Judges Stand: Sizing Up Tim Tam as Preakness Approaches; May Be First Triple Crown Hero in Decade; Cornell Less Chesty Than Silky Society, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-14


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Judges Stand By Charles Hatton Sizing Up Tim Tam as Preakness Approaches May Be First Triple Crown Hero in Decade Cornell Less Chesty Than Silky Society SocietyPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 13 A beneficent spring sun spangled the lush green meadow beside barn J which is the Preakness horses quarters Jimmy Jones was mounted on a dun col ¬ ored pony out irr the field watch ¬ ing Tim Tam eat like a horse A group of us strolled out to the man behind the horse behind Cal ¬ umets Triple Crown hopes Look ¬ ing at Tim Tam Charley Whit tingham who had saddled Gone Fishin to win yesterdays Preak ¬ ness Prep conjectured It would be impossible to find a better bred horse than this Jones re ¬ plied promptly like a man to whom this very thing might have occurred before say ¬ ing I did not see much of Tom Fool Bujt they say he was plenty game Two Lea Why she could count up to ten I dont think that cross of Bull Lea hurt this colt any I know a cross of Bull Lea never hurt me Sometimes they say weve got too much Bull Lea blood Thats like saying you can have too many hundred dollar bills billsWhile While we were sizing up the ravenous Tim Tam somebody asked if he had ever been measured Yes the Missourian replied he is exactly 16 hands and a quarter inch I dont know what he weighs About 1500 I guess I know his heart is big enough Tim Tarns beauty comes from within as the Aly Khan has ob ¬ served manifest in his competitive temperament and a low gliding action But he does have nice flat knees as Whittingham observed and a capital hind leg which Jones called particular attention to the hocks low and flat flatNote Note Resemblance to Sires Early Form FormThat That trip over here shook him up some the trainer said but he has come back fast He is a big grain eater though you would not think so looking at him I am hoping he will fill out over the coupling They say his sire was a little like that early in his threeyearold form This colt got hit in his right eye twice now and has two tiny blue spots to show for it but I dont think it impaired his vision At that point Willie Hartacks agent Chick Lang spoke up The thing I like about him is the way he can check then get running again so fast In the Derby Trial he was like Red Grange in the midst of a broken field run runIt It may be Jones has another Triple Crown winner here He trained the last one Citation ten years ago now f fWe We were all having breakfast at the Alibi Table Listening to Harry Howard the gnome who is Steve Brooks agent as he related how a friend in show biz won an Emery and how he is a conscious objector to the gross negligence which finds Brooks omitted from the hall of fame He has ridden two of the turfs three millionaires The large and largely capable Reggie Cornell as eminent a gourmet as Silky himself was asked how the peepuls cherce is doing doingI I wish there was a 6 furlongs race I could run him in today he said by way of reply He seems to like this track For the record it ought to be noted that while the Silky Sullivan society has a confidence which amounts almost to braggadocio Cornell says only that he expects the photogenic IrishAmerican will be right there Cornell 36 has been training horses since he was 19 and long since learned better than to be dogmatic in these matters You will not hear from him that when Silky gets his Irish up in that last crucial quarter he can make a watch run backward backwardPlenty Plenty of Fifth Dimension Appeal AppealFor For weeks now everybody has been trying to explain Silky Dramatic last quarters in 21 and change are the specific of his allure for the 2 bettor to whom all other horses are relegated to the anonymity of num ¬ ber 4 or the 6 horse At such times he runs like a horse who has been bombarded with gamma rays Apart from this his fans respond subconsciously per ¬ haps to what we shall call his fifth dimension This is compounded of an extraordinary gentleness and an inescapable aesthetic appeal Nothing and only noth ¬ ing on four legs is so picturesque picturesqueWhen When he appears on parade in his scarlet trappings his copper coat shimmering jover gladiatorial muscles Silky looks like something straight out of Ivanhoe A fit mount for Richard Coeur de Leon on his triumphal entiy into Constantinople But perhaps this is not a good analogy For on the whole Richards crusades were a colossal flop indeed bankrupted England Silkys status was diminished for form students in the Derby But his loyal legions are throwing out last forgiving him freely Win lose or draw Silky will like Richard of old be remembered as a hero Veni Vedi not necessarily vici viciTurf Turf ana Jimmy Jones has put the Calumet stable mascot a pointer known from coast to coast as Buck in jail in the tack room Asked the reason for this in ¬ carceration Jones explained sadly Old Buck got kind of high on himself Took to choosing the other dogs But he is smart Look where that bite is He has not Continued on Page FortyThree JUDGES STAND STANDBy By CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Five Fivesat sat down all day Sometimes dreams comes true but for somebody else A group were discussing bloodlines The mare Mar ¬ garet Lawrence was mentioned I remem ¬ ber her plain Ben Jones said Fellow in Texas a congressman or a senator liked her and bought her He told everybody I will raise a Derby winner from her He didnt but the mare passed into Herbert Woolfs farm and she foaled Lawrin Jones saddled Lawrin to win the Derby in 38 38There There are many links at Pimlico between the sports sentimental past and calculat ¬ ing present One is Harry Mellon who has been waiting the alibi table and getting up at 5 a m in the process almost every year since 37 Silky keeps bankers hours Does not stir before 8 a m Conversely Jewels Reward is up at the peep o day sometimes sooner and worked the Preak ness route in 201 and fractions while most of us were cast in the sheets His fair more than fair owner Mrs Elizabeth Graham also heeds Ben Franklins advice adviceCharley Charley Whittingham confides sotto voice it actually drizzled the other day at Hollypark which has had only two muddy tracks in its history to our latest accounts Gone Fishins owner Mrs Elizabeth Lunn once considered for the role of Scar ¬ let OHara in Gone With the Wind now is in Florida Gone Fishin on her yacht A lyrical quality colors Silkys move ¬ ments when he is in high gear For per ¬ haps a furlong entering the last turn where the Derby odds were scrambled he was outrunning every horse in the field Then that mud hit him His move needs nice timing preferably on the outside outsidePete Pete Kozar who dresses like Will Scarlet to gallop the immense Californian is a brother to the Al Kozar who played second base for the Washington Senators Reggie Cornell and Lou Pondfield cut up old touches with Jacks Amiel and Dempsey after the Sullivan show the other p m Intoxicated by the spring weather Noureddin hit barn J like a demolition squad after his long van ride from Louis ¬ ville If jockey Tommy Lee rides like a Chinaman that is not surprising You see he is Do not say a Chinaman cannot ride

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