Judges Stand: Silky Flexes Muscles for Fans Today; Nixon Hopes to Attend 82nd Preakness; Guggenheim on Plans for Bald Eagle, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Judges Stand L By Charles Hattort 1 1Silky Silky Flexes Muscles for Fans Today Nixon Hopes to Attend 82nd Preakness Guggenheim on Plans for Bald Eagle EaglePIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 9 The MJC has an extra added attraction this week end one which may have more box office really than the renewal of the grassy Dixie Handicap At any rate the Downs Bill Corum esti ¬ mates Silky Sullivans personal magnetism is worth 5000 admis ¬ sions on a clear day And Pimli cos dour Lou Pondfield says he has spiraled the sale of Preakness seats far beyond last springs when 32856 attended Reggie Cornell is to breeze Sparkle Plenty through the stretch the only part of a race track he cares about before the first race on Saturday Saturdays children will not see Silky pull out all the stops of course but they will see something that awes turf goers everywhere and sometimes terrifies Cornells rival trainers For the Californian is a verit ¬ able hyperthyroid case among his species colossal as everything else produced in the Golden State He has a girth that measures 76 inches far larger than Man o Wars and a displacement of 1200 pounds which is the equivalent of a short ton Quite a hunk of horse Silky and it is just as well for Tim Tarn Lincoln Road and the rest this Preakness is not a heavyweight hunter class People cheered at Churchill Downs when he merely flexed his muscles at his rivals going to the post Unfortunately for Silkys seduced supporters Tim Tarn did not scare easily But never let it be said that the engaging Californian lacks substance substanceThe The upcoming Preakness is fraught with more con ¬ tention than any in years for all Tim Tarns vogue and accomplishments and it may be the crowd will approx ¬ imate the 40222 who saw Assault win the classic in 46 That was the track record Beating Tim Tarn has be ¬ come an idee fixe with the connections of those who followed him here from Louisville seeking satisfaction It has something of the elements of a grudge fight And among those who hope to see Jit is VicePresident Nixon who attended last year and backed Bold Ruler He has indicated he will come to Pimlico if his crowded South American tour is ended in time Definitely plan ¬ ning to come from the nations capital are Attorney Gen George Rogers and Secretary of Defense McElroy The club is importing Valentis exciting and decidedly hep band from New Orleans Bourbon Street to help assure everyone has a good time timeRed Red God Comes Back a Winner WinnerHarry Harry Guggenheim is experiencing all sorts of luck these days That is the fascination of it the New York sportsman says A few days ago he flew to New ¬ market heath where his highly fancied Bald Eagle ran one of those unaccountably dull races in the 2000 Guineas Upon his return to Gotham he saw Red God manifest a recovery of his f9rm at Jamaica Stephens has donex a wonderful wonderfult t job with Red God he estimates He is only coming around after a series of misfortunes which included a quarter crack and a splint He is in stakes at Belmont Park and elsewhere arid we will run him in some of them if he continues to progress progressThere There is some nonplussage about Bald Eagle As a consequence of his dispirited race in the Guineas the Nasrullah colt has been supplanted by the Queens Miners Lamp as the favorite for the Epsom Derby He came out of his race all right Guggenheim said and it is planned to run him in another race before the Derby There is a trial race at a mile and a half and another at a mile and 3 furlongs furlongsIf If Bald Eagle redeems himself Guggenheim will fly back to England for the turfs blue riband And were he to win the Derby a 100to6 chance at the moment it could not happen to a more deserving sportsman sportsmanFour Four Fishermans Foals Eyecatching EyecatchingTurf Turf ana Wonder if Mondays opening crowd at fashionplated Belmont will exceed the 40000 who at ¬ tended when the course first opened May 4 1905 The first stakes event in the new world was decided in the 1660sat Newmarket on the Hempstead Plains the site of the present Garden City L I Two centuries ago there was a course at Lispenard Meadows in Greenwich Village and a private course at the De Lanceys on First and Second streets C V Sonny Whitney has returned to the other coast Plans to attend some of Saratoga Pleased with the first foals by the internationalist Fisherman four in number It was feared he might breed a trifle small but they are life size The Whitneybred Mameluke sold out of the training stable has been syndicated by young Doug Davis and has included some quick twoyearolds in his first crop His Blu Mam won the Debutante With Mahmoud and Equipoise blood predominant in his pedigree Mameluke would have been of little use to Whitney Most of his mares also have his blood Flamingo was utterly at sea in the Derby going but came out of the race none the worse for wear and is pointing for the Belmont Stakes StakesThere There is no denying Silkys appeal and the rap port he has struck up with Joe Fan is good for racing but we thought he looked as if he were feeling a bit sorry for himself on arrival here Julius was weary arid mad at the world Both now have snapped out of it J3y contrast Tim Tarn is brighteyed and bushy Continucd on Page Ten I JUDGES STAND STANDBy By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Fre Fretailed tailed Lincoln Roads supplemental entry in the Preakness surprised jockey Chris Rogers agreeably of course He had not come prepared bringing a scanty wardrobe Went right out and bought a raincoat So much for the Adrian P Krick Associates weather engineering service with its cheery promise of clear weather Iduns return to colors up at Garden State is the highest light of Saturdays sport Up to now her meticulously arranged career has been more discreet than valor ¬ ous The stupid blaring of five bands as the Derby entrants came over to the paddock put Flamingo and Julius on their toes even though the latter had cotton in his ears It is hoped Mrs Grahams colt will find the old stein song Maryland My Maryland more gemutlicht than My Old Kentucky Home

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