Eight to Contest Blue Grass Renewal; First Fiddle Scores Upset at Jamaica: All Are Candidates for Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-26


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Eight Eight to to Contest Contest Blue Blue Grass Grass Renewal; Renewal; First First Fiddle Fiddle Scores Scores Upset Upset at at Jamaica Jamaica All Are Candidates For Kentucky Derby Harriet Sue May Be Choice Over Challenge Me, Alorter In 0,000 Keeneland Stake LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 25.— Kentuckys own "Derby preview," the mile and a furlong of the 0,000 added Blue Grass Stakes, is tomorrows charity week feature at Churchill Downs, and it has drawn a promised field of eight, all candidate k the seventieth edition of the Run for the Roses here May 6. In a season when there is no visible standout for the Derby, ic is entirely possible that the winner of this twentieth running of the Blue Grass wttl emulate Bubbling Over and Shut Out by capturing the 5,000 Derby as welt. Singularly enough, a filly seems "the class" of the field for tomorrows Red Cross feature and she may be favored in the mutuels. This is Hyman Friedbergs locally owned Harriet Sue, who made such a favorable impression when she captured the Ashland Stakes in her debut last week. Another entrant who will command a good deal of support is the hard-hitting Alorter. representing A. C. Ernst, the prominent Cleveland sportsman. Alortec was runner-up to Bell-Buzzer, who is a conspicuous absentee from the Blue Grass, in last weeks Stony Point, at one mile. The son of The Porter killed off Skytracec in a pace duel that carried them six furlongs in 1:19%, then was beaten but a length in 1:3735 while giving Bell-3uzzec four pounds. It is expected Alorter will improve over that effort. Railbirds are less sanguine Sky tracer, runner-up to Stir Up in the Fla- mingo, will benefit from his Stony Point effort. If he was "short," as his admirers insist, the bruising speed duel with Alortec may have done him more harm than good. The sensational Arkansas Derby winnet. Challenge Me, also will come in for support. He was only a fraction of a second off the world mile and a sixteenth mark at the Hoc Springs course, when hanging out 1:42%. Rounding out the Blue Grass field are Erlangers Shut Up, who finished out reso -lutely though beaten in the Stony Point, Col. C. V. Whitneys Alamein. Hal Price Headleys Megogo, and W. C. Davis Rock-wood boy. It has a potential net prize of ,800 to the winner. Several Blue Grass entrants blew out on Continued on Page Twenty Blue Grass Stakes Lures Field of Eight Postward All Are Candidates for Derby; Harriet Sue May Rule Choice Continued from Page One j *•***. , j the dry Downs course this morning. Chal-I lenge Me breezed a half in :50~5 and Harriet Sue sauntered three furlongs in :3933. Other Derby hopefuls to work during the mornings training period were Broadcloth | and Brief Sigh. The former was tabbed a jgood mile in £3%, :50, 1:1623, 1:2923 and jl:4235. going very handily throughout. ; Brief Sigh broke out of the gate and was timed in :4745, 1:1345 and 1:4025 in what was one of the smartest moves thus far j this spring in Kentucky. j Meanwhile, preparations were made to j j receive Greentrees Derby favorite. Stir Up. at Churchill Downs around noon tomorrow. In the same car with this invader from Long Island are Bert Baronis Autocrat and Woodvales Kaytee. George Wideners Lucky Draw is to depart from Belmont Parks millionaires row" next Monday for the Downs. Col. C. V. Whitneys Hoodoo and Pukka Gin ship Thursday, from their quarters just across the road from the Greentree and Widener barns at Belmont, headed for Pimlico and the Chesapeake. Their Kentucky Derby status is contingent upon how they fare at Baltimore. George Strate, trainer of Kaytee. a brother of the good filly. Our Page, has wired jockey Otto Grabs, the Marsch con- j tract booter, to secure his services for the Derby and perhaps the Derby Trial.

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