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: — : — ; ; Only Six Seek Mucho Gusto Purse on Lincolns Program Under Pressure, Bullish, Thank You Sir, Didapper Meet; Off Track Likely HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., May 15.— With the more formidable performers inactive awaiting Saturdays renewal? of the Steger Handicap and the Joliet Stakes, lesser lights of the local thoroughbred colony dominate tomorrows program. Heavy rains, which continued overnight, turned the Hawthorne strip into a quagmire and as a result the featured Mucho Gusto Purse attracted only six entrants. The six Mucho Gusto candidates in previous starts have displayed partiality for an "off" track, which is most certain to prevail. Those named for. the six-furlong dash are Mrs. G. H. Emicks Under Pressure, William Hal Bishops Thank You Sir, the Emerald Isle Hotel Stables Free and Equal, Mrs. Emil Denemarks Bullish, R. A. Connells So Grand, and the Emerald Hill Stables Didapper. Both Under Pressure and Bullish finished back of My Dividend in an intermediate claiming race here opening day. The former ran fourth, beaten approximately two and three-quarters lengths. Bullish was an additional four and one-half lengths removed from Under Pressure. Bullish has-been lightly campaigned thus far this year, but he still retains a bit of the class which marked him as one of the better sprinters in this sector several years ago. The Dene-mark racer is fond of a muddy track and has been known to upset calculations when favored by damp footing. Under Pressure is fairly consistent and is certain to command a good share of support. Finished Second to Challcote The stretch-running Thank You Sir tailed off during the winter at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, but appeared to have regained his best form during the recent Sportsmans Park meeting. He did not win atthe half mile oval, but was second too the well-regarded Challcote on one occasion. So Grand finished in a dead heat for second with Bat Girl in the above-mentioned sprint won by My Dividend, and further improvement is expected. So Grand has the necessary speed to cope with the front runners *in tomorrows, essay. He will be ridden by Job Dean Jessop. Dark horse of the field is Didapper. The Emerald Hill performer scored twice in Maryland the past month and he appears capable of turning back his rivals in the Mucho Gusto. Didapper will carry the actual topweight of 118 pounds and will have the saddle services of Angelo Vasil. Free and Equal placed third and second, respectively, in his latest two starts, both at Sportsmans. In his last trip postward he showed high early speed, but faltered when the real test came and finished third behind Countess In and Will You Dance. In his previous start, the five-year-old gelded son of New World was* second to the shifty Ruthred.