Leonardo II.S Great Speed: Gives Lexington a New Track Record With All Ease.; Startle Also Takes a Turn at Breaking a Track Record--Favorites Fare Well., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-26


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LEONARDO IlS GREAT SPEED Gives Lexington a New Track Record With All Ease Startle Also Takes a Turn at atBreaking Breaking a Track Eecord Favorites Fare Well BY J L DEMPSEY DEMPSEYLEXINGTON LEXINGTON Ky April 25 Leonardo IIs Ken ¬ tucky Derby stock went soaring this afternoon as a result of his phenomenal performance in the mile and a sixteenth dash that gave him an opportunity for his threeyearold debut under colon Never have racegoers in these parts seen a similar flight of speed displayed in a nice to that shown by the son of Sweep Ethel Pace and the finish of the mile and a sixteenth found him fresh and eager despite having run the distance in 142 displac ¬ ing all former Kentucky track records lie won by eight lengths witli his rider restraining him through the last sixteenth He was somewhat nerv ¬ ous at the barrier resulting in his being bumped sharply when he carromed against Jouctt but Schuttinger at once rode hard with a view to get ¬ ting to the first turn in advance of the others He was fully settled in his stride when beginning tho middle quarter and it was at this juncture that he showed his dazzling speed for he covered the distance in 21 completing the half mile in 45 flat The threequarters was covered in 110 which is twofifths of a second better than the track record The mile was run in 135 and the stretch run found Leonardo II still fighting for his head and steadily drawing away from the otlutre but Schuttinger ItcKan rcstnilning him near the end causing the colt to slow down perceptibly Jouett which had be prominent from the start just lasted long enough to land in second place from the fastcoming Inquiry and Bone Dry Had Schut ¬ tinger permitted it Leonardo II would have easily displaced Celestas American record of 142 made at Syracuse on September 3 1014 1014Jockey Jockey Schuttinger after the race expressed his confidence in the colts ability to land the Ken ¬ tucky Derby DerbyI I have ridden the fastest mile on the American turf when piloting Roamer at Saratoga against time but I am sincere in saying that Leonardo II possesses more sliced than Koamer and the extent of his speed lias never been tested I shook him tip slightly just once and he literally flew but I restrained him again all through the stretch If he does not stay a long distance he is mighty deceiv ¬ ing in his action and I have every confidence that he will go the last part of the Derby route at a fust pace paceGovernor Governor Morrow who witnessed Leonardo IIs performance complimented Schuttinger and ex piessed the hope that he would have the pleasure of presenting the jockey with the bouquet of American Beauty roses that usually goes to the winning jockey of the American Derby DerbyLYKES LYKES TOO ENERGETIC RIDING RIDINGLeonardo Leonardo IIs record performance was not the only one during the afternoon for II H Hewitts Startle a handsome daughter of Star Hawk Inspiration displaced the former halfmile record when she beat Fair Phantom by a short margin and covered the distance in 47 Her victory was in a measure due to Lykes energetic riding but his zealousness likewise cost him five days for having subjected Fair Phantom to some interfer ¬ ence in the last eighth eighthA A storm which had been threatening for the greater part of the afternoon broke with intensity immediately after the final race was concluded and the big throng again on hand to view the sport was put to considerable discomfort discomfortThe The public fared well in their quest for winners and began auspiciously with the victory of Clinton ville in the opener Hckab showed up extra well in the second race and he is evidently a good colt it least that impression prevailed before the race for he was accorded confident support supportSandy Sandy Mac was given the call in the third race but Kingfisher also had a host of supporters Kingfisher had little diffculty winning after Sandy Mac hud retired from the lead leadBrookliolt Brookliolt led for the entire way of the fourth race for which he ruled favorite favoriteStartle Startle and Fair Phantom absorbed most of the betting support in the sixth race and had the rc Ktilt Ixstween them from the start The closing race fell to Merchant which won with consummate ease easeJockey Jockey M Garner on Clintonville was unseated while at the post when The Nephew in rearing struck Garner Murray on The Nephew also was unseated Garner was shaken up considerably considerablyBy By Heck and Brown Check were sent to Idle Hour Farm this morning to be turned out for the remainder of the summer summerThe The jockeys here were warned today by the stewards before the racing to maintain their posi ¬ tions during the stretch racing and that digressions frpm this rule will mean disqualification for their mounts and suspension for the offending riders Plurihus continued showing soreness resulting in his withdrawal today His soreness is held to be duo to defective plating platingFor For failing to maintain a stretch course on King ¬ fisher in the stretch in the third race jockey L McDcrmotl was suspended for five days by the stewards stewardsJockey Jockey W Lilley incurred a five days suspen ¬ sion from the stewards for cutting across the others at the start of the fourth race with Jorice It also was responsible for the filly being cut down downAccording According to advices from Eddie Whelan having charge of the Salmon horses including Care ¬ ful and last years Futurity winner Step Lightly he will bring his charges to Louisville this week Careful by virtunc of her winning performance in triumphing over sonic good ones last Saturday is beginning to attract much attention as a pro ¬ spective Kentucky Derby and Oaks starter starterJames James Howe has sent word to track superintend ¬ ent Thomas Young at Churchill Downs that the Harry 1ayne Whitney horses including Tryster Prudery and other stars will reach Louisville some time on Tuesday Trainer James Howe is follow ¬ ing witli the extensive band that he is bringing bringingG G H Knebclkamp has secured an option on the contract of A Wilson an apprentice of much promise promisellolln llolln Colston lias taken over the engagement book of jockey II King and will assign his mounts during the Kentucky racing season seasonBecause Because of numerous objectors among tho owners to the methods necessary to make the erratic Flags be on his good behavior while on the track particu ¬ larly to the free use of bull whips by his handlers owner Lloyd Gentry has decided to bring the horse on the track before 5 oclock each morning and have the horse out of the way before training activities are on in earnest earnestJ J O Tallwtt who is promoting some of the Nevada race meetings is negotiating witli Charles F Grainger for the use of twelve mutuel machines to bo used at the far western tracks this year yearE E R Bradley will have at least two rtinisonta tivcs of the Kentucky Derby from Behave Your ¬ self ISIack Servant and Balance Wheel His pref ¬ erence outside of his own stable is Tryster and so well docs he regard his chances that he is offering 7 to 5 that Tryster will beat any named horse He is willing to take any amount on the proposition up to 50000

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