Burning Dream to be Favored in Keeneland Event at Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-02


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► , a I Burning Dream to Be Favored* In Keeneland Event at Downs Pot Pot o o Luck, Luck, Sea Sea Swallow Swallow i # Considered Considered Chief Chief Rivals Rivals Of Of Bradley Bradley Colorbearer Colorbearer Blue Blue Grass Grass Stakes. Stakes. 0,000. 0,000. Three-Year-Olds. Three-Year-Olds. One One and and Eighth Eighth Miles. Miles. PP. PP. Horse. Horse. Jockey. Jockey. Wt. Wt. 1 1 — — Air Air Sailor Sailor L. L. Haas Haas 123 123 2— 2— Bymeabond Bymeabond F. F. A. A. Smith Smith 121 121 3— 3— Fighting Fighting Step Step G. G. South South 123 123 4— 4— Pot Pot o o Luck Luck D. D. Dodson Dodson 126 126 5 5 — — Darby Darby Dieppe Dieppe No No Boy Boy 121 121 6 6 — — Burning Burning Dream Dream B. B. Thompson Thompson 123 123 7— 7— Sea Sea Swallow Swallow G. G. Woolf Woolf 123 123 8— 8— Foreign Foreign Agent Agent K.Knott K.Knott 123 123 9— 9— Best Best Effort Effort W. W. Garner Garner 126 126 10 10 — — Darien Darien J. J. Wagner Wagner 121 121 LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 1.— Churchill Downs will claim the attention of turf enthusiasts over the country tomorrow when it presents the twenty-first running of the 0,000 added Blue Grass Stakes, which is the final "prelim" for next week-ends Kentucky Derby. A classy field of 10, representative of the Wests leading Derby talent, is promised in this test of a mile and a furlong. Col. E. R. Bradleys vastly improved colt, Burning Dream, who last week-end captured the mile Derby Trial with speed in reserve, is expected to rule the favorite in the Keeneland Associations postponed feature for three-year-olds. Another entrant who is assured staunch support in the machines is Calumet Farms Pot o Luck, winner over older rivals in the Ben Ali at this point. There is also Charles S. Howards invader. Sea Swallow, who already this season has placed a Derby to his credit at Tijuana. Others Who Have Raced Well These seem best recommended off public form but the remaining septet have raced and trained creditably. This is especially true of Lt. Comdr. T. D. Buhls intrepid little Air Sailor. Jay Paleys recent acquisition, Best Effort, and the Lookout Stock Farms Foreign Agent are included in the group and they were second and third, respectively, to Burning Dream in the Trial. J. K. Houssels colorbearer. Bymeabond, a former stablemate of Burning Dream, rather disappointed when Darby Dieppe ran him down in a recent sprint, but came back with a sizzling workout. Darby Dieppe, who performs for Mrs. Willie G. Lewis, is himself a member of the field. Completing the group is Indian Rocks Stables Darien, ..no has yet, however, to beat such formidable opposition. Under the conditions of the Blue Grass. Pot o" Luck and Best Effort must carry equal top weight of 126 pounds apiece, with 123 on Burning Dream, Sea Swallow, Air Sailor, Fighting Step and Foreign Agent, and 121 on Bymeabond, Darby Dieppe and Darien. In the Derby itself, they will traverse an additional furlong, and each carries 126. Off past performances. Burning Dream would seem to have somewhat the best of it in the Blue Grass weights. The Idle Hour colt could "mizzle" this morning, when he opened up for the engagement, equipped with blinkers, by making a breeze of three furlongs in a flat :36. The result of the Blue Grass should determine the Wests hope of turning back eastern invaders in next week-ends 5,000 added "Run for the Roses." Additionally, it promises the keenest horse race presented thus far in the Kentucky turf season, and there is a prospect it will be offered in bright, summer weather. The management Continued on Page Four JOCKEY DOUGLAS DODSON— Riding j star on yesterdays Churchill Downs pro- gram with three winners, will be astride Pot o Luck in todays Blue Grass Stakes. i Field of Ten Entered In Blue Grass Stakes Burning Dream to Be Favored In Keeneland Event at Downs Continued from Page One of the local Downs anticipates a large half-holiday crowd. The Blue Grass Stakes has a long and interestingly checkered history. Its annals began in 1911. when Governor Gray was the winner and it was staged at the old Kentucky Association course at Lexington. It was in temporary eclipse from 1914 to 1919. and when the antiquated Kentucky Association plant was dismantled, was adopted by Keeneland. the latter club transferring it here during the war years. Although the Blue Grass Stakes has always been regarded as a "Derby preview," it has been captured by but two colts destined to complement their victories with another in the Derby itself. These were Bubbling Over in 1926 and Shut Out in 1942. If Burning Dream is successful in the ensuing renewal, it will incidentally mark the fifth in a series of such tallies for Colonel Bradley, beginning with Black Servant in 1921 and ranging through Busy American the following year. Bubbling Over in 26 and Bimelech in 40. Calumet has itself won two renewals, with Bull Lea in 1938 and Ocean Wave in 43. The ten assembled for the week-end Blue Grass 4 appear to have all come up to the engagement "fit as hands can make them." Several, in addition to Burning Dream, had speed sharpeners this morning. The track was fast and Fighting Step turned a breezing three furlongs in :3545. indicating that his recent skirmish with Air Sailor has not dulled his speed. Darby Dieppe breezed three-eighths in :37!5 and Best Effort went over the same ground handily in :3635. Bymeabond was timed a half in :4935 breezing, and Darien put in five furlongs in 1:05 in the same consummate fashion. Several of the lands few skillful pilots will have mounts in the Saturday stake. Doug Dodson is to have the leg up on Calumets Pot o Luck, and incidentally is fully aware of what that colt is up against, as he piloted Burning Dream in both the latters local victories. Billie Thompson is to boot the Bradley colt in the Blue Grass, his services becoming available when Free for All went wrong. George "The Iceman" Woolf will ride Sea Swallow, which is no disadvantage, certainly, to the son of Seabiscuit. Buddy Haas is to have the mount on Air Sailor, a fast and plucky colt, with Freddy Smith astride Bymeabond. Fritz Weidaman, who rode Darby Dieppe when he beat Bymeabond. again will handle him in the Blue Grass. The stake is certain to have a bearing on the size and personnel of the starting field in the 71st Derby, and will possibly point out the post-time favorite.

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