Here and There on the Turf: Preakness Problems Settled Today. Its Winner Might Possible Win the Derby Also. Jamaica Meeting Badly Treated by Trainers. Apprentice G. Rose. Dunboyne Top Weight, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-12


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1 Here and There 3 2 on the Turf 4 c 6 Preakness Problems Settled Today. Its Winner Might 7 Possibly Win the Derby Also. i 1 Jamaica Meeting Badly s 2 Treated by Trainers. 4 3 Apprentice G. Rose. Dun- £ boyne Top Weight. C 7 With the decision of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico this afternoon there will be the first dependable lins on the best three- 1 1 year-olds of 1923. There are still others that j 2 will not show their speed until a week later in 3 4 the Kentucky Derby at Louisville. Then there 5 will still remain the Belmont Stakes, that is to be run at Belmont Park, for which some will 6 be saved. But the Preakness Stakes winner 7 might possibly win all thre3 of these great and valuable races. Such an accomplishment would pile up both money winning and prestige any other celt or filly would find impossible to overcome. 1 At post time there are several that have 2 j 3 qualified handsomely for the Maryland Jockey * 4 5 Club fixture and both in public and private c trials have demonstrated their readiness for - 7 the race. Thus far their races have for the most part been against horses hardly the equal 1 of those that will start this afternoon and | 2 there was not as much at stake. This is the 3 goal for which they have been preparing ever 4 since weather conditions permitted training j operations. As is always the case in early C stake races, some of them have fallen by the 7 7 wayside in the hurry to get ready, but the field is both large and fashionable. Some of those - that will not be brought to the post may make c the Kentucky Derby. Then there is still the r B?lmont Stakes. Not until all three of the "] big races have been decided will it be safe to I hail any one of the various candidates as the £ prospective three-year-old champion of the g year. t t It is a bit discouraging the way the races have been filling at Jamaica this spring. The s horsemen are not responding to what is of- fered by the Metropolitan Jockey Club and ] secret ary Edwards has used his best endeavor 5 to make a program that would suit the greatest x number. It is frequently the case that horse- t men at the beginning of a racing season show scant interest, knowing there is a long cam- t paign before them. Then frequently these ] same horsemen, when they finally decide to . show their wares, find they are up against a r class that was not opposing them in May. j It is poor business policy and it shows a c lack of the sporting instinct when horsemen . wait and watch for spots. It is a bad busi- ness policy" for the reason that these spots be- r come fewer and fewer as the season progresses, c and he is not much of a sportsman who insists on having "an ace in the hole" before he makes a move. More of the sporting spirit and more sound common sense would result in larger fields and better racing at Jamaica. George Odom has Cyclops back to form that , will make him a truly dangerous sprinter during the rest of the year. The son of Heno c r "] I £ g t t s ] 5 x t t ] . r j c . r c , did not have the best of racing luck in the s running of the Spring Handicap at Jamaica Thursday, but the way he came around the - leaders and wore down as fast a filly as Miss Star in the rush through the stretch was, to say the least, impressive. For a time last year there was hope that Cyclops would be better than a sprinter, but Odom tried him thoroughly and before the close of his two-year-old . season he was convinced that sprinting would i be all that ha could accomplish successfully. But there is always plenty of room for the , sprinter on any race program and Cyclops will | not want for opportunities to display his electrical speed. Another that made his first appearance of f the year Thursday was Flying Cloud, from the Rancocas Stable. This good son of Wrack [ and Robinetta showed excellent form when he raced for Maxie Hirsch and has grown and i improved greatly since he became a member - of the Hildreth string. Right now he is a big r powerful horse and the manner in which he won suggested that he will be no mean stable-mate . to the other brilliant performers that t J J carry the white and green colors. Charles A. Stonehams Flannel Shirt ran a l good race himself, but he was in receipt of [ eleven pounds in actual weight and the son , of Wrack ran past him with such ridiculous j ease in the stretch that it was apparent he had been treated leniently at that difference. Of the apprentice riders who have ridden i ■ s - . i , | f [ i - r . t J J l [ , j i at Jamaica thus far little G. Rose, in the em-i ploy of J. N. Crawford, shows up exceedingly well. He sits his horse well, has good judg-5 ment of pace and finishes with rare energy. His double on So It Goes and Lady Choco Thursday gave him recognition. They were his only mounts during the day and he made no mistakes on either. There have been other occasions when Rose has shown to decided advantage and for a rider with such limited opportunities he has proved himself a real riding prospect. Dunboyne, the seven-year-old son of Celt — Workmaid, a mating that has sent other good ones to the races, has been made the top weight in the Rainbow Handicap, the thre-. quarters feature that is to be run at Jamaica Tuesday. This good sprinter has been handi- capped at 128 pounds by Mr. Vosburgh, and at that figure he rates him three pounds better than Dominique and two pounds better than Tryster. Dunboyne has returned to the stable of P. A. Clark, under whose colors he won the Futurity of 1918, when he led two such sterling colts as Sir Barton and Purchase home. At the close of that year h? went into winter retirement with truly brilliant three year-old prospects, but, as is so often the case with sen-. sational colts, he went amiss. When brought back sprinting was all he could accomplish, but he has bzen one of the fleetest of them all year after year.

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