Burlew and ONeill Hold Best Hand.: Experienced Horsemen Think They Can Win the City Park Derby with Gild., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-09


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BURLEW and ONEILL HOLD BEST HAND. Experienced Horsemen Think They Can Win the City Park Derby with Gild. New Orleans, I. a.. March s. — Interest in the City Park Derby is growing apace aa the form of the nious eandlda tea is revealed in the racing. The recent victory of Yankee Girl over Tileing has .i irarted allenlioii to the daughter of Sir Dixon and Breakwater as a pnoalhillljr. but in this race ■be only carried eighty nine pounds, while in the Derby she will have to take up 112. The colts in the Derby are of such good nuallty that it does not look as though any of the fillies could have winning •chances. While Bat Bnrlew and ONeill entry will be most in the publie eye. with Gild the selected one if he goes, c. K. Dametta Tcnaaeaa, r. o.rrigans Phaaata anil 1. Dunnes liens are all ■aetata to be reekonetl with. To date Ilanute has hail three races, in the first two of which he sliowetl poorly, hut these were regarded merely as preparatory to the Derby. | ami as the colt has grown and improved greatly over hit two-year-old fotai, he may be expected to show advaatageoaaly In the big* local event. Tenaceoa California fonn is rood ei gh b give him winning chance*, bat the knag Journey here. even with the slop at Lot Aagetea for work, m.-n Militate against him. as ■ Matter of three or lour ilav s on the cars is very Irving to any horse. and especially 1 young horse. However, be may snip for the race iii prime condition. It may be taken Into account thai Darnell is both a good ti.mici ami 1 good boraeman, ami be would hardly semi so valuable a coll here for the Derby unless he though! hr could win it. Iii spile of bis defeat by Yankee Qirl, Tileing may vet have a 1 1 aiec in the race, ami especially abound the track be heavy. Bat hi race over the mile ami a furlong, route indicated a lack of staying power, ami as ii». Derbj is at a mile and a quarter be in hard! lie considered as a daagerona element, although tii 1 to thai particular rare in- would Ixive buen iirsl or secoinl choice for Hie cvciil. v coil that so far has received practically no attention at all in Derby eonaideratlona is P. Daaaea I. ens. This was by far the best colt thai raced al City Park last winter. He was rented up most of the rammer season, but has won several pursea here ibis winter over sprinting distances. The doubt as to Lena is as to whether he will go the route. But he is bred anil built to si.iv. A11 patently a small colt. Lena girths more than any three-year-old here. His ability to go a route has not been tested. If he can Havel the mile and « quarter he should have chances in the race second 10 imiie. He is put up. however, on sprinting lines, anil his winning of the race would be a surprise to experienced horsemen who have been liguring on the possible outcome of the contest. Oild is by all odds the lHsf type of Derby horse here. Lengthy, big bodied, well muscled, he is equipped to tarry weight and go any rate. He displaced his quality early in the meetings here when. 1- a two-year-old, he took up weight, conceded big weight to older horses, and beat them at a mile and a mile anil a sixteenth. If Oild starts he will lie a top heavy favorite, and barring accidents he will win. Hut Burlew and ONeall have expressed a great desire to win the Crescent City Detby with him ami he may In- reserved for that race. He certainly will be reserved should the track be heavy as lilt- stable reliance will then be placed on Sir Toddingtoa. This colt is the next lies! Derby type of local candidates. He is a lengthy, big. strong colt, and that he has not shown better form than he has on fast tracks is tine to quarter cracks. The third string to the Barlow bow is Judge Post. Bitter Miss appears to lie the pick of he filly division. At the Louisville and Latonia fall meetings Bitter Miss showed lo he not only the beat of her sex in the west, but the equal of any of the colts. She can tarry weight, will go a route, is game to 1 iie core, and can run in any going. If any of the tillies land in the money Hitter Miss is the likelv one to do it. Link Star is another candidate that has received little attention. This is a good colt, as he proved at Latonia last season. He is put up on Derby lines anil while his races this winter have shown little he is in prime contliiion. He may l»e exacted to put up a good performance in the race. Tims, the conclusion is, that l.urlew ft ONeill can win the race vvitn Oild on any kind of a track, if iie Starts, an-l with Sir Toddhtgtou on a heavy track, anil thai Teataceo anil Bitter Miss are most likely to lie tin-conleiitlers.

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