Wood Memorial Saturday: Good Line on Kentucky Derby Candidates in Jamaica Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-26


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WOOD MEMORIAL SATURDAY Good Line on Kentucky Derby Candidates in Jamaica Stake. Today, Omaha, Plat Eye, Psychic Bid and Other Stars Are Among the Prospective Starters. - JAMAICA, N. Y., April 25. Indications are that not less than a dozen eligibles will go to the post for the Wood Memorial Stakes at Jamaica Saturday. This number may be increased for there are some others that have been training nicely, but the twelve appear well nigh certain to be seen under silks. The Wood Memorial is a gallop of a mile and seventy yards and it carries an added money value of 0,000, making it first of the important New York prizes for the three-year-olds. It also has an additional interest in the line it offers on candidates for the Kentucky Derby, for the good ones in the Wood Memorial also enjoy the engagement in the Derby, which is to be run at Churchill Downs a week later. Of the probable starters, possibly the best at this time, is C. V. Whitneys Today, which was an impressive winner of his only start at Havre de Grace. In that running, a six furlong sprint, the son of Whichone and Afternoon, made a show of two such fast sprinters as Nautch and Bachelor Dinner, to finish out in a fashion suggesting a readiness for a much longer race. Since the running Today has been working nicely for trainer Healey and there does not seem to be any question of his entire readiness. William Woodward will be represented by Omaha, a son of Gallant Fox, winner of both the Wood Memorial and ..he Kentucky Derby of 1930. Omaha has won his only race of the year and for a considerable time he has been training nicely at Aqueduct. Thursday morning he was sent along for an easy seven furlongs in 1:28. He is ready and promises to be well suited at the mile and seventy yards distance. Probably Fitzsim- Continued on nineteenth page. WOOD MEMORIAL SATURDAY Continued from first page. mons will also send out the filly Vicaress to bear Omaha company. She has worked well, though her one racing effort was disappointing. Bob Smith will depend on Psychic Bid, of the three Brookmeade Stable eligibles. This good son of Chance Play is a better colt than his one race in the Paumonok this year would indicate and his trainer suggests a readiness for the Wood Memorial. Trainer Brennan will undoubtedly sent out both Plat Eye, winner of the Cheasapeake and Sailor Beware as the Greentree Stable team. While Plat Eye was winning the Chesapeake, Sailor Beware was brought back for the Paumonok, but that dash was not exactly his distance and over the long distance he is sure to show to better advantage. Clarence Buxton will have J. H. Louch-heims Morpluck as his Wood Memorial representative. The son of Morvich was one that trained at Columbia, S. C, and he was sent to Hialeah for the Florida Derby. His race in that prize which went to Black Helen, was a disappointing one, but Buxton blamed the plating with calks rather than the colt for his performance was pounds away from what his trials promised. Since that running the son of Morvich has been coming along nicely in his training and his ability to come from behind, a qualification not enjoyed by his sire, is to his advantage, both for the Wood Memorial and for the Kentucky Derby, his present real objective. Good Gamble will doubtless be the Morton L. Schwartz starter in the Wood Memorial and a race such as she ran in her only Jamaica appearance would give her some chance. Esposa will carry the silks of Mrs. William Ziegler, Jr.s Middleburg Stable and Mantagna promises to be the starter from the Maemere Farm Stable. The two others to complete the dozen expected are Buckley M. Byers Thorson and Mrs. John Hertz Count Arthur. Between the races George Phillips worked the Maemere Farms Wood Memorial candidate, Mantagna, one mile. The colt finished out in 1:43. The first three-quarters was timed in 1:16 and the last half mile in :53. In the running of the second race, Robertson, who had the mount on Hoopla, was hit in the eye by a flying stone, while Corona, who rode Transparent, was hurt by having his mount crowded into the fence. This resulted in both riders being taken off their mounts for the day. Jockeys F. Horn and H. Richards returned from Havre de Grace, where they rode in the Aberdeen Stakes. Jockey L. McAtee will not accept mounts for two or three days, due to increased swelling in his foot, which was injured when he was jammed against the fence while astride Trebor. A. J. Joyner, with the G. D. Widener horses, is expected at Belmont Park in a day or so. Trainer Brennan instructed, jockey Earl Porter to report at Jamaica Saturday to ride one of the Greentree Stable pair in the Wood Memorial.

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