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May 16, 1981 - Image 14

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Page 14-Saturday, May 16, 1981-The Michigan Daily
The Preakness


BALTIMORE (AP) - Pleasant
Colony, who won the most crowded
Kentucky Derby since 1974, will try and
overcome a lot of traffic again today in
the $200,000-added Preakness at
Trainer John Campo is confident of
another victory for the colt who beat 20
3-year-olds, finishing three-quarters of
a length ahead of Woodchopper, in the
biggest Derby field since 23 ran in 1974
when Cannonade won.
In the 1 3/16-mile Preakness,
Pleasant Colony wil meet 13 rivals. It
will be the biggest field since Per-
sonality won the 14-horse 1970 running.
In the Derby, Pleasant Colony broke
from the No.7 position and stayed out of
trouble until working his way into con-
tention on the final turn.

they - Pleasant Colony and Flying
Nashua - moved together," said Larry
Barrera, Flying Nashua's trainer. Then
Velasquez took the inside and Angel
Cordero Jr. chose the outside with
Flying Nashua. "It turned out inside
was the place to be," said Barrera.
Flying Nashua will start from the No.
5 post in the Preakness, while Pleasant
Colony will break from the No. 13 hole.
BUT THERE WERE indications that
Pass the Tab, who is trained by
Barrera's brother Albert, would not go
to the post at 5:38 p.m. EDT, for the
106th Preakness, to be televised by-ABC
from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Joining Paristo and Highland Blade
in the field as newcomers to Triple
Crown competition will be A Run, Bare
Knuckles, Thirty Eight Paces and
Escambia Pay.
ILLINOIS DERBY winner Paristo
was not originally nominated for the
Preakness and was made a supplemen-
tal nominee for $10,000. A Run will be
coupled in the betting with Flying
Nashua as a Larry Barrera-trained en-
try. Top Avenger and Escambia Bay
are coupled as the mutuel field because

Crown at stake

there can be only 12 separate betting in-
With 14 starters, each carrying 126
pounds, the race will be worth a
Preakness record $271,800, with a
record $201,800 to the winner. Should
Pass the Tab be scratched, the gross

purse and winner's share would be
$270,800 and $200,800, respectively.
Jack Van Berg, trainer of Bold Ego,
said he expected A Run, third in the
May 9 Withers at Belmont Park, and
Thirty Eight Paces, winner of a division
of the Woodlawn on the grass at Pimlico
May 2, to go for the lead.


T'he Phreakness Field
P.P. HORSE _ JOCKEY Prob. Odds
1. A Run.............Lovato, Jr. 12-1
2. Paristo..............Ashcroft 12-1
3. Pass the Tab ........ Cordero 10-1
4. Top Avenger ........Romero 30-1
5. Flying Nashua ......Cordero 12-1
6. Double Sonic ........Thornburg 20-1
7. Partez.............Hawley 6-1
8. Bold Ego...........Lively 5-1
9. Woodchopper........Delahoussaye 4-1
10. Bare Knuckles .....Evans 30-1
11. Thirty-Eight Paces . Passmore 20-1
12. Highland Blade .....Vasquez 8-1
13. Pleasant Colony .... Velasquez 5-2
14. Escambia Bay .:....Pino 30-1

Final Clearance!
Book Sale!

Half off the list prices on our remaining
inventory of popular reading materials -
not including course books and profes-
sional references. While selections last !

Mob scene
Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians is mobbed by his teammates after pit-
ching a perfect game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Cleveland last night.
It was the Major Leagues' first perfect game since Catfish Hunter turned the
trick 13 years ago. See story, Page 15.


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