Judges Stand: Roman Miss Loses Impressively in Artful Crump Gives Helpful Hints to Horsebackers Stresses Importance of Leading Correctly E. P. Taylor Enlightens on Valors Sister, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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_ W.- — —■,■;;■■; -• JUDGES STANDI ■ -By Charles Hatton » Roman Miss Loses Impressively in Artful Crump Gives Helpful Hints to Horsebackers Stresses Importance of Leading Correctly E. P. Taylor Enlightens on Valors Sister ARLINGTON PARK, Arlington Heights, 111., June 26. The Artful emphasized that filly and mare stakes are not Justifiable entirely on the basis of their importance to bloodstock breeding, but also can have a great deal of entertainment _ value. value. It It was was as as stirring stirring as as any any race race we we have have value. value. It It was was as as stirring stirring as as any any race race we we have have seen here in the lake country this season, and it was won by a very decent sort of three-year-old filly in Jo Pilot. She was bred and is raced by the Holtons, near forks of Elkhorn in the Blue Grass, and is one of those neatly turned, medium-sized bay Jet Pilots, out of the Holtons good mare, Jo Agnes. While the Artful was Jo Pilots first stakes success, Pierce Holton always has had a high opinion of her, and she has been a frequent winner in allowance company. She was saddled by George Brooks, Brooks, an an alumnus alumnus of of racing racing at at places places like like -• Brooks, Brooks, an an alumnus alumnus of of racing racing at at places places like like Butte, and one of the real veterans of his profession. Jo Pilot made somewhat heavier weather of beating Recover than Real Delight had in the Cleopatra. Strangely or not, neither will oppose Real Delight in the mile of the 5,000 Matron here a week from Saturday. Recover was dropped from the nominations and Jo Pilot was not made eligible for this early closing feature. If we may say so without detracting anything from the performances of Jo Pilot and Recover in the Artful, we were especially impressed by the effort the older Roman Miss made. Romans are ► nearly always suspected of being "fly up the creek" sprinters of no particular stretch-running ability and distance capacity. But " the Krimendahl mare came from behind in the Artful, had the ■ pluck to attempt driving through close quarters on the inside, | and to come again after being "stood still" in the middle of her run about the furlong pole. As her rider, Eddie Arcaro, can tell I you, not many mares will try to bull their way through on the inside like that, and for that matter, neither will a lot of horses. Roman Miss is a prospect for the mile of the 0,000 Modesty Handicap, richest of Arlingtons series of filly and mare features, on July 16. Probably she will encounter Real Delight, best of the three-year-old fillies, in that one. E Trainer BUI Crump was for years a jockey, and a good g one, and it was our pleasure recently to get him going on r the subject of race riding. We found him very profound, t vouchsafing some of the finer points of the profession, it it Including a few which might benefit some of the present D day novitiates. For example, the Tennesseean placed great stress on the importance of which leg a horse in action is s "leading" with, and observed, "They almost never win leading with the left leg. Arcaro is skiUful at getting horses to t lead with the right one. You may recall that in the Cleo- b patra, Recover appeared to have Real Delight beaten when h they turned the corner for the run home. But once Ar- s caro got his fiUy straightened out on the stretch, and on t the right lead, she ran at Recover like a fresh horse. 0 UsuaUy a horse that goes into a turn on the left lead is y going to lose ground getting around it. And frequently s, you see riders drive around a turn without any regard for this. I do not say it boastfully, but I never lost a stake on p Rolled Stockings. I would get him over close to the horse 4 on his right at the barrier, and breaking from that position he would leave on the right lead. Breaking from £ against the horse on his left, he would have broken on the left lead. Then there was King Gorin. The only way I could get him to change stride in the course of a race * was to brush another horse. Many riders do this, or did when I was riding, but I have seen officials construe it v, as a foul. The intention was not to bump another horse off stride, but to make ones own mount stride correctly. It is a greater disadvantage to a horse to be in a bit close C. c between others. Under these circumstance, he races with a round, collected action and is not striding out freely as those on either side of him." Completing the "lost and found" item on Spartan Valors sister, Bernadette S., is this note from Canadas E. P. Taylor: "It occurred to me that you would be interested to know that I bought this mare last summer from F. G. Darlington, general manager of the National Stud Farm Limited, who was disposing of his breeding stock at that time. When I purchased the mare, who ti is a well-conformed, medium-sized, dark chestnut, Mr. Darling- E ton told me that, whereas this mare had shown a lot of speed before she started to race, after she commenced racing, like a goodly number of young mares, she was always in season and consequently did not extend herself on the track. When I bought her, she had already been bred to Chop Chop and on May 4 she foaled a nice bay colt. She has now been bred back to my young stallion, Tournoi, by Tourbillon — Eroica, by Banstar. I x am naturally glad to have her in view of the great performances of Spartan Valor, and it will be interesting to see how her q produce perform over the years as they get to the races." Bern- r adette S. is currently one of the most valuable mares in the Dominion. s Turf ana: Hannibal came out of the Wright bitten both on the neck and quarters. . . . The Edgemere winner, ~! Out Point, by Shut Out, is still another grandson of Equi- ?, poise to win an important 52 stake. . . . Barry Whitehead Z, tells us John Allison wUl race five Irish two-year-olds at Centennial, including a filly caUed Molly Malone for whom he rejected 0,000. . . . The success of Mrs. E. S. Moores Big Mo in the Delaware Oaks confirms her good form in * the Kentucky Oaks, in which she was third to Real De- E light, and enhances the value of any Fighting Foxes in the sales. . . . Dr. Strub believes Santa Anita stakes may F attract some English performers, under the new British regulation permitting owners there to ship out for 12 months. . . . This has been a great Chicago season for mudders. Arlington had two fast tracks the first seven c days, and Hawthornes going was "off" oftener than not. . . . Trainer Bob Mattingly describes Happy Carrier as a soft-boned colt that is endlessly popping splints, in addi-tion to which he has a suspicious tendon. He considers Dean Cavy the better prospect. . . . Suggested proved to have an allergy to mud, in its most advanced stages, in the Wright Memorial. . . . The steeplechasing set wiU be out at Arlington tomorrow, to see a race through the field for gentlemen jockeys. . . . Woodchucks presence in the Equipoise, and "Valors" predilection for front-running, A suggests a pace hot enough to set off sprinkler systems in J the Loop. . . . Bayard Sharp tells us he hunted Speculated J - a year before he won the National. | ; J

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