Man O Wars Formidable Rival: Speedy Dominique Conceded a Chance Against the Champion in the Coming Futurity, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-05


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MAN 0 WARS FORMIDABLE RIVAL Speedy Dominique Conceded a Chance Against the Champion in the Coming Futurity. NEW YORK, N Y.. September 4. There might be a surprise in store in tlie Futurity, to be run the closing day of the Belmont Park meeting. Sam Hildreths exceedingly fast youngster Dominique may furnish the excitement. It is within the realm of possibility, in fact, probable, that at least he will be tlie runner-up to the great Man 6 AVar, for he lias twice beaten Cleopatra, considered to be thu pick of the Kurrick collection. This i tlie opinion of many experts and licrsemen who liave witnessed the work and running of Dominique. They do not declare themselves witli confidence that Dominique will beat Man o War, but are quite positive he will give him a good race. "I have timed Dominique a quarter in better than 22 seconds," said Hil-dreth while at Saratoga, "and that is about as fast as a horse can be expected to run." Mr. Hildrcth is not tlie only person who has seen Dominique work fast; in fact, lie has shown quite as much speed as Man o War in the first half of his races, though not carrying quite as much weight. "Dominique lias two things to prove," said one of the best handicappers iu the business. "Hu must prove his weight-currying ability, also endurance. Many horses can run a half mile pretty fast, but when it comes, to carrying out the big contract they are not there. Dominique will have to beat Man o . War in a real contest before I can give him tlie preference. He may do it, but I am from Missouri." In the Futurity Man o AVar will have-to carry 130 pounds, with 122on Dominique. Judging from AAednesdays race Dominique suited with any kind of going, as will Man o AVar, so that no excuse can be forthcoming in tlie Futurity, iuy matter what track conditions prevail. Dominique has been beaten but once, by Paul Jones, and that was due to a slight attack of bucked shins. Since his recovery he has shown to be built of high-class material. He was bred by J. N. Camden and sold for 50 when a yearling. . . Golden Broom, tlie fine-li"Kking Sweeper V,nn:i. - colt which suffered :iinfshnn in his Inst rafeht. Saratoga, will be, puneh-f ircd during the winter-ami .rested -until aext;--spring- ,:

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