Thinks Bromo May "Come Back": Albert Simons Carefully Preparing the Good Two-Year-Old of Two Seasons Ago, Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-30


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THINKS BROMO MAY "COME BACK." Albert Simons Carefully Preparing the Good Two-Year-Old of Two Seasons Ago. Two horses that were famous two-year-olds a couple of years back — Rromo. a son of Rroomstick — Leayonarn, owned by Lewis S. Thompson, anil Clapperhill. a son of the English stallion Thrush, owned by Harry Payne Whitney — are being trained by Albert Simons at Penning this winter. Rromo is a half-brother of the fast sprinter Leo-i hares, ami was as good as the best of the two-year-olds of IMS. He won the Crab Rag Handicap at Saratoga from n number of first-rate youngsters and then went down to Rclmont Park and farced Thunderer out to the last ounce to beat him in the Futurity by a nose. Moreover, on this occasion he was making a concession of four pounds to Regrets fast big brother. Rromos owner, a son of the late Colonel W. P. Thompson of Virginia, won the Realization Stakes of MM with Requital, and the Futurity of 1S97 with LAloutotte. He is proprietor of the Rrookdale Farm in Monmouth county. New Jersey, the domicile of the productive Whitney stud, but Leayonarn. the dam of Rromo and Leochares, is the only thoroughbred he owns now. Clapporbill. a high priced yearling, has not won distinction on this side of the Atlantic, but he was a first-rate two-year-old in Great P.ritain about the time Promo was making the bandit-uppers sit up and take notice iu this country. He won two stakes as a two year old. the last under the steadying burden of 130 pounds. At the beginning of the last racing season James Rovve. trainer of the big division of the Whitney stable, believed that With these two horses he stood a first-rate chance to clean up in the stakes for three year-olds ami over, to be run on the Metropolitan tracks through the summer anil early autumn. They were training satisfactorily and each looked as if he would go on. Rut both bowed tendons trying to get to the races too early, and were turned out until last fall, when Rovve sent them to Simons to take the place of the veteran Por-row, which he recalled to Rrookdale Farm for a long rest. Simons is, just now, occupied with the task of training Promo for the Metropolitan Handicap ami Clapporbill for engagements later on. The Metre politan fieltl this year bids fair to be higher in class than any since 1908, when Jack Atkins won. but Rromo is training so satisfactorily Simons believes his chance of getting to the post in winning form to be good. The sometime weak tendon is as straight as a steel ramrod, and he takes his four-mile gallop every day without showing the slightest trace of lameness. Rromo will be ready for a preliminary gallop under colors at Rowie some time during the first fortnight of April, and probably he will have another outing or so at Havre de irate and Pimlieo. Clapperhill is getting the sort of work Rromo does from day to day. but it is improbable that lie will be ready as early as Promt, lie is a great framed horse, after the coarser Rritish model, anil he tips the beam at 1,200 pounds, notwithstanding he has not been permitted to fleshen up since his arrival at Penning. A horse of such weight, handi taliped by an uncertain leg. cannot be hurried with safety. Simons will be satisfied if he races the first vv"t k of the Pimlieo meeting and finally comes to his best later on. He is the- horse Mr. Whitney intends for such a summer campaign in Canada as Poitovv made last year.

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