Judges Stand: Now Silkys Hypnotizing the Author; But Tim Tam Is Still the One-to-Beat; Lincoln Road On-the-Bit at Pimlico, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-12


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Judges Stand I By Charles Motion Now Silkys Hypnotizing the Author But Tim Tarn Is Still the OnetoBeat Lincoln Road OntheBit at Pimlico PimlicoPIMLICO PIMLICO Baltimore Md May 10 This observer finds it necessary to keep reminding himself over and over that Silky Sullivan did not win the Derby Lis ¬ tening to the man in the street and on thescrubbed white marble steps of this overgrown village you would think that probably he had This bland May morning as we held himxjn a shank while he picked some grass and gave us a friendly nuzzle it took all the will power we could summon to think that probably there are bet ¬ ter horses If ever there was one who had the personal magnetism of this sunny haired young stal ¬ lion with the sunny disposition we have not met him Critics may quibble about his lack of early speed He has a long fuse The geneologists may think his pedi ¬ gree leaves something to be desired And the purists among form students may not give him any mud marks But he is Mr Everymans idea of what a horse should be To countless thousands from coast to coast Silky combines the salient virtues of Silver Black Beauty and Whirlaway WhirlawayWe We recall that Exterminator was idolized as an intelligent game old trouper And that Native Dancer was an elusive gray ghost transfixing the nations TV audience But Silky weaves a subtler spell It charms and tugs at the hearts of not only small boys and schoolmarms but also those who fancy themselves dyed inthecharts racetrackers For our part we find it difficult to be the realistic and sophisticated observer while this young Lochinvar out of the West is seducing our faultfinding eye and allowing us to wool him about like a collie It can be reported that everything you have heard about Silky is perfectly true He is just as intelligent and lovable close to as the press pictures him There can be no doubt his sire Sullivan comes from Ireland Very near Blarney Castle prob ¬ ably And we suspect ourselves of a stubborn streak when it is necessary to keep repeating Tim Tarn is the onetobeat like a litany to avoid being taken in by Silkys pretty ways A Very Singular Specimen Think of a May threeyearold whovis already 163 with more heart room than even Man o War two horses wide when viewed from behind a pleasant out ¬ look a strong foundation and remarkably straight hind legs This Silky is a very singular specimen Not since the gelding Osmand have seen one of his tender years so amply stacked He is so deepbodied that he is more underslung than ontheleg for all his weight One would never guess he was raised in a back yard But in California back yards have to be moved three times a year And his ribs were certainly sprung as they say in Kentucky KentuckyThere There is a romantic reminiscence of Hanover to whom he is inbred about Silky He has the color and plumb hind legs that are hallmarks of this vanishing race The line is dead here We now find ourselves in position of importing our own bloodline Sentimental ¬ ists fervently hope Silky will revive the line of the Dwyers mauve decade champion Meanwhile he is an ambassador of good will perhaps the greatest thing since Pierre Oiler invented mutuels mutuelsTim Tim Tarn is not evocative of the same emotions horse levers feel when exposes to Silkys allure so it is not difficult to intellectualize and regard him calmly in the light of what he has proven he can do Which is plenty Jocose Jimmy Jones seems pleased with the way the Markeys double Derby winner has done here Of course this has not entailed much effort on Tim Tarns part for neither he nor any other eligible who ran in the Derby has been asked to do anything more strenuous than eat sleep and hack about the track occasionally Their trainers will be more demanding and less easily pleased next week weekContinental Continental Concept of a Classicist ClassicistAs As the Aly Khan has observed Tim Tarn is the con ¬ tinental turfanas concept of a classicist albeit one who could do with a few more pork chops He is intuitively a race horse and his action is accommodated to any going apparently Neither Gone Fishin nor Lincoln Road is individually anything to excite subjective thinking But neither can be dismissed as a Preakness candidate in safety safetyGone Gone Fishin does not have the best feet and yet he is a tough customer when the track is dry and he can hear his feet rattle He was the first of the road show from the Downs to hit the Pimlico track under saddle and the first to breeze as he did this morning Lincoln Road was out for a gallop and when he came back jockey Chris Rogers called to trainer V Sovinski You must have been giving this horse Ovaltine He woke up on me and tried to throw me when I was pulling him up upTurfana Turfana Tom Ross who is Phil Klipsteins part ¬ ner in Silky arrived in time for his public gallop Ross is in the lumber business in Oregon Klipstein is a cattleman who has been racing a few horses since 1907 He is one of the old guard of California racing of the era of the Spreckelses J W Marchbank and the betless Tanforan meets Ite was Reggie Cornell who se ¬ lected Silky for Ross and Klipstein at Del Mar sales where he fetched 10700 as the consignment of a aContinued Continued on Page FiftyThree STAND J5y CHARLES HATTON Continued from Page Five Fiveonemare onemare stud The mare Lady n Silk was bed by Joe Keith famed for the prime steaks he served at his Main St Lexington chophouse Cornell says Silky has a brother twoyearold called Satin Sulli ¬ van who is bigger than he is but has shown no such promise Silky could always run Stay Smoochie is here for Wednesdays BlackEyed Susan Had scant chance in the Kentucky Oaks The Jack Piices bought her in utero for about 800 Jim Fitzsimmons Jr says Bold Ruler never looked quite so well and his leg has flattened out nicely Probably return to colors in next Saturdays Toboggan

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