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Heno Sissy Training Well For Centennial Opening Colorado Fans Favorite Points For Littleton Handicap, July 2 IJTTLETON, Colo., June 18. — Centennials July 2 opening is still a little more than two weeks away, but the horse theyll all have to beat in the Littleton Speed Handicap, first-day feature, is already on the grounds and working wonderfully. Hes Heno Sissy, a local favorite ever since he hung up an undefeated record as a two-year-old with four wins at Raton, N. M., and three here, including Centennials Silver Stakes. That was in 1951, but Heno Sissy showed he still has his speed last winter with three straight victories at Phoenix Ariz. Pair-grounds, where he ran himself out of competition. Heno Sissy is owned by H. G.; Wells, Kenosha, Wis., manufacturer. Weils also has the undefeated two-year-old star of last winners Arizona racing, Dog Fish, and the consistent mare, Blue Web, that finished in the money in all 13 starts last year. The Wells horses are trained by Joe Tucker, 26-year-old native of Tucson. Tucker also conditions the H. R. Talmage string. i An older sister of Heno Sissy also is well remembered; She is Miss Sissy, now retired to the farm. A winner at Centennial, she set a track record of 58% seconds for five furlongs at Raton. Heno Sissy equalled the mark a year later.