Great Britain, Favorite For The Latonia Derby, An Unbeaten Horse In Kentucky, Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-12


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GEORGE M HENDRIES CH C GREAT BRITAIN 3 BY THE COMMONER TOUCH NOT GREAT BRITAIN FAVORITE FOR THE LATONIA DERBY AN UNBEATEN HORSE IN KENTUCKY In the light of his highly impressive racing at Louisville there is a prevailing impression that George M Hendries swiftfooted colt Great Britain Is destined to play a prominent part in the running o the forthcoming Latonia Derby Not without good reason He has demonstrated himself to be the possessor of tii first requisite to successful racing npced of the highest order and for all that anyone knows to the contrary may be as well able to stay the real Derby route as any of his probable competitors Last year when a twoyearold he started in seven race of which ho won four and was unplaced in the other three His first start was at Windsor July 17 and on this occasion lie ran third to Horron and Briar Path at five and a half furlongs in 110 over a safe but somewhat slow track His next start was exactly one month later when at Hamilton August 17 he again finished third this time to Frederick L and Barnegaf at threequarters of a mile In 113 Leochares Scallywag and Flabbergast being among the unplaced ones He was a slowly ripening colt and scored his first victory in his next race This was at Windsor August 27 in a purse race at live and a half furlongs which he won by three lengths In tt07 from Brynary Lewiu end seven more opponents At the same track August 30 in slow going he ran third to Barnegat and Farrier in 1OS at the same distance beaten by a head and a length and a half So far there was nothing in his racing to indicate more than average usefullness and it devolved upon a brief autumn campaign at Louisville io reveal his real excellence and give him a place in the front rank of the twoyearolds of 1912 At Churchill Downs October S he started in a purse race at five and a half furlongs and won by six lengths in 100 with U Steppa second The Grader third and nine others un ¬ placed October 10 he defeated Crisco Smoke 1101180 Prince Herriiis and Sumptuous at threequarters of a mile in 113 winning easily by a length His racing as a twoyearold terminated October 14 when he defeated Solar Star The Widow Moon FJoral Park Foundation and two lesser lights at five and a half furlongs in 100 He was fully extended to win from Solar Star by a head He was carrying 110 pounds to 113 on the latter which himself was a capital twoyearold and winnpr of many good races racesThis This year Great Britain was not hurried in his training and was not started in a race until May 31 This was Inn dash of threequarters of a mile at Douglas Park which he won with ease by a length and a half in 112 from Marjorie A Samuel U Meyer Casey Jones Silver Bill and four more He carried 105 pounds and plainly was not entirely lit June 2 at the same track and distance he defeated McCorkle Flying Tom and three others in a canter in 112 His opposition did not amount to much and the race was a good exercise gallop for him June G he showed conclusively that fast sprinting was not his only qualification On this occasion he carried 111 pounds at a mile and a sixteenth and had as opponents Foun ¬ dation 110 Any Port 100 Cream 05 Melton Sfreet 113 and Hamilton 107 Foundation was the favor ¬ ite at 7 to 5 while Great Britain was a shade less than 2 to 1 in the mutuel prices Going to the front soon after the start he ran the half mile in 48 threequarters in 112 mile in 138 and won with all case by a length and a half in 145 with Foundation second a head in front of Any Port With 105 pounds up Foundation had covered the same distance in 144 a few days previously which accounted for his being made the favorite but Great Britain now so unmistakably proved his superiority that it was at once recognized that here was a Latonia Derby candidate with credentials second to none In fact he is as likely to be the first choice next Saturday as any of his prospective opponents There is a singularity in Great Britains racing career hard to match in connection with such a manifestly highclass threeyear oi l and that is that up to date he has never started in a stake race His racing has been exclusively for purses the result being that his earnings are by no means in keeping with his undeniable merit as a race horse However he has engagements ahead of him in which lie can hardly fail to make lucrative amends In that regard if he maintains his present good form and great speed His racing record to date and his pedigree are as follows followsYear Year Age Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Unp Won 1912 2 7 4 0 3 0 1800 1913 3 33 0 00 lrfiO Totals 2 Vandal Hindoo Virgil Ilymenia Florence J Lexington Weatiiei witch fVlTiuiovef Connie Scotland lagoQueen lago Kourlwn Belle Queen Mary 1 Vandal The Commoner Falcon 5 Australian Algerinc AbdelKader Kescue Kescuej j Boston Bostoni i Frolicsome Fanny Stockwell Sweet Songstress Marigold MarigoldJForster JForster Harp orPepmint 5 Glencoe Alarics dam Yorkshire Little Peggy Alarm 5 Eclipse I Maud Touch Not Kate Walker Embrys Lexington I Carrie D King Tom TomI y Harkaway f Great Tom Pochontas r I II I ToucliMeXot I Woodcraft Woodcraftj Voltigeur 1 Daughr of Venison Venisonj L Woodbine j Lexington j Boston 1 Alice Carneal I Mare by 5 Glencoe Mare by Stockhdcr

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