Under Fire for Kentucky Derby: Pat Dunne Says Only Accident Will Prevent Him Starting in That, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-02


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UNDER FIRE FOR KENTUCKY DERBY Pat Dunne Says Only Accident Will Prevent Him Starting in That Coveted Event. NEW ORLEANS, La., March 1. In Under Fire, three-year-old son of Swynford; Startling, Pat Dunne believes that he has an excellent Kentucky Derby prospect, and only an accident between now and Derby day will prevent the horse going to the post, his owner says. Under Fire is a foreign-bred colt, and his sire is highly regarded in England. Unlike most foreign -breds, Under Fire can run equally as well in the mud as on a fast track, and this gives him a good chance in the Churchill Downs famous race. Al Clopton brought Under Fire to New Orleans this winter for Dave Gideon, and no ssooner had Dunne fastened his eyes on the colt than he began to negotiate for his purchase. The first time the horse started he showed that he was above tiie ordinary, and it was not long until ho was in Dunnes stable. Carrying weight is Under Fires forte, and he boat such a good handicap horse as Franklin after encoding the latter some poundage. The first two times he started in Dunnes interest he won two han-dicnits, each of 51,000 value, and with what he wagered on him it is more than probable that he does not stand the owner one cent now. Sailor took Under Fires measun; in a stake, but it was a case of getting mired in the bad going that brought about his defeat. Under Fire got the "path" on the outside and was running along easily in front when his rider decided 4o save a little ground and went too close to the inside rail. He saved the ground, hut lost the race, as Sailor took the "path" and galloped home in front. lat Dunne is one of the real veterans of the turf, and he has owned and raced any number of high-class stake horses. Several years ago he retired from active racing and went into business as a contractor in Kansas City, but he did not remain in business long, as lie could not resist the call of his 1 old vocation. Ho returned with a one-horse stable. Rifle, and his numerous victories in Kentucky while i owned by Dunne are still fresh in. the minds of the . Blue Grass turf devotees.

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