave for Baltimore this afternoon, trainer Vic So-vinski confirmed late today, probably by van. Sovinskl planned to drive to Chicago tonight after shipping the main division of his stable to that city, then fly to Pimlico at the end of the week. Jockey Chris Rogers will accompany Lincoln Road to Maryland and look after him for So-vinski until the trainers arrival. Sovin-skis decision came following a conference with owner Isaac Blumberg in Chicago, and lie so notified Pimlicos executive vice-president Lou Pondfield. As for Ndureddins status, we chatted with Dr. Peter Graffagnino in New Or--leans this morning, and while he was reserving a definite deeision. pending a telephone conference tonight with trainer J. H. ["Slim" Pierce, the doctor said the stable was definitely "leaning toward starting Noureddin in the Preakness." "Hes got a lot of try to him," was Jimmy Jones salute to Tun Tam at the barn Sunday morning, prior to the trainers departure by auto for the East later in the day. Calumet will have horses both at Pimlico and Garden State Park. "He ran a good, solid race. I dont know of anyone who really liked the track, but the Derby proved this colt can_ handle almost any kind of i conditions. I "Down the backside/ Jones continued, j "I didnt think he was going to win it. But ] to be a g-op d horse, youve got to take tracks as they come. The Derby was a! tough race on everyone. I dont imagine any colt looks very good this morning. Tim Tam came out of it all right, though, and when a horse wins almost all of his races — as tliis one has — youve got to think hes all right. »| "Actually.. Tim Tam probably never should liave been beaten. In his first race. I last fall at Garden State, he was handled • at the gate and didnt get away loo well. You remember how sloppy the track was that day. He made up a lot of ground in the stretch. Thats when he first proved to me that he could handle "off " going. Then, in those two races in Florida, there were excuses for both his defeats. "Hes a very honest horse. Hell give you what hes got. I think 111 continue to use that ring bit; it gives the boy a little more control. I notice he made the turns very well in the Derby. I think hell do all right at Pimlico, where the turns are a bit sharper. Thats a speed horses track, more than this one. If he gets past the Preakness. though, Id be more confident about the Belmont, where its a mile and one-half and there-are wide, sweeping turns." The "red board" consensus of opinion here this morning was that the Derby odds on Tim Tam were ridiculously high, thai he was the most solid horse in the race, both on past performance and breeding, and that he is almost, sure to be odds-on in the Preakness. Actually, the Maine Chance entry was a slight f-a v o r 1 1 e at .2-to-l, while both Tim Tam and Silky Sullivan went off at .10 to . Vic Sovinsk, trainer of Lincoln Road, was exuberant at Col. Bill Corums post-race party, revealed that his horse split a shoe the morning of the Derby and fortunately it was noticed and replaced. Sovin-ski also displayed a "good luck" rabbits foot that a friend; had given him a few days before the Derby. "It was a bigger race for my horse than the Florida Derby," Sovinskl said, "a gamer race. He was running hard on the lead every inch of the way. He wore blinkers and he may not have seen Tim Tam coming to him. Hes worn a hood in the past, but the cups w e r e a little fuller in the Derby than they have been on other occa-sons. He may take the blinkers off now. He may not need them. He is the kind that digs in when a horse comes to him. "You know/ Sovinski said.that Stepping Stone race was very revealing to us. He finished third because we tried to rate him. We found out that he is a free-running horse and that he wants to go his own way. Its a situation like last year, when .Bold Ruler was rated in the Derby and then came back to win the Preakness on the front end. Pimlico favors a speed horse and I think Lincoln Road would like it." Noureddins trainer. "Slim" Pierce, was similarly delighted with his.colts race, although he noted at the barn* Sunday morning that he didnt think the Noor colt would like the "off-going because of his mediocre showing here in the slop last fall in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. "Howr ever," said Pierce, "tie is an honest, consistent horse. In 20. starts, now, hes only failed to bring home a check first, second, Continued on Poge Fifty -Two Tim Tarn En Route East for Preakness Derby Winner Due Today at Pimlico; Silky Sullivan and Gone Fishin* Also on Way Continued from Page Four third or fourth money only once, which is a* good record. "Hes a wiry, little horse." Pierce continued. "Hes not big, but hes tough. Hej bobbled in midstretc.n but still came on to finish well." It has been noted by many racetrackers here that Noureddiri worked as well for the Derby as almost any horse in recent memory. Last Sunday, he got a mile and one-quarter in a brisk 2:08 and then came back in midweek with a 5 furlong move in :58-and-change, tactics reminiscent of those used by Mr. Fitz with his good horses. Since Pierce was an assistant to. thedean of American trainers for many years, these methods occasioned little surprise. Chatting with this reporter from her Maine Chance Farm in Lexington. Ky. on Sunday. Mrs. Graham took her defeat like the sportswoman she is. "Were thankful." she said, "that Jewels Reward came out of the race in good shape, and well dry them again in the. Preakness. He simply, couldnt handle the track. I felt sorriest for Ivan trainer Ivan Parke who worked so hard with my horse. We also hope to have Jets Alibi ready for the Preakness. Hes coming along well and should be ready to run in Baltimore." Trainer Parkes Confirmation Trainer Parke confirmed these sentiments later in the day. observing that Jewels Rewards races in the past proved him to be a_ much better horse than he showed on Saturday. Parke thought Jewels Reward would do better in the Preakness, and plans to settle down to another, round of hard work upon his arrival in Baltimore. The philosophical. Reggie Cornell must have been sorely disappointed at Silky Sullivans showing on Saturday, but was his calm self at the barn "on Sunday. "He sure as heck didnt run," the trainer said. "As a matter of fact, he didnt act right leaving the gate, and I knew he wasnt going to like the track. Usually he comes out running and the boy can gather him up, but "Shoe" had to jockey for position on. Saturday." Cornell was among several trainers who opined that Saturdays high humidity might not have been to Silkys advantage, but added that since his colt came out of the race in good condition, he was thankful. Reggie confirmed that both owners Ross and Klipstein were eager to run in the Preakness and also might not be adverse to remaining east to run in the Belmont Stakes. Cornell emphasized, however, that he probably wouldnt start Silky in the Preakness if the track were extremely muddy the day of the race. Cornell noted that Santa Anitas training track was on the deep side, that Silky always trained well there arid there was no reason why he. shouldnt be at home over Pimlicos deepish strip. While opening many of the telegrams that arrived Sunday, addressed to "Silky Sullivan, Churchill Downs," Cornell added his opfnion that Tim Tam had run a big race to win the Derby, and suggested that Tim Tam proved himself able to handle an "off" track in, the Trial, which was also run in bad goings Colt Prefers Fast Track Charley Whittingham, Gone Fishins amiable trainer, had said several times earlier in the week that his colt didnt like an "off* track, and reiterated his position on Sunday. "At that," Whittingham added, "he didnt iio too badly for a mile and he came out in good shape, which is the important thing. Well try him again in the Preakness." Whittingham, who flew to California today but will return to Baltimore later in the week, revealed that. Gone Fishin pulled a shoe loose in the sticky going Saturday during the Derby, a fact which was hardly advantageous to the strawberry colored son of Endeavour H. Whittingham thought that Gone Fishins speed and his ability to make the turns would help his. colt at Pimlico. Gone Fishin was to leave in, the same car that carries Silky Sullivan, and will be in the -care of j exercise boy Joe Manzi, pending Whitting-hams; arrival in Baltimore. A point of information as revealed by the film patrol: Neves was forced .to steady Gone Fishin* early in the Derby behind Warren G. who had the rail. If .Gone Fishin* had "had racing room at this point, he might have pressed Lincoln Road and perhaps Rogers might have had to use .his mount up a little more. • - Gene Jacobs, who chatted with this reporter by phone from New York this morning, thought Martins Rullah who was fifth ran a good race in the Derby, but expressed the opinion that the Nasrullah colt lost a lot of ground taking the overland route. Martins Rullah wound up on the outside of several horses through the. stretch. i Martins Rullah hadnt arrived on Long Island at the time we chatted with the trainer, but. Jacobs said that if the colt shipped in good order, he would probably be vanned down to Baltimore toward the end of the week, and might work -between races at Pimlico shortly thereafter. Martins Rullah fared poorly in the Derby Trial on Tuesday, but like so many horses-notably Iron Liege last year-— came back with a much better effort in the .Derby. In fine, a race over the track helps. At the C. V. Whitney barn, trainer Syl Veitcli said that tentative plans call for Flamingo to take a crack at the nine-Jurlong Peter Pan at Belmont on May 31, and then run back in the, Belmont Stakes on June 7. Vietch, who will ship his horses to Long Island in the next "several days, added "However. I suppose we should: try to break his .maiden first." Flamingo,, who slipped and bobbled several times in the "greasy going Saturday, should benefit from his Derby experience: One Of. the slow-maturing-Phalanx tribe, he could be a solid colt this fall. As; for the Derby itself! the veteran Veitch summed it up this way: "It was a good race for Tim Tam. He didnt give up." Chance it Tony, who: went off at 45 to , rah :a highly respectable race to be sixth. Trainer Willie. Manzi inspected, the colt at the barn Sunday morning, then departed by auto for Garden State Park, where the main division of his string is stabled. Chance it Tony left for New Jersey this morning by yan, was due to arrive some time Tuesday and .could possibly run back in Garden States 0,000 Jersey Stakes on May 24. although lie is also nominated for the Preakness. Harry Saladih. who conditions Warren G. for the aluminum magnate. W. G. "Billy" Reynolds, said his colt came .out of the Derby in fairly gpod orderk although Ken Church was forced to ease Warren G. along the, backstretch. • i z b » l » »iir nn

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