In Memoriam Gains Favor: Heaviest Backed of the Kentucky Derby Candidates Training at Douglas Park, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-07


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IN MEMORJAM GAINS FAVOR Heaviest Backed of the Kentucky Derby Candidates Training at Douglas Park. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 6.— Probably the heaviest backed of the Derby colts quartered at Louisville tracks is Carl Weidemanns In Memoriam, by McGee. from Enchantress II.. by Collar. Backers of this good three-year-old are not reckoning without their host, for In Memoriam is doing everything required of him by his trainer. George Land. While the big bay. built something on the lines of Exterminator, although a shade taller, has never been asked to go at top speed at any time this spring. He has had many long and useful gallops an.d appears right now that the "final prep" could be given him in short order. It is claimed that stable money to the extent of ,000 has been wagered in the future books on the son of McGee at prices ranging from 100 to 1 down to 40 to 1. The latest quotation, locally, about In Memoriam is only 23 to 1. In the Weidemann stable are two other Derby candidates in Great Jaz and Mon Pere. The former is a well-bred colt, being by Great Britain, from Miss .lazbo. by Water-boy. This colt won at the first asking as a two-year-old and did it so well that he was purchased by Mr. Weidemann. He never could get to the finishing line in front again, though he did run third, however, to In Memoriam and Bo McMillan at Latonia last fall, only being beaten a length. The three-quarters in that race was run in 1 :12. Mon Pere never has raced, but he is an upe standing colt, by Friar Rock — Ashtoreth, by Yon Tromp. •

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