Judges Stand: Julius Arrives on Hilltop, Sans Fanfare; May Prefer Pimlico Going to Downs Track; 82nd Preakness Inspires Poet Ogden Nash, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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I judges Stand StandI I By Charles Hatton = Julius Arrives on Hilltop Sans Fanfare May Prefer Pimlico Going to Downs Track 82nd Preakness Inspires Poet Ogden Nash NashPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Sid May 7 Fame is an ab ¬ stract of course elusive illusory and evanescent Only last Saturday Mrs Elizabeth Grahams Jewels Reward was the favorite for the Kentucky Derby He was the cynosure of all eyes the observed of all ob ¬ servers about 100000 of them This morning he detrained at Pimlico for the Preakness amid scenes resembling a wake con f inedtd close friends and relatives of the deceased Only a score of the faithful assembled to greet him The attendance would have registered as a distinct minus on the Trend of Racing compared with the wraptcrowd TunTarn attracted to Mt Wash ¬ ington yesterday morning and the joyous 150 who welcomed Silky Sullivan last night bearing signs avow ¬ ing We Still Love You Silky Hooray for Silky Good Luck in the Preakness and similar senti ¬ ments The psychology of a horse lover is sometimes a little bewildering and difficult to understand Form students are not the only ones who make false favorites Julius was fourth in the Derby Silky a roaring 12th For that matter Gone Fishin was in the same car with Silky arid nobody paid him the remotest attention though he now has beaten the fabled Calif ornian three straight So Mrs Grahams colt need hot feel too badly about his reception Besides there is just a dim sus ¬ picion Silky had a TV type audience including a few claquers who applauded dutifully on cue We would not suggest thatthe fix was in But Silky had the Sons of St Patrick out eh masse And who is head of the Sons of St Patrick Chap named Norman Sullivan Also on the welcoming committee was Joseph Manning He is running for office state comptroller comptrollerNO NO Horse Beats Him Twice TwiceNo No matter what the applausoineter registers Julius came to town fit ready and willing to attempt repudi ¬ ating the Derby form in the Preakness His game leg the one wrenched in the Flamingo is reported better if anything than it was before he slipped and slid a mile and a quarter last Saturday He could not handle that clay track at Louisville Julius attendant said Watch him in the sand here He wont care how wet it gets No horse beat him twice Trainer ivari Parke He is not saying anything it is not necessary The fact he arid Julius are here may suggest something to you Mrs Maikey the lady of the roses and Admiral Gene are recovering from the flu at Calumet sorry they missed the Derby Tim Tarns form can only be a panacea He will run In the Preakness with his owner in absentia too for the popular proprietors of Calumet Farm embark in the United States for Paris on the 16th They will summer in Europe Tim Tarn by th6 way is the nickname of a friend in England Thus Zev whom Harry Sinclair named for Senator Zeverly is not the only Derby winner named for an individual Chatting of this latest toast of the turf Admiral Mar key said We are very hopeful he can win the Triple Crown Isnt he a nice colt So full of confidenceand capable This observer can well understand why any horseman must admire him His manner is as well bred as The Jockey Club registrar says he is Training Trail Set to Verse Ogden Nash finds inspiration in the Preakness much as Irvin S Cobb used to amuse himself with rhetoric about the Derby Nash dashed off this whimsy The horses begin to get the idea ideaThey They loosen their muscles at Tropical Park ParkAnd And take the baths at Hot Springs Ark ArkThey They skip the rope at Jamaica and Bowie BowieIn In Aprilgoing half good half gooey gooeyAnd And finish their roadwork jogging through towns townsAll All the way from Keeneland to Churchill Downs DownsTheyve Theyve sworn off smoking theyve sworn off offdrinks drinks Their condition today is the pinkest of pinks And for what are they working up to the Zenith For the Preakness children on May seventeenth seventeenthTurfana Turfana The Maryland Jockey Club may rename it Pimlicosurmer there is so much water standing around Rained incessantly since the opening bugle Two distinguished former members of the mayoralty attended yesterday George Briscoe of Dublin and Jimmy Jones of Parnell Mo Mrs Liz Lunns Gone Fishin benta plate hi the Derby again beat Silky wlio spread one Whittingham theorizes Gone Fishin only bent his so Silky would have no excuse Tim Tarn wins glady if not lengthily Clarkson Beard observes he was pricking his ears at the ends of the Florida and Kentucky Derbys the Trial and his Keeneland exhibition Apparently draws his finishes fine sensing when his rivals are beaten before the crowds do May one day deceive the handicappers with this trait You have not seen Silky Sullivan run yet Reggie Cornell says sympathetically The proficient coast conditioner saddles Swirling Abbey AbbeyContinued Continued on Page FiftyTwo JUDGES STAND STANDBy By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Five Fivefor for a Hollywood stakes Thursday inspects a division at Bay Meadows another at Half Moon Bay then planes back to prep Silkjr SilkjrHalf Half Moon Bay presents Cornell a straight mile and a half of beach on which to train and he can follow the breezers in his car Some of his trainees swim m the surf Silky loves the ocean The Ross Klipstein colt was intimidated when struck with a clod in his first start Now tries to duck them in his races and sometimes r es e m b 1 e s Benny Leonard shadowboxing Eased himself on the rail in the Derby then coughed up nearly a furlong of topoil John Aiscah con ¬ siders the filly Bella Paola whom he saw Win the Guineas the best threeyearold in Europe She is by Ticino eight times champion German sire He was represented inconspicuously in Laurels International byNiederlander Nisos and Ataturk Mons Fjcancois JDupre bought the mare Rhea II in Germany canying Bella Paola They trace to Pharos

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