Leonardo II. At The Downs: Xalapa Farm Derby Hope and Stablemates Arrive at Louisville Track., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-11


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LEONARDO II AT THE DOWNS Xalapa Farm Derby Hope and Stablemates Arrive at Louisville Track LOUISVILLE Ky April 10 Freezing weather with intermittent snow flurries prevailed here today but adverse conditions did not prevent a number of the Kentucky Derby eligibles being given good workouts at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park The former course was almost fast but the Beachmont track was slow and the gallops there were not much from a time standpoint standpointThe The nios interesting event of the morning how ¬ ever was the arrival from Hot Springs Ark of the Xalapa Farm stable headed by the Derby candi ¬ dates Leonardo II and Bon Ilomme A large crowd braved the cold for several hours waiting to get a glimpse of these two horses They came in for much admiration as a result of their splendid appearance James W McClelland brought sixteen thoroughbreds eleven of them twoyearolds from the vapor city and the trip was made without mis ¬ hap Every horse was unloaded with a normal temperature and the Derby hopes were quite frisky while being led from the train chute to their stalls Leonardo II has developed in size and conforma ¬ tion far more than any of the other Derby horses seen here thus far tills spring In addition to Leonardo II and Bon Homme McClelland brought Despair which is also eligible to the Derby Eternal The Wanderer and the following twoyear olds My Play brother of Man o War Good Time brother to Honrless Missionary Ballot Mark Sweepy Southern Cross Poo Lucky Hour Swagger Bengalese and Alex Hamilton HamiltonThe The entire outfit presented a splendid appearance and the horses evidently put in an excellent winter Mulciber and a pair of twoyearolds were sent to Havre de Grace Trainer Kirn Patterson Roy Waldron one of his assistants and jockey T Janis also came on the same train with the Xalapa horses Jockey Schuttinger is due tomorrow tomorrowI I am not making a Derby prediction said McClelland in discussing the chances of Leonardo II and Bon Homme in the rich race but I will frankly state that I believe that my brown colt meaning Leonardo II will muss things up con ¬ siderably for the others in the race before he is beaten He lias eeu training faniinj lv jit HQr Spfiifes uttr Vlmie SsiTCTfinf a mile bne Slid ohtv eighth wiles and even a mile and a quarter quite a few times Bon Ilomme is also doing fine and he is an excellent Derby possibility In my opinion Tryster is undoubtedly the horse that we all have to beat as he is a rugged thoroughbred and one that will stand hard training and improve fast with it Dr Clarks performance at Bowie Sat ¬ urday is evidence that trainer Jimmy Rowe has the Whitney horses ready now and he still has almost a month to work with Tryster TrysterCENTIMETER CENTIMETER IN FAST WORKOUT WORKOUTSome Some of the Xalapa horses will be shipped to Lexington but McClelland said today that he had not decided as yet which ones he will take there thereTo To Centimeter G L Blackfords threeyearold son of Meelick fell the honor this morning of turning in th best workout of any of the western Derby eligibles He ran one and oneeighth miles in 155 at Churchill Downs the first mile in 141 Jockey Sammy McGraw who rode him eased him up to almost a canter at the end of the mile The Meelick colt worked with blinkers on and minus a pacemaker His workout was pronounced highly meritorious by trainer Dick Vestal as lie never fully extends himself unless another horse runs with him He ran the first quarter in 23 three eighths in J5 half mile in 48 fiveeighths in 10173 threequarters in 115 and seveneighths in 129 McGraw took him up a bit after going fiveeighths and then released him again at the threequartern post He responded with a great burst of speed when released from restraint restraintCoyne Coyne and Brother Batch were sent a mile together in 143 and they galloped out an addi ¬ tional eighth in 159 In this workout Brother Batch clearly demonstrated that it will avail trainer C C Van Meter little to continue preparing him for the Derby as his stablemate beat him off and jockey Mack Garner who rode Coyne had a strong hold on his mount in an effort to keep him alongside of his companion Brother Batch continued to drop back however The opinion vas expressed generally by horsemen who wit ¬ nessed the performance that he will not do for the Derby The cold weather might have affected his throat ailment some but at any rate his showng was poor poorCoyne Coyne dsplayed excellent speed throughout The fractions for the workout were Quarter in 23 threeeighths in 35 half mile in 48 five cighths in 101 threequarters in 114 and seveneighths in 128 128Bent Bent Bolt was under restraint all the way in a workout of a mile in 148 and he was gal ¬ loped another eighth finishing in 204 Jockey Jack Hanover rode him and after letting him run the first half mile in 40 he eased him up to a slower pace covering the threequarters in 110 110Firebrand Firebrand J S Hawkins Derby hope went M mile in 143 at the Downs in easy fashion Hi fractions were quarter in 25 half mile in 50 and threequarters in 11075 11075Castlereagh Castlereagh another Derby eligible which is in Dan Lehans stable galloped one and onesixteenth miles in 154 He was held ill check practically all the way wayOver Over at Douglas Park Muskallonge from Bud Fishers stable was sent over the Derby route of one and onequarter miles in 210 This was good work considering track conditions and the colt wan never allowed to extend himself He galloped the first quarter in 20 half mile in 53 three quarters in 12075 and mile in 148 148Fantoche Fantoche owned by Alex Gordon trainer of Mus kallonge ran a mile in 147 and like his stable mate was under restraint all the way He cov ¬ ered the first half in 51 51Frank Frank McKenna who was forced to absent him ¬ self from winter racing because of illness was an arrival from his home in St Louis LouisJohn John C Ferriss came in this morning from visits in Pensacola Fla and his old home Nashville Tenn TennThe The brood mare Kiva which failed to foal this yenr has been sent to T Murphys farm by Joe Umensetter and she again will be mated with Golden Maxim MaximJockey Jockey S McGraw arrived from New Orleans last night after a strenuous trip from the Crescent City by motor Tho poor roads In the scuth prac ¬ tically ruined his machine machineRacing Racing Secretary William H Shelley came from Lexington this morning to confer wlti tue horse ¬ men at the local tracks regarding their plans for shipping there He returned to Lexington tonight Jockey tonightJockey Earl Pool motored down from Lexington last night and returned there tonight If you want to see fast horses and horses ready to rim just come to Lexington was his reply to a horse ¬ mans question as to how the horses there are training trainingA A F Dayton brought eight horses here from Bowie Jockey C Parrinh an apppreutjce rider came ritli liinu

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