Pimlico Opens Meeting; Eight in Baltimore Spring Handicap: Hangover Carries Maximum 126 Pounds, Giving Nine to Nick Jimmie in Dash, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-10


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► i Pimlico Opens Meeting; Eight In Baltimore Spring Handicap Hangover Carries Maximum* 126 Pounds, Giving Nine To Nick Jimmie in Dash By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent PIMLICO. Baltimore, Md., May 9.— The Maryland Jockey Clubs 18-day spring session, featuring the 79th running of the 00,000 added Preakness, second jewel in racings Triple Crown for three-year-olds, on Saturday, May 28, commences Tuesday afternoon at this historic Pimlico race course. Headliner on the inaugural program is the ,000 Baltimore Spring Handicap, an overnight dash of five and one-half furlongs for three-year-olds and upwards. Concedes as Much as 18 Pounds Before the meeting comes to a conclusion on Monday, May 30, the Maryland Jockey Club will also offer renewals of the 0,000 added Black-Eyed Susan and the 5,000 added Dixie Handicaps on consecutive Saturdays preceding the Preakness. The Black-Eyed Susan, formerly the Pimlico Oaks, is designed for three-year-old fillies and is contested over the mile and one-sixteenth distance. The Dixie, long one of Marylands foremost handicap events for seasoned performers, is being moved to the turf course for the first time this year, with the distance increased from a mile and three -sixteenths to a mile and three furlongs. Highweight entrant in the Baltimore Spring is Duke Singers Hangover, under Continued on Page Forty-Two HERMAN COHEN— President of Pimlico track which inaugurates spring meeting this afternoon. 9 9 s 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 3 2 I 8 3 . 5 l J J i j ; I I * , l • ; ; , I 1 1 , Pimlico Opens Meeting; Eight Meet in Feature Hangover Carries High Weight Of 126 in Baltimore Spring Cap Continued from Page One 126 pounds, which is to be the maximum 1 weight placed on horses in overnight ; handicaps during the current meeting. • Concessions to be made by Hangover run 1 from 9 pounds to Giles D. Mills Nick Jim- • mie, down to 18 pounds to Mrs. L. L. Voigt. • Jr.s Solar System. Other assignments in- elude: Alfred Roberts Eaton town, 115; Gwynn Campbells Browse, 114; Eugene 1 Constantin. Jr.s Bushers Beam and W. E. • Crismers Elberwhirl, 110 apiece, and Mrs. H. S. Eklofs Particolor, 109 pounds. Hangover earned his top assignment through a sparkling Florida campaign which included a half dozen victories, fore-? most of which came in the Hollywood and Armed handicaps. In his lone Maryland appearance this spring, Hangover turned in a miserable effort to trail the field in the Maryland Sprint Handicap. Possibly the Laurel racing surface was not to his liking though he had trained well prior to his engagement. Nick-Jimmie appears well-treated under 117 pounds and could prove formidable in the Baltimore Spring. His general form is good and in his most recent appearance he was awarded the purse through the dis-I qualification of Post Prandial. Prior to that he found the class of the opposition a bit too much for him in the Capitol Handicap and faded to be ninth after contesting the lead for five furlongs. Stoutest of the opposition for Hangover tomorrow could come from Elberwhirl, a rather roguish son of Whirlaway. This fel-i low seems to have settled down a bit fol-■ lowing a display of early season rodeo tactics and has been faring well in recent outings. In his last start he finished unplaced behind Tahiti in the Maryland Sprint Handicap, after having been in the runner-up position in back of Royal Fan in the mud. Eatontown, a frequent stakes winner in his earlier years, apparently is well below that form at present. He has raced but once this year, finishing next-to-last in a sprint on the opening day Garden State program. Particolor and Browse have been holding their own in recent Laurel offerings, while Bushers Beam and Solar System are capable of improvement, having I been raced sparingly. Racing secretary Fred Colwill has ar- 1 ranged an excellent secondary attraction in the ,000 Elk ridge Purse, a mile and I 1 in the overnight field is W. Arnold Hangers Iceberg II.. who has been idle since finishing third behind Stan and Capeador in the Hialeah Turf Handicap last winter. He has always been partial to the grass and probably will rule favorite over Auburn Farms Old Glendale, a winner in track record time of his only grass race. Others named to compete are Potpourri. Baroda Boy, Thither and Battle Wave. Post time throughout the meeting, with the exception of Preakness day, will be 2:00 p. m. On the afternoon of the Preakness, the first race will parade postward at 1:45 p. m. During the entire meeting, Pimlico will conflict with nearby Garden State Park, as well as with the trotting meeting at Rosecroft. Despite these facts, the local management is hopeful of bettering the 91,919 average handle of last spring.

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