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I H ™™-™ JUDGES STAND By Charles Harron Junior Grows in Favor for Ky. Derby Sales-Eye View of Candidates for Event Cuban Breeder Planning N. Y. Invasion Anent Beaugays Fashion and Gallonia LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7. Derbytown Talk: If you care for fast works. Hoop Jr. is your Derby horse. His ls at the Downs still is "the talk of the town" and was accomplished handily enough to suggest that he I can can duplicate duplicate it. it. With With equal equal alacrity, alacrity, books books can can duplicate duplicate it. it. With With equal equal alacrity, alacrity, books books over the country were said to have barred him from the betting within 30 minutes after his spectacular prep. . . . Colonel Bradley, recovering from a slight cold at Idle Hour, would have liked Burning Dreams Derby finale, particularly that last quarter in :2b. "I believe that was all he needed,- trainer Jimmy Smith said. A big-striding green colt, The Dreamer does not recover readily when he is impeded, as in the Blue Grass, but he is decidedly a nice prospect. . . . Darby Dieppe eppe and and Fighting Fighting Step Step continue continue as as "dark "dark ™™-™ eppe and and Fighting Fighting Step Step continue continue as as "dark "dark horses" with incredulous railbirds despite their showy Blue Grass form. ... "I imagine Alexis would have won the Wood only for the post delay," says Ted Husing. He spotted the others something when walking about with his weight up. . . . Detroit, which introduced trainers and jockeys awards, is generous also in its purse distribution: for instance, offering a ,000 purse, one of ,000. one of ,500, two of ,000 and three of ,500 on a typical Wednesday bill. . , . Arcaro picked Hoop Jr. to ride in the Wood after seeing the colts Jamaica debut from the back of another entrant in the race. Eye-witnesses say Permane dropped Juniors" head in that one. The confusion over who Arcaro will ride in the Derby resulted from a report, in a New York paper, that Burning Dream was out of the stake. . , . The Washington-Arlington distribution assures Chicagoans some good sport this summer. The formidable Calumet and Marsch forces will be there. . . . Bill Corum is here for his umpty-umph Derby. . . . It seems probable that there will be a "Greentree Park" on the New York circuit, but we are vague about its location just now. . . . Jeep appears to be coming up to the Derby in good fettle. Members of the Breeders Sales Company, down the pike, at "Chitlin Switch," have a special interest in Hoop Jr.s welfare in Saturdays mile and a quarter. "He seems to have the best chance of those "probables" sold as yearlings at the Keeneland auctions." Brownie Leach tells us. Fred Hooper paid 0,200 for this aristocratic son of Sir Gallahad HI. — One Hour, a rather smallish animal bred by R. A. Fairbairn, one of "Sir Gallys" importers. He injured a hip Down East last summer and was hors de combat the remainder of 44. With earnings of but ,300. he ranked well up on the list of "yearling failures," but Hooper does not now feel too badly about that. The eastern sales company is rooting just as earnestly for Christiana Stables Alexis to win the Derby. Coldstreams yearlings were sold at Meadow Brook in 1943. and the son of Heliopolis and Misleading was knocked down to the Lungers for ,100. Unlike Hoop Jr.. this Delawarian was the fourth best buy of the years auctions, winning 1,387. It is not usual for Cubans to ship horses to the States for racing, but that is the venturesome Ramon F. Crusellas intention. Perhaps emboldened by the fact that his string is the leading money winner at Oriental Park this season, he is sending seven horses with unpronouncable nomenclature to New York in charge of trainer Antonio Alonso and jockey Raul Sanabria, the leading Cuban rider. Crusellas, who owns the largest soap and perfume factory south of the United States, breeds his own thoroughbreds at his Granja Candade, near Havana. His first stallion was the Sir Martin horse Host, who sired Martinhost, winner of the 1940 Cuban Derby. This success encouraged Crusellas to buy several more mares and another stallion, Dark Tyrant. The latter died in 43 and was promptly replaced by Boatswain, who won a Withers for W. M. Jeffords and is by Man o War. Last summer Crusellas added This England, an imported Irish-bred son of the fashionable Hyperion, to his stud. He hopes to grow some really worthwhile horses and have some fun racing in the United States. We should think it would be fun just to hear Americanos struggling with Castegadora. Cuma-kingdavid and Contramaestre. If Crusellas does have any luck, horse players may have to start carrying pronouncing dictionaries. Descriptions of Enfilades Jamaica debut gave the impression that it would take a true little corker to head her off in Belmonts Fashion, and Ivan Parke assures us that Beaugay may prove just that. Elizabeth Graham picked up this daughter of Stimulus and the celebrated Risk for SM.000 at Keeneland last summer. As we recall, A. B. Hancock sent her into the ring in company of a Sir Gallahad III. — Sun Gamonia filly, the highest bidder to take his pick. The master of Claiborne explained that he wished to retain one for breeding purposes and was impartial. Beaugay was the filly selected by the Maine Chance board of strategy. Some days following the sales, Parkes affluent patron, Fred Hooper, offered Hancock a sum for the rejected youngster which the noted breeder could not resist. The fact that Hancock wanted her for her intrinsic worth as a producer made her more desirable. She is called Gallonia, and Parke hopes she justifies the opinion that there is no difference between her and Beaugay when she goes to the races. Datura, whom we bred by proxy, trained well for the Fashion but performed greenly. Cheap and ordinary cynics may point out that only three started, but we just say she was third in a stake in her first race.