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A nice guy to finish first
Jeremiah Tax
June 30, 1958
One way or another, trotting's biggest prize should fall to Del Miller. Either his own entry or a colt sired by his million-dollar stallion, Adios, is the likely winner
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June 30, 1958

A Nice Guy To Finish First

One way or another, trotting's biggest prize should fall to Del Miller. Either his own entry or a colt sired by his million-dollar stallion, Adios, is the likely winner

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Johnny Simpson had two Messenger contenders in winter training this year—Adios Paul and Painter. They will be favored entries in later big stakes like the Little Brown Jug and the Yonkers Pace, but both have been hobbled by lameness thus far and will not be ready for peak efforts by July 4. It is likely that Painter will not even start, and Paul's showing will be as much a credit to Simpson's training skill as the colt's ability.

Of the other entries, only Stanley Dancer's Pat Rainbow and Tommy Winn's Flying Time have shown anywhere near the talent to earn a piece of this purse. And it will take some startling reversals of form or phenomenal racing luck for it to be more than a very small piece.

If the Messenger were a popularity contest, there would be no doubt of the winner; since it's a horse race, which means that anything can happen, the affable, talented gentleman smiling above is simply the strongest kind of favorite.

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