Derby Field is Narrowing: Eoca Grande Runs Race So Disappointing That He is Eliminated., Daily Racing Form, 1910-04-01


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DERBY FIELD IS NAR10WK6 E0CA GRANDE RUNS RACE SO DISAPPOINTING THAT HE IS ELIMINATED. Sager, Another Prominent Eligible for Saturdays Big Event at Moncreif, Reported as Not Doing Well — Poor Day for Favorites. Jacksonville. Fla.. Marcli .11.— W. H. Fizers Derby candidate. Boca Grande, was soundly beaten in the fourth race at Moncreif Park this afternoon, finishing last in ,i ibid of six. He was favorite in the betting, and. heavily backed as he was by his eonnectioiis. his race was a keen disapi oiutuieiit. In the early running Boca Grande dashed to the treat ami led his opponents by a good margin during the first live eighths. Then he began to lag. Live Wire moved up and caught him in rounding the tar turn. He quit -,y basal la the last quarter and was beaten oft* at the finish. In his showing at Moncreif Dark this spring. Boca Grande looks anv thing but a Derby horse and it is improbable that his owner will send him to the post for Saturdays big race. Another prominent Derby candidate is also on the doubtful list. ReiMirts have it that Sager has been doing none too well store his last race and the chances are that he will not start in the Derby. James McLaughlins Fauntlcrov and the Chelsea Stables Martinez are likelv to " bo most highly regarded of those that are "eft as probable starters. Favorites fared none too well at Moncreif thi«i afternoon. IVarling. at odds of 1 to 4. lieing the onlv winning first choice. The fifth race went to that -peedy Hamburg mare. Parkview, which lieat JmbTe Cabbalas a neck in a strenuous stretch drive. Live Wires victory under jockey A. Lee is regarded as making good trainer Walter Congdons contention that his horse should have won his previous start. Live Wire is as good just now as at any time in his career ami he is likely to be a formidable contender in the early stakes in the north. The stable owned by P. Knebclkanip has been restored to all privileges. Jockey W. Brannon has 1 -hanged his plans of going to Jamestown and will instead remain here to ride for F. J. Pons. T. K. Kdwards purchased Mystitier and the horse ran In his name and colors today. Barney Sehrcibcr has wired his local agent to dispose of the horses that raced at Tamoa under his colors.

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