Silky Sullivan in Light Fall at Pimlico: Colt Is OK After Dramatic Incident; Frisky Californian Slated For Prep Today; Tim Tam And Jewels Reward Gallop, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Silky Sullivan in Light Fall at Pimlico Colt Is OK After Dramatic Incident IncidentFrisky Frisky Californian Slated For Prep Today Tim Tam And Jewels Reward Gallop GallopBy By CHARLES HATTON HATTONPIMUCO PIMUCO Md May 9 High drama and swift hair raising action were introduced into Preakness proceedings this morning Time stood still as Silky Sullivan modern turfs greatest good will ambassador stumbled and fell entering the race track for exercise For apprehensive seconds it seemed the 82d running of the 1 316 miles classic a week from Saturday might lose its most appealing box office draw The gargantuan son of the Irish Sullivan grabbed a quarter After a minute exam ¬ ination however trainer Reggie Cornell dispelled fears it was serious adding reas ¬ suringly that the Ross Klipstein colt will have a public prep before the first race this Saturday This last has virtually stolen the show from the timehonored Dixie which becomes merely the seventh race on a very bettable Saturday bill billCornell Cornell said on inspecting Silky that He just feels frisky when he comes out bucking and all that and he went down to his right shoulder before he recovered himself He rubbed a little strawberry on his right fore fetlock fetlockGentle Gentle as Lamb LambThe The vast chestnut drew a gallery of his candid camera fans who clicked merrily away as trainer Cornell grazed him in a lush paddock bordering the backstretch a short time after his exercise He proved gentle as a lamb as little old ladies and tiny tots ventured close enough to pat him while he picked grass He is everybodys idea of the complete horse at once a pet a firebreathing stretchrunner and a magnificent hunk of thoroughbred There ¬ in lies his irresistible charm charmPost Post time for the first race Saturday is 2 pm The muscular chestnut here to redeem himself lor his loyal legions after the debacle of the Derby will be done up in his red bandages red saddle cloth and red bridle shortly after 115 pm Probably will gallop twice past the stands standsThe The Sullivan incident overshadowed all else on these dovus this morning But for the record Calumets Derby victor Tim Tarn generously estimated a 7 to 5 Preak ¬ ness favorite and Mrs Grahams Jewels Reward and Ebony Pearl made their first appearances on the course since their arrival arrivalHe He just galloped and ate grass this morning trainer Jimmy Jones said of Tim Tam He doesnt need much work and it will be the first of the week before he breezes I expect He had a rough trip coming here but seems fine now Never knew the trip to be so hard on horses generally coming over from Louisville But then they were coming off a tough race at J4 miles milesJewels Jewels Reward and Ebony Pearl only indulged in light gallops Trainer Victor Sovinski flew in from Chicago last night and supervised Lincoln Roads gallop of two miles with jockey Chris Rogers in the irons Sovinski is well pleased with the Isaac Blumberg colts condition but has not decided whether the Derby second will appear in the Preakness Prep here on Mon ¬ day or work several times next week Rogers commented Lincoln Road is get ¬ ting sharp and ready He is pulling the dickens out of my arms Mrs Liz Lunns hardy and hearty little Gone Fishin galloped once around with exercise boy Joe Manzi up for the third time this week Charles Whit Whitting ham is due Saturday from the other coast and Manzi indicated after phoning the trainer last evening that the Virginian may be a starter in the Preakness Prep Pete Kozar was astride Silky as he gal ¬ loped twice around aroundChristianas Christianas Staysail worked a mile fol Contlnucd on Page Four Silky OK After Stumbling And Falling at Pimlico PimlicoContinued Continued from Page Three Threelowing lowing todays first race and trainer Henry S Clarke announced that he has engaged Eldon Nelson to ride the home ¬ bred Half Crown colt in the Preakness Prep A rider also was signed on for Jac lyns Lil Fella in the Prep trainer Sid Jacobs contracting the husky Steve Brooks Trainer Eugene Jacobs advised Lou Pond field vicepresident of the MJC that George Lewis Martins Rullah fifth in the Derby would be a starter in the Withers Mile on Monday and van here Tuesday TuesdayThe The track was good when Staysail ap ¬ peared for his mile trial after the first event Working alone he went over the distance with consummate handiness in 23 36 48 101 114 I28y5 and 142 15 15Noureddin Noureddin is expected early Sunday by van from Churchill Downs accompanied by trainer Slim Pierce The Crabgrass rep ¬ resentative was second to Jewels Reward in the Wood and a cracking good third to Tim Tarn and Lincoln Road in the Derby after losing much valuable ground Noureddin trained 7 furlongs at the Downs this morning dockers catching him in 128 handily He galloped out the mile in 141 His early fractions were 2546 50 and 116 Jockey Combest arrives Tuesday and will work the colt here Thurs ¬ day or Friday FridayAt At a late hour today Pimlico officials still considered 18 more or less probable Preakness starters

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