Ten Probable Starters in American Derby: Head Play, Charley O. and Mr. Khayyam Outstanding Candidates, Daily Racing Form, 1933-06-02


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TEN PROBABLE STARTERS IN AMERICAN DERBY - Head Play, Charley O. and Mr. Khayyam Outstanding Candidates Saturdays Three-Year-Old Prize at Homewood May Decide Champion of Division Head Play Must Give Weight to Rivals Charley O. Popular With Fans HOMEWOOD, 111., June 1 A field of at least eight and possibly ten, including the leading claimants of championship honors, will clash Saturday at one one and one-quarter in the Worlds Fair American Derby, the Washington Park Jockey Clubs great special for three-year-olds. For the first time since the historical fixture was revived in 1926, it is rich in championship qualities, and being the key to the three-year-old crown, the result probably will settle the moot question of supremacy in this division. Titular aspects have increased interest in the race to an unprecedented level, and while great" crowds have witnessed previous American Derbys, Saturdays running will, if staged under favorable conditions, break all attendance marks for the race and track. King pins of the field are Head Play, owned by Mrs. Silas B. Mason, of Kentucky; Mr. Khayyam, property of J. M. Austin, of New York, and J. H. Wilsons Charley O., formerly in the stable of the late R. M. Eastman, of Chicago. Gold Basis, the candidate of M. L. Schwartz, also of New York; Fair Rochester, which races for the Kentuckians, Lon Jones and his son, and the filly Bamboula, queenly star of the stable of A. A. Baroni, of Reno, are others certain to attempt the heart-breaking route, and probable additions to the field will come from among the following: B. B. Jones Trace Call; L. J. Marks Misguide; Nash Brothers At Top; Sam Fursts Bright Bubble; J. E. Hughes Silent Shot; W. T. Waggoner and Sons Strideaway; N. W. Churchs North Galis and M. B. Cohens Col. Hatfield. FINE FIELD ASSURED. With one or two exceptions those named are in superb condition and, while the presence in the field of such brilliant racers as Head Play, Mr. Khayyam and Charley O. is certain to chase out several of the lesser lights, a good sized field is assured. If eight face the starter the race will have a gross value of 8,680, of which 5,000 is added by the Washington Park Jockey Club. Although he will concede weight to all of his rivals, Head Play rules a strong favorite. His brilliant final trial on Wednesday, in which he covered one mile arid one-eighth in the remarkable time of 1:51. handily, clinched that honor for the fine son of My Play and Red Head. He will carry 126 pounds but, as a weight carrier, he is second to none in his division and the varying poundage he will concede to American Derby opponents is of surprisingly small concern to his admirers. Head Plays three-year-old races have been almost sensational. His defeat by a matter of inches in the Kentucky Derby caused more discussion than any turf contest in many years. Then, his subsequent hollow victory in the Preakness Stakes and loss of the Wood Memorial Stakes to Mr. Khayyam and De Valefa, has further intensified interest in this slashing Kentucky colt. CHARLEY O. POPULAR. Many experts and close followers are ready to back Charley O., the Chicago-owned aspirant, and Mr. Khayyam is assured the bulk of eastern support. Charley O. impressively accomplished everything asked of him since running third in the Kentucky. Derby, his last engagement, and Mr. Khayyams brilliant and victorious effort in the Wood Memorial is proof that he is capable of greater performance than his Kentucky Derby effort. Before leaving Maryland for the Kentucky Derby he accounted for the Chesapeake Stakes and in that race defeated a number of the leading eastern three-year-olds. Charley O. and Mr. Khayyam will each have a pull of five pounds over Head Play, but must carry three pounds more than the other colts and geldings and as much more by the scale than the fillies Bamboula, At Top and Bright Bubble. Gold Basis, son of Dis Done and Pretty Puss, and "dark horse" of the field, made a fine impression in his final preparatory gallop Thursday morning. Under the direction of W. J. Hirsch, the Schwartz gelding worked three-quarters and accomplished a Continued on twenty-fourth page. TEN PROBABLE STARTERS IN AMERICAN DERBY Continued from first page. smart move when he ran the distance in 1:13, handily. The quarter was timed in :23, half mile in :48 and five-eighths in 1:00. He has come through a long, special preparation for the race in fine fashion and good judges concede him better than an outside chance to repeat the victory of Mr. Schwartz Gusto in last years American Derby. Showing her readiness, Bamboula, which last Saturday scored a hollow victory in the Illinois Oaks, breezed a mile in 1:43. Like Gold Basis, she worked at Washington Park and the none too strenuous gallop completed her training for Saturdays race. Aside from a fast three-eighths by Misguide, other of the candidates had a day of rest. A number of them will be out for final "blowouts" for speed Friday morning. The field will come from among the fol-owing: Horse. Wt. Jockey. Head Play 126 L. Humphries Charley O 121 J. Gilbert Mr. Khayyam 121 P.Walls Fair Rochester 118 C. Corbett Gold Basis 118 .G. Elston Trace Call 118 J. Kacala Strideaway 118 A. Beck Misguide 118 S. Renick Silent Shot 118 Northgalis 118 G. Woolf Bamboula 113. ... .W. D. Wright At Top 113 ...R. Finnerty Bright Bubble 113 W. Curran Col. Hatfield... 118 C. Meyer

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