Hoop Jr. in Sensational Derby Trial; Polynesian Deals Pavot First Defeat: Travels Mile in 1:38 1-5, Going Out Nine Furlongs in 1:51 3-5, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-07


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Hoop Hoop Jr. Jr. in in Sensational Sensational Derby Derby Trial; Trial; Polynesian Polynesian Deals Deals Pavot Pavot First First Defeat Defeat Travels Mile in 1:38 1-5, Going Out Nine Furlongs in 1:51 3-5 Air Sailor, Burning Dream, *~ » Bymeabond, Foreign Agent Also Engage in Workouts LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 6.— A sensational trial by Hoop Jr. and .the arrival from Long Island of Jeep and Jacobe highlighted activities on the Derby scene here today. Fred Hoopers slight bay son of Sir Gallahad III. dazzled railbirds by turning a mile in 1:SSH and going on out nine furlongs in 1:5135. With jockey Charley Stevenson in the saddle and breaking at the eighth pole, the Wood winner whirled along a first half in :4745. shaded a minute for five furlongs and reached the six furlongs in 1:1235. The move was accomplished with Stevenson taking so many wraps it appeared he wore a muff, and three trainers flagging him down. This was easily the most impressive Derby trial of the season here at the Downs, bettering Bymeabonds mile in l:383/5 both from a time standpoint and the facility with which it was accomplished. Showers visited the course again this morning but the going was fast during the training session and Lt.-Cmdr. T. D. Buhls Air Sailor, Lookout Stock Farms Foreign Agent, Col. E. R. Bradleys Burning Dream, J. K. Houssels Bymeabond and the Can- Prospective Prospective Derby Derby Field Field Horse. Horse. Wt. Wt. Jockey Jockey Hoop Hoop Jr. Jr. 126 126 E. E. Arcaro Arcaro Jeep Jeep 126 126 A. A. Kirkland Kirkland Alexis Alexis 126 126 K. K. Scawthorn Scawthorn Burning Burning Dream Dream 126 126 No No boy boy Darby Darby Dieppe Dieppe 126 126 M. M. Calvert Calvert Fighting Fighting Step Step 126 126 G. G. South South I I Pot Pot o o Luck Luck 126 126 D. D. Dodson Dodson Air Air Sailor Sailor 126 126 L. L. Haas Haas 4 4 Bymeabond Bymeabond 126 126 F. F. A. A. Smith Smith , , Foreign Foreign Agent Agent 126 126 K. K. Knott Knott Sea Sea Swallow Swallow 126 126 G. G. Woolf Woolf Jacobe Jacobe 126 126 H. H. Lindberg Lindberg Fair Fair Jester Jester 126 126 R. R. Watson Watson Misweet Misweet 121 121 A. A. Craig Craig Tiger Tiger Rebel Rebel 126 126 J. J. R. R. Layton Layton Bert Bert G. G. 126 126 R. R. Summers Summers 1 1 * * Joes Joes Choice Choice 126 126 A. A. Fischer Fischer | | -Kenil v Kenil worth worth Lad Lad 126 126 No No boy boy * * Doubtful Doubtful starters. starters. I adians Bert G. and Kenilworth Lad also appeared for distance drills. 1 Pot o Luck, Fighting Step, Darby Dieppe 1 and the other "probables" only galloped. Air Sailor went the full mile and a quarter route of the "Run for the Roses." 1 He was timed in 2:0725, handily, and his 1 1 fractions were :4923, 1:15*5, 1:4045 and 1 1:5345. Trainer Lex Wilson said that the 1 Detroiter had up more than 130 pounds in 1 this work. Jimmy Smith came over from Idle Hour Farm to supervise Burning Dreams mile and a furlong. The Bimelech colt had jockey Willie Garner in the stirrups. After 1 a preliminary gallop, he went to the pad- 1 dock, where Garner replaced an exercise boy. Turning and breaking at the furlong pole, Colonel Bradleys hope for a fifth Derby victory went under a snug hold a half in :52 and six furlongs in 1:1835. Asked for speed the last part of it, he finished out a mile in 1:431s and nine furlongs in 1:56. Smith expressed himself as well pleased with the work. Burning Dream worked sans blinkers and will be minus the hood Saturday. Bymeabond, one of the offenders in the Continued on Page Six Hoop Jr. Dazzles Downs Railbirds Works Out Sensational Nine Furlongs, Being Timed at Mile Marker in 1 :38!/s Continued from Page One Blue Grass melee, went a breezing mile and . a quarter. He was clocked in :52, l;lt%, 1:45, 1:59 and 2:11. He was only per-! mitted to run the last quarter. The stretch-running Foreign Agent, an-Other who appeared in last week-ends Blue Grass, only breezed a mile in 1:4225- His1 half was in :5135, six furlongs in 1:17%. Kenilworth Farms Bert G. and Kenilworth j Lad went a mile and a furlong together in l:594i, breezing throughout. They passed the half in :5425, six furlongs in 1:2035 and mile in 1:46%. Jeeps appearance at the Downs completed the roster of "invaders" and trainer Lydel Ruff was expected to arrive Thurs- day to supervise the Mahmoud colts final prep. The winners of all the sundry Derby , prelims — Jeep Wood . Hoop Jr. Wood,] Alexis Survivor. Darby Dieppe Blue Grass , Burning Dream Derby Trial — I will be included in the field for Saturdays , history-making mile and a quarter. The only alterations in the probable lineup of 16 starters is the substitution of , jockey A. Craig for apprentice B. Nichols an the filly Misweet. and jockey J. R. Lay-! ton instead of jockey C. Basham on Tiger Rebel. Eastern Colt Likely Favorite The Derby this year is confined to mid-westerners, so far as actual attendance and mutuel play are concerned, but indications are that they will make an eastern colt the favorite. Hoop Jr.s stock skyrocketed as word of his extraordinary trial spread through Derbytown. The probability that he will have jockey Eddie Arcaro at the reins is no detriment to his chances of giving Alabamas Fred Hooper, a virtual new-comer to the owners ranks, a victory that j t**~ consistently eluded many veteran turfmen. - ..e connections of nearly all of the probables frankly regard this ensuing edi- ! tion of the 5,000 added Downs classic "a wide open race." The Blue Grass clearly indicated that none of the Westerners has , lick enough to keep out of harms way a mile and a quarter, albeit one may have . luck enough. This ensuing Derby will be decided a long month later than is cus-ternary, yet the frivolous Kentucky weather thus far in the week contains more than a hint it may be the first decided on a . muddy surface since Clyde Van Dusen ! splashed home before 20 others in the 1929 renewal of the event. Darby Dieppe, For- eign Agent, Jacobe. Fair Jester, Tiger Rebel and the filly Misweet have run well in "off" [ footing. The connections of the favorites ■Mich favor a fast track. Barring morning | spins by Pot o Luck. Sea Swallow, Jeep. fait Jester and one or two others, the long training regime three-year-olds must un- j dergo to negotiate a mile and a Quarter under 126 pounds at a helter-skelter pace has been completed.

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