Eligibles for Futurity: Deplore Absence of Sun Briar and War Cloud from Nominations, Daily Racing Form, 1917-08-28


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ELIGIBLES FOR FUTURITY. DEPLORE ABSENCE OF SUN BRIAR AND WAR CLOUD FROM NOMINATIONS. Lucullite, Papp, Rosie OGrady, Tracksend, Subahdar Most Prominent of Probable Starters No Outstanding: Star of Younger Division. By Ed Cole. Saratoga, N. Y., August 27. It is to be deplored that Sun Briar and War Cloud are not eligibles for the Futurity. These two sterling colts will be absentees, leaving practically a moderate field of horses as contestants with the exception of Lucullite and Papp. War Cloud is mentioned on account of his sensational trials and his race of a few days ago in which he beat Debadou, a colt that is also well thought of by his stable and those who have watched his work in the early morning hours. It is predicted by expert observers that War Cloud will eventually prove the best colt of the year. While W. B. Jennings, his trainer, says little about him, his silence indicates that he is impressed with this son of Polymelus. Looking over the first line of entries in the Futurity, the probable starters will include Lucullite, Papp, Tracksend, Escoba, Rosie OGradv. Debadou, Rose dOr, War Machine, Subahdar and Atalahta. Tiie race would have been greatly improved had Sun Briar and War Cloud been nominated, but English breeders have been a trifle lajc in their reciprocal feelings by not entering horses in the big fixtures of this country. Americans have been far more liberal in their nominations in Europe, rarely failing to be represented in the Derby, Oaks and other historic events. After the war is over there may be great changes in the English ideas owing to the thoroughbred market having ; become quite international. Returning to the coming Futurity, however, it will not be surprising to see an interesting finisli with horses in the front division that have n6t shown prominently heretofore. Lucullite, of course, will have to find a track that will suit him or he might as well be relegated to the discard. Oh the other hnnd the all around colt Papp will be suited in any kind of going. The straight course .lriay also be in his favor, as he will get a clearer course than he has had of late. Rosie OGrady, too, may show to better advantage. Slow beginners like Debadou can be looked upon with greater favor. This colt has had to overcome trouble in every race he has started and each race he runs he appears to show improvement. Western horsemen have considerable faith in Escoba. Easterners, however, declare he will have to show more than he has done to have a chance with Lucullite or Papp. Nothing- Outstanding- in Juvenile Class. That there is not a high-class band of youngsters out this year is generally conceded, owing principally to the fact that there are too many defeats credited to what is considered the cream of the two-year-old division. Taking a line of the Jack Hare Jr.s race of Wednesday lie was followed home by Happy Go Lucky, a colt that James Rowe believes a good sort of horse, yet not comparable with Rosie OGrady from Mr. Howes stable. This deduction would indicate that Rosie OGrady would be a factor in the Futurity, providing that Jack Hare Jr. is a high-class colt. What the latter would do with Sun Briar, Lucullite and Papp at even weights is a matter of opinion. The whole situation is confusing and the deeper one goes into statistics the greater the mental turmoil. It would not be a bad idea if the Westchester Racing Association, which conducts meetings at Belmont Park, would offer a special stake for two-year-olds to try to settle the much discussed question. A liberal prize and a fair entrance fee might bring together Sun Briar, Lucullite, Papp, Jack Hare Jr., Rosie OGrady, Escoba, Viva America, u filly that has shown to be superior to Jack Hare Jr., War Cloud and there may be a few others that will loom into prominence within the next two weeks. Such a race would be of greater interest to the sporting world, breeders and thoroughbred enthusiasts than the Futurity and would be a test for the domestic and foreign-bred horses.

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