Fifteen Derby Probables Listed as Big Race Nears: Seven Others Also Regarded as Possibilities for 5,000 Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-04


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Fifteen Derby Probables Listed as Big Race Nears Seven Others Also Regarded as Possibilities for 5,000 Stake LOUISVILLE, Ky„ June 2. — -Derby Week at Churchill Downs is at hand and the pick of the continents three-year-olds are assembling here for next Saturdays 5,000 added "Run for the Roses." Wartime restrictions have rather circumscribed the classics potential drawing power — limiting actual attendance to those residing within the area — but the performers in this seventy-first running of the fabled mile and a quarter event will come from as far as New York, Canada and California. Nor is there any ration of public interest, which extends from South Louisville to very near-Tokyo. As the bugle blew for the Blue Grass Stakes this afternoon it was indicated that Continued on Page Six Fifteen Probables Listed for Derby Seven Others Regarded as Possibilities as Running Of 5,000 Fixture Nears Continued from Page One the colorful cavalcade which will file post-ward to the accompaniment of "My Old Kentucky Home" next Saturday will num- i ber at least 15. There are that many prob- ables, with seven more listed as possibilities, i Once again, the Derby will contain an I element of intersectional rivalry, with the Calumet Farms Pot o Luck and Col. E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream carrying mid-1 westerners hopes to turn back the invader. California will be represented by Charles Howards Sea Swallow. New Yorkers vest their confidence in Col. C. V. Whitneys Jeep. Marylanders are championing Christianas Alexis, and Canadians relying upon H. C. Hatchs Fair Jester. Remaining Probables The remaining "probables" are Fred Hoopers Hoop Jr., Lt. Comdr. T. D. Buhls Air Sailor. Lookout Stock Farms Foreign Agent. J. K. Houssels Bymeabond, Jay Pa-leys Best Effort, Mrs. W. G. Lewis Darby Dieppe. Murlogg Farms Fighting Step, Indian Rocks Stables Darien, and Tiger Rebel, who races for the firm of Brent and1 Talbot. Still regarded as possible starters are Icangetit. Misweet. Bert G., Kenilworth Lad, Bergolater. Joes Choice and Bob Mann. Misweet is the only filly in the entire lot. has won at the meeting and is . a Kentucky Oaks candidate whose connections are seriously considering the Derby instead. Hoop Jr.. accompanied by trainer Ivan Parke arrived here from Belmont Park last night. The Sir Gallahad III. colt, a winner ! of one division of the Wood, appeared to have shipped in good style and to be none the wane for the ankle he rapped in the Jamaica stake. Trainer Parke said that : no decision has as yet been made regarding a rider. Jeep to Entrain Today or Tomorrow Col. C. V. Whitneys Jeep and Christianas Alexis are to entrain from Long Island for the Downs on Monday or Tuesday with a possibility Adonis will accompany them. The Canadian delegation of Fair Jester. Bert G. and Kenilworth Lad are to depart Monday for the Central Avenue course. Bert G. and Kenilworth Lad are a rather obscure pair of Detroit-owned colts whose orbit is the Canadian circuit and who are to accompany the more familiar Fair Jester here. The connections of Icangetit, Adonis, Bergolater. Joes Choice and Bob Mann have yet to arrive at a decision as to their! status. One of the candidates now on the scene. Tiger Rebel, worked a mile through the; slop in :51. 1:17;,5 and 1:45% this morning.; This v. as the only Derby prep of the days training session, a majority of the probables quartered at the Downs meeting in .this afternoons Blue Grass Stakes. Indications are that there will be somewhat of a scramble for the services of the all too few competent jockeys available. Eilly Thompson rode Burning Dream in the Blue Grass Stakes this afternoon but trainer Jimmy Smith said that Eddie Arcaro may ride the Bimelech colt in the Derby itself, if Greentree does not require his services that day. Haas Intends to Quit Saddle Buddy Haas, who intends hanging up his tack following the Derby, will have the leg up on Lt. -Commander Buhls, Air Sailor, in this event. Haas has yet to pilot a Derby winner and would like to gain that distinction, making a triumphal climax to his saddle career. The skillful, nerveless George Woolf has a somewhat similar aspiration excepting that he is not contemplating retirement in the immediate future. Although he is the proprietor of the Derby Cafe in a Los Angeles suburb, and has ridden the winners of many important stakes. Sea Swallows pilot has never quite booted a Derby winner. Arnold Kirkland will have the mount on Jeep. F. A. Smith on Bymeabond and Doug Dcdson on Pot o Luck. Riders for. others depend, to a degree, on the Blue Grass running. The Downs management has meanwhile set the stage for the presentation of the mile and a quarter spectacle, and there is the customary shortage of boxes — even though none were sold outside the area unless purchasers agreed to turn them over to servicemen.

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