De Mund For The Metropolitan., Daily Racing Form, 1907-03-31


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DE MUND FOR THE METROPOLITAN. Billy Garth has decided that De Mun.l is to start In Id" Metropolitan Handicap, whi.h will be run ai Belmonl Lark May ■ . the opening day of the West Chester Racing Associations lirst spring aaeeting, ami he has promlaed Radtke the mount. According to reports from Bennlng, Garth and Radtke seem 10 tboroughlj understand one another, with the result thai the boy. heretofore considered Incorrlg-ii le, dot If all] the laatmctlona al the Virginia trainer, A critic at Bennlng saya of the v candidate: ii.ii De Mund will be ready foe i high class effort in the Metropolitan, providing be escapes i ckne i ind accident, is the opinion of every horse man who has seen him work here. The Goldfinch roll is out regularly, and no animal relishes his Work in. .re. the lime he breaks until he is pulled ap be Bgfats for his bead. He can always mi a bit faster thaa he is permitted. When De Mand i Hue ap fiom lagleslde Farm he looked a tritie 11 • i circumstance Garth attributed to an attach of distemper be bail last winter shortly after the arrival of the Bainey string al Charlottesville from Menu •As pari of bla preparation for the Metropolitan. De Mund galloped three-quarters of ■ mile ia l:M with consummate ease Thursday morning. Starting in the comparatively fasl Columbia course, be reeled akt hut iral quarter in 231; three fnrlonga in 33 i ball la 99, and Ove-eightba in 1 : »::. He ■niched "i the deep sand af Use boasentreteh of the old eourse, with his bead puUed side way a. After De Mun.l left the track, Gnrth sent Horace B. six furlonga in 1:18. but the BaaawcktMsra coat did not work as Impressively as the son of Goldfinch had. He aseased to be doing bla best at the finish. Horace R, is pointing lor the Carter Handicap at Aajnednct, April IS, and Bnb May. the man who bandied him for Bog Balnej bud aeaaon, says be baa Improved as inn. Ii as anv tin ee year old lie ever saw. May says he does not know how far Horace F. will carry his speed, but be predicts that the Kanno.-kburn nit will keep up wish any Ihreo vear old in America within his distance. Garth has taken a violent shine In Horace C and if the Missouri bred coH docs not gtne a good account of himself in the Carter Handicap, the Virginian will he a sorely disappointed auan."

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