Backbone Considered Strong Possibility for Preakness, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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► " — — r ; ■ Backbone Considered Strong Possibility for Preakness ... ! PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 5. — Christopher J.. De Vines Backbone, recent winner of the Chesapeake Stakes, today was considered a strong possibility for the 82hd running of the 00,000 Preakness Stakes on Satur-5 day, May 17, by trainer Lloyd A. Murray. Backbone, son of Englands Wordcn, winner of the 1953 Washing- . ton, D. C, International, has Garden .States Delaware Valley Stakes as his immediate objective. The colts effort, in the six-furlong event on Saturday will determine his starting status in the Preakness, Middle Jewel in the Triple Crown. "If Backbone impresses us "that* much, -we could then take a chance in the* Preakness/ Murray said. "His race in the Chesapeake earned him a lot of respect, we believe. He had the speed of the field and showed sameness in sticking it out when he was challenged ~ by Nala."

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