Louisville Horses In Active Work.: Little String Shows a Good Trial and Will Be a Derby Starter., Daily Racing Form, 1915-05-04


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LOUISVILLE HORSES IN ACTIVE WORK Littlo String Shows a Good Trial and Will Bo a Derby Starter Louisville Ky May 3 After being returned to Churchill Downs from Lexington Little String M B Grubers candidate for the Kentucky Derby worked the full Derby route Ills work was so satisfactory to both his owner and trainer Elsie Brown that it is now regarded as a certainty that the son of McGee will go to the post in the big race which opens the twelve days spring meet ¬ ing at this course and Inaugurates Louisvilles racing season this year on next Saturday Little String showed well in his performance stepping a mile and a quarter in 2OS the fastest shown at this distance this spring by any of the locally trained candidates at the Downs course He ran the first eighth in 12 the quarter in 25 the threeeighths In 37 the half in 50 the fiveeighths in 103 the threequarters in 117 the seven eighths in 130 the mile in 144 and the mile and an eighth in 150 He was a bit tired at the end but pulled up without showing any soreness He appears a bit thin but is evidently trained for the hour and while he may lack speed to contend with the cracks of the Pebbles and Regret class there Is one thing sure that he Is fit to go the distance and should the track be muddy on that day he would undoubtedly be dangerous in the rich event eventFor For Fairs latest work for the Derby was n mile and an eighth pulling up in 158 He went the first eighth in 13 the quarter in 25 the three eighths In 30 the half in 49 the liveeighths in 103 the threequarters In 110 the seven oighths in 131 and the mile in 144 la his work he seems to improve every quarter he races Peb ¬ bles last work was an easy mile In 143 and shortly he will no doubt l e sent tie full Dorbv course again and this time at his best rate of speed It Is believed this will be a Derby trial that the whole racing world will talk about aboutSaturday Saturday the mighty Roamer went it slow mile In 1 48 but Hodge was worked at this distance In 141 The little chestnut gelding went the first eighth in 12 the quarter In 24 the three eighths in 30 the half In 48 the liveeighths In 101 the threequarters in 114 and the seveneighths in 12S At that he was under re straiut all the way and impressed the rail birds James Butlers Kentucky Oaks candidate Comely working with Doublet and Superhuman went an easy liveeighths in 10 going the lirst quarter in 23 the threeeighths in 34 and the half in 48 She was slowed down to a canter at tlie windup and seems to be rapidly improving from her training in the last ten days The Itest two yearold work that has not been reported was done by Lew M arlons Helen Thompson which worked a half in handy style in r Trainer R Benson also worked James Butlers Oaks candidate Capra a rattling threequarters in 118 She ran tlie quarter in 25 the threeeighths in 37 the half in 51 and the fiveeighths in 104 This goodlooKIng daughter of the Americanbred English Oaks win ¬ ner Cap and Bells will Undoubtedly give a good account of herself in the Kentucky Oakjs when she meets Waterblossom and Embroidery in that filly classic classicJames James MacManus has had the bad fortune to lope his promising twoyearold bay colt Ross Common by King James out of Rosslair by Sempronlous The youngster was burnt to death in tlie big fire at II T Oxnards breeding farm in Virginia where MacManus left him thinking lie would not take him up to train until later on this spring lit had no insurance on the valuable youngster Rosslair the dam of this colt was a noted race mare and in her racing In California made tlie remarkable record of winning twelve times in thirteen straight starts She lost one race The owner of Belloc set great store by this colt but he has been in a measure recom ¬ pensed lately by his noted mare Anna Patricia foaling oDayThis a handsome fllly by Peep oDay This youngster has already been named and will race as Adeline Patricia as a compliment to Mrs MacManus for whom the filly is named W namedW II FIzcr thinks he will win his share of the cheap money selling races in Kentucky this season with his Tunrez winner Twilight Transact and the twoyearold Little Bigger These horses shipped exceedingly well from the Mexican course and are well seasoned for spring racing He has four other horses now in training they being Wild Horse Alex Joetz Pinkland and Katherine S One SOne of the bestlooking twoyearold in training here is a chestnut colt by Disguise II in J J Markleins stable He has so favorably impressed the agent of a wealthy Eastern turfman that he had a photograph made of him a few days ago to send to this turfman in New York and it is among th prolKibilities that he will be sold for a good price in tlie near future He has so far done no sensational work but ho is regal in appearance and looks just like the young horse that may with a little age develop into one of the real star two yearolds of the present racing season One seasonOne of the features of the stable quarters at the Downs in the room of exjockev George Swain who lias the threeyearold Briny Deep in training He Continued on second page LOUISVILLE HORSES IN ACTIVE WORK Continued from lirst page fixed lip his quarters in most artistic style out of the ordinary oven of the best appointed stables occupied by horses owned by the millionaires of the turf Many visitors to that quarter of the Downs out of curiosity go by Swains stable to see the oddly decorated room Briny Deep lias im ¬ proved from two to threeyearold form and is one of the performers of this age now sit the Downs that is sure to graduate from the maiden class at an early date dateThe The twoyearold that Vndrew Miller lias at the Downs with his three other horses Roamer Lady Rotha and Bae is the chestnut colt Qui Vive by King James 1roud Duchess the dam of Pre ¬ sumption This is an exceedingly goodlooking youngster but has no stake engagements in Ken ¬ tucky this spring He is a fair sample however of what King James sires and the sou of Plaudit which in his turf career won over 100000 is surely destined to be a success in the stud

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