Leading Kentucky Derby Candidates.: Balbus, Sir Cleges and Milford Preferred Among the Eligibles at Present., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-28


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LEADING KENTUCKY DERBY CANDIDATES Balbus Sir Cleges and Milford Preferred Among tho Eligiblcs at Present PresentLouisville Louisville Ky April 25 Barney Schrciber would rather win the Kentucky Derby than nearly any oilier fixture on the American turf barring tos slbly the Futurity Kate lias played him a queer prank on two occasions in 190G and in 1007 In the year first named Schrciber bad Dr Gardner in the Derby That spring he started in the Mont ¬ gomery Handicap it McmphIs but he was sick as tlie result of stomach trouble and ran a disap ¬ pointing race He was taken east where after showing ills high class he was sold to Frank Far roll for 15000 Tlie year before Dr Gardner was eligible to run for the Derby he was entered in the Nursery Stakes at Churchill Downs but at that time the war between the two rival turf ladies prevented Schrciher bringing the son of Bannock burn Iarda to Louisville Thus circumstances of an unusual character prevented Schreiber from win ¬ ning that stake also alsoInability Inability to get Jack Atkin in condition kept him out of the Derby in 1107 He had been at Hot Springs and Inclement weather kept trainer Her ¬ man Brandt from getting the son of Sain HI Salado in trim for the event which thrills all Ken tuckians when It is run and gains for tlie victor a halo of honor and sentiment that is not attached to any other event on the American turf At least owners and breeders of the old commonwealth say as much muchischrollters ischrollters dependency in 1 90S Is Buitrldge a bay colt by Bannockburn Park Kidge and the pace ¬ maker of Schreibers Jack Atkin If he is abb to stand when tlie bugle calls the Kentucky Derby starters to the post on the afternoon of May 5 Banrhlge will be at the barrier Ilpvivill bave rtn Ills Ixick a jockey probably Keogh who will be sent here from Oakland especially to pilot him W A Kirwan Schreibers representative in the south and west has received a letter from his employer telling Mm that he will have a crack ride for Banridge He intimated that it might be Keogh KeoghSchreiber Schreiber thinks Banridge is a colt of good class As pacemaker for Jack Atkin he has always ac ¬ quitted himself satlstateorily On Sunday April 5 Banridge was sent along with Jack Atkin over a sOvcncIghths route to get tlie big liorse ready for the Carter Handicap Jack stepped the distance in l2Sj and Banridge did it in 12S That afte noon Jack Atkin was placed on a train and ten days later at Aqueduct won the race going away awayBanridge Banridge has been working well at Churchill Downs He lias completely recovered from an in ¬ jury to his hoof and it seems that he has a chance to enable his owner to realize one of the greatest ambitions of his connection with the turf turfThere There is no more certainty now as to the outcome of the Derby than there has been all along Posted Ilirfmcit declare that the race is more open than it has been for years Because of this the field will be larger than usual with more than one man feel ¬ ing that his name is to be added to the list that started the day Price McGraths green ami yellow sash and cap were carried to victory thirtyfour years ago by Aristides That was in 1S75 and since then suoh giants as Vagrant BadenBaden Day Star Lord Murphy Fonso Hindoo Leonatus Buchanan Joe Cotton Ben AH Montrose Spokane Kliey Kingman Azra Halma Ben Brush Typhoon II Plaudit Manuel Lieutenant Gibson Allana Dalc Agile Sir Iluon and Pink Star have been crowned Derby kings in the land of the thorough ¬ bred racer racerTwo Two men who have sent Derby winners to the post are each confident that they will do so again One of them George J Long has owned two horses which won the prize In 1892 he first cap ¬ tured it with Azra and in 190G Sir Iluon carried the peacock blue and yellow sash first under the wire W II Fizcr who trained Pink Star the winner in 1907 has three cllgibles this spring Milford E T feliipp and Al Mullcr while Long has Balbus and Sir Cleges ClegesA A week ago Sir Cleges was the acknowlcdegd star of the Long stable but now Bnlbus is dis ¬ playing form that leads to the belief that he will be the one which will stagger the others with his speed In the last seven days Balbus has been clip ¬ ping off a mile In about 143 more than a second faster than his stable mate Trainer Cloyne will not admit that Sir Cleges is the inferior of the pair and it is believed that he expects when the supreme test comes that Sir Cleges will show that he is a real racer and can run faster then than in a workout Sir Cleges is not the sturdylooking colt that Balbus is Balbus is an exception among Alvescots because he Is compact virtually chunky and in every line displays great driving power He looks the racer all over He is a chestnut in color Sir Cleges which is by Falsetto Florika is a bay and a flashy looker lookerFizer Fizer will send at least two starters to the post Right now he thinks iMilford can win but he will let E T felilpp set the pace for the son of Falsetto Florlte Milford is a greatly improved horse Two victories at New Orleans one of them over Lotus Eater revealed his belated form Since then in a trial according to report Milford de ¬ feated Pinkola another of the Fizer string in 141 j the distance being a mile Turfmen who saw Mllford in New Orleans vary In their estimate of him Every other one will say Milford cannot win the Derby hut most of them agree that he will Continued on second page LEADING KENTUCKY DERBY CANDIDATES Continued from first page be no worse than second The Fixer stable is at Ixixington IxixingtonEdward Edward Alvey is trying hard to get Dr Mn thews fit He was sent a mile in 14 during the week His time Tor the quarter was 117J and he galloped out a mile and an eighth in 200 While Dr Mathews vas at Santa Anita Park during the winter he did not show a trial duplicating the one mentioned Nothwithstanding the appearance of the olt one indicating loss of flesh Alvey says bo will be ready to start and will be bard to beat Not many men will tell you this horse has a chance 1 N Oanidon Jrs Dimvegaii did not startle anybody at the Lexington meeting since he finished outside of the money and in a race won by Pinkola with Macias second and Tom Kearney third The distance was a mile and Dimvegan tired badly after going a half This colt Is being trained by W T Young Another starter which Young is handling and which will go to the post is 15111 Ilcrron H is the property of Barney Dreyfuss owner of the Plttshurg baseball club It is believed he is a good colt coltSynchronized Synchronized Cymbal Zagg Stone Street Frank Bird Gllvedear and Simon Weil are other possible starters It C Kami has been withdrawn because he has pneumonia

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