Here and There on the Turf: Aspirations Qualifications.; Ran Fastest Mile of Any Two-Year-Old.; Skill of a Far-Western Trainer., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-13


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Here and There on the Turf Aspirations Qualifications Ran Fastest Mile of Any AnyTwoYearOld TwoYearOld Skill of a FarWestern FarWesternTrainer Trainer Attention has been called to the fact that Aspiration one of the Kentucky Derby eligiblcs to be sold at the dispersal of the horses of the estate of Herbert II Hewitt of Buffalo at Lexington on March 22 is by the Kentucky Derby winner George Smith from Inspiration dam of the Kentucky Oaks winner Startle and that he comes from the family that pro ¬ duced Old Rosebud and Worth both Kentucky Derby winners This colt is from a time point of view the facile princeps which is to say easily first of the juvenile division in 1922 1922Aspirations Aspirations mile in 1 3S at Latonia last October in which he came from behind and outstayed the stake winner Oui Oui and six other winning twoyearolds stands out as the fastest for the twoyearolds of 1922 at a mile and thus it is disclosed that there were twenty such races last year yearThe The only other mile by a twoyearold in 1922 better than 139 was Enchantments 138 at Churchill Downs September 9 when with 122 pounds up he won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Aspirations race was at special weights and he carried 103 pounds the others of course being reduced in proportion Sallys Alleys 139 in the second division of the Pimltco Futurity was the third fastest of the mile races last year for twoyearolds Then came Prince K 1 139 Blossom Time winner of the first division of the Pimlico Fu ¬ turity 139 The Clown 139 Oui Oui Belle Amie Martingale and Boys Believe Me each in 140 Oui Oui 140 Cherry Pic and Prism ar each 1 41 Calcutta and My Own each 141 Littb Hope 142 and again 142 Fly by Day 143 and Bel phrizonia 144 144When When the performances are weighed from the angles of season and weight carried that of Enchantment which was seven weeks earlier than Aspirations mile and with nineteen pounds more up stands out as the better rare and it justifies the favoritism in which the slow starting son of Chicle is held by the public for the event that is to be the stellar attraction of the spring meeting at Churchill Downs But a horse as fast as Aspiration has shown himself to be with the good disposition he possesses is generally more dependable in a big field than is the fast horse that is apt to be left at the post or to get off badly because of lack of nhnblencss nhnblencssOui Oui Oui three times winner at one mile is by Sir John Johnson and like every other performer abovenamed belongs to the house of Eclipse Aspiration is the only representa ¬ tive of St Simons branch in the list and the hood of Hampton is brought in through Ayr ¬ shire the sire of Inspiration The marked success of C B Irwin in the iVng of the last three years has not in ¬ frequently led to his being called lucky There is good ground for thinking it is solid worth and skill as a trainer to which that success is to be attributed rather than to such a doubtful clement as luck There arc real trainers and many other trainers The real trainers are those who know how to exercise a horse until every muscle and sinew of its powerful body is in a state of athletic per ¬ fection and then to keep it in that admirable condition the latter being the more delicate and difficult art of the two In fact the trainer who can keep a horse fit to frequently duplicate a good performance is the one who is the master of his craft in its highest de ¬ velopment There is no doubt about this Now in the case of two horses one an ordinary sprinter and the other a really good horse Invin has shown that he is as big as a trainer as he is bodily The manner in which he kept Harry D at concert pitch while winning fourteen races out of seventeen starts eight of them in a row attests to his possession of this subtle art With the much better horse Abadane he has wrought great wonders Since acquiring this fast French horse he has won a sequence of eight races with him Over muddy tracks and fast tracks under heavy weights and light weights it is has been the same story of Abadane first For all anyone knows to the contrary he may be absolutely the best of the many really good horses now at Tijuana That he is immensely improved is easily apparent and it is just as apparent jthat a Sam Hildreth a Jimmy Rowe a Jack Joyner or a Gwyn Tompkins could have done no better with him than C B Irwin has done Quite probably Irwin will campaign some of his horses over the eastern tracks this year If he dors the easterners will see a regular mountain of a man and one who understands his business as well as the best of his brother

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