Early Derby Discussion: Most Interest Centers in Training of Champion Morvich, Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-28


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£ CO. - Y. E at at of of i _ — seDd B_ iil — or n to to lie 1- — — r. _ — _ l, •■ « " . 3 I EARLY DERBY DISCUSSION | • Most Interest Centers in Training of Champion Morvich. • Kai-Sang Expected to Be Star . Three-Year-Old — Whitney Plans Unknown. ♦ ■ LOITSVILI.K. Ky.. March 27.— Favoied by a comparatively mild winter and an early spring the eligible* for the forty-eighth Keutucky Dei by, with an added ratee of S.Vi.i Hi. to be run at Churehill I Downs on May la, are much farther advanced in i their training than is umi.i1 this soon in the year. Tiiis augurs well for another stirring contest such t as marked the event last year when Behave Yourself . beat Bla, k Servant, his stablemate. by the narrowest of margins. Reports from various sections ; of the eeaatry where the crack three-year-olds are betag conditioned for the rich race are to the effect that excellent progress is being made iu their . early training. Most interest naturally centers in the training of , Morvich, Benjamin Blacks undefeated celt, which spent the cold months at the Jamaica course. The son of Baaajauia — Ilyniir is being "tightened up" . now by trainer Fred Burlew. and it is said that he is taking to what work is being asked of him t in his usual easy manner. Morvich is au honest iioise ia every respect and he puts the same energy into his daily gallops as he does in his noes. It was not an iineoimnon thins for him to work three-ry eighths of a mile in better than 89 last year, and I it was with difficulty that he was slowed down, a-„ he showed a desiie to demonstrate his real speed [ over the entire distance of his morning gallops. Morvieh enters his three year-old form with a better record than ady Derby candidate in the long history of the valuable stake, both from a staud- point of races and money won. He captured all of his eleven starta last year, and upon only one occasion was he forced to drive to gain honors, this being in a stake at Hantaan when Kai-Sang finished only a scant neck back of Mas. The Runny-niede colt was a bit off color that day and he proved this inter in the ISMOO Hopeful Stakes when he gave Kai-Sang a decisive beating. Iu-like mo t of the star t «»- ear-olds of previous years he was not retired early, but was kept at hard racing until the middle of November, when he drew the curtain on his grand years work by winning the rich Pimlico Futurity. Trainer Sain Ilildretli often made the assertion that Kai-Sang is certain to prove a better three-year-old than he was a two-year-old, as the sou of The Finn — Kilaaa, which is scheduled to carry the Ramocas Stab!, s colors in the Derby, gave every tadicatioa thai be will show to better advantage ever a long distance of ground. Advices from New York are to the effect thai Kai-Sang has thrived during the cold months. :lnd he will have the benefit of expert training at Hildreths hands. Bast year the Baacoeas establiehateat raftered a keen disappointment in the Derby when Grey Lag went wrong after journeying to Churchill Downs for the race, and it will bend every effort to make amends for its ill fortune this year. OIL MAN GETS EARLY START. Down in New Orleans trainer Charles J. Casey is working hard with Oil Man. W. H. Rov.es dependence in the big race. This colt has had the benefit of several months in a warm climate, and he was going along at a brisk gait some time before many of his rivals were asked to do any-thin-, except indulge in long exercise gallops. Oil Man is a son of North Star III., and a worthy one at that. He won one stake at Saratoga last sum- mer — the Adirondack Handicap —and showed enough quality to warrant his being listed among the top-Hoteliers of the year of his age. His sojourn in the South has enabled him to fill out to a good size. Bad be looks much better than when the easterners last gazed upon him in action. Little laj ever known of trainer Jimmy Rovves plana, as be confides in few peruana, and it is generally two weeks or tea days before the Derby , before the probable representatives of Harry Payne Whitney la it are known. Bawe h-is aa excellent haad of seven royally bawl three-year-eMa from I which to select bis standard bearers this year, it being composed of Bunting. Whiska a ay, Olympic, p.roomstor. Backet, Brainstorm and Gharry free. . The latter is racing in Havana in chaige of Mose GoidMatf. while Rowe has the other six at the Whitney firm at Bed Bank. N. J. Last year Roue was of the opinion thai be had the Derby cinched with Tryater and Prudery, but not only did his stars fail him in this nee, but it was after i Aegean 1 before either of them won. J. S. Cosden. who won the 1920 Derby with Pud Jones, will make strenuous efforts to again capture t the much-coveted race again this year, lie having , four candidates for it — Bighoart. Good Times. Ron- ■ lette and Lady Baltimore. He will place his chief leliance in the first two named, and they are being prepared for the race at Phadiee by trainer William Garth. Both Ceeden and Garth have always held high opinions of the two geldings and they will put them to a lest of their real ability at one of J the Maryland tracks before sending them to the Downs. 1 I R0CXMINISTER TRAINING WELL. II was proved last year that the Derby is not | strictly ,i race for easterners to battle over with Kentucky providing the fighting ground, and the % New York-is may find a similar state of affairs , existing this spring. The purchase of Surf Rider i by Key Bpeaee for 825.000 adds considerable , strength to the westerners chances, but lie is not o their only worthy repreeeatatlve by any means. Beckaaaeister, ■ stahli aaalt of Barf Rider, is traiu- d bag in a manner that indicates a liking lor a long t route of graved, and He may prove troublesome for ■ a lot of the cracks from the Bast if he continues f to do well. E. R. Bradley overlooked ii in» of his three-year- f Olds with the least semblance of quality when he „ made his Derby entries, as he named eight for the j, big rice in an endeavor to duplicate his victory | Of .at year. In Behave Yourself he furnished the wiener from aa unexpected quarter, and there is al- m ways a chance for history to repeat itself. None a of iiis Derby ftUfMeS was s re.i! star as a two- j, A ear-old. be! one of hem. By Gash, has shown an a excellent race this year. He graduated from the ,■ maiden ranks at New Oilcans by running a mile in h loV.,. and this is s smart performance for any v horse over the Fair Grounds track. Trainer William n Hurley is still la the Creaeal City with By Goefa t and it appears as though he will lie the chief hope h of the master of Idle Hour Farm in the Derby. Although the .s..o.ooo added stake is still seven weeks away, interest in i : is assuming greater pro- 1 x portions thaa ever before. Every mail brings re-ejaeats foi Im.xos from all s.-ctious of the country and the betels are already swamped with applications for Derby week reservations. Louisville has ac- to , quitted herself in fine stj le ia receat years in taking care of the threag drawn here by the big " race and. while there naturally is some congestion " in the leading hOSUIHca, accommodations a:e in variably found lor all of the visitors General manager Matt .1. Winn of the Ken- ! tacky Jockey Ctah is in KeW York o,i a business ." misicn. aud advices from him are to the effec t thai the Dcil.y delegation from the metropolis will be larger thin ever. Colonel Winn has stimulated , inter -t aaaong the easterners in the banner rare of by the American raff to such an extent in late years that special trains are now pressed into service to H, accommodate them, where formerly u few extra , cars cared for th ir needs. » the « «

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