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SURE TO START IN KENTUCKY HANDICAP Buford and Green Jones Are Counted on Unless They Meet with Some Training Mishap. Louisville Ky.. May 24. — Various horses that are looked uiN.ii in "the light of sharp contenders for the honors iu the approaching running of the 5. KM Kentuckv Handicap at Douglas Park on the afternoon of Saturday. June 1, have been figuring prominently iu the racing at Churchill Downs. Buford and Green Jones, which forced King Oorin to the limit in the overnight handicap at a mile and seventy yards on Tuesday, are eligible to the big race and may be put down as sure starters, unless tliey meet with some mishap in their training between iiow and June 1. Buford is the property of W. F. Poison and probably will be ridden in the big race by B. Simpson, trainer W. Perkins* colored apprentice, who has l ecn piloting the son of Ballot — Ollie Belle advantageously in his races this spring. Green Jones races in t!:e colors of W. H. Baker and has been ridden in his recent races by jockey X. Barrett, who has been doing the saddle work for the Baker stable since Boscoe Goose, the stables chief jockey, was put our of commission by severe injuries received iu ■ M nt Lexington. Green Jones was a good racer as a two-year-old, but a great disappi •intment in his three year old form last year He has been racing this spring in a wav "to suggest that lie may redeem himself this v ar bv p-rforming up to the promise held out i«y his shewing as a two year-old. It is the general impression of tlose who watched the race closely that he should have won the ruce, in which he finished so close up to King Gorin and Buford on Tuesday. ESCOBA LIKELY STARTEB. Kenneth D. Alexanders good colt Escoba, which is likely to lie allotted the post of honor by the liandicapper, sa far as the three-year-olds engaged in the nice are concerned, qualified handsomely for his Kentucky Handicap engagement, when he won the General Pershing Purse in such sturdy fashion Wednesday. Unless the handicapper should be overlv severe upon him. it is regarded as certain thiit " h" will go to the i»ost for the big race. Ksc.,1,:, is a popular horse locally and will have a big following, regardless of the caliber of his adversaries. Another Kentucky Handicap eligible that showed up promisingly today was Jas. T. Clark, from the stable of John W. Schorr, which has furnished two of the five winners of this richest of all American races for all aged horses, in Luke McLuke and Ed Crump. There are many good judges who believe Jas. T. Clark to be capable of better things than he has yet accomplished in the racing of this year. His race todav represented a great improvement over his effort in the Kentucky Derby and he may have to lie reckoned with before the season is much further advanced. oihor Kentucky Handicap eligible* that have been showing winning* form within a day or two include A. K. Maeouilx rs FoU Swoop and A. L. Kirbys Blaekie Daw. but neither is regarded us likely to prove a serious factor iu the race.