Wood Memorial Field: Even Dozen Three-Year-Olds Entered in Jamaicas Rich Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-27


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WOOD MEMORIAL FIELD Even Dozen Three-Year-Olds Entered in Jamaicas Rich Feature, Omaha, Today, Psychic Bid, Plat Eye and Other Derby Prospects Among Those Named. T NEW YORK, N. Y., April 26 The j prospective starters in the Wood Me- morial at Jamaica include the following: Horse. Wt. Rider. Thorson 112 C. Rainey Sound Advice 114 T. Luther Today 112... R. Workman fPlat Eye 122 S. Coucci fSailor Beware 118 E. Porter Mantagna 116. E. Litzenberger Esposa Ill G. Haines Good Flavor....... 112 A. Pascuma JVicaress .....111 T. Malley JOmaha 112.... W. Saunders Psychic Bid 120 R. Jones Mor pluck . 114 M. Winters fGreentree Stable entry. JBelair Stud 1 Stable entry. 4 . 1 NE WYORK, N. Y., April 26. As was predicted, an even dozen three-year-olds have been named for the Wood Memorial, the most important prize of The Metropolitan Jockey Club, to be decided at the Jamaica course Saturday afternoon. This is a gallop of a mile and seventy yards, to which 0,000 is added and, should all twelve start, as is expected, the prize will have a net value of 1,350 to the winner. Such a value gives the Wood a big importance of its own, but it affords a line on the Kentucky Derby that is of a great value for most of those that will race and may fill their engagement at Churchill Downs next Saturday. Of those named, the Greentree Stable is represented by Plat "Eye and Sailor Beware, and William Woodward has Omaha and the filly Vicaress to bear his silks. Others are C. V. Whitneys Today, the Catawba Stables Sound Advice, Brookmeade Stables Psychic Bid, Buckey M. Byers Thorson, Maemere Farm Stables Mantagna, Middleburg Stables Esposa, Morton L. Schwartz Good Flavor, and J. H. Louchheims Morpluck. No running of the Wood has had a more representative field, and two of the past runnings uncovered the winner of the Kentucky Derby when it went to Gallant Fox in 1930 and to Twenty Grand the following year. It is highly probable the winner of the Derby is in this company, and enough has been shown by various of those named to give promise of a great running. PLAT EYE TOP WEIGHT. Plat Eye, winner of the Juvenile and the National Stallion of last year, came back to win the Chesapeake at Havre de Grace and, by reason of penalties, he shoulders the top weight of 122 pounds. The son of Chicle and Crazy Moon shapes up a better colt than he was last year, and Friday morning William Brennan had him move along for a handy half mile in :46, to indicate he has all his speed. His running mate, Sailor Beware, was winner of the Junior Champion at Aqueduct last fall, and he has been working well for the Wood. The son of St. James and Lady Begood was sent along for a breezing three furlongs in :36, this morning, and he was fighting for his head all the way. His only start of the year was in the Paumonok Handicap" the opening day of the present Jamaica meeting. Silvia Coucci, who rode Plat Eye to victory in the Chesapeake, will again have the leg up on the son of Chicle, and Earl Porter will ride Sailor Beware. Of the two that James Fitzsimmons will saddle for the chairman of The Jockey Club, Omaha, a son of Gallant Fox, winner of the Wood and the Kentucky Derby of 1930, will be the main dependance. This colt won his only race of this season, and he is the present future book favorite for the Derby. Omaha has been training well at Aqueduct and he is sure to improve over his one winning effort of the year. He will be rid- Continucd on tioenty-fifth page. 1 ; ! WOOD MEMORIAL FIELD Continued from first page. den by W. Saunders. Vicaress, the daughter of Flying Ebony and Valkyr that will bear Omaha company, was winner of the Spinaway at Saratoga Springs last year. In her only outing this year her performance was not an impressive one, but she has shown enough in her training to throw out that public performance "as being untrue. These will surely have a big following, but it is probable C. V. Whitneys Today will be the public choice for the Wood at post time. This swift-running son of Whichone and Afternoon was brought to the races"once this year, during the Havre de Grace meeting and, while it was only a six-furlong sprint his performance was a sparkling one. Since that running he has covered a mile and a furlong in 1:55 at the aMryland course and all of his moves have impressed. Just back from Maryland, the colt was sent along for a breezing three furlongs in :39, Friday morning. "Sonny" Workman will be the pilot for Saturday. Col. Bob Smith will depend on Psychic Bid to race for Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloanes Brookmeade Stable. The winner of the Hopeful and the Sanford of last year has been brought up to the race nicely and, while his showing in the Paumonok was disappointing, it was not entirely the fault of the colt for he met with racing misfortunes and was running over horses at the finish. The son of Chance Play has to shoulder 120 pounds and is second in the weights. Three furlongs in :34 Frfday morning was a worthy speed test shown at Belmont aPrk. Bobby Jones has been engaged to ride the mount. J. H. Louchheims Morpluck, one that wintered at Columbia, S. C, and was trained for the Florida Derby, is another that will have a following. This son of Morvich was a good colt last year and, unlike his sire, which was a Kentucky Derby winner, he shows an ability to stay and come from behind. Since his return from South Carolina he has worked well for Clarence Buxton, and has been pronounced ready. Esposa, the daughter of Espino Quick Batter that races for Mrs. William Ziegler, Jr.s Middleburg Stable, is the second filly of the company, the other being Vicaress. This miss has been working well for Johnny Schorr, and her final was an easy mile Thursday morning in 1:44. She is pounds better than her only race of the season would indicate. Mantagna, from the Maemere Farm Stable, is one that had some seasoning in Florida, and he is a sturdy sort that may prove troublesome. Sound Advice, the Catawba Farm Stable entry, is a brother to Wise Daughter, and Good Advice, and a colt of undoubted class that is ready for the question, and Good Flavor, the Morton L. Schwartz starter, and Thorson, that races for Buckley M. Byers, "complete the field. Each one of these in the field for the Wood are engaged in the Kentucky Derby and, with most of them, the running will decide whether or not the journey -is made to Churchill Downs." , - : ;

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