Showing Of Derby Colts In Public.: Harry Kellys Race Against Embroidery at Lexington Held to Be Highly Encouraging., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-02


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SHOWING OF DERBY COLTS IN PUBLIC. Harry Kellys Race Against Embroidery at Lexington Held to Be Highly Encouraging. By C. A. Bergin. Louisville. Ky., May 1.— Evidence multiplies as the date of the running of the forty third Kentucky Dei by approaches, that the Held that will battle for the rich prize at Churchill Downs, on the afternoon of May 12. will be the largest in the hung history of the nee, ami that every starter will go to the post in prime condition. Over at texhugtea some line on .lie different candidates is being afTorded. through the first public appearance of the year of several of the more prominent aspirants. With few exceptions, all have aei|tiit •• ! themselves with credit, while several have demonstrated that they are worthy to be classed in the first flight of candidates. It would be idle, however, to speculate on how tic -e horses will conduct th mselvs when they are called upon for the supreme test, that will cither maki •■;• break them. Some estimate of their ability, however, can be drawn from these performances, which on the whele, have met with the commendation of those who have witnessed them. The showing of Harry Kelly, Westy Hogan and Ticket have been commendable, while the performances of Cudgel and Green .lones have left much to he desired. Some excuse can be made for Cudgel, on the ground that he raced over a mud ly track, that was not to his liking, but no such allowance can be made for Green .lones, whose lust races as a two- oar old were run in the mud. Harry Kellys Race Considered Beet. Opinion is general that the showing of Harry K llv was superior to that of Westy Hogan or Ticket, even if the son of 1ltimu- — Woodbine finished behind Embroidery. The Schorr colt need the mile over a muddy track in 1:10 and was beaten only in the last few strides by Kmhroiilery. to Which he was conceding twelve pounds. Besides Lmbroidory. regard! d as one of the bant handicap mares, was running ever a track on which Bhe is regarded as ahueet invincible. Harry Kelly, on this occasion, was racing in plates not adapted for a heavy track, the condition of the course- having changed so suddenly that his trainer did not nave time to cijuip him witli the regulation heavy track shoes. The Schorr colt was meeting formidable opposition and was raring against much elder horses. lie lei his opponents nearly all tiie way. and Embroidery had to do her best to defeat him. The Schorr alts adherents have nothing to be ashamed of .even if their favorite did not win and. in net, they have every reason to feed strongly encouraged, the colts capital performance dispels any iing-ri lg doubt as to his ability to stay a long r.aite. lb- will be given another race or two after which he will be shipped back to Louisville. Westy Hogan Wins Much Admiration. The- showing of w. sty Hogan. the Hnchamithi horse, has also met with general approval. The son of Dick Iiim 1. on he- occasion of his first start at Lexington, was opposed to a band of seasoned horses and. in spite of a slow beginning and much interference, he- overcame all obstacles. rind managed to whi from such good ones as Bringbnrst and Chalmers. His ability to come from behind and win, even over the short course of five- ami a half furlongs, tends to bear out the Opinion of his owner .1. O. Whitlow, that the Celt would ! •• able- to go the- Derby route. Mr. Whit low has announced that the colt will be given an Other race- at Lexington this week, and be transferred to Deng-ma Park immediat.dy after. He will not remain in Lexington lor the close of the meeting there. The winning race- of Andrew Millers colt Ticket, has also won many admirers for the son of Ballot-Irineess Omn. lb- ran a sparkling race for his first start of the year, although he covered the mil. in nearly two aeconda slower lime than Harry Kelly displayed in his race on the same afternoon, and over a similar track. His victory however. .as decisive and shoved the result of patient and careful training on the- part of Gennuheeuwgh, Ticket has no stake engagements at Lexington, I ut he will be given another race in an overnight handicap, to tighten him np for the- Derby. The I.en Ali Handicap, to be- decided at Lexington b morrow, will aiTord the Derby eligihiea another opportunity to shew haw fit they are. It is at one- mile and a sixte- nth, and numbers among its eligible-; seen ones as Harry Kelly. Green lones. Cudgel, ."skeptic ami others. This will be Skeptics first race- of the y-ar. if he starts and, on tie-strength of his apeedy work last week when he worked a mile in 1:39. great things are expected from She soi-. of Sain Inspiration. Them are other races at Lexington framed lap* I lallj for the Derby cits, which will afford them abundant op-portnnity to show just how good they are.

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