Eternals Stock Now Far Above Par: Experts Say He Is the Horse to Beat in the Derby--Possibilities of Other Candidates., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-03


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ETERNALS STOCK NOW FAR ABOVE PAR Experts Say He Is the Horse to Beat in the Derby Possibilities of Other Candidates HOT SPRINGS Ark April 2 Now that Eternal J W McClellands crack threeyearold colt has been to the races tills spring and acquitted him ¬ self so creditably his stock for the coming Ken ¬ tucky Derby to be run on the afternoon of May 10 at Churchill Downs ha gone way above par Horsemen and racegoers who are well qualified to speak pu the spbject aro unanimous in expressing the opinion that it is going to take an unusually shifty horse to boat Him in the rich event as the training and racing ln is getting here is going to give him a big edge on Ills opponents opponentsThe The Kentucky Derby is only six weeks away but to Eternal it would not matter if it was to be run tomorrow Owner McClelland and trainer Kim Patterson have not let any grass grow under their feet all winter with their charge and when they selected Oakjawn Park as i training ground for him they certainly picked a winner There has not been a day since the horse came here last fall that he was not able to be galloped on the track and conditions have been such that they were enabled to put him in active training much sooner than if he had wintered in the north or east eastNot Not even the minutest detail in his training has been overlooked even to getting him ilecustomed to the excitement of the paddock during racing hours Eternal never was i horse to fret much while waiting in the paddock to be saddled but trainer Patterson thought it better to give him a chance to get used to the hustle and bustle in this section of the course after his winters lay ¬ off so several times he bus brought him in while the horses were being made ready for the first race raceThe The crowd surrounding him the jockeys with their colors up and the ringing of the saddling bell all sgemed natural to the brown son of Sweep Hazel Burke and he was not the least bit excited To the contrary he seemed to enjoy tjie activity and lie was as playful as a kitten while other horses were prancing and jumping about in fear and excitement Trainer Patterson is getting the two yearolds in his care paddock broke in the same manner and each day he brings several of them themTHE THE WANDERER A BEAUTY BEAUTYAfter After feeling The Wanderer out in slow gallops of a mile or so trainer Patterson is l eginning t give him faster workouts at short distances and the bay colt is demonstrating that he has plenty of speed It is doubtful if there is a Itetter looking thoroughbred in the world than The Wanderer and one can tell him from any other race horse without any trouble after seeing him once In all probabil ¬ ity he will be given a race or two here toward the latter part of the meeting and with a race under his belt when he gets north he will be dead fit to go in the Derby in the event anything hap ¬ pens to Eternal his stablemate If the Churchill Downs track should be muddy on Derby day The Wanderer will be a sure starter find he would have a royal chance to win It is no certainty that owner McClelland will not elect to send both him and Eternal to the post as lie has his heart set on capturing the rich prize and he will leave no stone unturned to get it itHorsemen Horsemen here were much impressed by the per ¬ formance oft Drummond W Sheas Derby eligible in the race which Eternal won and It is safe to say that lie is a colt that favors a long distance He has been working unusually well at a mile or farther and in his initial race he did not start to run fast until fiveeighths of the journey had been traversed He closed a big gap in the last six ¬ teenth of a mile and seemed to be running freely at the end endDrummond Drummond is a maiden and this gets him a big weight allowance in the Derby He started only twice as a twoyearold finishing third once nnd unplaced the other time He never had a fair chance to show his real ability as he was retired early in the year in order to give him plenty of time to develop and be prepared for his three yearold racing He is a son of Dick Finnell Peace and is a splendid looking bay colt coltSAILOR SAILOR WORKS IMPRESSIVELY IMPRESSIVELYNo No one had given Sailor J H Bullocks chestnut son of All Gold Boisterous any consideration at all regarding his Derby chances until he recently worked a mile in 140 arid while he was rid ¬ den out it was an excellent workout He was the first of the Derby candidates at Oaklawn Park to go a mile in under 141 but there aro quite a few here who could have done no had they been the least bit urged What made Sailors trial so impressive was the fact that it was his first real work since he came here from New Orleans He had been sent threequarters in the vicinity of 118 but his only speed works were at three eighths of a mile He raced well at New Orleans last winterv and he lias a victory over Under Fire to his credit It was when he won from the lat ¬ ter that his owner decided to enter him in the Ken ¬ tucky Derby As a twoyearold Sailor started thir ¬ teen times winning twice finishing second four times and third once His total purse earnings were 1490 1490Although Although Farmingdiile one of J II Rossetprs Derby possibilities did not show to good Jidviintnire in his first race of the year here both owner Rosseter and trainer Charley Casey are of me opin ¬ ion that the colt was short and that he was con ¬ siderably benefited by tiiat race His works have been such as to indicate that he i a Ingnclass colt and he will l o given every opportunity of proving it His most recent fast work was thnM quarters in 114 accompanied by the fast filly Passing Shower and the two horses finished heaiis apart with the latter in front frontHe He is a son of Ormondale Masquerade and started only four times rs a twoycarold finishing unplaced ull four times Mr Rosseter who is tak ¬ ing in the Oaklawn Park meeting after a couple of strenuous years as a member of the United States shipping board also has another Derby candidate in Ragnarok a son of Ogden Quebec This colt went to the post sixteen times last year and won two races IIe was second once and third three times and he took down a total of lj341 in purse money He won a race at New Orleans last winter but he seemed to lose his best form toward the end of his stay in the Crescent City CityBridesmans Bridesmans mile in 142 under restraint was no surprise to W Martin who is training him for the Derby and he says that tiie colt will show the work watchers much lietter moves than that before long The son of Lonowand Fleur dOrange has made an excellent impression upon those who have seen him in action and his winters rest at Oaklawn Park has done him much good Last year Martin thought that Bridesman was a good colt but he never got a chance to show it as he started only seven times and he never was at his best when sent to the post lie is training in grand style now anil if he does not go amiss he is certain to be among those present at Churchill Downs on Derby day

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