Declare Free for All from Derby due to Slight Filling in Foreleg: Sprain Developed Following Excellent Public Workout; Will Also Miss Blue Grass, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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tj Declare Free for All From Derby Due to Slight Filling in Foreleg f Sprain Developed Following Excellent Public Workout; Will Also Miss Blue Grass ■ LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 31.— The seven- I ty-first edition of the Kentucky Derby, one i of Americas foremost turf fixtures, lost one I ! of its star performers when trainer Burley i Parke announced at the Downs this morn- ing that John Marschs brilliant Free for 1 All will not appear for either that engage- I i ment or Saturdays Blue Grass Stakes. The I i son of Questionnaire developed a slight fill-] ing about a tendon in his left foreleg last | I j night following his excellent mile and a 1 | furlong trial between races yesterday afternoon, i Parke said that his charge cooled out I satisfactorily following his nine furlongs in 1:57 through the mud, but after he was 1 | "done up" the swelling appeared. The l j 1 I sprain was administered immediately and I I . this morning was not pronounced, but 1 Parke is reluctant to take a chance of i l aggravating the injury to the erstwhile j j Derby favorite by starting him for the Blue Grass or the "Run for the Roses." He will j j I I I recommend a let-up for Free for All until j the danger has passed. | Shipping Plans of Wood Victors |i Meanwhile, several of the candidates for 1 ! Saturdays 0,000 added Blue Grass Stakes l i were on the Downs track for final preps. and word was received from the East that * Fred Hoopers Hoop Jr., victor in a divi- J i sion of Jamaicas Wood Memorial, would depart today for the Derby course. Col. C. V. Whitneys Jeep, winner of a J split of the Wood as well as the Experi- mental, leaves on Tuesday for Louisville. • and Christiana Stables Alexis, who was second to Hoop Jr., in the Memorial Day Continued on Page Fifteen | Free for All Declared From Kentucky Derby Has Slight Filling in Foreleg Following Downs Public Trial Continued trom Page One headliner, will depart tomorrow for the Downs. The present signs and portents have Saturdays Blue Grass field coming from among Idle Hours Trial winner, Burning Dream; C. S. Howards Sea Swallow, Calumet Farms Pot o Luck, Murlogg Farms Fighting Step, Indian Rocks Stables Da-rien, Lt. Comdr. T. D. Buhls Air Sailor, Lookout Stock Farms Foreign Agent. J. K. Houssels Bymeabond. Mrs. W. G. Lewis i Darby Dieppe, Jay Paleys Best Effort. and perhaps John Marschs Art Roi. There are 11 in that group for the week-end mile and a furlong, which is the final one in the series of Kentucky Derby "prelims." Air Sailor, Foreign Agent and Sea Swal- ; low worked for the stake over the "good" surface which obtained here this morning. Sea Swallow, victor in the Tijuana Derby. put in easily the most ambitious move. He went a mile and a furlong in :53, 1:21. 1:4635 and 1:5935, accomplishing the work in handy fashion. Seabiscuits sturdy son once again indicated that he is not what horsemen call "a good work horse but is inclined to loaf, as was his sire. Air Sailor, "the toy bull dog," went six furlongs. Lt. Comdr. Buhls hopeful was clocked a first half mile in A8l5 and the distance in l:14-5, bowling along in a fashion to suggest he retains the dash he exhibited in the Stoney Point. Foreign Agent. a stretch-runner with a smattering of class, only breezed five furlongs in 1:08%. Art Roi, the hapless Free for Alls stablemate breezed over the same ground in : 52 45, accompanied by a two-year-old. Word was expected momentarily from trainer Bob McGarvey, of Henry Tikulskis Icangetit, that the hard-hitting son oi Stagehand would be sent on from Hawthorne Park for the Derby. The Chicagoan performed creditably to win his debut a: six furlongs in 1:11% on Lincoln-on-Haw- thornes holiday program, going on out a mile in 1:42. taking the overland throughout this public qualifier. Billie Thompson, who was to have had the mount on Free for All in the Blue Grass, will be substituted for Doug Dodson on the probable choice, Burning Dream. Dodson will have the leg up on Pot o Luck for Calumet Farm, to which establishment he is under contract.

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