McLean Colts At Havre: Modest and Gold Bug, Derby Candidates, to Make Years Debut There, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-15


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I l I j | J I : ! ! [ ! ! i : ! | Mclean colts at havre Modest and Gold Bug, Derby Candidates, to Make Years Debut There HAVRE DE ORACH, Md.. April 14.— Edward Beale McLean of Washington, will show his Derby candidates. Cold Rug and Modest, here in the last fortnight of April. It was originally the intention of trainer John F. Schorr to race at Bowie through the spring meeting of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Association, but, not having hurried in March as Preston Burch. Fred Hopkins and Matt Brady did. he found last week he could not have the horses ready. Comixa, a good filly here last spring, will come with these three-year-olds as will also four or five two-year-olds owned by Mr. McLean that were raised at his Belmont plantation in Loudoun county. Virginia, where Colin, sire of Modest and Comixa, is standing. Another member of the stable is a two-year-old by Lough Foyle — Shyness, owned by Schorr and Robert I. Miller of Washington. MOIIF.STS GOOD RECORD. Modest, on last years form, looks the better of the McLean three-year-olds. That son of Colin was in fine condiiton at Laurel Park last October when he won a maiden race, beating Suppliant. .Timson and Beau Nash. Afterwards he finished a short neck behind Big Blaze in the Manor Handicap, a race of one mile, beating Aga Khan, Oonfalon, Transmute and Lord Baltimore II. The determination with which Modest finished in the Manor created the impression that he had been badly placed in the sprinting dashes of five furlongs and a half and three-quarters in which he had been running. He has developed during the winter and has the physical cut of a champion. HAS HOPES WOM MODEST. Schorr is not without hope that Modest will prove another On Watch, the only first class long distance runner Colin, the unbeaten, had sired since he began stud service. It is high time Colin got another such horse. As a stock horse he has lagged behind those other stout sons of Commando. Peter Pan, Superman, Celt. Transvaal and Peter Quince, every one of which he could beat without trouble. Shyness, an Irish bred daughter of His Majesty and Mrs. K., by Americus. ought to produce a good long-distance runner. She was one herself. Gold Bug, a son of All QoM and Oolden Rod. was a purchase of last year from the Whitney stable. He showed promise at Yonkers and Saratoga last summer in a couple of stake renewals, but finished the year a maiden.

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