Punters On Prince K.: Expect to Realize Handsomely Later by Selling Commissions.; F. J. Kelley Horses Are Expected Thursday--J. C. Milam Reserves Forty-Five Stalls., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-28


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PUNTERS ON PRINCE K Expect to Realize Handsomely Later by Selling Commissions F J Kelley Horses Are Expected Thursday J C Milam Re ¬ serves FortyFive Stalls LOUISVILLE Ky March 27 It was not work day at the Downs but trainers were preparing their charges for workouts Wednesday Several Derby candidates were sent along lively for short distances after long gallops preparatory for more decisive moves Prince K worked a quarter in 24 He moved along witll a frictionless stride which made the work watchers mark him in their books as a real good one Prince K is one of the few colts which had to his credit a mile in better than 1 40 last year At Latonia last fall he covered the course there in 1 139Ts 39Ts beating Skeezix As piration and others He looks a much better colt than he was last year and has a strong local following Prince K has been backed in local future books from an opening of 100 to 1 down to 30 to 1 Punters who aro attempting to make books themselves from future book prices have placed commissions early and often on the Marshall colt as an evidence that they consider him to have a good chance They figure that Prince K is on the ground doing fine and training per ¬ fectly for the big race They know that he is a sure starter barring accident With an average of 50 to 1 against him it is pointed out there will come a chance to sell halt the tickets held on him and have quite a sum running on the good racer for nothing nothingSKEEZIX SKEEZIX TOR DERBY DERBYCharles Charles Van Meter who has been at tho old Tanforan track near San Francisco all the winter with the F J Kelley horses is due to arrive at Churchill Downs Thursday with eight head In the band is Skeezix Mr Kelleys Derby candidate Letters from Mr Van Meter to local friends say that Skeezix is in fine trim and forward in condition 1C the colt does not have a rough journey and no mishaps Van Meter will prepare him for the Derby Skeezix was a fair twoyearold and beat several of the Derby candidates which are now held in high esteem At La ¬ tonia last fall he ran in front of Bo Mc ¬ Millan and In Memorian one fine afternoon over the threequarters course in the good time of 1 12 He won four races in fif ¬ teen starts was five times second four timiS third and was unplaced but twice dur ¬ ing the entire year yearMr Mr Van Meter also will take up Chatter ton which has been in training during the last fortnight under the care of Pete Coyne Chatterton did nto make the trip across tho continent with the other Kelley racers but was left at the Waldeck farm near Louis ville to pay court to several of the matrons there thereJ J C Milam has ordered superintendent Tom Young to reserve him fortyfive stalls at the Downs which he will occupy after the Lexington meeting This will be tho largest number of racers ever quartered at the Downs in one stable Milams string has been dubbed the million dollar stable by his friends Milam has nominated his two crack fillies Anna M Humphrey and Dust Flower for both the Derby and Oaks That he has some intention of starting Anna M Humphrey in both can only be surmised at the big cut in the odds against the Peter Quince filly since the opening of the future books The latest quotation given by local futurists against Anna M Humphrey is 40 to 1 and this was a cut from 100 to 1 which at first was obtainable against the unbeaten daughter of Peter Quince Eden Hall HallNEW NEW ORLEANS SPECIAL DUE DUESuperintendent Superintendent Young received telegrams today of a specal car of racers due to arrivo tonight from New Orleans On this car are the stables of John C Ferriss Captain 13 C Bunbury Tex Foreman and J L Pon ¬ tius tiusWhen When trainer Finnegan arrives with tho Knebelkamp horses he will take over from Butch Covington the stars of the stable Lady Astor and Billy Star which Covingtou bus been training at Douglas Parly Coving ton will still have left for his own training Granite Ware and Ginger The latter looks in the best condition and it is said will be a useful horse this year yearColonel Colonel Phil Chinn has engaged stable room at Churchill Downs for the horses of former L S Senator J W Bailey and E B McLean intended for racing during tho Churchill Downs meeting meetingThe The veteran conditioner Joe Hawkins will be down after the Lexington meeting with nine Included in the Hawkins stable is lust years Oaks winner Startle which he bought last week at the dispersal sale of the horses of the H II Hewitt estate for 15000

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