Lexington Cold And Wet: Racing Carried On Under Uncomfortable Conditions.; Idle Hour Stakes Captured Easily by Rekab--Ben Valet Qualifies as a Derby Starter., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-04


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LEXINGTON COLD AND WET Racing Carried On Under Uncom ¬ fortable Conditions Idle Hour Stakes Captured Easily by Rekab Ben Valet Quali ¬ fies as a Derby Starter LEXINGTON Ky May 3 Tlie Idle Hour Stakes for twoyearolds having a net value of 3280 and a handsome silver trophy the gift of E R Bradley for whose farm the race was named was accounted for by G F Bakers Rekab the same owners Casey landing in second place with Llewellyn carrying the silks of J O G II Keene In third place and tlie highly regarded Lord Allen bringing up last in the field of four starters startersThe The winner led from the start and was most closely attended by his stahlemate and both were well in the van of the Keen colt at the end Lord Allen made an ineffectual attempt for the lead in the first eighth and failing began retiring badly is if unable to run freely in the going Rekab showed himself to be a good colt particularly over a muddy track and he is fast at the barrier which1 enables him to secure a commanding ad ¬ vantage soon after the start as lie possesses high speedl He was only cantering through the last eighth in todays race raceThe The name of Baker was one to conjure with for four of the races Including the Idle Hour Stiikes fell fo Bakerowned horses during the after ¬ noon A Bakers Aph arid Aphie Dear scored a double when they headed the respective fields in the third arid fourth races and J H Bakers Sandy Mac won the second race raceTlie Tlie severest weather that racegoers have ex ¬ perienced during the present meeting was present this afternoon and it entailed a big decrease in the attendance and also in the volume of betting Rain fell intermittently throughout Jhe afternoon and the cold was almost of winter severity The track was a quagmire and caused many withdrawals from an already light card cardConsidering Considering the adverse conditions the sport was fairly good and in spots interesting Several of the finishes were hard fought and decidedly close closeA A half dozen threeyearolds all Kentucky Derby cligibles met in the sixth race and it resulted in victory for Ben Valet which showed fine speed all tlie way and won with all ease from Advocate and Planet The latters owners were deeply interested in the colts showing this afternoon having a view to his possible start in the Kentucky Derby Planet originally cost 25 as a yearling and it would have been quite a bit of racing history had he become a Derby contender The running of the race dis ¬ posed of John S Reardons Derby pretentions for he again ran a poor race and had no mishaps on this occasion occasionJockey Jockey L McDermott showed good riding form during the afternoon and after landing Sure the winner of the initial dash by a nose from Yellow Blossom he came right back with a victory on Sandy Mac in the second race M Garner piloted the next pair of winners when he finished in the van with the A Baker pair Aph and Aphie Dear Not to be outdone jockey Pool landed Rekab and Ben Valet in front in the succeeding races The final race found J Francis piloting the winner Simonitc which got up to beat Link Boy out with Tawasentha in front of tlie others othersJockey Jockey Clyde Van Duzcu reports the arrival of the following foals at his breeding farm just outside of this city Chestnut colt by The Manager Dorothy Dean chestnut colt by The Manager Beautiful Girl chestnut filly by The Manager Black Eyed Susan chestnut filly by Tlie Manager Chilla bay colt by The Manager Flaxonctte FlaxonctteAt At J Hart Browns place the new arrivals include a bay colt by Jusqu au Bout Mary Michaels and a bay filly by the same sire dam Subdue SubdueJ J S Hawkin came over today from Louisville with Firebrand which is intended to start in the Camden Handicap featuring the closing days pro ¬ gram here Firebrand will be returned to Louisville and be started in the Kentucky Derby DerbyTrainer Trainer James Howe of the Harry Payne Whitney establishment came over from Louisville this morn ¬ ing on a tour of inspection of the Whitney farm here and returned tonight to Louisville He con ¬ tinues sanguine of the success of his charges in the Kentucky Derby According to report the good filly Careful showed a slight limp after her last workout and it may result in her absence from the Kentucky Derby next Saturday Word came from Louisville this morning that at least a dozen special trains would be used to con ¬ vey the Derby enthusiasts from Chicago who are coming to witness the race

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