Zev And Bud Lerner: Chief Reliance of Rancocas Stable for Kentucky Derby.; Harry F. Sinclairs Cherished Hope of Capturing Coveted Race May Be Realized., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-20


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ZEV AND BUD LERNER Chief Reliance of Rancocas Stable for Kentucky Derby Harry F Sinclairs Cherished CherishedHope Hope of Capturing Coveted CovetedRace Race May Be Realized Harry F Sinclair member of Xew Yorks racing commission and owner of the power ¬ ful Rancocas Stable whose rise in racing has been rapid has ever since he became a votary of the sport cherished a burning am ¬ bition to win a Kentucky Derby All sports ¬ men develop that yearning yearningTwo Two years ago Sinclair was supremely confident he would win a Derby with Inch cape a California colt for which he had paid 115000 in the summer of 1920 or Inchcape failing with Grey Lag He had paid 50000 for Grey Lag in the autumn of 1920 imme ¬ diately after that chunky shortnecked son of Star Shoot and Miss Minnie won tha Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park under the silks of Max Ilirsch his discoverer and developer developerBut But Inchcape which suffered a succession of misadventures immediately after he came into the Sinclair stable did not train Grey Lag trained well at Rancocas Farm in Xew Jersey in March and April and Samuel C Hildreth the Sinclair trainer was full of hope when he sent him to Churchill Downs in the charge of David Leary Grey Lag undoubtedly would have been the Derby favorite over Behave Yourself and Black Servant Tryster and Prudery Leonardo II and Bon Homme if he had gone to the post His final work was positively dazzling But Grey Lags hoofs are brittle In that last trial he shed a plate and was so lame Derby day Leary had to bring him home homeGHEY GHEY LAGS 3YEAHOLI SUCCESS SUCCESSWhat What Grey Lag might have done if he had started became apparent later on He proved himself easily the threeyearold champion of the East and last year held all his fouryearold opponents safe safeA A twelvemonth back Sinclair was sanguine that he had an even better Derby prospect than Grey Lag in KaiSang But that great son of The Finn fell ill of influenza in early May What KaiSang might have done in the Derby of last May may be guessed from his victory last September at Belmont Park in the Lawrence Realization over Bunting and Rockminirfl r ome f ur or five weeks after KaiSang defeated him in the Realiza zation Rockminister won the fourth Latonia Championship beating the brilliant Lucky Hour and cljpping a full second off Exter ¬ minators American record for a mile three quarters and equaling the English Pommerns worlds record of 255 35 35Zev Zev son of The Finn and Miss Kearney and half brother of Xeddam and War Mask Bud Lerner son of The Finn and Dream some scion of that stout American line of Maria West with Exterminator Ben Brush Martingale Cock o the Walk Golden Broom etc Rigel son of Ballot and Pictons Pride and Coeur do Lion son of Fair Play and Couronne de Laurier are the threeyearolds at Rancocas that are being prepared for the valuable stakes to he decided in the spring And Zev and Bud Lerner are just now the Rancocas Derby hopes hopesXKVS XKVS SAKATOGA FOJOF FOJOFZev Zev one of the heroes of the Saratoga meeting of last August was last fall con ¬ sidered in many quarters as good as any twoyearold that showed Possibly he was There were intervals when he appeared to have a little something on most of his rivals His speed was astonishing and he came by it honestly for he is of the family of Domino Correction Hamburg Audacious and Yankee Beginning August 5 he won five races iit a row He beat Wilderness and Xassau on a muddy track and Enchantment and Dun ¬ lin in fast going covering fiveeighths In 59 Then he defeated Bud Lerner Dunlin Martingale Wilderness and Goshawk in the 10000 Grand Union Hotel Stakes and finally he shouldered 120 pounds to win the Albany Handicap from Vigil Boys Believe Me and Cherry Pie PieHe He was beaten in the rich Hopeful by Dun ¬ lin and Goshawk but he packed 130 pounds with Goshawk and conceded fifteen to Dun ¬ lin He failed to concede eight pounds to the amazing Sallys Alley in the Belmont Park Futurity but he did beat Wilderness Cyclops Blossom Time Goshawk and Mar ¬ tingale and seven or eight others Zev passed out after the Belmont Park Futurity He injured a foot and could not be trained for the 580000 Maryland Futurity Zev had more speed than KaiSang showed in 1921 Whether he will train on of course is problematical But Hildreth most sagacious of trainers believes he will tCotiUnucd on second pase ZEV AND BUD LERNER Continued from first pice Bml Lerner is a rugged fellow for which Simlair paid 40000 to John E Madden after lie had won the Youthful Stakes at Ja ¬ maica in May and the Whirl Stakes at Yon kers Having won the Youthful early Bud had to pack his weight But he strove hard in other big stakes and was always fighting it cut at the finish It is against him per ¬ haps that he had a lot of hard racing under heavy weight hut some twoyearolds stand hard campaigning and train on at three Bud Lerner looks that sort After Zev Ilildreth likes Bud Lerner best of the Rancocas three yearolds yearoldsBut But Hildreth also thinks highly of Rigel a strapping chestnut that won three straight at Jamaica in October and two straight at 1imlico in November Rigel did not figure conspicuously in the stake races of the sum ¬ mer because he had the bad luck to catch the influenza in May after he had shown well over the Jamaica course His come ¬ back in the fall was significent He beat Cherry Pie the Keene Memorial Nursery and Manor Handicap winner in the Home ¬ bred Stakes at Pimllco Twoyearolds that show firstclass form in the late autumn are always to be watched the following spring This son of Ballot whose sons and daughters have been distinguished for long distance running ability may prove the sur ¬ prise of the coming spring season seasonCoeur Coeur de Lion was a disappointment Slow to begin in all of his races he was under a handicap in dashes at the shorter dis ¬ tances but he discovered a likable way of running from behind in the stretch that promitts well

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