Judges Stand: Smith Prescribes Blinkers for Dreamer Jones Giving Tears Wound Time to Heal Free for All Goes on, but Goes Wrong Equifox Proves Versatile Thoroughbred, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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I I Hti-n. Hu-n. will will develop develop JUDGES STAND 1 By Charles Hatton Smith Prescribes Blinkers for Dreamer Jones Giving Tears Wound Time to Heal Free for All Goes On/ but Goes Wrong Equifox Proves Versatile Thoroughbred LOUISVILLE. Ky.. May 31. Jimmy Smith, who is a rather notable exception to the ancient absurdity that jockeys do not make good trainers, came over from Idle Hour yesterday to breeze Burning Dream for the Blue Grass I I Stakes. Stakes. When When The The Dreamer Dreamer had had cooled cooled out, out. Stakes. Stakes. When When The The Dreamer Dreamer had had cooled cooled out, out. he returned to "Chitlin Switch," where he worked the two-year-olds for Col. E. R. Bradley at Keeneland during the afternoon. "You know, it will be the first time he has seen them under saddle, and we hope to put on a good show for him," Smith observed. "I doubt if we have any Bee Macs or Bushers among the fillies, but several of the colts seem to have a future." he continued wistfully. The Idle Hour staff is encouraged to hope Big and Better, a strapping son of Jamestown and the colonels favorite. Black i enough enough speed speed to to compel compel pedigree pedigree experts experts to to Hti-n. Hu-n. will will develop develop i enough enough speed speed to to compel compel pedigree pedigree experts experts to to cease bracketing the tiny daughter of Black Toney with those good race mares who have failed as producers. The Idle Hour two-year-olds ship Tuesday to Belmont Park, to be followed after the Derby by Burning Dream. Bail Bond and Be Faithful, the latter a daughter of Bimelech — Bloodroot. who is inbred to Black Toney and has trained well enough to appear for the Kentucky Oaks on Derby eve. Whether the octogenarian master of Idle Hour, one of the most popular and colorful figures on the American turf, will be present for the Dei by. Smith could not say. Of course, he would like to see it, but the jaunt over from Lexington and the crowd and excitement may determine him to remain at the farm," he conjectured. Burning Dream is coming up to the Derby in a fashion most gratifying to his trainer. "lie is a trifle green, still, and we plan to try blinkers on him before the race," Smith said. "I am not sure who will ride him; probably Arcaro, if he is not busy on Devil Diver in a New York stake." Bail Bond is a nominee for the Blue Grass and Derby, but not an intended starter. "He had a bit of a quarter eraek and I did not care to take a chance of his hurting himself by favoring it while prepping for those long races," the Idle Hour mentor explained. It may seem rather bizarre to Twilight Tears legion of admirers, but Smith fancies he has handled two more capable runners in By Jimminy and Bee Mac." I really think By Jimminy might have beaten any horse in training the day he won the American Derby," he estimated. "And you know, I must believe that if he could do it, Bee Mac could also, as cleverly as she whipped him in the Hopeful. She was a "natural born runner," with more speed than By Jimminy had. or than Busher showed last year. It is to me an ironical coincidence that it was Twilight Tear who chanced to kick Bee Mac on the knee coming out of the Pimlico chute in a six-furlong preliminary race before they were to meet in the Selima." And he smiled, as horsemen do when the east wind blows, instead of becoming bitter about their luck. At Idle Hour they esteem Bee Mac as a first-class broodmare prospect. We saw her there recently. She has developed into a good type, "all wool and a yard wide." Her dam — Baba Kenny — before her was a stakes winner. Mention of the immensely and deservedly popular Twilight Tear recalls that trainer Ben Jones this morning told us that she continues doing well. T am not going to work her until I give the wound from which she bled a chance to heal." he advised. "We had not planned to race her until later in the summer anyhow. If it proves some chronic condition, of course, she will not race again and will be sent to the farm." Free for Alls deflection from the Blue Grass and Derby is disappointing to the many admirers of the Marsch colt, who had ruled the early favorite for the "Rose Run" all . winter and spring. But it is not so surprising to close observers of his sparkling mile and a furlong work Wednesday, as he pulled up perceptibly favoring his left foreleg. Before his Derby Trial trainer Parke advised that his charges ankles had been "tightened" several times, still were faintly suspect, and observed: "If he fails to go on, you can ascribe it to that, rather than saying he "stepped on his pedigree. " If Free for All ran out of gas in the Trial he had a supplemental ration in his work, putting in the final quarter faster than the first. The move dissipated doubts that he can stay a respectable distance, but proved his undoing so far as Downs engagements are concerned. This is the second time the Questionnaire colts somewhat delicate running gear has interrupted his career, " as it will be recalled that he came out of the Washington Park Futurity the worse for wear and last fall was fired. It is conceivable that if he had the underpinning to match his speed and class he would never have been beaten. And it is a feather in "Burl" Parkes cap that he has campaigned Free for All to such excellent purpose that there now is but one blot on his scutcheon. As an aside of the utmost importance, the Marsch colt was our "Derby horse" since last summer. Now we must perforce change horses in midstream. We tabbed Jeep as a Derby type when he was chasing Flood Town at Belmont last spring. Perhaps he will do. The saga of Equifox, who last season "came back" after a years enforced idleness, took a romantic turn during the spring when he was temporarily retired to the stud, and now has assumed another unexpected tack. Last Saturday he served a mare at Churchill Downs. Last Tuesday he turned up in the entries against a field of seasoned sprinters. It seemed improbable that he would win, even at the furlong pole, but there he cocked his tail, a la Ekky, and got up in the providential "nick of time." This debut suggests that he will be formidable in Midlands stakes again this year.

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