Chapultepec Favored for Derbys, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-18


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,CHAPULTEPEC FAVORED FOR. DERBYS. New Orleans, December 17. It is not at all likely that Burlew and ONeills string will develop the same strength that the stable displayed here last winter, when, with Gild, Juggler, Sir Toddington and other fast ones, the firm pretty nearly swept the board so far as the stakes and handicaps were concerned. The "B. and O." stable, as it is "called for short, will, however, be heard from in the stakes and handicaps a little later on when it gets into action. Chapultepec is a host In himself. This fine, big, lengthy, upstanding, well-furnished colt overtops the rank and file of thoroughbred racers we are accustomed to see, these days in the west. Eastern Jiorsemen rank him as one of the three or four best two-year-olds of the metropolitan season, always excepting Colin, which, of course, is, in a class by himself. Some of the eastern critics doubt the ability of Chapultepec to go a long route, but to the writer he is put up on staying lines. He has the apparent breathing capacity and the muscular development at any rate that should carry him over the local Derby distances:" W. II. Fizers Pinkola, with a series of victories behind him, which includes the Test Stakes at City Park and the Inaugural Handicap at the Fair Grounds, is looming up as a Derby factor. To date he has shown better Derby form than any other western candidate. But very few of the good judges will go on record as -believing that Pinkola will take up his stake weight and want very much of Chapultepecs game. As illustrating racing luck, Burlew and ONeill bought Chapultepec almost for a song as a yearling, paying C0 for him. They refused an offer of 5,000 for the colt in the east last summer.

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