Unsatisfactory Test: Bad Jam Eliminates Derby Candidates in Lexington Race, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-03


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| ! I | UNSATISFACTORY TEST • Bad Jam Eliminates Derby Candidates in Lexington Race. ♦ Chittagongs Impressive Performance — Jeanne Bowdre Completes Double for Keenes. ■ LEXINGTON. Ky.. May 2.— Kentucky Derby eligibles were given opportunity this afternoon in the feature race at a mile and it resulted in a victory for J. O. and G. II. Keenes Chittagong. son of Luke MeLuke— Agnes Virginia, which gave an impressive performance and won like a racer entitled to consideration as a Derby prospect. Kverhart, coupled with Taylor Hay as the Looney-Hay entry, finished in second place and Wida headed the others in third place. The test was an unsatisfactory one. several of the contenders being eliminated as a result of the jam that took place at the first turn. In this respect Lord Granite and Blight Tomorrow were sufferers. Lord Granite almost falling after being buffeted about. His rider had to take him back to last place and he was hopelessly out of it. Jockey Fronk was held responsible for it when he guided Kverhart across in front of the others and was suspended by the stewards for the remainder of the meeting for his rough riding. The jam seemed to benefit Actuary, for that colt, starting from an outer position and showing good speed, promptly moved into a long lead, but he failed to maintain his advantage, retiring steadily in the stretch as if disliking a long route or not thoroughly fitted. Chittngong was slow to get going fully in his stride and the early-racing found him a laggard. He began to gain after passing the half-mile ground and coming around the others gradually wore down those in front of him and came away in the last sixte nth. Kverhart held on ga*rely and was going fast at the end. Wida. which had also suffered at the first turn, came fast and overhauled the fast tiring Actuary. Bright Tomorrow, after he recovered, finished with rare courage and lord Granite also finished well. JEANNE BOW I RES SPEED. To J. O. d G. TT. Keene fell the honors in the secondary feature, their speedy filly Jeinne Bowdre completing the double by heating home a good band of sprint rs that met at three-quarters. Jeanne Bundle showed good form and the most speed from the start, heing in command throughout and winning from Chacolet, with Be Good in third place. Ideal racing conditions were again in evidence and the crowd was large. The betting was a trifle light. Some attribute the light play here to a scarcity of money. The two-year-old dashes continue to hold interest, the newcomers to racing being particular attractions. W. Perkins again uncovered what may be a good colt in his Boots and Shots, which won from Flax and Great Northern. Midnight Follies accounted for the second two-year-old dash. She won in hollow style from Pinch o Snuff, first-time starter, with Quota in third place. Some highly regarded platers tried conclusions in the first race of the afternoon and it resulted in victory for Lady Gorham by a short margin from Honor Man. with Wolfs Cry in third place. THREE FOR CORCORAN. .Tic-key Corcrrans good riding of Tequot enabled Williams Brothers t score their first purse of the meeting when that colt got home slightly is advance of Jakie Hay. The latter with a bit more perseverance on the part of McDermott might have won. Super-bum, the favorite, here, showed a dull performance. Opulent assisted in a double for Williams Brothers when, under CcTreorans vigorous ride, he beat home Lottie Lorraine in the final dash. Corcoran incidentally made it three victories for the day, having previously ridden Jeanne Bowdre and Pequot. Lord Granite came out of his race considerably bruised and battered. He has numerous small cuts about the legs, but trainer Ownbey did not anticipate any bad results. Hal Price Headley. who is supervising the training of Nassau for the Kentucky Derby, today announced his readiness to back hia horse against any of the western three-year-olds for any reasonable amount. His proposition entails horse against horse action : horse to finish fourth or no action. He is conlident that Nassau will beat home any of the western owned or trained colts in the Derby. Battle Bents victory yesterday will possibly result in .1. N. Camdens sire Magnet having more opportunity in the future. The colt is from Dorothy II.. more recently used in the production of mules. Magnet also was relegatetLJo serving work horses. Battle Lents splendid race will in all probability result in the mating of the pair again. Battle Bent was originally sold for KMH and secured later by W. Perkins for ,000.

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