Thirteen May Vie With Assault In Preakness Renewal Saturday: Kentucky Derby Victor Goes East to Seek Stake Likely To Have Gross of 39,000, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-07


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APPRENTICE F TRUSCHKA Was Wasastride astride two winners at Churchill Downs Downsyesterday yesterday Thirteen May Vie With Assault In Preakness Renewal Saturday Kentucky Derby Victor Goes East to Seek Stake Likely To Have Gross of 739000 739000Continued Continued from Page One OnePhidias Phidias Cedar Farms Lovemenow Mr and Mrs Walter M Jeffords Natchez Wheatley Stables Misleader Mrs George D Wide ¬ ners Outotheblue and E P Taylors Wind ields Hampderi third in the Derby got into Pimlico today todayThe The prospect of a 14horse field only hree less than the cast which composed he Derby lent considerable impetus to he growing fan hysteria for Saturdays 100000 Preakness If that many go then he race will gross approximately 139000 with the winner earning an amount sur jassing that taken1 down by Assault last Saturday SaturdayWhile While Assault came out of Saturdays great venture sound as a dollar so to speak and most certainly will rule a pro ¬ nounced favorite to add the Preakness second jewel in the triple crown to his growing list of conquests the little Texas Iyer isnt exactly being counted in for Saturdays one mile and threesixteenths Preakness spin Lord Boswell who with lis Maine Chance Farm stablemates Knockdown and Perfect Bahrain ruled choices in the Derby once again will have a raft of admirers particularly those who saw the colt shut off just when Eddie Ar caro had decided it was time to make his move Mrs Elizabeth Graham who main ains the Maine Chance Farm evidently thinks Knockdown rates another chance especially since the colt wont be asked to travel as far as he did in the Derby Knockdown was right on Spy Songs heels while that one was burning the track on the early Derby pace paceIt It was quite obvious to all concerned that Marine Victory R Bruce Livies Bal timore Preakness hope didnt like the Derby footing and he is expected to im ¬ prove specially if the track is fast on Sat ¬ urday Alamond who closed well enough to finish sixth in the Derby also may im ¬ prove over a fast track trackShapes Shapes Up as Horse to Beat BeatHampden Hampden denied second place when his Derby rider Job Dean Jessop erringly pulled up at the sixteenth pole believing it was the finish shapes up as the horse to beat in the Preakness Hampden who got in today with W H Fieldings Jobar a nonPreakness eligible was closing resolu ¬ tely in the Derby stretch charge chargeOf Of those who didnt start in the Derby but are considered Preakness probables Natchez is considered as having the besl chance to thwart Assaults bid for a second jewel in the triple crown Natchez was beaten soundly by Hampden in the mile and a sixteenth Chesapeake Stakes but his connections evidently think the colt measures up to Preakness stature statureMisleader Misleader won a mile and a sixteenth race last Saturday at New York defeating among others Outotheblue However Maryland Jockey Club officials have been assured by respective owners of the two colts they will keep their Preakness en ¬ gagements gagementsWhile While Arcaro maintained after the Derby that Lord Boswell ran a good race and would have been lengths closer had he been able to get clear sailing there remained a possibility that the little Kentucky booter might shift his allegiance and accept the mount on Hampden in the Preakness Arcaro is not obligated to ride Lord Boswell in the Preakness and may prefer to ride Hampden whom he piloted to his con ¬ vincing victory in the Chesapeake stakes stakesMeanwhile Meanwhile Natchez breezed a half mile over the Pimlico strip this morning in 50 handily while Billy Bumps breezed three I quarters in 121 yesterday CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky May 6 Undaunted yet still smarting from the thumping they received six of the 16 colts and geldings Assault van quished in last Saturdays greatest of all Kentucky Derbies have left Churchill Downs for Baltimores Pimlico where on Saturday they will engage the King Ranch speedster in the Preakness another of In winning the 100000 Derby by some eight lengths the Texasowned Assault a son of Bold Venture winner of the same prize in 1936 left the general impression he was unbeatable by any threeyearold contemporary over the slow drying out track and over the Derby mile and one quarter However the Preakness is another race to be run perhaps under different conditions and for those reasons so many of his Derby rivals have gone to Maryland for another meeting with the tough little King Rancher the first Texasbred to win the Downs fixture While the slashing manner in which Assault charged up from behind Spy Songs Derby pace and then sped on to defeat the Dixiana representative by eight lengths a margin enjoyed by only three Bubbling Over Johnstown and Whirl away other winners since 1900 did not deter the trainers of Hampden Lord Bos ¬ well Knockdown Alamond Wee Admiral and Marine Victory from following the Robert J Kleberg horse to Pimlico It es ¬ tablished him a pronounced favorite to take the Preakness for his fourth win of the year As Assault who left today for the scene of his next engagement was being hailed as one of the greatest of Derby winners young Job Dean Jessop who last year was astride more winning horses than any other American jockey continued to receive quite a going over by fans and horsemen for his costly blunder on Hamp ¬ den who finished third a head back of Spy Song Had Jessop who mistook the sixteenth pole for the finish not made the error the Foxcatcher Farm colt would have finished second with perhaps a wide margin to spare spareHampden Hampden was second choice to the Maine Chance entry of Lord Boswell who finished fourth Knockdown fifth and Perfect Bahrain ninth among the 17 con ¬ testants testantsSuffer Suffer Leg Lacerations LacerationsKnockdown Knockdown and Wee Admiral the only performers to suffer scars in Saturdays race came out of the gruelling battle with leg lacerations Needless to say in view of their departure for Pimlico the injuries were not of a serious nature natureFollowing Following Hampden who left yesterday for the Maryland track Assault Lord Bos ¬ well Knockdown Marine Victory Wee Ad ¬ miral and Alamond got away today todayRippey Rippey the only prominent Derby starter withdrawn from the Preakness remains here until Thursday when he entrains for Belmont Park near New York City Barring mishap the Derby Trial winner will make his next public appearance in the Withers Spy Song one of nine Derby starters not nominated for the Preakness will rest here and resume racing during the Lincoln Fields meeting at Hawthorne He is a prob ¬ able starter in the 25000 Francis S Pea body Memorial to be renewed there on Thursday May 30 30Meanwhile Meanwhile the multitude of outof towners among the 100000 or more persons who witnessed Saturdays richest Derby the second won by the King Ranch had thinned to perhaps as few as several thou ¬ sand as the horses went to the post for the opening event on todays program

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