Bubbling over Wins: E. R. Bradleys Derby Hope Makes Auspicious Debut., Daily Racing Form, 1926-04-27


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J E. g " m r the b be si vi c; ta ™ ■ lr st * tr tr to ■* J "j *J " . ul., j , r . -f if ,-. , , t to j J i BUBBLING OVER WINS ♦ R. Bradleys Derby Hope Makes Auspicious Debut. _ — • Scores in Hollow Fashion on His First Appearance of Year at Lexington. • LEXINGTON, Ky.. April 2f». E It. Brad-leys crack three-year-old Bubbling Over, making his initial start of the year, earned right to favoritism in the Kentucky Derby by a sparkling performance and triumphing over the best opponents that could mustered against him and achieving his success additionally in fast time. His hollow-victory under strong restraining tactics caused old timers to marvel and they unhesitatingly pronounced him a grand racer. Boot to Boot, with which owner Bradley-had declared to win. raced in close proximity to his stablemate, but legere, substituting for Johnson, could never take Bubbling Over back without possibility of throwing him off his stride, to enable P.oot Boot to pass him. Bubbling Over was always under restraint throughout the mile journey and Legere continued to hold him hard until the finish was crossed. He then allowed him to gallop out at his leisure for the next quarter accompanied by Boot to Hoot. Bubbling Over from an inner rail position began well with Take a chance and Boot to Loot following. His followers essayed passing him in the first tpiarter when Legere took an extra restraining hold but Tal.e a Chance was unen.ual to the task and Boot to Boot also gave up the attempt but followed him closely. Just before the stretch was reached. Blind, «n Boot to Boot, began riding hard and for a short period it appeared as he would succeed in outpassing Bubbling Over with Degeres restraining assistance. but Bubbling Over would not be denied the privilege of battle and continued in the van despite Iegeres mild effort to allow Boot Boot to pass him. The others were never seriously in the running though Seventh Son. which finish third, closed a big gap to land the shorter portion of the purse. OXCEDFS EirCE WkKIT. The race attracted nine starters, all r crby eligibles, with the exception of Percussion. Bubbling Over carried 118 pounds, conceding chunks of weight to all the others. He displayed, high speed for the entire distance in spite of the slow restraining tactics employed by Begere. He raced the first quarter in :23%, the half mile in :46-. the three-quarters in 1 :12Vs and cantered out the mile in 1 :3845. Had he been pressed. there is every reason for belief that he would have gone fully two seconds faster, at least lowering the track record of 1 £7%. Owner Bradley was highly pleased with the colts race, and the manner in which he cam© out of it. There was no doubt in the minds of those who witnessed his race today that he would go on. The carding of the outstanding Derby eligibles in this part was responsible for a big turnout, and the Kentucky association played host to a big attendance during the afternoon. The crowd anticipated Bubbling Overs victory, and the entry, as a result, was an overwhelming favorite. TRIPI.i: I OR LEU FRF. The racing over the fast track was highly entertaining, and the several close finishes added to the enjoyment of the big crowd. Jockey Iegere was again in the limelight and piloted a trio of winners, two of them. Thirteen Sixty and Singing Cricket, coming from the C.ardner-Applegate Stable, trained by C. Van Dusen. In Singing Crickets case he was extremely lucky to land the purse, for Scotland raced aa if best and would have won but for some early interferon* e that this colt suffered soon after the start and his failure to be fully prepared when the barrkr w;ls released. Hustling tactics on the part of L. Pichon earned for him a pair of victories, astride Nine Sixty and Pigeon Wing II.. respectively He saved much ground on both, keeping them racing close to the inner rail. Herbert P. lardner continues to retain his one thousand per ceat average, adding another purse, the third in two days, when his I hirteen Sixty, a newcomer to racing, won in the second race from eleven other maiden fillies. E B. McLeans Floranada finished in second place and was followed by Marv Helen. The trio were always in a promiiicn! position in the race and when Ethel Dear retired from the lead. Thirteen Sixty took com mand and in the last sixteenth held the fast finishing Kloranada safe. Mary Helen tired near the end. The others raced closclv grouped. P. J. Kellys Cladrags. a daughter of PaidaeUj was an easy victress in the opening race, winning as her rider pleased from eleven others. Benham kept her under re straint in the wake of 1nlucky and Jane C Continued on sixteenth BBgel BUBBLING OVER WINS Continued from first pnge until approaching the stretch where she .. moved into the lead with a rush and drew out at her leisure. Bobbie Shea, which had . been a distant follower during the earlier period, began coming like a streak when he reached the stretch and was up in the last . tew strides to finish in the van of Seer ts, Inlucky and Queen Navarre. * Nine Sixty was returned winner in the third race over Sporty McCee and Oeorge I e Mar. Five of the better class platers started in the race and Nine Sixty was always m.-ister of the situation. He was away fist and, sbowing good speed, secured an additional advantage by staying close to the inner rail and held Sporty McOee safe when v. It came to the final drive. Sporty McCcc. racing forwardly all the way. made an extra effort in the last eighth, but was not good enough. George De Mar did not have tiny serious contention after a half mile had been traversed for Fittoma and Chickvale both were well beaten at this stage. O. Frank Croissants Pigeon Wing II.. making ber debut as a three-year-old. showed a good performance in the fourth race when whe beat a good band of sprinters after leading for the entire distance. Robert f Maxwell was elos.st in pursuit from the t start and he pre— cd the filly closely until tiring slightly in the last twenty ards. I President was best of the others and was easing up in third place. Happy Top shou.d 1 ■ fine race here Ihonah failing to get a I portion of the purse. He closed an immense r «ap from a slow beginning and was going I fast at the cud. i

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