Midway Promising Derby Candidate: Good Son of Ballot---Thirty Third Has Wintered Well---Showed His Real Form Last Fall., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-04


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i MIDWAY PROMISING DERBY CANDIDATE Good Son of Ballot — Thirty Third Has Wintered I Well— Showed His Real Form Last Fall. By C. A. Bergin. Louisville. Ky.. March 3. — Midway, the good son of Itallot— Thirty Third, which will be one of I Kentuckys main standard bearers in the forty-third renewal of the Kentucky Derby, has emerged from his winter training quarters in remarkably fine condition, and is now ready to engage in the severe course of training that will fit him for the battle royal on the afternoon of May 12. This will be cheering aew* ti the colts numerous admirers, particularly those of the Blue Crass sec- • tion. Midway has grown considerably since entering the three yesur-aM stage, and is now of a good size, being felly as tall as be average Derby call at this time of tin- year. He has also filled out and cannot be classed as an undersized rait. Since the first of January he has been at Douglas Park, together with Trevisc-o. another Derby eligible that W. J. Young, tte Lexington turfman, has in training with eighteen other horses. Here the training of both colts will be completed. Heretofore Mr. Young has trained at Lexington for the spring campaign, but this year he decided that the Louisville track offered the best advantages. Trainer Young has had charge of Midway for J. W. Parrish. the well-known P.lue Crass breeder and owner, since the colt was ■ yearling, and saddled him in all of his fifteen races as a two year eld. He knows the colts capabilities moil than any one else, and his opinion is entitled to consideration. Hi believes that Midway, if he trains sassed, will he hard to heat in the Derby, and this opinion is shared by many otlier observing hen ■emeu. Midway Promising Three -Yer.r-Old. According to a number of good judges. Midway was among the smartest youngsters of western ownership that went into winter quarters last fall in Kentmky. He has deniotistarted that he maintain his speed over a long distance of ground, wilii weight up, and there is no reason why he should not prove to hi in his three -year -old form the equal of any colt of his age. Last i .r. Midway started in fifteen faces, « f which be woo five, was second twice, third three times, and five times unplaced. In the spring ami summer in Kentucky and at Saratoga, the colt ran disappointingly, and it was not until the fall that he showed his real form. This he did by winning four consecutive races, the last one being nt :i mile, in which he finished ahead of Cudgel. Sol Gilsey and others. Trovisoo. the otlier Derby eligible in trainer Youngs barn, is the property of K. D. Alexander of Lexington, who purehas-d him in Ireland, and brought him here last fall. Trevisco is by Tre-dennis — The Tost, and a half brother to Bachelors Hope, one of Hillings and Johnsons Derby eligibles. He- wcui his last start in Ireland, this being the Baldayle Produce Stakes. He- is a type of the foreign-bred horse, being big boned and long hacked. He is a fine peeimen. and in his early training gives promise of developing into a racer of real merit. All the Young Horses Doing Well. The other hors-s in the Young barn include Hulso. Water Witch. Dr. Moore. Triad. BlStWIld, Water I.lue. Yalor and eleven two-year-olds. Hulso. a prominent candidate for last years Derby, but which went wrong prior to the race, and was thrown out of training for the year, is apparently just as good as ever, and is taking his training to the entire satisfaction of Mr. Young. Water Witch, arhaaet of hist years Camden Handicap and other races, is also sound and strong and will be- ready for the spring campaign, in Which both she and P.ulse have many stake engagements. Dr. Moore is ahM in tine trim. Triad is a BOW addition to the stable, having beea purchased by Mr. Young from Crosthwaite and Johnson. Water Hlue and Valor are both maidens. The former is by Waterboy — Degenerate, while the latter is by Ballet — Muriel, by Watercress. Rosewood has beea named ill all of the filly stakes, including the Oaks. The two-year-olds ate u finely-bred band and are as follows: Parrish. eh. c. by Stalwart — Margaret Hastings. Peter Hastings, h. g. by Peter Quince — Anna Hastings. March Wind. br. f. by Sweep — Larelella. Great Gull. b. c, by Dryn Mawr— Flaming Flamingo. Stevenson, b. c. by Hilarious — Uesponseful. Flounce, b. f. by Plaudit — Kaglets. Cnnamed brown colt by Hroomstick — Christmas Star. Unnamed chestnut tilly. by Peter Quince — Hand-aarra. rnnameel chestnut tilly, by Pater Quince— Little Oasis. Unnamed brown colt, by Burgomaster — Quagmire. Unnamed hay colt, by Transvaal — Humming Bee.

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