Two-Year-Olds at New Orleans.: Expert Opinion as to the Quality of the Juveniles Thus Far Shown., Daily Racing Form, 1907-02-02


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TWO-YEAR-OLDS AT NEW ORLEANS. Expert Opinion as to the Quality of the Juveniles Thus Far Shown. New Orleans. La.. February 1. — While some turf Critics here have been bemoaning the inferior quality of the i wo year olds this season, the juveniles have keen going right akMg reeling off the three furlong sprints in traek record time, thirty-five seconds, or close around that mark. Furlongs in better than twelve seconds and quarters in better than twenty-three are of daily occurrence when the going is fast. Any two year old that can run at that sort of a clip must have speed, and that the local youngsters have performed so creditably is evidence conclusive that they are not wholly detieient in merit. As a matter of fa t, in the feu years the writer lias been coming here, he has never seen a better grown or a better lot of twoyear-olds thus early in the winter, when the baby racers are still in the iindevi ISBCd stage and not shaped up M the matured thoroughbred should be. Year by year trainers are store and more ing to the view that the best method to handle twoyear-olds not supposed to lie good enough to fry for the rich summer stakes. js to educate them to racing at the winter meetings. This plan is not only a profitable one. as liberal money is now offered in winter stakes and purses for the juveniles, but it also enables the trainer to have his young stock in prime condition for the early spring meetings, and not a season goes by but good two year olds that have ra.-ed here capture more than their share of the early spring purses lioth on western and eastern racetracks. So far as the season has gone the fillies appear to have it on the colts in running ability, that is to say BMre good fillies than colts have show n. Such of the misses BS Whisk Broom, Shirley Rossmore, Mollie Montrose and Lattice have won races in style impressive enough to lead to the belief that they may all give a good account of themselves during the coming summer. The former, from the stable of R. Tucker, and by Cesarion — Elf, the famous dam of Broomstick and other high-class performers, received a hard preparation at Memphis before shipment here. Her form is probably better than tl»at of any of the other fillies, and if let up on for a time alter the winter meetings are over, she may develop into a high-class filly by the time the lldsrtnillil l season comes around. Whisk Broom is a Ally of no little substance and size with the flue rating lines that uiijjht be expected from her breed ing. She Is of the wiry looking type, quick at the post and one of the gamest youngsters that have started here. Shirley Rossinoie and Mollie Moll I rose arc b"th fillies of more than ordinary promise. They arc put up much alike, compact, muscular, powerfully quartered, and with the depth through the chest that indicates vitality and staying quality. Shirley Rossmore is owned by J. C. Milam A- Co., and is by Hendoi-an. a fast sprinter that was formerly raced by W. P.. Jennings, cut of Tardy. In her first start, which was at the Fair Rrounds a few da.v s sgw, Milam and the stable connections backed her heavily to defeat good company, and she proved her superiority by winning easily. In her next sul sequeiit start she got away so badly that her chances were ruined when the barrier went up. the race being won by George BoOeS Mollie Montrose, by Cesarion — Besjojne. Though Mollie Montrose scored her third victory yesterday, it would lie a difficult matter to chose between these two lillies. Tiny are both g.wxl ones, probably quite Hie equals if not the superiors of Whisk Broom. Among the colts, Barney Schreitiers E. M. Fry, son of Sain and Caroline Hamilton, for the time being, at least, holds the premier position. In his first start at the recent City Park meeting the colt ran green. In his next effort, at the Fair Grounds, he was in with a very fair bunch. J. Martin rode the youngster, which was heavily backed on the strength of fast work, and he ran a good race, winning easily. A few days later at the Pair Grenada he picked up 113 pounds and, on a heavy track, defeated some of the liest youngsters in training, but on this occasion Montbert, with 108 pounds in the saddle, had him driving at the end. Then came his easy victory in the Premier Stakes on Wednesday hist. This was a corking good performance. E. M. Fry is a dark hay colt and a bit undersized. He is a tight barreled fellow. Ilis most striking racing points are his lengthy, powerful quarters, and his SWW lllll development Which is unusually pronounced for a colt of his type. E. M. Pry probably is not big enough to mature into a high class colt, but it is evident that he is possessed of more than ordinary speed and that barring accident he will be a profitable bread winner for the stable. fh coir UMMt likely to dispute Supremacy with K. M. 1 rv- is R. L Watkins Dick Rose, by Sorcerer Wavelette. This colt has shown that he can carry weight, that he is a giHxl pest a. tor. and that he is game. He is a bigger cvit than P. M. Pry and has worked as well as probably any other youngster here. This colt is of a type likely lo show no little improvement later on. Blue Lee. by Bines Leetta,now owned by Thomas Capo, is another sizable, likely youngster that has shown enough of promise to make him worth tabbing when the juvenile stakes here MOW up for decision. Quite a number id other youngsters that have started are bred anil built well enough to win races and sonic of these will undoubtedly show encouraging form as the season progresses. The above, however, may be taken as representing Hie .ream of the two year olds that have appeared in public.

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