Greek Game in Popular Accounting; Several Preakness Candidates Drill: Tim Tam Gets Feel Of Pimlico Footing; Lincoln Road Seems to Labor In Deep Going; Maine Chance Has Liberty Ruler Flown In, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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Greek Game in Popular Accounting Several Preakness Candidates Drill Tim Tarn Gets Feel Of Pimlico Footing FootingLincoln Lincoln Road Seems to Labor In DeepGoingMaineChance Has Liberty Ruler Flown In InBy By JOE IIIRSCH IIIRSCHPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Mo May 14 Seeking to insure that the hero of the Ken ¬ tucky Derby is thoroughly accustomed to the deep and tiring going here at the his ¬ toric hilltop for his engagement in Satur ¬ days eightysecond running of the Preak ¬ ness Stakes Calumet trainer Jimmy Jones sent Tim Tarn 6 furlongs in 117 this crisp sunshiny morning morningTim Tim Tarn who worked a half mile Mon ¬ day in 50 went in company with Mrs Gene Markeys Smileytown exercise boy Joe Swart aboard the son of Tom Fool Two Lea and jockey Oliver Cutshaw on the older colt While Tim Tarns time was not sensational it must be remembered that Jones rarely asks his horses for real speed in the morning and considers Tim Tarn a thoroughly fit horse following his excellent showing in the Derby Too the Pimlico strip was still on the dull side dur ¬ ing training hours as underlined by the fact that the best time of the day at 6 fur ¬ longs was 11 5 VS VSLiberty Liberty Ruler Accompanies Jewels Reward In other Preakness developments 1 Sunny Blue Farms Lincoln Road seemed to labor a bit through a 7furlong work accomplished in a moderate 133 2 Trainer Ivan Parke announced that Miane Chance Farms Liberty Ruler would accompany his stablemate Jewels Reward to the post in the Preakness Liberty Ruler was flown here from New York arriving at Friendship Airport in the early afternoon 3 Decisions on the Preakness status of George Lewis Martins Rullah and John S Kroeses Sir Robby were still pending al ¬ though it now appears that the interests of this duo are not enthusiastic about par ¬ ticipation Thus the field for the middle middleContinued Continued on Page Four TIM TAM with exercise boy Joe Swart up and trainer Jinimy Jones The Ken ¬ tucky Derby winner worked 6 furlongs in 117 breezing yesterday in preparation for his Preakness engagement on Saturday Several Preakness Candidates Drill Tim Tarn Gets Feel Of Pimlico Footing FootingLincoln Lincoln Road Seems to Labor In DeepGoingMaineChance Has Liberty Ruler Flown In InContinued Continued from Page One Onejewel jewel of racings Triple Crown could num ¬ ber from 12 to 14 4 Powhatan Farms Michore worked a good 5 furlongs in 1 02 and is to be con ¬ sidered a definite starter in the Preakness The veteran Ellis Gray will have the mount 5 Edward Potter Jrs Plion worked 6 furlongs in 116 and trainer Tom Jolley announced that Steve Brooks would be astride the winner of the Blue Grass Stakes this week end 6 Trainer Henry S Clark announced this afternoon that Christianas Staysail would definitely run on Saturday and that Eldon Nelson would have the mount mountTim Tim Tarn who got the first 5 furlongs this morning in 1 04 is likely to come back Friday with a briefer sharper blowout Such are the properties of the Pimlico strip that even a fit horse can get mighty tired plowing through the deep going a far dif ¬ ferent surface from the hard track at Churchill Downs Jones is well satisfied vith the way Tim Tam is coming up to the Preakness but wants to be sure the colt can remain within striking distance of the leaders no matter how stiff the pace paceJones Jones feels that if Tim Tam can get by the Preakness he has an excellent chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Calumets Citation in 1948 Overlook ¬ ing no details Jimmy and his dad Ben Jones general manager of the stable cir ¬ cled the track on their ponies after Tim Tarns work inspecting eveiy inch of the going Such thoroughness is the basis of Calumets continued success successNot Not After Speed With Lincoln Road RoadWhere Where Tim Tam looked sharp in his move Lincoln Road appeared to have some difficulty in negotiating the Pimlico strip although trainer Vic Sovinski said he wasnt after real speed this morning With Chris Rogers up Lincoln Road wore his usual blinkers the slits on the side of the cups widened considerably to enable the With Pleasure colt to catch sight of an op ¬ ponent ranging up alongside alongsideLincoln Lincoln Road is likely to blow out on Fri ¬ day and is sure of considerably more sup ¬ port at the mutuels window this week end than he was accorded in Louisville when he was sent off at 4690 to 1 Sovinski has done a fine job of preparing him for the spring classics and most trainers of Preakness candidates believe Lincoln Road will make all the pace and be a tough colt to catch on Saturday SaturdaySilky Silky Sullivan galloped this morning after his betweenraces mile in 141 yes ¬ terday afternoon Trainer Reggie Cornell thought the boy might have moved Silky a bit too soon to his workmate Night Lodger or his time would have been a little better Silky is inclined to ease himself after get ¬ ting the lead The strapping Sullivan colt is another wholl blow out briskly on Fri ¬ day since he is a horse who needs work and lots of it Trainer Pleased With Gone Fishin FishinArt Art Donovan the 275pound allleague tackle of the Baltimore Colts dressed in full football uniform plus shoulder pads which made him appear even more moun ¬ tainous visited with Silky for publicity purposes and drew his own admiring crowd of racetrackers Several of his rival train ¬ ers jocularly suggested to Cornell that Donovan gallop Silky cnce around Actually Donovan could probably carry Silky once around and feel it less lessCharley Charley Whittingham had Llangollen Farms Gone Fishin out for some light calisthenics and expressed considerable pleasure with the progress of this roan son of Endeavour n Whittingham feels he has a distinct edge over the other Preakness horses because of Gone Fishins participa ¬ tion in Mondays mile and a sixteenth prep The lanky trainer opines that a race over the Pimlico track is important and notes that Bold Ruler benefitted considerably last spring from a similar effort effortJockey Jockey Jim Combest was aboard Noured din who engaged in his daily gallop under the supervision of trainer Slim Pierce The Noor colt is to work 5 furlongs tomorrow since Pierce like other conditioners wants to make certain his horse is familiar with the track Noureddins appearance con ¬ tinues to impress backstretch observers and this ones brilliant third in the Derby indicates that he can handle any sort of going goingLiberty Liberty Ruler was fourth in the Withers and actually has shown little more than promise this season However Parke has confidence in the colts future and appar ¬ ently feels that Preakness experience will help in his seasoning He may be used to insure a realistic pace this week end though he has displayed little speed in re ¬ cent races racesPreakness Preakness Notes Mrs Ada Rices Talent Show is to work four furlongs tomorrow Jimmy Jones was in New York yester ¬ day afternoon to chat with Mrs Markey before her departure for Europe on Fri ¬ day The longrange weather forecast for Preakness week end is fair and warm Mrs Elizabeth Graham is in Wash ingtno D C for a dinner with Mrs I Eisenhower Sir Robby is understood to have suffered a stone bruise while winning j the Withers Preakness trainers assault the alibi table with a vengeance each morn ¬ ing to stow away considerable quantities of eggs and cake served up by the Stevenses Should 12 start on Saturday the Preak ¬ ness would gross 133950 second only to the 140150 of Hasty Roads year 1954 Some 48 outoftown turf writers a record number will be filing from here this week end Nelson Fisher of the San Diego TimesUnion will make the longest trip Pimlico officials have imported a genuine Dixieland band from New Or ¬ leans to play for the press party Friday night and for the crowd on Saturday

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