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j i , i I i . I . I I; • • . : i I , . ; i , R 1 ,1 I t i s i t i- a I ,. i. t- t] LEONARDO II. IS DOING WELL McClelland-Simms Derby Candidate in Fine Condition at Hot Springs. l.oi isvii.i.i:. Ky., January 31. — A colt that tanks hiLh in the esteem d those who are even now prognost laa tins a- to the winner of tbe 1921 Ken- larky Derby is Leonardo II., chief standard beam of the .1. Y. McClelland stable. This unbeaten -on of sue.p Ethel Pace looms ap as a rival of lr.v-t,r for the post of favoritism. Reports from Hot springs, where Leonardo II i- taking hi- gallops, indicate that his develop meiit has been in keeping with the promise he gave last year as a t vv o yea-ohl. Owner McClelland believes in Leonardo II. evea more strongly than be did in Eternal a couple of years ago. This year, as in 1919, it xeems that McClelland will provide He- Wests leading representative in the annual clash with the Fast. During the winter and -prim: ■! 1919 the Derby was viewed as a duel between Eternal and Hilly Kelly. If cause. Sir Carton, a maiden, won the race, but Eternal migbl have off. i,,l sterner i.-sistance to Hilly Rally had the track not been heavy, as he always wai at a disadvantage in such goin. Leonardo II. has filled out surprisingly sjnee last year and be then was a strapping piece of horse flesh. Larry Pitxpatrick, an old time racing man vv bo came to Louisville ■ few days ago from Hot Bprlngs, vv.,- loud iii his praise of the nan of Sweep. "He is one of the grandest looking three-year old I ever saw. said Mr. Pitxpatrick. "He lias plenty id size and his conformation is perfect. He has m easy way of moving and is full of life. You may mark me down now as niching Leonardo II. as the winner of the next Kentucky Derby." There are twenty six head of horses in the M 1 , 1 1 . i i 1 1 1 bain at Hot Springs in the care of trainer Kim Patterson. Besides Leonardo II. there are sev ,ral *od three year olds in the stable that many an owner would fancy as Kentucky Derby candi dales. Ron lloiiiine. a son of Sweep- Site Smith. which aid not ICH to the races until late ill the year seemed to be a performer of the highest call-, her. Setapi-. by Sweep Little Hock, won fear lares ami wa- second twice, netting hBL92T . placing I im scon,! t,, Leonard* II.. 939,978, in the tables earnings. Favored as they are by the Hot Springs climate, then will be no excuse for failure of the McClci-- land candidates to be in condition. A few year* back Omar Khayyam came from the same training nark to win the Kentucky Derby.