Bewithus Qualifies: Looms Up as Formidable Candidate for Preakness., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-03


view raw text

i BEW1THUS QUALIFIES ♦ Looms Up as Formidable Candidate for Preakness. « Easily Triumphs Over Several Derby Eligible s, Including Stable Mate, Boo. * UULUMiTUN, Ky., May 2— K. R. Bradleys Be with us, three-year-old son of Black Toney — Dorejd. that is being groomed with a view to starting in the Preakness Stakes that has decision at Pimlico next Monday, carried the Idle Hour Farm Stables colors to victory in the principal race at the Kentucky Association course today and incidentally eliminated several that were regarded as Kentucky Derby prospects. Bewithus won with much to spare, after what appeared a rough journey. Among those that Bewithus took into camp •was his stable companion Boo. The latter had an extensive following, a majority of the big crowd present rating him vastly superior to Bewithus. Boo raced prominently from the start and flattered extensively when he raced Xoreaster just as if he would make short work of the latters pretentions, but in the stretch he was hard ridden and gave way readily. Hill WITH INTERFERENCE. Bewithus was an extensive sufferer at the start when NorKaster came over and he suffered additionally at the first turn when !eneral Haldeman began swerving. It forced Craver, who rode him. to take back several times, but he finally found racing room on the back stretch and he rapidly moved into a contending position directly in the wake of NorKaster and Boo. Craver attempted to HW ground by keeping Bewithus close to the inner rail but just before reaching the stretch turn he sensed that NorKaster would not swing wide, so he decided on taking Bewithus on the outer course. Free from restraint, Bewithus went into command with ease and grace, and all during the stretch kept the lead to win well in hand from Nor-easter. The latter just managed to outstay Bonaire, which had come from far back in the last quarter. Bonaire came back to the stand badly limping in his front left leg. Boos showing was disappointing. He raced with Noreaster in the early stages under restraint and gave promise to pass into the lead when called on. It was disappointing to his many admirers when suddenly Goldie Johnson began applying the whip to him furiously and the colt failed to respond. Both Bradley representatives were called on for their best, and there was no qualifying on the part of either to let the other lead at the finish. It was Bewithus three-year-old debut, and the present plans of his owners are to send him to Pimlico to be a starter in the Preakness Stakes. It also is the present intention to have him an absentee from the Kentucky Derby, but in view of Boos dull showing it Is probable that th-e will be a change in plans and that Bewithus will be called on to assist Buddy Bauer to land a third Derby victory for the Bradley colors. PLEASANT RACING CONDITIONS. l l-al racing weather prevailed this afternoon and some excellent sport was witnessed by the big crowd present. J. N. Camdens former winner here. Oh Susanna, equalled the track record for the futurity course when she was victress over some speedy ones that raced in the fourth racv, the secondary feature. Oh Susanna displayed her customary high speed and never left the result seriously in doubt, first shaking off Preference and later holding safe Sixty, when she came with a determined last eighth rush. The introductory race brought a spectac-tilar finish and an unexpected mishap in •which the horse apt. Saufley, ridden by If. J. Barnes, fell in the firs* eighth. The rider escaped with a severe shaking up and and few minor cuts. Torcher, from the stable of J. B. Patrldge and well ridden by G. Johnson, was winner of the race in a thrilling nose finish with StinLson. Tne latter tired near the end. Where the winner closed with a big rush to l»e up in the last few strides. "Watch It, in a contending position on the inside of the field the entire trip, held on gamely to outstay Louisville and Nashville for third. Dukedom, a starter here, was unprepared at start and was away poorly. The race was at the futurity course. Another nose finish was provided with the running of the second race in which ten two-year-olds were brought together at four and a half furlongs. The winner here was Atrenne, on which W. Garner had the mount and T hadtlyer was the vanquished in a close finish. Carner saved much ground with Continued on twentieth pase. BEWITHUS QUALIFIES Continued from first page his mount after the latter had dropped back following a good start and, finishing with a rush on the inside, gamely outstayed Tchadflyer. although the latter was slowly making his way to the front ana was proo-ably best. He was forced wide the entire way and swerved in badly through the stretch, thereby eliminating any chance for I. Froggate to ride him hard. Charles Robinson displayed slightly more staying ability than Spring Bud in accounting for the third, the latter tiring badly after leading for almost a half mile. The colors of Howard Oots were carried to their first success of the meeting when Sunny Hours, a pronounced choice, scored over March On, Brawner and four others in the third race, at a mile and a sixteenth, and, after following the pace of March On to the last eighth, Sunny Hours moved into a short had without need of great pressure. W. Garner sent her to the finish a good half length clear of March On, but the ease with which she finished the engagement was indicative of having something in reserve. A belated rush in the last three-eighths permitted Hrawner to come from a good distance back and finish third*

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1927050301_1_2
Library of Congress Record: