Eight Definite Preakness Starters; Vertex Assessed 130 for Grey Lag: Talent Show Next, 11 Pounds Lighter; Mrs. Rices Colt May Ship In for 9 Furlongs Handicap Finale at Jamaica Saturday, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05


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Eight Eight Definite Definite Preakness Preakness Starters; Starters; Vertex Vertex Assessed Assessed 130 130 for for Grey Grey Lag Lag Talent Show Next, 11 Pounds Lighter Mrs. Rices Colt May Ship In for 9 Furlongs Handicap Finale at Jamaica Saturday By BOB HORWOOD JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., May 4.— Racing secretary Jimmy Kilroe has honored Bru- netti and Piarullis handicap star. Vertex, with a steadying 130 pounds as his burden for Saturdays 5,000 added Grey Lag Handicap. This top impost for the mile and a furlong test is the heaviest the son of The Rhymer has been asked to carry and 11 pounds more than Kilroe gave his nearest rival. Mrs. Ada L. Rices Talent Show. The latter may come over from New Jersey to carry 119 pounds. This is one pound more than Talent Show carried to victory in last Saturdays Valley Forge Handicap at Garden State Park. Vertex has been well-treated by the handicappers outside of New York this year, getting 125 pounds in the Gulfstream ~p Park Handicap and 124 in the Campbell Memorial at Bowie and winning both stakes with speed to spare. Vertex indicated his present fine form by spinning a clever mile here at Jamaica. His first public appearance here was in the Roamer Handicap in the fall of 1957, in which he finished second to Promised Land after losing a shoe early in the race and tearing away a portion of a hoof. Last fall. Vertex won the Idlewild Handicap j here under 123 pounds, beating Bardstown j with ease, while before that he narrowly j defeated the Calumet star in the Trenton Handicap at Garden State, while part of his bit was sticking in his jaw. Stable Also Has Air Pilot Eligible In addition to Talent Show, Mrs. Rice is J represented in the Grey Lag weights by Air | Pilot, who has been assigned 116 pounds. Trainer Clyde Troutt has not indicated which of these horses he will send for the i rich event. Maine Chance Farms Jewels Reward, j who has not started since the Santa Anita j Handicap, in which he was injured, has been given 117 pounds. The 1957 juvenile [ champion has been training well, but was scratched from todays seventh race, which indicates he is a very doubtful starter on j the weekend. C. Mahlon Klines Mystic II., who won MM Westchester Handicap here and fin- . ished second in the Excelsior, has been assigned 116 pounds. Mystic H. finished i fourth in the Valley Forge after a rough trip. Walter M. Jeffords Piano Jim, winner of his last start at Laurel, is a Grey Lag | probable under 116 pounds. He has been , training well at Belmont Park. Three horses are grouped at 115 pounds, but all three are doubtful starters. These are Edward Seinfelds Admiral Vee, Brook -meade Stables Oligarchy and Brae Burn Farms General Arthur. The latter will probably be seen on the turf course at Belmont Park. Mrs. JoeJW. Browns Tenacious is a possibility at 114 pounds, though he has showed a distinct dislike for the Jamaica strip. Brookmeades Big Effort, winner of Saturdays Bed oRoses Cap, is a possibility under 112 pounds, though she may await a race against those of her own sex at Belmont Park. The complete list of weights for Saturdays 5,000. 1VB miles Grey Lag Handicap follows : Horse. Wt. Vertex 130 Talent Show 119 Jewels Reward 117 Air Pilot 116 Mystic II. 116 Piano Jim 116 Admiral Vee 115 Oligarchy 115 General Arthur 115 Tenacious 114 A Dragon Killer 112 Big Effort 112 Declared: Warhead Horse. Wt. Grey Monarch 112 Kingmaker 113 Day Court 109 Dotted Line 109 Bing Bang 107 Bills Sky Boy 106 Sabotage 106 Cross Channel 105 Four Fathoms 105 Casual Friend 104 I Jets Alibi 100 | Page Seven 100 I

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