Latonia Derby Field: Indications Point to at Least Ten Starters in Saturdays Race, Daily Racing Form, 1935-05-31


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LATONIA DERBY FIELD Indications Point to at Least Ten Starters in Saturdays Race. Gillie, Roman Soldier and Whiskolo Most Prominent of Those Expected to Contest. LATONIA, Ky May 30. After a final check on the candidates for the 5,000 La-tonia Derby, a field of at least ten will engage in Saturdays fifty-third renewal of this historic stake. The prospective starters went through their final workouts and their trainers were satisfied with the manner in which they accomplished what was asked of them. With the exception of the sensational work of Mrs. Charles Hainesworths Black-birder, the best trial was recorded by Greentree Stables Gillie, which turned in a mile and a quarter in 2:05 before his departure from Belmont Park. The anxiety which prevailed about Gillie coming here to fill his engagement in Saturdays race was dispelled this morning when the stout-hearted son of Victorian and My Tide was unloaded at the Milldale course. Without exaggeration, he detrained from his palatial car with his tail over his back which indicates the colt reached his destination ready to go. With the addition of Demonstration, three-year-old son of Display and Cherry Court, owned by that popular sportswoman, Mrs. Silas B. Mason, of Lexington, Ky., the list of probable starters in Saturdays renewal of the Derby took on greater interest. The sterling performance which Demonstration put forth in the Santa Anita Derby, in which he finished third, is well remembered and while not quite as good as Gillies victorious effort in that race, it was one that gives him rank among the outstanding contenders in the impending race. The announcement of E. R. Bradleys Black Helen and Boxthorri being withdrawn from the race was made last night. Trainer Hurley will send the filly to Belmont Park to fill her engagement in the Coaching Club American Oaks, while Boxthorn has not trained as well as expected and will remain in Chicago. It has been many years since such a notable field has been named for the race and though the field is not up to usual proportions, it should provide one of the most spectacular contests ever witnessed at La-tonia. Almost certain acceptances for the 5,000 added mile and a quarter test, their weights and probable riders, are: Gillie, 121, S. Coucci; Demonstration, 118, C. Kurtsinger; Cold Shoulder, 118, J. Bejshak; Roman Soldier, 121, L. Balaski; Tearout, 118, W. Hanka; Whiskolo, 118, G. Woolf ; McCarthy, 118, M. Garner; Blackbirder, 118, J. Long; Chanceview, 118, H. Tinker; Beaver Dam, 118, R. Bohn.

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