Pavots Preakness Trial Outstanding; Occupy Proves Repeater at Churchill: Set to Meet Favored Hoop Jr. On Week-End at Pimlico Oval; Speeds Distance of Fixture In 1:59 1/5; Parke Confers With Hooper About Rider, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-14


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Payors Payors Preakness Preakness Trial Trial Outstanding; Outstanding; Occupy Occupy Proves Proves Repeater Repeater at at Churchill Churchill Set to Meet Favored Hoop Jr. On Week-End at Pimlico Oval Speeds Distance of Fixture * In 1:59%; Parke Confers With Hooper About Rider BALTIMORE, Md., June 13.— While the railbirds still were discussing a sensational workout over the Preakness distance yesterday by Walter M. Jeffords Pavot, the plans for Saturdays gala five-stakes program here at Pimlico moved steadily forward as the prospective Preakness field totaled seven, with three other possibilities. Pavot. considered the principal rival for F. W. Hoopers Hoop Jr., winner of the Kentucky Derby, dazzled the watchholders, as he sped the mile and three-sixteenths in 1:59 5 with his regular exercise boy, Orlando Hearn, in the saddle. His fractions were the half-mile in :50l,s and the mile in 1 :3825, and the Pimlico strip was not quite at its best. There was no urging of the colt at any stage and it was no secret that Trainer Oscar White was delighted with the showing of his charge. Pavot did not meet Hoop Jr. in the Derby but made his seasonal debut in the Withers Mile at Belmont, in which he was beaten a narrow wargin by Mrs. P. A. B. Wideners Polynesian. Woolf to Be in Saddle Announcement that George Woolf would ride Pavot increased the standing of the colt in pre-Preakness calculations. Having shipped excellently from Louisville and done well since his arrival here, Hoop Jr. still is a pronounced favorite, Pavots swift trial notwithstanding. According to Ivan Parke who trained Hoop Jr. for his Derby score and accompanied the colt on the junket east, the Alabama-owned three-year-old handled the 22-hour trip like a "drummer." "Hes as fit right now as he can ever hope to be," said Parke. "I let him gallop today and will breeze him on Friday." Parke was still undecided about just who would have the leg on the Derby winner when he parades postward in the Preakness, second jewel of the coveted Triple Crown" of the American turf. Eddie j Arcaro, who rode "The Hoop" in his Derby ! conquest, definitely will not be aboard the j colt Saturday, the Newport, Ky., booter remaining in New York that day to ride i Devil Diver for the Greentree Stable, his contract employer, in the Suburban Hand- i icap. I Parke, however, will talk with owner j Hooper via long distance tonight at Mont- i I gomery, Ala., at which time they .will de- | j termine who will ride Hoop Jr. Parke has two riders in mind, but prefers to confer with owner Hooper before making a defi- j j ! nite decision. Hooper, incidentally, will i leave Montgomery for Baltimore tomo/row to see his colt perform in the Preakness. Capacity Crowd Assured The prospects of the Hoop Jr. -Pavot duel will be enough to assure a capacity crowd i j at the Maryland Jockey Club plant, but I i there will be plenty of opposition for this | pair, particularly if the track is fast, since Hoop Jr. registered his Derby triumph in ! the mud. j Mrs. W. G. Lewis Darby Dieppe. Poly- i j nesian, E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream. ! Christiana Stables Alexis, and C. S. How- j j aids Sea Swallow, are rated certain starters in the 0,000 classic for three-year-olds. j On the list of possibilities are Bobanet ! Stables Bobanet, Bradleys Bail Bond, and I The Doge from the Pentagon Stable. Bobanet, ■ according to word received from Delaware j Park, worked a mile and an eighth , Continued on Page Six Pavot in Speedy Preakness Work Speeds Distance of Fixture In 1:59 Vs] Ready to Meet Favored Hoop Jr. Saturday Continued from Page One in 1:52%, and it was said decision on his status would be made within 24 hours. Bail Bond shipped from Kentucky with Burning Dream, may accompany his stable-mate in the race, but this was regarded as doubtful. Should he start, Doug Dodson will be in the saddle. The Doge also is eligible for the Jennings Handicap Saturday and may go in this six-furlong dash rather than the richer Preakness. As was the case in the Derby, Mel Cal- | vert will have the leg up on Mrs. Willie G. Lewis" Darby Dieppe in his Preakness sally. ; Sea Swallows was still undetermined. At least one Preakness candidate de- j faulted today with the announcement by J Harry Isaacs that his Brookfield color-bearer, Brookfield, would not be a starter. Millbrook Stables Alex Barth got in from ; New York and will be a starter in the l 0,000 Dixie Handicap, chief supporting [ feature with the Preakness, thus increas- j ing the line-up in this fixture, run at the j same distance as the three-year-old event. W. L. Branns Gallorette, successful in the Acorn Stakes at Belmont a little while ! back, was another notable arrival, and her .. presence in the starting group for the j 0,000 Pimlico Oaks at a mile and a six- ! tcenth, adds much to the prestige of this particular number. Trainer Jimmy McGee shipped in four horses from Suffolk Downs for the Satur- ; day card, including Quien Es and Best Re-ward, eligible for the Jennings Handicap, ,000 six-furlongs feature, and Lady Gun-ner, winner of the Ral Parr Stakes here in the spring. She is slated to run in the Pimlico Nursery- All race for Morris Wexler. General manager Matt Daiger announced that on Preakness Day the gates of the j Maryland Jockey Club plant would be thrown open to the public at 9:00 a. m., and that the first race will be run at 1 p. m. j Daily Double wagering will close at 12:30 p.m., and the mutuels department, both in the stands and in the centerfield, will swing into action at 11:15 a. m. Since no steeplechase is scheduled on the card the centerfield will be open to the public immediately.

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