Phar Lap and Rivals Work: Jockeys Chosen as Candidates Continue Their Training for Agua Caliente Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1932-03-11


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PHAR LAP AND RIVALS WORK Jockeys Chosen as Candidates Continue Their Training for Agua Caliente Handicap. AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico, March 10 Considerable activity was noted among the Agua Caliente contenders this morning. With the big race little over one week away, many appeared on the track. Phar Lap led the parade. The Australian was out for his customary gallop and, as usual, impressed, watchers. Bahamas, winner of the Agua Caliente Derby, also put in an appearance and galloped a slow mile in 1:43. Trainer Bill Hartman states that the colt suffered no ill effects from his Derby tilt and will be ready for his best on March 20. Seths Hope was given a slow conditioner under the watchful eye of owner James Parsons. He went six furlongs in 1:15. Reveille Boy went a slow mile in 1:46 to keep in trim, while Good and Hot, hard held, went the same distance in 1:46. It is possible that, barring mud, Good and Hot will take a crack at the rich purse. Riders for most of the contenders in the big event were named this morning. Phar Lap will be ridden by jockey William Elliott, who crossed the Pacific to steer the big red horse. Jockey Lefoy Cunningham will be on Dr. Freeland, Andy Fischer will be aboard Cabezo. S. Coucci, leading apprentice at the meeting, has been named as the rider of Joe Flores. Frankie Mann, who recently arrived from eastern Canada, will have the leg up on Marine. Seths Hope will be piloted by jockey Clyde Turk. Johnny Longden, who steered Bahamas in his Derby victory, will again have the mount on the Oak Tree Stable three-year-old. Spanish Play will be ridden by jockey Charlie Landolt, who is making the trip from New Orleans with the animal. Riders have not as yet been named for Reveille Boy or Good and Hot. It is not likely that Ervast will face the barrier. There were no changes in the future book price today, Dr. Freeland remaining a slight favorite because of his place and show price. He is 3, 6 to 5, and 3 to 5; while Phar Lap is 3, 2 and even.

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