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] i I i I ■ I j I i i ■ 1 1 1 • • • i t . , i ; I I 1 . l 1 I i i TEN DERBY STARTERS COUNTED ON. Ralph Likely to Be an Absentee from Churchill Downs Event Because of Poor Work. . Louisville, Ky.. May ." . The goad showing mail. at Lexington by Rronzowing and John Guild, in the Bine Cras. Slakes, has made it almost ccr v lain both of these three year olds will start in the I Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs next Saturday, j John Guild will get in the Derby with rive ih.uii.1s less weight than he carried in the Blue Crass | Stakes, which should he of great help to him in t covering the mile and a iptarter of the Derby. He t is in the same stable with Constant, another Deroy J candidate which is credited with a mile and a I quarter trial in 2:08 and it niav be that A. Baker j k Co. will send both these colts to the post for j the Derby next Saturday. I In addition t John Gnnd and Bronaewing, the profa able starters in the Derby are Old Rosebud. Brad- I leys Choice. Hodge. Watermelon. Surprising. Ivan | Gartner, Stake and Cap and one of the Camden en I tries, Hringhurst or Casuariua. Jefferson Livingston may decide to start Soatas, and James MacMnnus • may conclude to send Beiloc to the post. Much ] will depend on how the latter works in his final trial for the event. As to Ralph, his last three t trials have 1 a decidedly disappointing to his ] stable. Trainer Pete Coyne may decide to send 1 him to the post anyway, though he is of the opinion I now that the son of Semproulus does not fancy i the Derby distance, at least in his present con ; dit ion. Some rood judges think that the colt has . been overdone in his hurried preparation and that winking him so much in the mud may have affected his staying powers. Other experts think the grand looking colt may be deceiving his trainer as well as he hor-eineii generally and that he may run differently when the colors are up in the big race next Saturday afternoon. Of course Mr. Long will have tile final sav as to whether Ralph shall start in the Derby, though he will not likely go against trainer Covins judgment, if the latter concludes it is best not to send him to the post. It is certain that as far as he goes, old Rosebud nor any other thrive year old. will outrun Ralph to any extent in the Derby race. it now seems assured that the largest Derby field of recent years will face starter Morrissey next Saturday. Wagering is sure to be spirited, for. although old Rosebud is a strong favorite, others in the race have a loyal following. There never was a season when horses were Working better at the two local courses ami every daj BOW SOUSe good trials are reeled off by horses that will race often during the twenty live days ol the local racing season at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park. Recent work-outs not previously reported are: Klla Rrvson Half mile in 52. Oabrio-Five eighths in 1:03%; half mile in 18%. Ghetto iiri Five eighths in 1:03%; half mile in 18%. Ollagan Three eighths in .19. Othello Five-eighths in 1:02: half mile in 48%. Presumption Half mile in 65, cantering. Prince Her mis Three-quarters 0* a mile in 1:21. Reno- Mile in l :..i :-. : three -quarters in 1:23. Semprolus — Half mile in 51--: three eighths In Water Lily Three eighths in :.s. Zin Pol Half mile in 48%; three eighths in 36%. The horses belonging to Jefferson Livingston. which have already reached here and are quartered at Douglas Park, in addition to Iron Mask, embrace Foundation, Sosius, a Kentucky Derby candidate: Florin, an eligible to the Kentucky Oaks: llyki. Hlue Racer, Bonne Chance*. White Crown and the two year-old chestnut gilding by OesnriOU While Plume. Traimr Mose Goldhlatt will send eight of the other horses he now has at Lexington to Douglas Park at the conclusion of the meeting there, which will make seventeen horses be will have to race in the Livingston colors at the local tracks. The string at present is nineteen strong, but two member- oi the stable will be turned out at Lexington until I fall. It is md known here which two they are. but the supposition is that one of them is the four-year old Prince Kugene. which lately pulled up in his work in a shaky condition. Jockey A. Neyion, one of the stable riders, who has done little riding at Lexington OB account of an injured hand, expects to be able to re-umo riding regularly next Saturday at Douglas iark. The live horses that joined R. F. Carmans stable at the Downs hurl S lay night from Lexington. in addition to the Derby candidate, Surprising, are l.o-t Fortune. Lady Barbara, Flla Jennings. Blase away and Marvelous. He still has six horse- n 1 Lexington, which an- expected to leave there todaj for the k eU1 course. They are G. M -Miller, his 1 Kentucky Handicap candidate; Golden Lassie. Golden Chimes. Gainsborough, Campeon and Sickle. Willi these additions to his string here, he will have a total of twenty horses to race during the local J season of the sport in this city. While Surprising : did led show a- good raeiug form at Lexington as some other Derby Candida lis there, such as Old Rosebud, Bradleys Choice. Bronsewing, John Gund J and Ivan Gartner, he has still support far the big race. Surprising looks well. Trainer George Strate has arrived from California 1 with five two-year-olds. Three are the property of Charles W. Clark, owner of El Palomar. and The Cinder in John Lowes stable, and the other two are owned by Mrs. C. Schreitxr. widow of the late Joseph Scbreiber. The three owned by Mr. Clark L embrace tie- Mack filly Yprcss. an eligible to the Debutante Slakes, the chestnut oil Heidelberg, which is entered in the Bashford Manor Stake-. and the other a half sister to The Cinder, by Chan tillv. Which is engaged in the Xuvenlht Slakes at 1 the Downs. The two youngsters owned by Mrs. Sehreiber are both by Salvation, one being a bay filly, out of Dora 1. the dam of Jim Rascy. and 1 tin other .-; bay colt out of Silver Line. Strate has not beiu here since he camo to this city from 1 California in 1804 with the stable of Mrs. C. B. • Durnell whose string included BIwood. winner ol 1 the Kentucky and Latonta Derby races that sea son. He thinks the youngsters he has broughl to Kentucky this spring are promising racing prospects, but most of them will need a little time . and some preparatory racing to develop their best 1 form: James Griffins promising two year old. Sklles * Knot,, will not Ik- raced until fall, having thrown out a ring bone, which explains his recent dis appointing performance at Lexington. Mr. Grif tins hopes l.r this spring in the two-year old Staki J rest with his g 1 looking filly. Ghetto Girl, a half sister to tin- noted Ilanbridge. and the unbeaten I Judge Wright. This fitly will make her debut at 1 the local courses in the Debutante Stakes, which will lie run next Monday, it being on the second 1 days card of the coining meeting at the Down-. Thoma- Fortune Ryan, of New York and Vir- ginla, has some likely t wo year-olds in his siting I of horses which will reach here from Lexington 1 this we.-k to run at the local tracks, headed by his Kentucky Derby candidate, the good looking - tillv. Stake and Cap. Among the Ryan youngsters s are Honey Hell. Carrie drill*. My King. River r King, and King Simon. The later three are by t sea King and are eligible to the Rushford Manor " Stakes, while Honey Hell and Carrie Orme are by t Monsieur de 1/Ornie and are engaged in the De- btttante Stakes. Stake and Cap is regarded as a probable starter in the Kentucky Derby and :s ex- pec ted bv her trainer to give a good account of f herself. The Masipierader. which won a good race at I Havre de Grace a lew days ago. and is regarded a- :i colt of high class, is eligible to the Bashford I Manor Stakes, which will be run at Churchill Downs s on Wednesday, May 13. His owner. Colonel Rai I Parr, has also a Kentucky Derby eligible in Tbe • Governor and the members of his stable have other r engagements at the Downs this spring.