Simms Horses at Havre: Trainer Roy Waldron Preparing Xalapa Cracks for Racing-Lucky Hour Not Ready, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-09


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SIMMS HORSES AT HAVRE Trainer Roy Waldron Preparing Xalapa Cracks for Racing — Lucky Hour NotsReady. HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April 8.— Lucky Hour, Southern Cross, Missionary and Poe are horses of the Nalapa Farm Stable, now at Havre de Grace, which James W. McClelland and his capable assistant Roy Waldron will have ready for the racing which will begin here April 16 to continue through the remainder of the month. This meeting will be marked by the distribution of 50,000 among the participating horsemen and the renewals of four .000 stakes — the Harford and Philadelphia Handicaps, for three-year-olds and over, the Chesapeake for three-year-olds exclusively and the Aberdeen for two-»year-olds. These races will close April 7 with general manager Edward Burke, who has arrived from Havana to arrange for the coming meeting. My Play, brother of Man o War, a 1250-pound giant, came up from Kentucky with Lucky Hour some three weeks ago. but it is not probable that he will train for a race here. He is carrying too much flesh, lossibly he will not be ready for the colors before mid-June or early July. My Play knuckled at Churchill Downs Ma*- 13, 1922, in the running of the Kentucky Derby and injured one of his feet. He was lame after the finish of the Derby, which Edward F. Simms is confident he would have won if he had not had his misadventure, and was sent to Xalapa Farm as soon as he was able to travel. A long rest c ure seems to have restored him to soundness and racing usefulness. But, because he has been lame unusual care will be taken in reducing his superfluous avoirdupois. Lucky Hour probably will not go to the pest in the Harford Handicap, the opening-day feature, which will attract, among other horses. Exterminator, its winner of last year. To try and fit the son of Hourless, wmeli was as good as the best of last years three-year-olds, for the Harford, would require crowding. But Lucky Hour will surely start in the Philadelphia Handicap, toward the end of the meeting. A VAI, TABLE TKIO. Lucky Hour. Missionary and My Play constitute about 50,000 worth of thoroughbred horse flesh. Mr. Simms turned down an offer of 50,000 for Lucky Hour and Missionary last spring and he and McClelland consider My Play as good a racing prospect now as Lucky Hour. The man who wanted Lucky Hour and Missionary was Marshall Field of Chicago. Last fall at Bowie Mr. Field tried through George Odom to purchase the two-year-old General Thatcher of the stable of George YYingfield, which, like Lucky Hour and Missionary, will race at Havre de Grace. Missionary has improved vastly since last fall. He is nearly 200 pounds heavier than he was in November and no horse at Havre de Grace, not even Exterminator, is going-more satisfactorily in work. He and Southern Cross will bear the Xalapa Farm silks in the Harford Handicap if they do not have any bad luck. Southern Cross, a good performer at Saratoga and Belmont Park last August and September, wintered at New Orleans with Missionary and is going well himself. It is hard to say which is further advanced, he or Missionary. The two-year-olds of the Xalapa string are June Flower, -a daughter cf Theo. Cook and June Bug, and a winner at New Orleans, a brown filly by War Cloud and a bay filly by Sweep. June Flower worked three-eighths in 36 in front of Idle Thoughts and Businesslike in her winning race at New Orleans. She won easily on a muddy track. She is being pointed for the Aberdeen Stakes. Possibly June Flower will not turn out to be one of the crack two-year-old fillies of the coming season.

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