THE BEAUTY EXPERT?
Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, founder and president of Elizabeth Arden, owner of Maine Chance Farm, sends out Jewel's Reward who, after winning The Champagne, is sure to start The Garden State favorite. Willie Shoemaker rides the winner of four of 10 starts in his quest to nail down the 2-year-old championship.
Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, with one ace in Bold Ruler, goes after this big one with a chestnut colt, Misty Flight. Second in both The Futurity and Champagne, the Wheatley Stables entry—a brother of Misty Morn—is bred for distance and should relish this run of a mile and a sixteenth with Eddie Arcaro.
THE CLOTHING MAKER?
Harry Z. Isaacs, whose Brookfield Farms will be represented by Isendu, has traditionally started the names of his horses with the letter I. He is a successful clothing manufacturer in Baltimore, but his colt, although having won over some of Saturday's foes, will probably be one of the long shots in this better-than-average field.
THE KENTUCKY BREEDER?
A. B. (Bull) Hancock, here with $750,000 stallion Tulyar, of which he is part owner, once negotiated the purchase of Nashua for Claiborne Farm. Now he sends another son of Nasrullah out for big money. His colt Nadir can run like the wind when he wants to, but he can also sulk like an unruly child. His best effort could win this one.
THE TOBACCO FARMER?
R. D. Prewitt, a Lexington, Ky. farmer who raises sheep, tobacco, cattle and horses, tried to sell Terra Firma for $10,000 a year ago but, when no takers showed up, he kept the colt to race himself. And so far Terra Firma has won five of 12 races and earned $38,485. Although he is a game colt with a fine disposition, this son of Ky. Colonel may find the distance too long.
THE BOOT MANUFACTURER?
George Lewis, co-owner with his wife of the California entry of Music Man Fox and Martins Rullah, is a native of Baltimore who also owns plastic overshoe factories in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. His colts, named for friends, earned a few friends of their own last week by winning both ends of the tough trial over the track.
THE STEEPLECHASE FAN?
Mrs. Marion duPont Scott, who is one of the most admired supporters of American jump racing, will have her Montpelier colors carried by Nala. The colt, another son of Nasrullah, has been in the money in six of his nine starts. His dam is the great brood mare Accra who has also produced Neji, one of the finer steeplechasers of all time.
THE RACING EXECUTIVE?
William duPont Jr.'s Rose Trellis, a gelded son of Heliopolis, will carry the familiar blue-and-gold silks of the famous Delaware sportsman—founder of Delaware Park—and owner of Foxcatcher Farms. Rose Trellis, who will carry well his 122 pounds, was a surprise winner of The Hopeful, but his over-all 1957 form has been inconsistent.
Mrs. William E. Snell, owner of rank outsider My Warrior, is the wife of a Vine-land, N.J. electrical contractor who was one of the original Garden State stockholders. Owners of a small breeding farm, the Snells have seen My Warrior, a gray Greek Warrior colt, win three starts, including Atlantic City's Homebred Handicap.
THE TRUCK FARMER?
Mrs. Anna Cannuli, wife of a Burlington, N.J. truck farmer, Anthony Cannuli, got the bay Chance It Tony for $2,300 at last year's Keeneland Yearling Sales. The colt has so far earned her $17,650 in 16 races. Although fourth in last week's Garden State trial, Chance It Tony would appear to be outclassed in this high-stepping company.