Prospectus for Latonia Derby: Six Colts and One Filly to Make Up Field for 5,000 Race Royal Julian, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-24


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PROSPECTUS FOR LATONIA DERBY - 4 , Six Colts and One Filly to Make Up Field for 5,000 Race-Rojal Julian Eliminated Training Preparations Completed LATONIA, Ky., Jane 23. Although the field for the 1927 running of the Latonia Derby on Saturday will probably be limited to six colts and one filly, the prospective contestants are well matched, and the vast multitude that is certain to tax the accommodations of fair Latonia, should witness one of the best Derby races of the year. At the present time, the most probable starters are E. R. Bradleys Buddy Bauer and Boo, E. B. McLeans Jock and War Eagle, H. P. Headleys Handy Mandy, E. F. Cooneys Dolan and J. W. Parrishs Rolled Stocking. W. H. Whitehouses Royal Julian was practically eliminated as a Derby starter this morning, trainer Lon Johnson stating that the colts recent injury has not sufficiently mended to permit his being fitted for the race. There was hope of improvement enough during the twenty-four hours following the mishap, which he received Tuesday,, for Jiim to resume training this morning but, after a thorough examination, trainer Johnson kept the horse in the" stable. E. B. McLeans "War Eagle, winner of the Miami Cup Handicap and" other races during the year, this morning had his final hard preparation for his impending engagement Latonia Derby Saturday when he galloped one mile and a quarter. The son of Man o "War moved along handily the full distance and was timed In 2 :0G, the fractional time being :25, 49, 1 :15t5, and 1 :49. Trainer Schorr expressed himself as satisfied with "War Eagles condition and is highly confident that he will prove a worthy running mate for Jock, the probable public favorite for Derby honors. Jocks exacting training was completed with the running of the Elks Handicap Tuesday. He accounted for the race at one and one-eighth miles and galloped out an additional eighth after passing the finish. Dolan, the property of E. F. Cooney of Morristown, N. J., was another of the certain Derby starters out for his last long trial before the race. He was sent the mile and a quarter in 2 :07. Trainer E. F. Heffner had ordered the colt taken over the ground in 2 :08 and his rider found considerable difficulty keeping him within one-tifth of a second of the desired time. He went the first half mile in :49, three-quarters in 1 :15 and mile in 1:40. He pulled up in fine condition. On Wednesday afternoon, over a good track, H. P. Headleys Handy Mandy concluded her training for the race with a gallop of one mi!e and a quarter in 2:11, the first three-quarters in 1 :18 and the mile in 1 :44. This filly, which finished second to Hy-dromel in the American Derby, has a host of admirers hereabouts and is being counted upon to play an important part in the running of the fixture.

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