Dominiques Prospects in Futurity: Many Expert Horsemen Concede Him Good Chance to Beat Man O War in Saturdays Big Race, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-10


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DOMINIQUES PROSPECTS IN FUTURITY Many Expert Horsemen Concede Him Good Chance to Beat Man o War, in Saturdays Big Race. NEW YORK, N. Y., September 9. That Dominique Will have a following to beat Man o War in the Futurity seems to bo evident among horsemen. They do not say positively that the Ilildreth colt will beat the .Riddle entry, but are convinced he will be a factor. His -yictory over Cleopatra last Wednesday and the latters pronounced victory over Upset in the Champagne Stakes on Saturday has given the Dominique stock a boost in expert circles. Sain Ilildreth, owner of Dominique, is bending every straw to have his candidate ready for next Saturday and it is safe to say no horse will go to the post more fit. He could have started Dominique in the Champagne, but had he won it a penalty would have followed, which he did not care to take up against Man o War. "That old Futurity looks pretty good to me," said Ilildreth, "and though I might have won that ,575 in the Champagne, it might have deprived me of winning the Futurity. What is more, a race of seveh-cighths may have knocked out my colt, so there were two reasons why I did not start him. My colt has a hard race in front of him next Saturday and I dont care to make it any harder." Man o AAar will carry 130 pounds in the Futurity and Dominique 122, a diffcrelice of eight pounds. It will be an advantage for the latter," but tills is offset by the fact that Man o AVar has many tiiries convinced Mr. -Riddle and his trainer, Louis Feustel, that weight has no terrors for him. That Man o AVar will be the public choice there is ho question, though Dominique will run a close second in the quotations.

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