Situation Bewildering: With Kentucky Derby Eligibles Widely Scattered A Choice Is Difficult.; So Many Call for Attention That Experts Are Puzzled--Candidates At Louisville Tracks Working Satisfactorily--Admirers for All., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-22


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SITUATION BEWILDERING WITH KENTUCKY DERBY ELIGIBLES WIDELY SCATTERED A CHOICE IS DIFFICULT. So Many Call for Attention That Experts Are Puzzled — Candidate:- at Louisville Tracks Working Satisfactorily — Admirers for All. I.y C. A. Bcrgin. Louisville. Ky.. April 21. II .ill of flu- caadi-datea for the Keataeky Derby were mi t hart-hill Downs, when ■ miuit ehaerve them .-it exercise daily, perhaps the task of selecting the arabahte winner af that greatly coveted race, treaaared not alone for its money value. Iml for the h • ami distinction that gat s witli its aiaalar, m ili t not sce:n so dillh-ult. Jaal now. with the eligible* so widely scattered, tin- situation is |u te bewildering. So it will fa, perhaps until tin day of Beat!] the day of the race. There is mm Aaaerieaa-bred eetl in the A. K. ata- e bet string thai may prove the master of the situation at tlie finish of the Derby. His name is .Star Master, and he is a chestiiut colt by Shu-Shoot -The Lady in .".hie. a daughter of Hhayar British Mae Bleed, by Beadige. The pedigree i- a Bead one and there bare beea auiay winners from the family which, under the Brace Loare system ia known as No. :i. 1 lie Lady in Pdui is the dan oi tin- alaawn Lasall and Olhre r.iy. both by Knight of the Thistle, hnt not brilliaat performers, .star Master was raced feu:- times last reac aad the pah-lie lias n • definite line en aha, save what little has trickled out from Charleston, where it is said trainer Walter Jeaaiaga took preeaatioa that aone, mo erea ids stable aeta, bffair well posted ahaal what the Macaaaber horses arere doing and ran do. There isnt so inueh lustre ahaal him. aaite naturally, as there is ahout Nortli Star 111., which came over last fail with credit for perfaraiaaea s that ataaiped him oi f the beat, ii" iad the beat twa-year-okl in England, an 1 for whieh Mr. Ilaeaaaher is reputed to have paid a Mr sun. star Master was bred by Mm E. Iladdca, who aaw has a t wo -j ear -old half-sister g, to him by Ocdea called Sweet Marie, and Madden thcught pretty well of him as a yearling. Green Jones Not For Sale at Any Price. Meal one bean that Greea Joaee, sou of RaadaH - l-loreai. in the stiiiiL- earned by Graver and Hundley Baker, is not lor sale at any price and tliat tiny are satisfied that they are ahout to realize a long standing ainhition to win the Ken tacky Derby. Now. the aapu saina one first seta ■pea the receipt id this information, is thai Greea Jones must bare improved a great deal during the winter. Hi baa done that thing, lie h one of the beat-look lag borers in training here or elsewhere. His work is eatirely satisfactory to his owners, i.reen .loins v. is a t aree-1 inie winner in eighl atarta last year. Be made his debat oa the opening day ef the Lexington spring meeting, going a ball mil- over a track, aad was beatea abac lengths by Weary Regan, Sedan and Aaat Liz. with George C. Love and Lyth hebiad him. Pear daya later he area over a niu.hly track at lour anil :• half furlong-. beatkag Barkacr, Midway, biaaatoay, lie Lead, My First and Sleeper. His third atari was it Charchill Downs, whin ..runib"g.i beat him a head, with Midway a caase third and BaaTroa Ghrl and Walter II. 1iaree loiiiini theaa, the race beiag foar ami a half furlongs in tie- mml. Hi; next three races were at Douglas Park aad all at five-eighths. Over a fast track, in lost to Greea tree, Aaat l.iz. Baa- llasli. Midway, Satin an. I Lytic, with loin Jr., Night tap and Gloria* behiad bias. Orer a heavy track he won easily from Sol GUaey, if .at aaad. Gearge . Lare and Bra-lag Wheat, hut when ho ■track Harry Kelly in the Spring Trial Stakes over a fast track, thai son of Ultaaaa Waedlaae, gave him thirteen pounds and he. it him ;, length and a half in B9%, Uigk Gear, Berlia ami Baford betag behiad them. Greea Jones next out araa at La-taala. when he araa the Harold Btakea, five eightha in 1:99%, fast track, b-ali-sg Harry Kelly, from which be was in receipt af tarelre paaada, by a baad. This tine High Gear, Berlia, Highland lad :inil Buford were lieliind them. J lis last race was in tin- Laadaad Haadicaa, five aad aaat half far-haaga, fast track, at Lataaia, arhea Berlia, 1is. ajaa by a leaajth ami a half from Ptigeria, l_" : Greea .Tones. IIS; Iho.ion. luo. and V- Ivel Joe, iu:j. j;li year 1 1 ii aoaada was the areighl thai aeeaaed to beat suit him. for each of his three ariaaiaf racea araa tinder tint impost. There was a thaw wheat the winner of the Harold Stakes was pictured as a fine prospect for three -year-old honors and a number of them made gaod, though only three of them tray won the Kentucky Derby, namely. Den Drush in LSOti. Sir Haaa in l! 0t; and old Benbad in 191 1. Lieutenant Jihson was third in the Harold Stakes in 1890 and won the Derby the following year, ami Donau. likewise third in the Harold, won the Derby in 1900. Eloreal the dam of Graea Jones, won the Kentucky Oaks in 1909 and is by Alloway — Any-day dam of Floral Day and Kay. likewise sister to Caiman, holder :f the recced for one mil" in England at 1:33 ,-, by Locoha tehee, dam of Happy Day. Another colt that has wintered well and is working satisfactorily is John S. Wards Herlin. That son of Jim Oaffney won the Idle Hour Stakes at Iycxincton last spring in addition to three other races, one of which was the Qaaaeiew Handicap at Douglas Dark, where he carried UK pounds and ran five and a half furlongs in 1:07%. As has beea amply demonstrated, a good son of Jim Gaff-ney is a dangerous quantity in a horse nice. Cudgel, bred to run if ever a horse was. lx-jiig by Broomstick Eugenia Btireh, is fit enough to satisfy John W. Schorr at this stage of his training. Harry Kelly isnt as rattle-brained as he was last year and Malta rat etch II. is taking his work kindly. This son of Radium — Macaroon, was the biggest bargain Howard Dots got on his trip to la.gland in September 1915. He cost 2." only and Dots sold him for many times that sum. f Herz Has Refused 0,000 for Manister Toi. Manister Toi. the son of Kan toi — Heriot, which is working so satisfactorily for J. .1. Flanagan since he became the property of Emil Herz for ,000. is in all probability the biggest bargain that was brought over in 1915 by anyone. He was bought sit the sales in Ireland for 50. Herz gave Grant Hugh Browne ,000 for him and since has refused 0,000. Omar Khayyam, son of Mareo — Lisma, in the string of C. K. G. Billings and Frederick Johnson, was knocked down to Charles T. Patterson, his Continued on second page. SITUATION BEWILDERING. Continued from first page. Irainer. at the sale of J. T. Fans yearlings at Newmarket in September. 1015. for .5C0: but he was not the high-priced one of his owners Kentucky Ilerby team, though he now is counter their main dependancc. Bachelors Hope, son of Tredennis -Ladytown. cost them $.".."20 at the sale ring. Creek Legend, the bay colt by Polyinelus Evadne, represents ,170 as first cost. All Stars price was ,120. He is by Sunstar Falling Star, and is • piite appropriately named. Grundy, the colt by Roqufluiiiv - Prude, which was sold a few days ago, was the cheapest of all. he having cost only $."i72. The highest-priced one of W. R. Coos three English oligil.lcs to the Derby is Wonderful, the cheeslinit gelding by Aqiiuscultim- -Adalia. for which was paid ,500. Oration, a son of Cicero — Iui-brosa, cost ,. f 0, and Jack Mount, by Amadis — Cat.ina, was purchased privately. Frank J. Nolans pair. Crack o Day and Top o* the Wave, are looking up in the lietting and will have a chance to show their owner what they can do at Lexington. The Kentucky Stables pair, Torchlwarer and Oolden Fox, both bought in England by Phil 1". Chin, the first named for 2S and the last named for 20. are at Havre de Grace, and if they show sufficiently in their running in Maryland to warrant it, either or both, will lie shipped back to Louisville for the Derby. Atwell is said to be working well enough to suit Howard Oots. John E. Madden considers that Milkman has a chance. Skeptic has done all that John I. Smith has asked of him at Lexington. Likewise, Waterford for J. Ross. Monotony, in keeping with his name, is said to lie hitting up a lick that is steady, but not quite to the liking of trainer Jim Baker. Monotony is no workhorse. Bribed Voter, which is expected to carry E. R. Bradleys colors, is getting a careful "prep" at the hands of trainer Cliff Hammon at Lexington. King Herod, the chestnut colt by Colin — Acalot, for which Grant Hugh Browne has high holies and upon which he is placing his dependence, was bred in England and cost his owner ,»Mt0. He has been commented upon quite favorably by the press in the east.

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