Aftermath Of The Kentucky Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1919-05-13


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AFTERMATH OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY LOUISVILLE Ky May 12 While the excite ¬ ment and turmoil of Saturday is gone the Derby and its result is still the chief topic among racing enthusiasts here The winner Sir Barton was given full measure of credit by most but there were many who opined that Billy Kelly his stable com ¬ panion could have beaten the winner In the es ¬ timation of the observing critics nothing could be farther from the truth Sir Barton was by far the better of the pair Saturday and he would have beaten his stable companion at even weights were it necessary Billy Kelly was being driven hard after rounding into the stretch and just before reaching the last eighth his game challenge car ¬ ried him to within a length of Sir Barton and Lof tus at this stage became nervous and went to the whip He struck Sir Barton sharply and that colt bounded away from Billy Kelly as if he were stand ¬ ing still and he continued to draw out as the finish was being neared nearedWhile While the winner and Billy Kelly drew most of the Derby aftermath discussion Eternal was by no means neglected and the poor showing of Itegalo was also dissected No excuses WJLTC advnaccd for Eternals disappointing effort Most of those who were in a position to observe him closely during e race put him down as belonging in the sprint sprintg g ranks He also indicated a dislike for a muddy track trackOwner Owner McClelland has not lost faith in his cham ¬ pion and prior to shipping the horse to Baltimore to engage in the Preakness Handicap Wednesday said Of course his showing in the Derby was disappointing but not discouraging for it forcibly impressed mu he cant handle himself over a muddy track and that his rapid style of going exhausts him in it before going far On a fast track I have every confidence in his ability to take Sir Bartons measure measureWhile While Eternals race was a poor one from every standpoint that of Vindex was equally bad and his failure to be a factor of any sort was attributed to the going goingItegalo Itegalo was the only starter that came out of the race suffering a mishap In some manner she was cut badly about her hind leg and tlie injury will necessitate a slight letup in her training Her race was a decidedly poor one and far below the form she displayed in the Ashland Oaks and Blue Grass Stakes Pat Dunnes Under Fire which finished third to Sir Barton and llilly Kelly again proved himself to be one of the sturdiest horses that have been raced in some time This colt has had a stren ¬ uous campaign all winter ana lias engaged with horses of more mature years over all sorts of tracks conceding weight to his opposition and won some excellent races

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