Three Preakness Hopes Vie Today; Sonny Dan Outfinishes Sharpsburg: Pikesville Purse Tests Pen Bolero, Mosby, Sundown II.; Favored Sword Dancer Goes Half Mile in :51 3/5; To Start Manassa Mauler on Monday, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-08


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Three Three Preakness Preakness Hopes Hopes Vie Vie Today; Today; Sonny Sonny Dan Dan Outfinishes Outfinishes Sharpsburg Sharpsburg Pikesville Purse Tests Pen Bolero, Mosby, Sundown II. Favored Sword Dancer Goes Half Mile in :51 %; To Start • Manassa Mauler on Monday By CHARLES HATTON PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 7.— The appearance of Mrs. Ben Cohens Pen Bolero, Llangollen Farms Mosby and Roily S. Lytles Sundown n. in the entries for the mile and one-sixteenth of the otherwise commonplace Pikesville Purse Friday, and a half mile trial in .51% by the favored Sword Dancer were the highest lights of the day here on the scene of the 50,-000 added Preakness. The race which the trio of eligibles just mentioned will employ as a qualifiying round for the second and richest of the Triple Crown events is for "non-winners of three other than maiden or claiming" and for a purse of ,500. But the Pikesville accrues a fillip of unexpected box office through its new dimension of academic interest. Pen Bolero is expected to be the favorite in this dress rehearsal. Sword Dancer showed no very great speed but he obviously wanted to in his spin half way around the Hilltop this norning. He indicated that he is none the worse for his Derby effort, in which he carried Mrs. Dodge Sloanes white, blue cross sashes into second place, inches back of Tomy Lee, as the climax of a slambang stretch duel. Exercise boy George Miller will give him his head in a more serious trial on Sunday morning. First Landing Due on Week End From Belmont Park comes word that Christopher T Chenerys First Landing, third in the Derby, has continued in work since tiring through the last furlong at Louisville and will van down to Pimlico on the week end. He will have his final prep for the "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" a week from Saturday over the local strip. Assistant trainer Luis DCassieres said that the recently arrived Manassa Mauler, the reformed plater who negotiated first Landings defeat in the Wood, will work here Saturday morning and will start in Mondays traditional Preakness Prep of a mile and one sixteenth. Prospective rivals for the "Preakness Preview" include Royal Orbit and Black Hills. Manassa Mauler, a 2,500 claim, is the lone supplementary candidate for the Preakness at a fee of 0,000. Mrs. Halina Braunsteins hickory Royal Orbit, fourth in the Derby, was on the track this morning and galloped a couple of miles. He also took occasion to familiarize himself with the local paddock and to renew acquaintance with the starting gate. He finished full of run at Louisville and is Californias hope of repeating the hazing to which it subjected the best the East could put in the field Derby day. The obscure Briton, Sundown n., will be the cynosure of all eyes when he parades for the Pikesville. Bred by Queen Elizabeth LT. in England and brought to this country last December 5, litle is known of the bay son of Hyperion and this invests him with an aura of mystery. Trainer Eddie Cox today named Larry Adams as the colts rider. High on Sundown II. "Ive been training Sundown n. since March," Cox supplies. "He does everything right and the only reason he missed the Kentucky Derby was because a leg filled after he lost a shoe in a race at Keeneland. Fridays race will tell us a big story about him." From the appearance of his heels, the colt from the Queens stud tends to run down. An arrival this afternoon from Chicago was Master Palynch, winner of the Louisiana Derby and who passed the Kentucky original because of the large field and the discouraging abundance of early speed it represented, it is said. He has trained well, whether or not he avoids any speed jams in the Preakness. Meanwhile, the probable field for the 83d Preakness, the worlds most richly endowed race, represented no change from yesterdays rundown. It brings together Brook-meades estimated 7-to-5 favorite Sword Dancer Shoemaker , C. T. Chenerys First Landing Arcaro, Mrs. Ben Cohens Pen Bolero Grant, Mrs. Halina Braunsteins Royal Orbit Harmatz , R. S. Lytles Sundown n. L. Adams, Llangollens Mosby no boy , Briardale Farms Rico Tesio M. Ycaza, Elckams Open View Korte, C. B. Fischbachs Festival King Carstens , Emil Dolce s Manassa Mauler Broussard , Hat-skins and Sairs Master Palynch Stevenson and King Ranchs Black Hills Boulmetis . There are 12 in that group and if a dozen face the starter the race will gross 91,800. It is, of course, the richest of all Preakness runnings, as the first with 50,000 added by the Maryland Jockey Club and it will be the richest race run in the centuries long history of the sport in the Free State. The winner will net 37,700 unless he is Manassa Mauler, to whom victory would be worth 27,800 with a dozen acceptances. Though he is the lone supplemental candidate, Max Hirsch toyed for a time with some notion of making Socrates an "added starter." Instead he brought Black Hills -here today accompanied by his stablemate Call the iWtness, who was made eligible for the Preakness at the regular time of closing, though he is not taken seriously as a prospective starter. Changes Expected Almost inevitably, there will be some changes in the field for the upcoming Preakness as the next week, which is the most vital phase of their training, is virtually certain to influence the eligibles form. The Delaware Valley at Garden State on Saturday, Mondays Preakness Prep here, and this Fridays Pikesville Purse, could result in additions or withdrawals in the probable line-up. Meanwhile, again the association is gratified that this richest Preakness has, appropriately enough, brought a record demand for reserved seats at the history-making4 1-3-16 miles on May 16. Preakness week will be ushered in Sunday with the annual showing of yearlings under the auspices of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. Extra curricular entertainment includes also the annual flower mart on Wednesday, when the Black-Eyed Susan or "Preakness for Fillies" is presented at the track. And the seventh running of the Powder Puff Preakness about noon of Preakness Day. The colorful and rather harmonious Maryland Jockey Club band is practicing "Maryland, My Maryland" with which to regale Preakness visitors in their traditional parade down the stretch. A Dixieland jazz band is being imported straight from New Orleans Bourbon Street. Pimlicos precocious young publicist, Charley Johnson, assures that anybody who doesnt have fun at this Preakness isnt trying.

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