Card Preakness Prep as Betless Race: Pimlico Feature Attracts Quartet; Lincoln Road Drills Six Panels in 1:14 3/5; Silky Also Timed in Sprint Trial, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Card Preakness Preo as Betless Race Pimlico Feature Attracts Quartet QuartetxLincoln xLincoln Road Drills Six Panels in 114 Silky Also Timed in Sprint Trial TrialBy By CHARLES IIATTON IIATTONPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 10 A total of 17 possible starters in next week ¬ ends 82nd Preakness will entertain here and at Belmont Park this Monday The 6000 Preakness Prep of 1 116 miles on the Hilltop elicited just four entrants the Preakness eligibles Gone Fishin Staysail and Lil Fella and the ineligible Mickey Boy It will be presented as a betless race between the sixth and seventh races Among the 15 threeyearolds named for the 1 mile Withers only Surinam is ineli ¬ gible for Saturdays 100000 1 316 miles milesMondays Mondays sport will have a specific bear ¬ ing to the size of the field that will oppose the favored at 7to5 in early lines Tim Tarn Lincoln Road Noureddin Silky Sulli ¬ van and Jewels Reward in the ensuing Preakness Tim Tarn Lincoln Road and Noureddin were onetwothree in last Saturdays Kentucky Derby for which Silky and Julius had much support and none of these is expected to sport colors before the second of the Triple Crown events eventsPreakness Preakness possibilities in the Withers are Misty Flight Sir Ruler Liberty Ruler Whig Jet Start Counting Pundit Clan ¬ destine Sir Robby Martins Rullah Piano Jim Nisht Amool Nasco Whodunit and Board Man ManBold Bold Ruler Winner Last Year YearThe The Preakness Prep last spring was won by Bold Ruler destined to record a smash ¬ ing success in the Preakness itself in which he led trumps by going directly to the front at the start and beating the Derby winner Iron Liege Lil Fella from the Jaclyn Stable is most accomplished of the Prep field and thus carries top weight of 115 pounds in this dress rehear ¬ sal conceding a pound to Mrs Liz Lunns Gone Fishin and Alec Bullocks interloper Mickey Boy and four pounds to Christi ¬ anas Staysail StaysailLil Lil Fella last season won the Juvenile Great American and Worlds Playground Stakes He rather anticlimaxed this form early in the present campaign but is re ¬ puted to be near his maximum potential for his Pimlico engagements Steve Brqoks will have the mount on the son of Nirgai who was sore going in Florida Gone Fishin was unable to do himself justice in the Derby footing and ended up eighth after prompting Lincoln Roads early pace and spreading a shoe The Virginiabred son of the Lathi American Endeavour n has won three races this season twice beating Silky Sullivan Ralph Neves will have the mount in the Prep and the hickory tough little gray was breezed a half in 4975 in anticipation of his race The track was rapid rapidMickey Mickey Boy won the Maryland Derby at Laurel last week end and may humble the Preakness eligibles under the condi ¬ tions Staysail will be ridden by Eldon Nel ¬ son and won two races at two in addition to finishing third to Jewels Reward in the Pimlico Futurity He yesterday worked a handy mile in 142 and should benefit from this and actual experience under colors in the Prep PrepCalumets Calumets brilliant Tim Tarn galloped once around the Hilltop this morning while Jewels Reward appeared early and breezed 3 furlongs in company of Ebony Pearl in 37 seconds They are to have a more objective work either Sunday or Monday at 630 a m Silky Sullivan and Lincoln Road galloped preparatory to working between races this afternoon the former blowing out casually through the stretch stretchPerhaps Perhaps 15000 had converged on the course when Silky was announced for his scheduled 6 furlongs prep at about 130 With Pete Kozar in the stirrups and break ¬ ing off with his stablemate Night Lodger going to the 5furlong pole the fabled Cali fprnian was several lengths in front at the end of his trial in a handy 1 15 He worked on out to 7 furlongs in 1 29 and pulled up a mile in 144 all to the accompaniment of the applause of his large cheering and marching section In the late morning he had sauntered three furlongs in 39 39Following Following this first ambitious training move by the crowdpleasing chestnut since the Derby Kozar said He loves this race track trackTrainer Trainer Reggie Cornell observed This was a good move for him He is not an impressive work horse But I was pleased that he galloped out so strongly stronglyAiling Ailing jockey Bill Hartack who was among the spectators commented It was nothing spectacular but it did show that he has a beautiful tremendous stride strideJust Just before the running of the Dixie Handicap Isaac Blumbergs Derby second Lincoln Road entered the track at a gap near the halfmile looking very modish in blue blinkers and four bandages and jogged with a pony the wrong way of the course past the fascinated stands Jockey Chris Rogers galloped him back to the six fur ¬ longs pole where hebroke and cruised back to the stand in 23 48M and 114 He worked alone and Rogers had him in hand snugging him along all the way This prep was on TV with marginal notes by Haj tack It was a useful work

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