Sport: Tactical Exercise

When Nashua, the favorite, lost the Kentucky Derby to Swaps last May, Nashua's ancient (81) trainer. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. admitted that he and Jockey Eddie Arcaro had used the wrong tactics: "We held back. By the time we tried to catch Swaps, it was too late." Last week, before the $100,000 winner-take-all match race at Chicago's Washington Park, most of the 35,000 spectators figured that Nashua could not catch Swaps this time either. Favored at 3-10, Swaps, unbeaten this year, had broken or tied three track records since the Derby. The amateur tacticians guessed Swaps's jockey, Willie Shoemaker, would lead...

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