Here and There on the Turf: King Saxons Speed Factor Brooklyn May Not be Too Far Derby Seems Open Race Tinkers Fine Unwarranted, Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-22


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»*--■■■----«■-■»»■ I ■■■-■■■■-»■« I Here and There on the Turf i King Saxons Speed Factor Brooklyn May Not Be Too Far ||l Derby Seems Open Race ■ Tinkers Fine Unwarranted I I , King Saxon found the task of carrying 119 pounds and extending his speed over the mile and one-quarter distance of the Suburban Handicap against such opponents as ! Head Play, Discovery, Only One, Identify and Singing Wood beyond his capabilities. . Today in the Brooklyn Handicap, C. H. Knebelkamps good four-year-old meets Borne of those that defeated him on Memorial Day, also some others including ; Omaha, best of the three-year-olds at this i time. The Brooklyn is one furlong shorter than the Suburban, but to offset the difference . in the route King Saxon must carry eight more pounds or a total of 127, one above scale. Ordinarily, his weight would I have been 124 pounds but he must take up I a penalty of three pounds for capturing the I Carter Handicap last Saturday. The Brooklyn appears to most observers t to lie between King Saxon and Omaha and I due to the formers failure in the Suburban, , the latter may rule the favorite. Omaha i had a brilliant workout over the distance i the other day which should have considerable - influence in causing him to be the 5 choice, because it demonstrated that his 5 speed had been sharpened for a test at a i mile and one-eighth. His last effort was in l the Belmont at a mile and one-half. In King % Saxons favor, apparently, is the fact that no other member of the Brooklyn field appears 3 able to run with him in the early stages, but ■ the trainers of his opponents may figure the Knebelkamp colt will tire under his impost 1 after reaching the stretch and will come ! back to the field. But a colt of King Saxons speed is always dangerous because he ; may forget to drop back unless some other f horse moves forward to give him challenge. * In the Suburban, Head Play charged on 1 King Saxon after a mile, that distance having been covered in the excellent time of f 1:36%. In another furlong the speedy son 1 of My Play was a length in front of King f Saxon, the time being 1:484/.. This also is J considered very fast time and if the Knebelkamp " colorbearer could come anvwhere near approaching It at Aqueduct today under - his heavier impost, he might not be 3 beaten. It was not until after he had gone » nine furlongs in the Suburban that King Saxon collapsed, so he cannot be expected to do any such thing today. The enigma of f the race continues to be Discovery. He can show enough speed to remain close to the ; early pace and then to make a charge early enough in the race to knock off the pacemaker. I But will he? The long stretches at Aqueduct favor the slow-beginning, fast-finishing " Omaha and if he is ready to take J older horses, the up his weight against " Brooklyn will be added to his list of conquests. No such condition as in the Brooklyn is S promised in the American Derby. Black t Helen seems to have the most speed of the e Derby field, but she can be rated along and i therefore probably will not assume much of f a lead. Her stable companion, Bloodroot, :, also has considerable speed and may be in 1 close attendance as may be expected of f Nellie Flag, the other filly in the field. The e latter, however, can be safely held much i further back of the pace than Black Helen, l, which may be to her advantage over the mile ■ and a quarter distance of the Washington 1 Park event. Against this trio of fast fillies s are stretch-running colts like Roman Soldier, Firethorn and Count Arthur. All of f these can be expected to be held off the ■ pace during the early part of the Derby t running, perhaps until reaching the final 1 half mile. Because of the complexion of the event, ;. riding promises to be a very important t factor. The jockeys of any of the more highly regarded candidates must come through with faultless efforts because a mistake will be costly, the race being too " open to permit errors. While the condition " of the track may affect some of the leading Z. hopefuls, mud should not give any one of * the horses any tremendous advantage. The f Roman Soldier camp would be pleased with a slow course, but there are others in the I field that can be expected to move up in ? mud, particularly Count Arthur. Slop would a be made to order for Nellie Flag. Rain or J shine, fast or slow, however, the American Derby has created great interest in Chicago j_ and a crowd surpassing that of Memorial .. Day is expected at rejuvenated j Washington Park. Harold Tinker was fined 5 by the Washington ,. Park stewards Thursday for making e "an unwarranted claim of foul." The penalty Z may have been inflicted because the e jockey did not report to the clerk of the e scales when he weighed in that he wished * ! to lodge a claim of foul, because when he did mount the stairs to the stewards stand i the okay from the clerk had been flashed. I That hardly seems reason enough for such a a fine to be inflicted. That his mount, Kingsbury, •r- had been fouled in the race by Erin a Torch, the winner, was the belief of many y keen observers of the running. Erin Torch, l, for which the same stewards had sufficient t evidence to disqualify earlier in the meeting, :- gave Kingsbury a severe bumping as S the two straightened out for the stretch run. i. It is hoped the fine assessed Tinker will II not deter him from claiming foul again if f he believes he has just cause., although it t might.

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