Chicle II. at Pimlico for Dixie Engagement: Gilbert Likely to Ride Palatine Star Again Saturday at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-11


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Chicle II. at Pimlico For Dixie Engagement Gilbert Likely to Ride Palatine Star Again Saturday at Pimlico PIMLICO, Baltimore, Md., May 10. — Palatine Stables Chicle XL, a five-year-old Argentine-bred son of Foxglove, who is destined to be the highweight starter in Saturdays renewal of the 0,000 Dixie Handicap, has put in an appearance on the local scene and will receive his final preps for the mile and three -sixteenths fixture over this course. Chicle II., who failed to distinguish himself in his native country, finishing unplaced in all three starts, was acquired for ,800 and in his first start in this country was stepped up to ,500 claiming company. He was claimed out of the race by Frank Rosens Palatine establishment and has progressed steadily under the conditioning of J. H. Slim Pierce. After first scoring in allowance company, Chicle n. won on the turf course at Hialeah Park, then proceeded to win the Bou-gainvillea and Miami Beach handicaps, thus sweeping the turf stakes during the meeting. He later won the Gulfstream Handicap and more recently was a bang-up second in Better Self in Jamaicas Gallant Fox Handicap. The veteran rider, Johnny Gilbert, was astride Chicle H. in the Gallant Fox for -the firsttime and seemed to fit the handicap star perfectly. Considering this, plus the fact that Gilbert is doing the majority of the riding of the Palatine representatives in New Jersey, it seems certain that the pair will again team up in the Dixie. Another important candidate due to arrive in time for the week-end attraction is C. V. Whitneys Mount Marcy, a triple-stakes winner in Kentucky this spring. This Mahmoud— Maud Muller five-year-old was ridden by Steve Brooks in his recent Clark Handicap victory and that Calumet rider probably will be here to handle him in the Dixie. With Doug Dod-son on the injured list, Brooks may also remain here for the mount on Mr. Trouble in the Preakness on the following Saturday. With the Dixie Handicap and the Preakness coming up for decision on the next two week-ends, the daily programs at this track are possessing a bit. more class, especially in the featured events. Tomorrows top offering is the six-furlong Canter Purse, and the overnight field includes L. W. Jennings Winter Wheat, E. A. Ni-codemus Laran, Mrs. P. A. B. Wideners Whiffenpoof , Roy McClarins New Oxford, Grant Thorns Andy Handy, Mrs. W. W-Vaughans Lucky Ned and L. J. Shaws Abstract. Winter Wheat, winner of last seasons Mary Dyer Stakes in New England, will be launching her 1950 campaign following several pleasing local morning trials. The seven-year-old Heliopolis mare was a five-time winner last season and gleaned 8,000. She has been a sprint winner over this track in past years and her debut could well be a victorious one.

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