Candidates At Hot Springs: Leonardo II., Bon Homme, Mulciber and Despair in an Advanced State of Training., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-07


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CANDIDATES AT HOT SPRINGS Leonardo II Bon Homme Mulciber and Despair in an Advanced State of Training HOT SPRINGS Ark April 0 To be formidably represented by three starters in the Kentucky Derby is the aim of James A McClelland trainer manager of the extensive band of racers that will carry the silks of Xalapa Farm owned by Edward V Simms To carry out his plans Leonardo II on Ilomme Mulciber and Despair a quartet of worthy ones are being given one of the most care id and thorough preparations AAhatever other miners may be doing with their charges destined o start in the Kentucky Derby May 7 there is not he remotest chance of their being anywhere nearly as well fit up to the present as the Simms repre ¬ sentatives Leonardo II is taking his training in particularly good style and no matter how strenu ¬ ous the task set for him he works impressively and what is more pleasing to his handlers with ¬ out evincing the slightest indication of the trouble hat caused his retirement after the winning of he Hopeful Stakes There are few acquainted with the fact that in that rich fixture bringing to the post many of the crack twoyearolds of this onntry Leonardo II was nowhere near his best orm For a week previous to the race his train ¬ ing was practically suspended on account of lame ¬ ness nessHe He was injured by a kick which had affected a small bone in his hind leg and the injury necessi ¬ tated constant tubbing of the leg in ice water to reduce inllammation Leonardo II has wintered wonderfully well as have the other seventythree lorses that were quartered at Oaklawn during the cold period He has grown and tilled out linely James McClelland commenting on this said lie is performing every task asked of him and in my judgment he Avill go far and fast any distance he is sent Leonardo II is regarded as the stables mainstay for threeyearold honors and he will bo ridden by Schuttinger who is galloping him in all liis work workLeonardo Leonardo II has already shown a convincing mile far sui erior to any other Derby candidates and traveled the Derby distance at a moderate pace Bon paceBon Hommes improvement during the winter has been particularly noticeable and shrewd horsemen who have observed him flosely give him a good chance to carry off the Derby An idea of how well advanced lie is in his training is indicated by his mile and a quarter gallop this morning in 2111 and that quite easily too Jockey Robinson will ride DerbyMulciber him in the Kentucky Derby Mulciber which raced late in the fall and credit ¬ ably is like his stablematcs taking his Derby preparation in satisfactory style and the fashion in which he goes about his work is giving his stable hopes that he will prove a formidable proposition for threeyearolds to tackle Jockey Jarvis will have the mount on him in the Derby and is gallop ¬ ing him daily dailyIt It is the present intention of James McClelland to ship the quartet of Derby cligibles to Lexing ¬ ton for the racing there and start them over the Kentucky Association course previous to sending them DerbyNever to the post in the Derby Never had i band of horses winter so well in my entire turf connections said Mr McClel ¬ land AVe havent had a sick or ailing horse in the stable since landing at Oaklawn At no period of the winter have the horses been kept inactive through bad weather conditions That includes the Derby eligibles eligiblesJockeys Jockeys Schuttinger and Jarvis who have assisted assistedin in formBoth the preparation of the horses are in good form Both riders have from eight to twelve mounts each eachmorning morning morningEternal Eternal is working fast going sound as a dollar

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