Here and There on the Turf: Three-Year-Old Form Unfolding. Satisfactory Showing of Sallys Alley and General Thatcher. Dunlin and Martingale Expected to Race Soon, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-21


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i Here and There on the Turf -_ -_■ i Three -Year-Old Form Un- | folding. t Satisfactory Showing of i Sallys Alley and General Thatcher. . Dunlin and Martingale Ex- , pected to Race Soon. | — — i Sallys Alley and General Thatcher are two of the candidates for the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby that have already made | good in public. General Thatcher won his , race on the opening day of the Bowie meeting. like a possible champion, while Mr. Kilmers great filly by her performance at Havre de Grace qualified magnificently. Both of these three year olds, while only raced over a sprinting rcule, showed readiness to run, but of the two races, that run by Sallys Alley was the more impressive. In the Preakness Stakes General Thatcher , will have a weight allowance of twelve pounds, while Sallys Alley, by reason of her brilliant two-year-old career, will carry all the penalties. But Sallys Alley is well able to give away , weight and at this time must be considered I as the brightest of prospects for both of the big 0,000 races. Before the unfortunate taking off of Eugene t Wayland Sallys Alley had been trained at Mr. Kilmers Sun Briar Court at Binghamton and I when she was shipped to Havre de Grace Way-land had the utmost confidence in her ability to beat the colts as well as the fillies this year, just as she did through her 1922 campaign. The daughter of Allumeur and Salvo-latile came into the hands of William Shields after the dealh of Wayland close to the form that she displayed in the Toggery Purse Wednesday. Th?n she continued to improve as Shields went along with her preparation, until today the gallops in a fashion to suggest ability to easily race a mile and a quarter. The Preakness Stakes is not to be run until May 12 and, as far as the Kilmer candidate is concerned, it could be run tomorrow and she would be found ready. While this great filly has naturally fined down somewhat in her preparation, she is still carrying ample flesh and has come through the spring crdeal of training in a manner to indicate that she has not been hurried. She is hard and fit, but in no danger of going stale, as far as appearance goes, and as far as can be judged from her frictionless way of racing. The J. S. Cosden stars, Dunlin and Martingale, arc next of the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby candidates that will give a public exhibition of their fitness. It is expected that Garth will send both of them to the post at Havre de Grace before many days and they are ready to race. Like Sallys Alley these good colts earned all the Preakness penalties in their excellent racing as two-year -olds, so there is no reason for their not going after a stake race like the Chesapeake Stakes at Havre de Grace. The fact that the pair of them went along so impressively for a mile in 1 :43 2-5 at Pimlico Wednesday showed readiness for racing. For a considerable 4 time Garth has expressed the belief ef that Martingale can beat any of the two-year-clds O- of 1922. Of course, that was before Garth saw Sallys Alley win the Toggery Purse. iC- Like all who saw the filly race the Virginian must have been impressed and he know 25 as well as anyone else that he will have to have a sterling good colt to win. But Garth knows that he has two sterling good colts and his lis opinion may be vindicated when they are re raced. All of this would tend to show that there M will be a crop of three-year-olds striving for or the richer races this year that will make k the sport intensely interesting. Reports from ra all of the training quarters have been particularly U- , encouraging and these two, considered ec* in the front division of candidates, have shown vn that they are in better form than was theirs last year. Of course, it is natural that the three year-old ,r_ candidates for the Preakness Stakes and ui the Kentucky Derby should attract the most St interest at this time. Their preparation, n, whether it is in private or in races, means ns much now in forming an estimate of the possible m . winners of these big races, but there is is almost as much interest in the new crop ui of two year olds. What may prove good ones ies are beginning to appear. It is too early to be be positive about the class of any one that hx-been iaj raced. No one has yet been uncovered •ed ui ones ies be be iaj •ed ■ — that stands out particularly over its fellows, but there are many that are good looking and many of them can run fast. They are better advanced than was expected, when the unseasonable training weather is taken into consideration and two-year-old racing in New York and Kentucky will not want for good material from which to draw held*.

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