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SPINACH HIGHLY REGARDED Trainer Phillips Expects Ziegler Colt to Figure Prominently in Arlington Park Racing. About this Spinach of William Zieglers, son of Sir Martin and Sweet Thyme, and near relative on his mothers side of Gallant Knight, with which Clyde Phillips is sure he will lick Gallant Knight, also Sun Beau, Mike Hall, Questionnaire, Mokatam and all other horses past three years old he may meet in July in renewals at Arlington Park of the Stars and Stripes and Arlington Handicaps and the Arlington Cup. He was not much last spring and summer, but at Havre de Grace, after the autumnal equinox, he struck his gait and, before knocking off at Bowie in November, he had added 4,006 to earlier earnings of 0,895. In the Potomac Handicap revival, one mile and a sixteenth, he trimmed Mr. Sponge, Starpatic, Sun Falcon, Full Dress, Conclave, Alcibiades, Ned O., Caruso, Fortunate Youth and Jim Dandy. In the Havre de Grace Handicap, one mile and a furlong, for three-year-olds and over, he turned the tables on Questionnaire and whipped Sun Beau, Dr. Freeland, Mokatam and Hot Toddy as well. In the Latonia Championship, one mile and three-quarters, Yarn, Star Lassie and Alcibiades bowed to him and in the Riggs, one mile and a half, at Pimlico, he whipped Her Grace, Erin, Woodcraft, Yarn, Conclave, Porphyry and Escutcheon. Phillips thinks that Chicago did not see Spinach at his best in the third Hawthorne Gold Cup, one mile and a quarter, in which Sun Beau, Pigeon Hole and Alcibiades defeated him last October, he beating Lady Broadcast, Plucky Play, Jim Dandy and Saxon. He was just off the cars from Maryland and he hadnt shipped well. "The best horse I ever trained," is Phillips estimate of Spinach and a big estimate it is. Phillips handled some pretty good thoroughbreds during the years he trained for Mrs. Helen Hay Whitney and did much of his racing in the West and South. "I have saved Spinach for Arlington racing." Phillips said, when he reached Arlington Park, to Otto W. Lehmann, president of the Arlington Park Jockey Club, "because for two seasons he had not been particularly good in spring and early summer. He has more dash this year than he had last and is sounder. The horse that beats him at Arlington will know he has been racing."