Black Gold Qualifies: Scores Impressive Victory in the Derby Trial.; Runs Away from His Competitors and Now Looms Up as the Probable Derby Favorite., Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-14


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BLACKGOLD QUALIFIES/ • Scores Impressive Victory in the Derby Trial. 1 i Buns Away from His Competitors and Now Looms Up as the Probable Derby Favorite. i ♦ c T.OmSVTLLE. Ky.. May 13 —Considerable clarification with a bearing1 on the coming . Golden Jubilee Derby next Saturday, in the , matter of possible starters came with the running of tlie Derby Trial this afternoon, a mil© dash, in which Black Gold triumphed | in such easy manner that it established his a , outstanding superiority over those he met and makes him loom up as the probable favorite next Saturday. True, he did not roet the bnnsted stars of the Eat. excepting Wild Ast r. but if Wild Asters defeat of Bracadale is :i sound barometer of the easterners cana- bilities, it can be put down that the West rtee.l not be alarmed that the immense T erbv prize and the honor of victory will be wrested from it. Seven of te eight s*arters in the rae were Derby elig.bles, their connections hav- , ing almcst made up their minds that they . WOOid permit their charges to fill their Derby engagements. They may do so vet. but in view of he hollow victory that Black Gold achieved it seems folly to attempt to beat , him. J. D Bfooney had the mount on Black Hold. I lie will also ride him next Saturday. TTe | I, n.lpo role him in the Louisiana Derby, de-.-. !. 1 March 17 last at Jefferson Park. Those | who witnessed his New Orleans performance, ; saw a replica of H this afternoon. The colt practically cantered the last eighth under] restraint and left his followers far in the, wake. There can be no doubt that he can | I p.tav a Inner distance; no d.uibt of his mud, | running abiliy, and no Question of his cour- , Bga, for he wis tried highlv in that respect i last year. It is also made plain bv his , I determination when racing in spite of his soreness. irvns ox srFFr.RAxcF. Tn todays start Mooncy allowed the fast I Wild Aster o lead him on sufferance for three rjuarers. Black Gold being under hard . restraint, but when given sway he moved bv I WIM Aster ps if he was standing still and! | came away in the stretch to win with much i in reserve. Wild Aster fnished in second place, but was Nicky to do so. Kinsr Corin IT. should ; have beaten him and his failure was due to the poor ride he got. Garner using had iudT- j inert in taking him all over th track. Glide finished fourth and at one time in the Stretch looked as if she miht down King Corin Tl for the shorter part of the pu-se. Colonel Gilnaore, at present afflicted with a pore mouth, did well to race prominently for thn e-ce.iarters. hut after that he faded fast. Dudley and Cloister rac«d so poorly that they cant be regarded with seriousness as having any chance next Saturday. For that matter none of the colts or fillies that finished in back of Black Cold Sppear to have a chance of reversing the decision with him ret Saturday. Not alone was Black Colds running impressive, but it was also a sparkling performance from a time standpoint. The track was slippery fnm the continuous showers and he ran the mile distance in 1 :2T%. galloping out to the mile and an eighth in 1:51%. Black Cold was greeted with deafening Cheers on his return. He is p ipular with race peers and his game Straggle* here against the best has endeared him to them. [ ADVANCK UUAKD ARRIVES. The advance guard here to witness the Derby lnglB flocking to thrse parts this | morning and their numbers augmented the , regular attendance to a considerable extent at Churchill Downs this afternoon. The W aiher continues unfavorable. Brisk showers rams as the horses were going to the post in most of the races and after the running of the Derby Trial it continued steadily, making the t;oing muddy for the sixth race and seventh race. Die footing was Bnn priorily and s .me creditable time was made. One of the outstanding Surprises came With the running of the .sixth ra •■ in Which Bnadatwood. carrying •. ••• Clohers colors. won at a long price after having lol the others for the entire way. In the secondary feature Jefferson Livingstons Buster showed a return to good f,,rm an l scored, but had to be hard ridden to win from John Finn, with Boys Believe Me in third place. Busters pood preliminary trials had bean tabbed by the sharps and he was backed in confkh nt fashion. Ed. Trotters hors s seem in superb form at present and representatives of his accounted for a double and just miss, d making a tuple. John Finn failing. Brunswick began ■esosadlniS for Trotter by annexing the oponing dash, after having led for the entire way. He was easing at the finish to win BrSSS Sequel, with Widgeon in third place. Uuby was favorite here, hut she showed ICoulinuod on twilflh lJSJ BLACK GOLD QUALIFIES Continued from first page. fickleness and was never seriously prominent. Dobson, a former winner here, was the one to consummate the Trotter double. He won in the third race rather handily from Ballot Brush, with Frankman in third place. Abstract was the winner of the two-year-old race second on the card. His success came about through the crowding that Garner on him subjected the others to. Tangaru landed in second place and Ree O. Cotner, a first-time starter, but reputed to be a good one, landed third. The muddy going was just to the liking of Quesada, which raced in front for the entire distance in the closing race and beat out L"d Pendleton, with Kirklevington in third place, • a —

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