Regard Saturdays Derby as Wide Open Contest: Activities of Candidates to be Confined Mostly to Workouts, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-05


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Regard Saturdays Derby ! As Wide Open Contest « Activities of Candidates to Be * Confined Mostly to Workouts * LOUISVILLE, Ky.. June 4.— Activities 1 among the Derby aspirants will be confined largely to workouts for Saturdays seventy-first version of the American turfs famed •Run for the Roses" here at Churchill Downs. The Blue Grass Stakes renewal, instead of determining the relative merits of the Derby colts who participated, developed a rough race which left handlers of the participants wondering how much training their charges require in the interim before the mile and a quarter. It also threw the 5,000 added classic "wide open." Burning Dream, Pot o Luck, Air Sailor, Fighting Step, Bymeabond and the surprise package, Darby Dieppe, all came out of the Blue Grass unscathed, their connections reported over the week-end. Lookout Stock Farms Foreign Agent appears to be the only Blue Grass participant who cooled out bearing any battle scars. The cuts he received about the legs are only superficial and will not prevent his fulfilling his Derby engagement. Burning Dreams Idle Hour Farm connections hope that the going is firm Saturday and plan to start him with "blinkers off." The hood caused him to become rank in the Blue Grass. The son of Bimelech is to have his final trial on Wednesday morning, according to trainer Jimmy Smith. That will be work day" Continued on Page Five Regard Saturdays Derby As #Wide Open Contest Activities of Candidates to Be Confined Mostly to Workouts Continued from Page One also for a majority of the other candidates, although trainer Ivan Parke of Fred Hoopers Hoop Jr. galloped that son of Sir Gal-lahad III. this morning and proposes working him tomorrow if the going promises to be better than on Wednesday. No Derby rider has been named for either Burning Dream or Hoop Jr. The connections of both have contacted jockey Eddie Arcaro. who may be busy astride Devil Diver in the Metropolitan Handicap on Derby Day. however. Darien. Bob Mann and Bergolater are rather obscure candidates whose handlers announced on the week-end that they are no longer intended starters. Meanwhile, U-" - . Icangetit and Joes Choice occupy a dubious status. Best Effort, who stumbled a trifle at the start of the Blue Grass, suffered no ill effects from the experience but may not be a Derby starter, it was learned today. His new owner, Jay Paley, has requested that Ray Kindred ship Best Effort and the others of his purchases to Santa Anita immediately if possible, indicating that he has no designs on the Derby. Trainer John Goode had planned to start K. Doe-Doe, who races for Mrs. A. B. Karle, of Crawfordsville, Ind., in a Derby prep race here tomorrow. But this event failed to fill and K. Doe-Doe will instead be worked tomorrow morning in company of another Derby aspirant trained by Goode. Tiger Rebel, who performs for Ned Brent and William Talbot of Paris, Ky. J. R. Lay-ton is to ride Tiger Rebel in both this work and the Derby, as he is familiar with the three-year-olds t2ndency to lug in. Word from Long Island had Christianas Alexis turning in a sizzling Derby trial at Jamaica this morning, moving along in :24. :4835, 1:01, 1:14, 1:41 and 2:0535. easing up an additional eighth in 2:19. This was almost sensational over the Jamaica oval, which is far less speed conducive than other Long Island tracks. Alexis worked about 12 feet from the rail throughout. Col. C. V. Whitneys Jeep worked a mile in 1:4225 through the slop on the outside main course at Belmont Park this morning. He is to leave tomorrow for Churchill ; Downs. The Delawarians Jeep and the Canadian delegation of H. C. Hatchs Fair Jester j and the Kenilworth Farm pair of Bert G. and Kenilworth Lad are expected on the I Derby scene within the next 48 hours. The Derby is one of four stakes to be j presented during the current, festive week j at Churchill Downs. Thursdays card will i be graced by a renewal of the Debutante Stakes of ,000 added for two-year-old fillies at five furlongs. On Friday the club renews its historic ,000 added Kentucky Oaks for three-year-old fillies, at a mile j ; and a sixteenth, and the mile Churchill ! ". Downs Handicap which is for four-year- J olds and upward and has ,000 in endow- c ment, is to be a secondary feature to the i Derby on Saturday. ] Misweets connections have yet to decide j definitely if the capable daughter of Bel , Aethel will appear for the Oaks or Derby. , " At any rate, she breezed five furlongs in i 1:07 on the fast surface which obtained • here this morning. Another Oaks eligible to work was R. J. and J. E. Burkes Miss Blindfold, who went a mile, breezing, in :5135, 1:1945 and 1:4635. Occupy, Sirius, Traffic Court and several other aspirants for the Churchill ! Downs Handicap were under colors earlier in the meeting. Traffic Court captured the

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