Macomber Candidates In High Favor.: Deemed Settled That North Star III., War Star and Star Master Will Start in Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-03


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MAC0MBER CANDIDATES IN HIGH FAVOR. Deemed Settled that North Star III.. War Star and Star Ma-ter Will Start in Derby. By C A. Bergia. i.ouis-rlHe, Ky.. May 2. With tin- rapid ap proa li of the ufl rnooa of May 11. on which date in- Kentucky Derby will be decided wret the Churchill Downs course, it js hi I saalag more t vi deal hat he A. K. Maiomber stable will supply tin- poal favoritea ami. this in spite of the fact thai none of the -tables eligibiea have beea given a race this yen- .. tighten hem up. as baa beea he case with several others of the more or less proniii ■em aspiranta far the rich prize. Trainer Walter Jennings has been satisfied to keep his eharg s at Cbauihtfl Downs, right on the battle ground, where their training is beiag conducted in a most satisfactory way. The Manner in which the eligibiea hive been taking their raining has impressed .,11 of who have witnessed hem iu action, ami which has impt lit d the expeita to declare thai hey will give .-, g 1 M ouut of them- -eh.-s on the day of the race. Their most recent work outs bare I a aver the full Derby route of a mil.- aad :■ quarter, which they have covered •i better tfane thaa any of the other caadidatps bow quartered at the Downs, if they run hack to their work, training Jennings will have no iv gn ts. Preseat indications point to the stable being represented in tin Derby bj na less than three candidates, these bring North Btar III.. War Btar aad Star Master, the first two beiag the stables most highly re- irded Baglish colts. Then- is many a string to the 1917 Derby, the Macaeaher stable has seven and irainer Jennings expects to strike the high nod- with either North Star 111.. War Star or Star Master. The latter is bv stir shoot and is regarded by the stable as bring fullj equal to the iMported cits. Jena Loftis, Who rode George Baaith. last years Derby winner. has been engaged to ride North Btar III., while Buxtoa will have the aaounl aa War Star. Trainer Jennings has n.,i yet decided upon a rider for star Master. If Jennings carries owl his Intention of starting this trio, it will be the first time iii the history of the ran-, for three horses to start iu the interest of a single owner. J. S. Wrrtl: Berlin Showing Up Well. Al Douglas Park .1. s. Wards Berfia is akwwhwj each succeeding day that he must be regarded as a possibility in the Derby. He is a corking good eolt, speedy and gaate and has given abundant evidence in his work that be can stay over a long rout,-. i;. naa traversed the mile and twr Quarter in fast iio- .,n a nun 1.,-r of occasioaa and has c me out of each work in better condition than ever. Owing to the fact that Grows, who hail beea eugaged to rule the sou of Jfan BaJtaey in tie-Derby, baa been refwaed a jockey license by Instate Racing Commission, owner Ward is easting about for another rider, la :.ll probability John Callahan will be given the mount. At Lexiagton the several Derby eligibiea are showing in good form iu the races in which the] have beea running. Harry Kelly ccntinm-s to .a. It- frienda by his sterling perfereaaacc there ami he can he regarded as a awn starter in the Derby. Owner Schorr has abw deeUred that Cudgel would ttarl ami recently he ajnwuneed that be .had eagaged W. Cnwnp to ride the colt. Frank Murphy will have the mount on Harry Kelly. Maafatter Toi, the sea of Baatoi, for which Baail Hera refuaed an oaTer of 0,000, is not showint ii|i ia his rates as well as ni-. well -wishers Might have desired, but there may he soaae excuse ,.f feted for hhn on the score that he has been racing an a trail; not lo his iiking. The colt is bound to bnprove and ander trainer .1. .1. Flanagans skillful care is bound to be ready to give battle to the others on tie- day of the big race. Men arho nave w Uncased the running of tk fanner Derbys, forty two in Banker, cannot recall -ii. sut-iumh-d by so Much uncertainty. ftuauM of !iis he contest this year possesses great spectacular interest. With more han a score of owners feel tag that tin ir names are to be added to this Iii. hat started the ,:iy •,-, , ,. Mt-Oraths green ami yellow sash cap wire carried to victory forty-three years ago by Ariatides. Coaditiou will toll the story this tfane, just aa it did last year, when oilie Hughes stiit the victor first mult r the wire in George Smith, which won becaaee he was trained to the minute.

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