More Muddy Track Racing: Lexington Going Still Heavy, but Good Sport Is Furnished.; St. Bernard Runs Like a Real Derby Horse in Defeating Under Fire., Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-01


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MORE MUDDY TRACK RACING Lexington Going Still Heavy but Good Sport Is Furnished St Bernard Euns Like a Real RealDerby Derby Horse in Defeating DefeatingUnder Under Fire LEXINGTON Ky April 30 B J Brannona threeyearold St Bernard loomed up as a pro ¬ spective factor in the eKntueky Derby by a good per ¬ formance when he triumphed over Pat Dunnes Under Fire and O Rogers Cerinus in the 1000 feature purse at a mile and a sixteenth Then were only four starters in it and St Bernard clearly demonstrated superiority by disposing of the speedy Sam Reh in the first half mile and later on withstanding the resolute challenge of Under Fire The finish found St Bernard still with a clear lead though l eing shaken up because of his Inclination to loaf Under Fire was a length away and a dozen in front of Cerinus with Sam Reh a distant follower The heavy track might have been against Cerimis but even so his showing this afternoon does not warrant belief that he is of Derby caliber Owner Brannon was highly elated witli St Bernards performance and after his start in the Blue Grass Stakes to be run here Saturday will ship him to Louisville to await the bugle call for the Derby Jockey Pool has been engaged to ride him in it Under Fires showing was not a bad one and at the extended distance that decisionThe the Derby is over may reverse todays decision The threatening weather following a continuous rain caused a decrease in attendance The card because otthe muddy traci was also below par nut the even caliber of the starters brought with it interesting sport and many surprises the backers of favorite faring particularly badly as a result of the failure of some of the most pronounced choices choicesThe The outstanding disappointments of the afternoon were Discussion in the onening race and Gipsy Queen in the third race Both could do no better thanland in third place and their defeats werefore shadowed before they had gone half the distance in their respective races Discussions defeat was attributable to his dislike to the trying hill but in Gipsy Queens case no excuses could be made and hor owner became so disgusted with her imrform ance that he immediately sold her at a private consideration to Salomon Jarmon JarmonJohn John W Schorrs Luke Dillon a son of Luke McLuke Frances Dillon gave a pleasing perform ¬ ance in the second race in which he met and de ¬ feated a good band of twoyearolds and won with ridiculous ease This is the first youngster by the noted Luke McLnke to achieve success though all his progeny that have made an appearance under colors have shown up well wellAnother Another knockout for the backers came with the running of the sixth race in which betting ac ¬ tivities centered mostly on Ernest B and Sea ¬ farer but both were taken into camp easily br Jim Heffering and Jiffy The winner ran some ¬ what in the style of his first appearance over this track last year when he triumphed decisively over Sun Briar His victory this afternoon was in runaway style styleJockey Jockey J Mclntyre was suspended by the stater for three days because of bad post behavior in the fourth race raceOwner Owner B J Brannon made it a double for the afternoon when his The Colleen Bawn was aii easy winner winnerTodays Todays visitors included judge Allie W Young member of the Kentucky Racing Commission Secretary CommissionSecretary Sam Nuckols of the Racing Commis ¬ sion was advised today of the death of Luke one of the Breeding Bureau stallions He had his leg broken necessitating his destruction Trainer James Rowe who will saddle Vindex for the Kentucky Derby and jockey W Knapp who will ride him have made application for licenses to the Kentucky Racing Commission Vindex is expected in Louisville in the next few days and will bo accompanied by jockey Knnpp The latter rode Exterminator to success hist year and is confident that he will repeat with Vindex VindexHi Hi G Bedwell has advised that he will arrive in Louisville with his Kentucky Derby charges next Sunday SundayThe The offer to sell Regalo to Edward Garrison for 15000 has been withdrawn by Gallaher Bros Her impressive race in the Ashland Oaks which she won in easy style was responsible for their re fusal to disH e of her herFor For rough riding in yesterdays closing race jockey Brown was fined SO by the stewards

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