New Orleans Two Close-by Derbys: Characteristics of Chapultepec and Pinkola, the Two Probable Favorites-Others Likely to Start, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-21


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NEW ORLEANS TWO CLOSE-BY DERBYS. Characteristics of Chapultepec and Pinkola. the Two Probable Favorites — Others Likely to Start. New Orleans. La.. February 18. — With the influx of Mardi Iras visitors here, the lacing patronage has increased greatly in the last t--u days. The sport, too, lias shown improvement. But the excessive share of bad weather which has this season fallen to the lot of the Fair Grounds track, has caused constantly changing track conditions there, consequent form reversals, and no end of criticism as to the running of the horses. Some of the criticism has been merited, as betting indications have shown in many instances that operators iu the ring had something up their sleeve. In most of these instances, however, the winners bave been return d at short prices, so that if there was any manipulation the ring suffered little. The betting fra-teruily are the sev.-rest critics of racing, and as a general tiling their strictures on the conduct of the sport are colored entirely as to whether they are winners or losers. One of the recent sensations was the statement made, but without adequate corroborative evidence, that the Texas colt. Kay Thompson, which ran here in the ownership of Phil King as a two-year-old. beating all the best two-year olds at the local tracks outside of Chapultepec aud Pinkola. was in reality a three-year-old. What may have given rise to this ruuior was the fact that after Bay Thompson had won a goml race iu soft going and then was badly beaten iu the mud, running a remarkably poor race, bis entry was order-d refused except when the track was good, aud Kings jockey. Warren, who had ridden him in his races, was suspended. Shortly after that King, averriug that the ruling made it impossible to successfully race Bay Thompson here, shipped the colt back to Texas. It would appear strauge if Kay Thompson could have been raced over the Texas tracks last fall and here this winter under the observation of scores of experienced horsemen under false entries as to age. Such things, however, can happen. No protests have lieen made against any of the purses won by Ray Thompson on the local tracks, and until some such action is taken it is not likely that the officials will give any heed lo th" charges circulated. Cutil the February declarations are in, no acctir ate estimate can b ■ formed as to the probable starters in the Derbys. but with iu aijht to run for in both events, it is certain that big fields will go lo the past in both of them. It will cost alto- gi-ther 7-1 to start in each of the Derbys, iuclud- ! ing the startiug fee -of 00. An owner is thus iu ] receipt of nearly 00 to 1 airainst his money and ! considering the many accident* and incidents of Derby running, and the pcn-ent.ige of cbauces in favor of any ordinarily good horse, all owners of can didaUs that have shown anything like fair form will no doubt desire lo have a try for the rich — — — . — . . _ . i Cuutiuued ou sum page. | je. lde ln" 100. 00. •a. an ne- 105. 05. Capet 103. qjj ilv • £, 105. n5. ind 102. 1.02. Eater iter key 1. g9 89. Sol. SoL ton Ball. aj] . 104. lu*- lOd • 106. 106. i. dte. 84. j,,. j50V " 99. ■*■ nai 95. 95. aed. Jr. Jr. 101. 1f1 • J Mine Dodger. ?er- Nun. ."• Poking Mnff 97. 97. »nyx K. K. : — ■ ■ ■ — — NEW ORLEANS TWO CLandSE-BY DERBYS. .Continued from first page. 1 : prizes. After the January declaration at ~: rifty-•JJ. thfte were left in the Crescent Citv and nftv-one in tine City Park Derby. It will cost 0 to re main la after February 24. so that a considerable number of the remaining eligibles are apt to side-ptf tep the issue on that date. That, however, will merely wed out the chaff from the wheat, and enough will remain in to give assurance of geod tields in bath events. Just now. as at the beginning of the season. Cha- pultepec and Pinkola outclass all other local Derby aspirants that have Uen shown in public. Chapul-tcpec. a big. rangy, long-striding colt that showed high form in the east last summer, has in the opinion of good t astern judges, improv.-d greatly diiriug the winter months. That he is a colt of phe-der iiom+nal speed he proved clearly when in the .Merchants Handicap he took np 1 10 pounds, conceded weight by the scale to such good horses as Jack At kin. Juggler and Old Honesty, broke badly from the outside, got to the front in the first half-dozen strides, outran his company from end to end and won palled up in 1 :4o£ far the mile. Any three-year-old that can give Jack Atkin scale weight anil out speed him i* bound to Ik- a good one. for the Schreiber horse is undoubtedly the best sprinter ever seen in this section and one that. if he goes on well, will make a record for him- self on the .lasterii tracks next season. Chapultc Pecs previous race la the New Year Handicap when lie Picked up 12C. pounds, conceded all sorts of weight to a lot of good three-year-olds ami heal them easily, still further stamps his quality as a 11,,y prospect. As a Derby factor, the criticism to he made of Cliapultepec is that he is such a big-striding colt that knocking about or interference might seriously interfere with his chances. A horse of his rapid style of going will seldom stand BMefc of the jo tlm incident to a big race and if he should happea to get away badly and be bothered in the early part of the journey in either race, his chances would be reduced materially. Another point is that he has developed a considerable temper and this will mili-g tate against him at the post. These are all matters that are being carefully noted by the owners of other candidates and by none more than W. II. Fizer. owner and trainer of Pinkola. This colts succession of victories in the early days of the winter season and especially his races in the Test Slakes and the Inaugural Handicap, five him rank as a three-year-old of more than ordinary class. He has speed, is game, is a compact, stoutly built horse, one that should carry his weight, o the Derby distance and light his way through a big field from start to finish. Such a horse is always I a dangerous factor in a big race and Fixer is there-fort? justified in lioliuving that he can pat up a contest even against so ■aeedp a eolt as Cliapultepec. Most promising of the other candidates are Albert I Simons Woodlane. wmuer af the Planters Stakes; B. Schrelbers Banridge: Angelus and Lajeunesse. also belonging to Burlew and ONeill: R. T. Shipp. Aunt Rose. Hanbridge and Mollie Montrose, these I latter two likelv ones belouging to George Holle: St. Ilario. Bellwether and M. L. Brittons The Sliaughraiin. This latter is the most talked of dark " Derby prospect lure. Ho is a Mai looking Derby type, has been workiug well and will no doubt lie seen our shortly so that the public may have some opportunity to estimate his quality. s. B. Wcaaai

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