Big Field is Expected for Preakness; Prince Killer Surprises at Churchill: Tim Tam and Eight of Derby Rivals to Vie Again May 17, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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Big Big Field Field Is Is Expected Expected for for Preakness; Preakness; Prince Prince Killer Killer Surprises Surprises at at Churchill Churchill Tim Tarn and Eight, of Derby Rivals to Vie Again May 17 First Eight to Finish in Downs Race to Try Pimlico Strip; Backbone, Nala to Go By CHARLES IIATTON PIMLICO, Baltimore. Md.. May 5: — One of the. largest and most representative fields in many renewals of the 00,000 Preakness a week from Saturday was in prospect here today. Headed by the Big Three in betting on the Derby— Tim Tam. Jewels Reward and Silky Sullivan— arid the first three in the finish of that classic — Tim Tam, Lincoln Road and Noureddin — nine of the competitors in the "Run for the Rosesare expected to meet again in Pim-licos second of the Triple Crown events. These include all the first eight, and Tim Tam is expected to detrain "here from the scene of his rich and richly deserved triumph this Tuesday morning. Silky Sulli--an, "the peepuls cherce," is to leave Louisville some time late today .and arrive here Tuesday evening. The almost unprecedented number of Tim Tam Derby rivals following him to Pimlico reflect that even after the Downs classic, their connections remain unconvinced, or want satisfaction. Apparently the brevity of Tim Tarns winning margin and the somewhat vexed track conditions that obtained for the Derby have encouraged hopes the Downs form may be repudiated here on the Hilltop. Chesapeake Winner and Runner-up Awaiting the invaders from Kentucky are the Chesapeake winner Backbone and runner-up Nala, the former ineligible for the Derby, the other reserved for the 82-year-old Maryland Jockey Club classic. Others are in the wings as the Pimlico club sets the stage". A total of 15 listed as potential starters at this time range through a starry constellation of Calumets Tim Tam, Maine Chances Jewels Reward. Sunny Blue Farms Lincoln Road, Crabgrass Farms Noureddin, Ross and Klipsteins Silky Sullivan, Llangollens Gone Fishin*. George Lewis Martins Rullah, Mrs. A. Cannulis Chance it Tony, Mrs. S. H. Sadaccas A Dragon Killer, Boncrist Stables Backbone, Mqntpeliers Nala, E. G. Potter Jr.s Plion Jaclyn Stables Lil Fella. Myron Goodwins Board Man, and E. P. Taylors Grey Monarch. Lincoln Road and Noureddin are anticipated supplemental eligibles, at ,500 each, to be posted by midnight. May 7. Lou Pondfield. executive director, of the local club, has secured, a long-range weather forecast from Irving P. Krick and associates, the famed Denver. Colo., meteorologists, with a view to determining the outlook for Preakness Day. A light shower period is foreseen for May 1G with the elements cool and clear Preakness day. JV fast track is in prospect. Whether the fans will welcome Silky to the Hilltop as they did at the Downs, before his abject showing, in the Derby, must remain to .be seen. But it is known that many of the advance reservations for Preakness accommodations were contingent on his appearance. Also, that hundreds have requested hotel reservations with the same proviso. Pimlico, naturally, cannot guarantee to produce the fabulous Califor-nian. but the intent is implicit in the colts plans. His loyal marching and chowder club is confident he will redeem himself in the second act of the three - act drama which is the Triple Crown. Tim Tam raced his way into early favoritism ;for the Preakness last Saturday. Though he and Silky were co - second choices to Jewels Reward at Louisville, Mrs. Gene Markeys extremely versatile racing tool proved himself top class in the mile and one-quarter of the Derby. Trainer Jimmy Jones declared: "Tim Tam is a good horse and good horses give their best regardless of whats under their feet." Meanwhile the battle lines are being drawn, the Derbys outcome has fanned the I flames of partisanship, and the Maryland Jockey Club is looking forward to presenting one of the most interesting races in Preakness history.

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