Look forward to Kentucky Derby: Horsemen at New Orleans Trying some Possible Candidates-Under Fires Credentials Good, Daily Racing Form, 1919-02-03


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LOOK FORWARD TO KENTUCKY DERBY Horsemen at New Orleans Trying Out Some Possible Candidates Under Fires Credentials Good. NEW ORLEANS, La..- February 2. With tlie rapid approach of the time when nominations are to be made to the early spring stakes to be run in New York, Kentucky and Maryland horsemen at the Fair Grounds are anxiously awaiting the- announcement from the various tracks regarding, -their .stakes and the time of closing the entries. Unusual interest is being manifested In the Kentucky stakes, not only by those who usually campaign their stables on the tracks of the Blue Grass State, but by others whose activities have been centered on tracks outside of that state. v From all indications there will be no dearth of entries for both Louisville and Lexington, while Latonia will come in for a full list of entres. At present chief interest centers In the Keritncky Derby and the class of nominations this years renewal will attract. And it is only reasonable to infer that the historic race will draw all of last years crack two-year-olds, practically all of which are in winter quarters. Tlie race will also bring forth, the entry of the best eligibles now in training at the Fair Grounds, but unfortunately these can hardly be classed as anythiifg-but second-raters. Judging from the three-year-olds that have been racing this winter, this years Derby winner will be a three-year-old that has had no racing since the termination of the fall season. Under Fire, the colt that Pat Dunne secured from Dave Gideon during the early part of the Fair Grounds meeting, and which has won two races for his new owner, is undoubtedly the best three-year-old developed this winter, and judging, by his races ho Is a colt of fairly good class. As a two-year-old Under Fire showed but little, but since entering the three-year-old stage he has demonstrated that he Is able to hold his own in any kind of company. He is possessed of abundant speed and staying power and can traverse a long distance of ground. Mr. Dunne made a most fortunate purchase when he seeured the colt, and he was far-sighted enough to realize that he would develop into a Kentucky Derby possibility. DRUMMOND A DERBY PROSPECT. There are other three-year-olds that may prove to be as good as Pat Dunnes colt, and among the number Is M. Sheas Dnunruond, a strapping son, of Ogden Quebec. This colt, which was bred by J. E. Madden and sold as a yearling to. Willis Sharps Kilmer, was claimed by his present owner out of a selling race last fall for the comparatlvelv small price of ,900. As a two-year-old Drunl-mond raced creditably, although he did not figure as a winner in any stakes. He won a number of races, however, in which he met and defeated some good horses. He is now at the Fair Grounds in the competent charge- of Raleigh Colston, who is pointing him especially for the Keatucky Derby. The colt has not raced any this winter; but he Is being given plenty of work, and later on will bu started in a race or two. The stable of J. II. Rosseter embraces several three-year-olds that trainer Casey believes are good enough to be entered in the Derby. Chief of these is Passing Shower, a filly by Ormondale Passan, which, in her two-year-old form, raced with credit.-Thls filly started in twelve races, succeeded in winning four, was second twice, third on two occasions and unplaced four times. Her total earnings amounted to 1919.sh,850 and she finished twelfth in the list of winning two-year-olds of the year. Among her notable races were the winning of the Splnaway Stakes, and her second in the Clover Stakes. Like -Drummoud, tlie Rosseter, filly has not yet faced the. barrier at this meeting, hut she is going sound and is taking her training in a most satisfactory manner.

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