Billy Kelly In Splendid Condition: Trainer Bedwell Says Grand Little Gelding Is Progressing Famously in Training for Derby., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-03


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BILLY KELLY IN SPLENDID CONDITION Trainer Bedwell Says Grand Little Gelding Is Pro ¬ gressing Famously in Training for Derby LOUISVILLE Ky April 1 Billy Kelly will not disappoint his many friends when he starts in the Kentucky Derby and his prospects of winning the rue are good The above is the substance of a letter just received by one of the officials of the Kentucky Jockey Club from 11 G Bedwell who is now actively engaged in training the J K L Ross gelding at his Yarrow Brae Stock Farm in Maryland for the Derby and otiier spring stakes Mr Bedwell stated in his letter that all of his horsos lire doing as well as lie could ask Of them U the present time and in regard to Billy Kelly lie states the grand little gelding has grown and filled 311 1 some He has taken his work without losing any flesh and if he continues to train as well as he has in the past Mr Bedwell believes there is no question that ho will make a fine showing in the Derby Mr Bedwell declares that he is not as optimistic as some trainers thus early in the season as theiv are so many things that can happen but lie adds that he hopes not to disappoint the geldings many good friends and he concludes by stating that he knows from present prospects that his chances are good This will be good news to the legion of admirers of Billy Kelly principally in Kentucky where lie was bred and developed and where first showed the form that made him famous and resulted in his sale to Mr Boss for a large sum of money moneyHilly Hilly Kelly together with about twelve other Imrses that Mr Bedwell will race at Churchill Downs will be shipped to that track about the middle of the present month Here the gelding will be given his final preparation for the race Horse ¬ men and race goers alike are anxiously awaiting his arrival as they have not seen him since lie ran unplaced in the Spring Trial Stakes at Douglas Park June 8 last This was the only nice in which the son of Dick Welles Glena did not triumph in his five starts in Kentucky Prior to his defeat in the Spring Trial lie had won the Bnsh ford Manor at Churchill DownS and at Lexington iiad scored in the Idle Hour Stakes and two purse races defeating Colonel Livingston and all of the best twovearolils in the state

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