Count Fleets Mile of 1:34 4-5 Worlds Record for Juveniles: Outstanding Performances Of Candidates Thus Far in Their Careers Are Listed, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-01


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G DON C A M E R 0 N Saddling the theoddspn oddspn favorite Count Fleet in todays todaysDerby Derby is his responsibility BANKRUPT Townsend B Martins colt Was a surprise entrant in todays Derby Count Fleets Mile of 134 45 Worlds Record for Juveniles Outstanding Performances Of Candidates Thus Far in Their Careers Are Listed ListedLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky April 30 Short sketches on each of the contestants in to ¬ morrows sixtyninth Kentucky Derby fol ¬ low lowCOUNT COUNT FLEET set a new worlds two yearold mile record of 134 in the Cham ¬ pagne Stakes last autumn as his principal contribution to turf records thus far In addition he equalled Pimlicos mileand a sixteenth track mark in the Futurity con ¬ cluding his initial campaign by winning the Walden by 30 lengths in time equalling the stake record Generally acclaimed the fastest juvenile development of all time he returned to competition this spring to capture the WoQd Memorial in breezing frontrunning fashion Altogether Mrs John Hertzs aptlynamed homebred has started In 17 races of which he has won 12 finished second in four and third in the other The Derby favorites proposed threeyearold campaign is unique in that he has no aspirations of winning tremen ¬ dous sums Instead the Hertzes propose that He shall fill all his classic engage ¬ ments and will not be exploited for what ¬ ever prize money he might win Rather it is our ambition to develop him into as fine a thoroughbred as possible xOCEAN WAVE was more promising than precocious at two last year when he won only a single minor stake the Sagamore at Pimlico in the fall Warren Wrights handsome homegrown son of Blenheim n and the Widener heroine Columbiana journeyed 4o New Orleans in the winter and was a defaulting favorite in both the Louisiana and Arkansas Derbys However he has improved this spring to capture the Blue Grass Stakes in which he bested his winter conquerors Amber Light and Seven Hearts and supplemented that smart show ¬ ing with a smarter one in winning the Derby Trial last Tuesday Ocean Wave captured this mile stake by nine lengths in the fast time of 138 in the mud Though he has developed a leg ailment his con ¬ nections hope to send him pbstward fit to acquit himself as best he may in the Derby after which he will be temporarily shelved BLUE SWORDS was one of the pro ¬ nounced bargains of the 1941 yearling auctions Bred by Samuel D Riddle this rangy bay son of Blue Larkspur and the Man o War mare Flaming Swords was acquired by Allen Simmons Akron radio magnatesportsman for a mere 3300 and at two won 35065 in a busy increasingly successful campaign Reversing the usual order Blue Swords made a career of win ¬ ning handicaps an 42 capturing the East ern Shore Remsen and Ardsley In addi ¬ tion he was closest to Count Fleet at the end of the latters singularly swift Cham ¬ pagne and in the three other of their four encounters including this springs Wood Has trained to Walter Kelleys complete satisfaction and seemingly is partial to racing long distances GOLD SHOWER races for Mrs Vera S Bragg and his chief claim to any distinc ¬ tion is that he once defeated Count Fleet in the East View last summer at Empire City In addition the clipperrigged and photogenic chestnut gelding was third in the Myles Standish Stakes and Wakefield He is a speedy type and dazzled Belmont Park dockers by working a mile in 135 and galloping out to a mile and a quarter in 2Q4 just previous to shipping to Louis ¬ ville Gold Shower is by Jean Valjean from Patsie McKim by Aldebaran and was bred by Tom Bragg BraggSLIDE SLIDE RULE was acquired privately as a yearling from his Breeder Arthur B Hancock for a reportedsum of 3500 and at that figure may be considered a defi ¬ nite bargain A leggy individual he ma ¬ tured slowly and last autumn unexpectedly captured both the Cowdin Stakes beating Occupation and the Babylon Handicap at Aqueduct before developing a knee infirm ¬ ity winding up his juvenile campaign win ¬ ner of 16885 Though overshadowed in prestige by his stable companion Devils Thumb Slide Rule has trained more soundly this spring and in his smartest performance at three won the Experi ¬ mental Handicap at Jamaica AMBER LIGHT is the happy result of Charles T Fishers infatuation for George Wideners magnificent handicap performer Eight Thirty The latter is a son of Pilate and a High Time mare Fisher owned High Time during that incestuouslybred Dom ¬ inostallions declining years and so has several of his daughters in his brood mare band at historic Dixiana Taking his cue from Eight Thirtys pedigree he booked some of these to Pilate Amber Light is the byproduct of the mating of Red Sun ¬ set with that stallion It was not for lack of opportunity Amber Light failed to wia a stake at two But at three this year he improved to defeat Ocean Wave in front running fashion in the Louisiana Derby and more recently at Keenelands meeting was a creditable second to that accom ¬ plished mudder in the Blue Grass Stakes StakesDOVE DOVE PIE is an emancipated plater who was bred by Jock Whitney and races for J W Rodgers In 15 appearances as a juvenile this rafher aristocratic looking son of Peace Chance and Halloween n by Sansovino managed to win but once when he was performing with a price of 3000 on his head at fashionable Saratoga That essay was in the mud This spring Dove Pie has done better He won an allowance I race of a mile and a sixteenth at Oaklawn and was second and third several times timesNO NO WRINKLES is rather unusual for the reason he is one of the progeny of the swift Wise Counsellor conqueror of Epi nard in the First International Special who has a penchant for stretchrunning Like Blue Swords No Wrinkles was bred by Samuel D Riddle and perhaps a degree of his grit is owing the fact he is from the Man o War mare Crows Feet Sold to Mrs Ethel V Mars as a yearling for 4900 No Wrinkles won four minor events in 11 chances at two and amassed 4425 Since he has advanced to the bargain side of the Milky Way ledgers No Wrinkles showed winning form at Tropicals abruptly ter ¬ minated winter meeting beating Through Bound and since moving to the Downs has rurt Ocean Wave to a h ad and more recently was third to Ocean Wave in the Derby Trial BURNT CORK is just a sprinter in the popular theory albeit one of stakes calibre Bred by L B Combs he is a husky son of Mr Bones and North Wind by North Star III Perhaps because his youthful sire had not yet attracted any attention Eddie Rochester Anderson the radiomovie comic was able to acquire Burnt Cork at auction for a trifling 400 He amassed 10530 and was a stakes winner at two capturing the Prairie State and finishing second in the Hawthorne Juvenile and third in the Washington Park Juvenile In all he won six of ten sallies postward in 42 This spring he has shown some swift moves at short distances and in the Derby Trial he held ample early speed before tiring in the mud mudMODEST MODEST LAD was claimed by Mrs L Finch for a humiliating 1500 at Sara ¬ toga last summer on the afternoon he cap ¬ tured his one purse to date A hefty brown son of Ladkin Modest by St James he was taken to Oaklawn Park for racing last winter and Eddie Coates raced him in allowance and stakes company there Though he has not won this season Modest Lad was beaten a nose by Beau of Mine in a mile and a sixteenth event at Hot Springs and at Jamaica was fast enough to force Vincentive into Count Fleet leaving the gate In the Derby Trial he had early speed It is believed the muddy track was against him in that engagement and he is riot expected to appear for the Derby itself unless the track is fast TWOSES is a little known stable com ¬ panion of Slide Rule He was bred by V H Gaitskill and is a strapping red son of Pairbypair Golden Truil by Flittergold brother of Fair Play In four starts at two he accomplished precisely nothing but in extenuation it should be noted he was endlessly bucking his shins and that he tried highly enough to favorably impress trainer Wilhelm Though still a maiden Twoses was third to Count Fleet in the Wood Memorial MemorialBANKRUPT BANKRUPT adds a dash of interna ¬ tional hands across the sea flavor to this Derby Townsend Martins Westbury Long Islandowned colt was bred in the tight little isle and is a son of Pay Up from Strong Wheat by the Epsom Derby hero Trigo His performance record hardly measures up to his aristocratic heritage however for his graduation came last May racing for 3500 and another of his three successes in ten starts at two was recorded while he ran with a price of 2500 on his head Though he has done nothing re narkable in several appearances this sea ¬ son Howard Wells has him tightened up for a run of a mile and a quarter Allergic to mud Bankrupt will attempt to emulate Omar Khayyam only if the track is fast

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