Judges Stand: Thumbs Up Looms Santa Anita Cap Choice; Esteem Preps to Bid for 3-Year-Old Title; Anent Maine Chance Farms Baby Parade; Gallorettes Dam Latest of Cinderellas, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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J||||:. *"*•£ JUDGED STAND] — — — — — gy Charles Hatton Thumbs Up Looms Santa Anita Cap Choice Esteem Preps to Bid for 3-Year-Old Title Anent Maine Chance Farms Baby Parade Gallorettes Dam Latest of Cinderellas I NEW YORK. N. Y., June 21. Turfiana: Frances steeplechase track. Auteuil, had at least 500.000 present last week-end, and yet one hears Milquetoast tra-k operators here say, "The game is too big." . . . Among other and wilder rumors is one the Little Flower plans to limit Aqueduct attendance. . . . Hoop Jr. is quite the best sire prospect among Sir Gaily "s sons, right off their racing records, combining soeed with stamina. . . . Racings enemies are by no means idle, as Maj. Ed Williams can tell you. . . . Bert Mulhollands many friends are rooting for him to outgame the indisposition which is confining him to his Chestnut Hills home. . . . Fred Hayden was just showing us a program of the Newmarket races English Derby J Day. Each of the seven events was either a stakes or handicap. Two of Hyperion s get won. Another, Midas, was runner-up here to Dante in the Derby. A field of 29 competed. . . . We believe it is only because Parr is head of the TRA and wished to avoid conflicting dates that Pimlicos Preak-ness Day card was not an all-stake bill. . . . Jack Campbell thinks Stymie may have beaten Devil Diver in the Suburban had not the Greentree stalwart been permitted to "breeze on the lead" too far. . . . Charley Kenney was here for a few days, acquired the Bull Dog filly Brushaway. to be added to Coldstreams broodmare band, and is shopping for other mares. "We have a yearling full sister to Alexis this summer, he observed, "and that Sickle — Lull colt is shaping up handsomely for the Keeneland sales." . . . Thumbs Ups record run of 1:225 under 128 in front of With Regards and Gay Dalton in the Beverly Hills Handicap served notice that he may have something pertinent to say of the prize awards in the 00,000 Santa Anita Handicap. Following this "California Gold Rush." Thumbs Up journeys to Arlington-Washington. An unusual amount of "breakage" is to be noted in three-year-old ranks this early in the season. Free for AH and Hoop Jr. are hospitalized at least for the remainder of the year, Pavots "rep" is damaged, and Polynesian narrowly missed permanent injury when he was jumped on in the Preakness. After a clinical survey of the situation, handicapper Jack Campbell said he will not be too surprised if Bill Zieglers Esteem emerges as a bidder for top honors. The son of Stimulus — Esposa is training smartly for Matt Brady after the siege of coughing which kept him from starting in the Kentucky Derby and other "Crown" events. The Ziegler homebred made a profound impression upon The Jockey Club observer when he took a run at Pavot in last summers Hopeful. Whether or not he can cope with Polynesian and others of the title aspirants is one of the fascinations of the Dwyer. Classic, Yankee, etc. Esteem has an interesting background. His dam was campaigned season after season and did not readily get in foal upon retiring to the stud. She was finally mated with Stimulus, because he was so potent a stallion. Esteem is the happy result. He may be the best stayer among that recently deceased sires sons. . . ."Whoever selected those Maine Chance two-year-olds can pick yearlings for me," a turfman remarked the other day. Tom Bmtth and Les Combs had a hand in it, we understand. There are 27 newcomers in the string, all with pedigrees "suitable for framing," and seven already have won. Among these are Beau- j gay, who is perhaps the smartest of her age and sex shown thus far in the abbreviated 45 turf season, and Colony Boy, who gives the usual indications of being a worthwhile runner* They cost 2,000 and 6,000, respectively. Winners are: They Say, a ,200 Roman colt; Star Pilot, a 6,000 Sickle colt: Pure Gold, a 3,000 Blenheim II. filly; Harveys Pal. a 4,000 Bull Dog colt; Knockdown, a ,000 Discovery colt, and Clover Lea, a 2,000 Bull Lea ! filly. Roman would, incidentally, seem assured of being immedi- | ately popular with yearling buyers. Lady Gunner, a recent Nursery winner, is another of his first crop, and she was a ,000 bargain, i Yet to be heard from are such well-bred Maine Chance babes as: Spin Drift, a ,600 sister to Flood Town; War Pippin, a 0,000 brother to War Jeep, and Easter Queen, a 9,000 relative of Bounding Home, Marching Home and all that crowd. Gallorettes legion of admirers may be interested in learning that she has a full sister among the Brann-bred two-year-olds who is said to be a runner. The Acorn-Pimlico Oaks heroine performed so creditably in the latter event many left Baltimore thinking she might have won the Preakness. As we have previously noted, Gallorette is by Challenger II., from the Sir Gallahad III. mare Gallette, thus is bred from the same pattern as Challedon. Her dam, Gallette, was purchased by Willie duPont as a yearling. She was optimistically regarded as a chase prospect and raced through the field at three. Her speed was so negligible at the time that duPont "weeded her out" in the Genessee Valley for ,000 or ,200. Just when it seemed that Gallette was headed for the oblivion of spending the rest of her days among the equine outcasts upstate, Pres Burch decided she still had some future in racing, bought her and returned her to training. Gallette raced so well among platers that Marse Tom Piatt, one of Burchs many friends down in the horse latitudes, told him: "You are taking a chance of losing a mare bred like that running her in aimers." This advice did not go unheeded, and Gallette was retired, to be bred at the age of eight. Burch and Brann now have her on a partnership basis. The Brookmeade Stable of Mrs. Dodge Sloane has leased the racing qualities of Gallorettes baby sister, Galladare.

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