Prospective Derby Candidates Marking Time: All Reported Ready; Each of Expected Fifteen Starters in Fine Fettle and on Edge.; W. R. Coes Entry of Ladysman and Pomponius Still Rules Strong and Pronounced Favorite., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-05


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PROSPECTIVE DERBY CANDIDATES MARKING TIME ALL REPORTED READY » Each of Expected Fifteen Starters in Fine Fettle and on Edge. » W. R. Coes Entry of Ladysman and, Pomponius Still Rules Strong and Pronounced Favorite. 1 LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4.— With the big objective and coveted race just forty-eight hours off, candidates for Saturdays fifty-ninth annual running of the 0,000 added Kentucky Derby, Americas greatest turf event, enjoyed comparative rest and quiet in their quarters at Churchill Downs here today. The tedious, nerve and muscle straining training grind at an end. the superbly conditioned three-year-olds were asked for nothing more than limbering up gallops or jogs, a majority cantering a mile on the main course. Aside from short "blowouts" tomorrow all are ready for the mile and one quarter ordeal and trainers of the fifteen probable starters seem entirely satisfied with the condition of their respective charges. No change in the probable field developed during the past twenty-four hours and the contestants entirely composed of colts, will comprise the following: W. R. Coes Ladysman and Pomponius; Mrs. W. Crumps Head Play; R. M. Eastman estates Charley O.; Col. E. R. Bradleys Brokers Tip; J. M. Austins Mr. Khayyam; B. B. Jones Trace Call; F. A. Griffiths Sarada; L Rosenbergs Kerry Patch; L. M. Seversons Spicson; W. T. Waggoner and Sons Strideaway; W. S. Kilmers Dark Winter; Mrs. I. B. Sloanes Inlander; J. W. Parrishs Isaiah, and L. Jones and Sons Fair Rochester. The trio com-* prising the group of doubtful starters is made up of Good Advice, also owned by Mr. Austin; J. E. Hughes Silent Shot and Pompoleon, another in the Coe stable. LADYSMAN UNDER SADDLE. Ladysman, which has ruled favorite since the future books opened and coupled with Pomponius, may close a very pronounced choice Saturday, had his first gallop on the Derby course at an early hour. Trainer J. H. Stotler, sent him out with Pomponius and in company they galloped a mile. An hour later, Stotler galloped the reserve candidate, Pompoleon, in company of the four-year-old, Osculator. Following the light exercise, Ladysmans forelegs came in for much attention, trainer Stotler and several of his assistants working on them for some time before the son of Pompey and Lady Belle was put away for the day. Stotler, however, is satisfied with * Ladysman and also looks for Pomponius to run back to his smart performance in the Chesapeake at Havre de Grace last Saturday. Since that race, Pomponius has been doing unusually well and it is possible that he may improve on his Chesapeake showing. Pompoleon will only get a chance at Derby honors if something should happen to Ladysman or Pomponius before the big race is run, according to Stotler. SON OF EPSOM DERBY WINNER. Following his gallop, Trace Call, which arrived with the Coe trio and Dark Winter, from Maryland Wednesday, was treated for cracked heels. Trainer J. F. Patterson is not overlooking anything in the care of the grand looking Audley Farm aspirant and had Dr. Upton inspect and dress the tender places. The ailment is nothing serious and with such attention as he received, Trace Call should have no trouble from this source. Trace Call is a son of the Epsom Derby winner, Call Boy. Tracedes, dam of Trace Call, was imported in utero and foaled Trace Call at Audley Farm in Virginia. Dark Winters easy canter was supervised by B. W. Creech and Kerry Patch, and Sarada were looked after by Joe Notter and W. Mulholland. Frank Hackett, trainer of Silent Shot, and J. J. Connors, who is in charge of Inlander, also were present when Continued on twenty-first page. ALL REPORTED READY Continued from first page. the Hughes and Sloane candidates had their exercise gallops. Head Play, Charley O. and Brokers Tip, chief hopes of the West and the more lightly regarded westerners, Strideaway, Isaiah and Spicson, took their light work leisurely. The injury Head Play suffered while winning the mile Preparation Purse here Tuesday, still had an ugly appearance, but trainer William Crump was not visibly exercised about it and as it did not interfere with the colts training, admirers of the son of My Play saw no reason to worry. Matt Brady, trainer of Mr. Khayyam and Good Advice, breezed the former, winner of the Chesapeake Stakes, an easy mile for which he was timed in 1:44%, the half mile in :49% and three-quarters in 1:16, and nothing more will be asked of the son of Omar Khayyam and Alice Foster until the Derby. Good Advice was seen with the Catawba colors up in this afternoons feature and while not expected to face the starter Satur- I day is thoroughly fit. The western-owned , Fair Rochester, which was fourth in the Clark Handicap last Saturday also took part in todays headliner. I Riders for all candidates have been de- j cided upon. "Sonny" Workman will guide ; J the favorite, Ladysman, while J. Bejshak j | will have the mount on Pomponius. P. Walls J j will be here to pilot Mr. Khayyam and B. i | Hanford and M; Garner are coming West to j ride Trace Call and Inlander. Kerry Patch will have the services of L. Schaefer and J. Gilbert has been secured for Sarada. R. Jones rides Dark Winter. If Good Advice should start, he may be handled by H. Richards H. W. Fisher, C. Corbett and D. Meade will direct the classic performances of Head Play, Charley O. and Brokers Tip, respective- | ly, and Spicson, Strideaway and Isaiah will perform under R. Fischer, A Beck and C. McCrossen. i G. Elston and H. Tinker, are in line for i I the mounts on Fair Rochester. No announcement as to who may ride Silent Shot, . i which will start if the track is other than j fast has been made. ! The question of track conditions for the race loomed larger today. With rain threat- j i ening at this late hour, precipitation almost ■ definitely meant a dull racing strip and j horsemen and enthusiasts were constantly j ; on the watch for a break in the cloud-banked ; heavens. A brisk wind and sub-normal temperature which added to the un- i , pleasantness of todays weather were regarded as safety valves against rain. i Visitors for the race are arriving on ; almost, every train and the hotels reported ; scores of reservations taken up today. By tomorrow the influx will be rolling high and ! the many special trains getting in Saturday j morning will bring the bulk of the out-of-town I crowd.

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