Whiskery and Buddy Bauer Clash Saturday: Chief Representatives of East and West in Renewal of American Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-17


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WHISKERY AND BUDDY BAUER CLASH SATURDAY Chief Representatives of East and West in Renewal of American Derby ; : H. P. Whitney and E. R. Bradleys Colorbearers Expected to Renew Fairmount Park Duel in Saturdays Big Race Harry Payne Whitneys Whiskery, winner of the Kentucky Derby and E. R. Bradleys Buddy Bauer, winner of the Fairmount Derby, are destined to renew their Fairmount Park duel when they meet next Saturday at Washington Park in the American Derby. Buddy Bauer was victor in Fairmounts chief race, but a weight concession and a faulty ride on the part of Ambrose, who had the mqunt on the Whitney star, were the main contributing causes for Whiskerys defeat. Saturday the two colts meet on even terms and over the mile and a half route, which is said to favor Whiskery. He will also have an advantage over his previous start by the presence of G. Ellis in the saddle. Ellis is under contract to the Greentree stable, owned by Mrs. .rayne Whitney, but is thoroughly acquainted with Whiskerys peculiarities. Whiskerys arrival this morning attracted considerable attention and a big gallery followed him from his private car to the stable. The colt shipped in good style and trainer Fred Hopkins expressed confidence that the Kentucky Derby winner would place the American Derby also to his credit. Jockey George Ellis, who will have the mount, came along at the same time, as did jockey Shil-lick, who exercises the colt, and will substitute for Ellis in the event of the latters inability to iide him. Shil.ick just missed having the mount on Whiskery in the Kentucky Derby. He would have ridden him had "Pony" McAtee not been available. It is trainer Fred Hopkins intention to give Whiskery a brief preliminary canter Friday to conclude his training for the big Saturday race. HTDEOMELS ADMIRE IIS. Hydromel made many friends among the close observers by an impressive trial over the Washington Park track when he went a mile and an eighth in 1 :54 and, easing up the next eighth, to conclude a mile and a quarter in 2 :10. Unlike the preceding day, when the colt was out for a canter, Hydromel failed to display any symptoms of soreness. He went about his task in easy style, covering the distance as follows: Quarter in :24, half in :49, three-quarters in 1:11 and mile in 1 :41. There has been a change with regard to the rider who will have the mount on him. W. Garner was to have ridden him, but L. McDermott was substituted. McDermott came from Latonia this morning and rode Hydromel in his workout. E. F. Cooneys Dolan is due to arrive from New York late this evening and with him will come the veteran Johnny Callahan, who will ride him in the Derby. Dolan ranked high as a two-year-old and holds a decisive victory over Whiskery, but his training this spring has not been up to expectations. He comes here as an unknown three-year-old quantity and may furnish a surprise. LOYAL TO BUDDY BAUER. Buddy Bauers connections are not daunted by the seeming advantage that Whiskery will have over the preceding meeting of the colts and are confident that Buddy Bauer will triumph as easily as did his stablemate, Boot to Boot, in the?100,000 American Derby of the previous year. Buddy Bauer wi.l not suffer from lack of good handling, for he will be guided by the master jockey Alfred Johnson, one of the most skillful American riders of today. Buddy Bauer, since his arrival from New York, where he raced in dull style in the Belmont Stakes, has shown more willingness to perform the tasks asked of him than he has since his Fairmount Park Derby triumph. He stood his trip from New York well and his mile and a quarter preliminary workout Wednesday was accomplished in handy fashion. It now appears doubtful if more than six horses will start Saturday in the American Derby. Declinations began last Monday, when it was apparent that Black Panther, Osmand, Rip Rap and Scapa Flow would not be shipped here from the East. Then followed advices that Jock and Rolled Stocking would also be absentees. Like the Belmont Stakes, which has a lato running, the American Derby this year will have to suffer because of a shortage of starters, but what It lacks In quantity will be made up in quality, for in addition to Whiskery and Buddy Bauer, other certain starters Include: Johnson N. Camdens Hydromel, B. E. Cooneys Dolan and Hal Price Headleys Handy Mandy. There may be a last-mlnuto additions ; possibly J. B. Widener will ship Laddie here, and It 13 not altogether improbable Continued on twentieth page. WHISKERY-BUDDY BAUER Continued from first page that H. W. Grant will send Fred Jr. to the post Fred Jr. suffered a mishap on the Fairmount Park track the day previous to the running of the Fairmount Park Derby and it kept him out of. the race. In case he has recovered from his injury it is almost certain that he will make the contest Buddy Bauer was not asked for any fast trials this morning and he was merely cantered around the course several times. Jockey Alfred Johnson, who will ride him, is due here tomorrow from Latonia. Handy Mandy, the only filly that will be among the starters, was also given slow exercise during the morning. She is fit to traverse the mile and a half and trainer Taylor believes that she will give a good account of herself in the running.

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