Miss Chicago Goes to Dark Vintage; Gone Fishin Takes Preakness Prep: Staysail Almost Two Lengths Back; Llangollen Colt Timed in Fancy 1:46 for 1 1-16 Miles Trial; Lil Fella Is Third, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Miss Chicago Goes to Dark Vintage Gone Fishin Takes Preakness Prep Staysail Almost Two Lengths Back BackLlangollen Llangollen Colt Timed in Fancy 1 46 for 1116 Miles Trial Lil Fella Is Third ThirdBy By JOE HIRSCH HIRSCHPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 12 Taking command shortly before curving into the stretch Llangollens wiry gray Gone Fishin made a romp of the betless Preakness Prep this crisp sunshiny after ¬ noon The racy son of Endeavour H fin ¬ ished the 1 116 miles a length and three quarters before Christianas Staysail with Jaclyn Stables Lil Fella another two and onehalf lengths farther back Alec Bul ¬ locks Maryland Derby winner Alickey Boy completed the small field nine dis ¬ tant lengths behind Lil Fella FellaWhipped Whipped Silky at Golden Gate GateUnder Under a moderate 114 pounds Gone Fishin eighth in the recent Kentucky Derby was timed in 146 over a good track excellent time considering the dry ¬ ingout nature of the going Ralph Neves handled Gone Fishin perfectly permitting him to lay off the pace down the back stretch move to the leaders entering the far turn and draw out through the final furlong furlongThe The win was the fourth of the year in nine attempts for Gone Fishin who was unraced as a twoyearold You will recall Gone Fishin as the colt who beat Silky Sullivan in a mile race at Golden Gate Fields prior to Silkys departure for Ken ¬ tucky The winner doesnt care for an off track as he demonstrated in both the Stepping Stone and the Derby at Churchill Downs But he can roll when he has some fairly firm footing and if it comes up fast for the Preakness on Saturday he might take some beating beatingFollowing Following the Preakness Prep Gone Fishins trainer Charley Whittingham said he was well pleased with his colts coltsContinued Continued on Page Eight E B CARPENTER Trainer of North NorthStar Star Ranchs unbeaten Dark Vintage Vintagewho who accounted for the Miss Chicago ChicagoStakes Stakes on Balmorals opening card Gone Fishin Annexes Betless Preakness Prep Over Staysail Llangollen Colt Timed in Fancy 146 for 1 776 Miles Trial Lll Fella Is Third ThirdContinued Continued from Page One Onerace race The winner ran down a little behind but otherwise appeared to come out of the race in good order Staysails trainer Henry Clark said he would arrive at a decision on the colts Preakness status by Wednes ¬ day dayNeves Neves hit Gone Fishin just once while making his move on the far turn that brought him to the lead Through the stretch the veteran Neves resorted to a hand ride and wasnt forced to urge Gone Fishin who thoroughly outclassed his three rivals rivalsLil Lil Telia led the way to the clubhouse turn was two lengths before Staysail by the time they had straightened into the backstretch Gone Fishin was another length farther back and on the outside at this point pointWinner Winner Easily Passes Twosome TwosomeApproaching Approaching the far turn Staysail began to move abreast of Lil Fella while Neves was also improving his position with Gone Fishin Staysail drew even with Lil Fella midway of the turn and in a few strides Gone Fishin came up quickly and passed that twosome twosomeOnce Once they straightened for home it was all Gone Fishin Neves could probably have named his own margin but was con ¬ tent with a length and threequarters Staysail was much the best of the others Lil Fella showing the effects of his many midwinter illnesses Mickey Boy was never in the hunt huntLil Lil Fella although eligible for the Preak ¬ ness will be shipped back to Garden State tomorrow and will not compete in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown

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