Here and There on the Turf: Martingales Demonstration of Speed. Goshawks Failure as a Stayer. Bradley Shows a Real Derby Chance, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-09


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Here and There on the Turf Martingales Demonstration of Speed. Goshawks Failure as a Stayer. Bradley Shows a Real Derby Chance. J. S. Cosdens Martingale and Edward R. Bradleys Bright Tomorrow were two three-year-olds that are candidates for the great races of the year which made good in the racing of Monday. Both are candidates for the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby, but Bright Tomorrow, it is reported, will not be taken to Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes Saturday, but will be reserved for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs a week later. It is probable that Martingale will be a starter in the Preakness Stakes, as well as the Derby. Should the track be muddy Saturday he will undoubtedly b2 a live factor in the 0,000 added race. Last year he was one of the best mud running two-year-olds in training, and while he has run well over a fast track muddy going has always afforded him a peculiar ad vantage. From the beginning of his preparation this spring William Garth has always insisted that Martingale was a better colt than Dunlin, his stablemate and winner of the Hopeful Stakes of last year. Dunlin has failed utterly to show high class form this year and seemingly Garth was eminently correct in his estimate of the two colts. In his victory Mon day Martingale took the measure of four candidates for these two big races when back of him finished Vigil, Goshawk, Barbary Bush and Golden Rule. He took up 120 pounds and at that weight was conceding eight pounds to Vigil, which ran him to a head. He had equal weights with Goshawk; Barbary Bush received ten pounds and Golden Rule was in receipt of eight This race was at a mile, and while the time was good when Martingale ran it in 1:384-it was not excessively fast, but the fact that these were all back of him made the perform ance one of real merit. It returns Martingale at once to the class labeled dangerous. What the race did seem to demonstrate is that Goshawk ■ not more than a sprinter. He surely should be fit and ready by this time, but after setting the pace under restraint he quit badly when the stretch was reached. Vigil ran his usual good race and was closing up at the end in gallant fashion. He undoubtedly is the best of the Walter J. Salmon three year olds of the year. The fact that he will be in receipt of allowances from the other three year elds that were more fortunate in 1922 i wi.l make him better than useful in the Preak ncss Stakes reckoning. Altogether Thomas i Healey is well supplied with three year old i timber with Richard T. Wilsons Wilderness and Tall Timber and Walter J. Salmons Vigil | in his charge. All three of them will escap? I many cf the penalties that were earned by colts I of no better speed last year, and that will be a big advantage. Wilderness for the time being i is not considered up to the Preakness Stakes, i but he will surely come back, while it is prob i i i i | I I i i i able the other two will be sent to the post Sat- I urday. The race that was run by Bright Tomorrow at Lexington Monday was only at thre?-quar-ters and could hardly be considered as some- J ! thing approaching a trial for the Kentucky ! . Derby. But it was enough to show that the son of North Star III. and Sweet Alice is a I better colt than his previous racing would sug- gest. He ran th? three quarters in 1:12. and! while it is true he did not have much weight up he is a colt of extreme speed and considered the hope of the master of Idle Hour Stock 1 Farm. The arrival of the sample jumpers was an : 3 event in the steeplechase colony and just how t these foreigners are to race will be of great ■ 5 interest. All four of those brought over were C in active training when they were purchased ■ for the American sportsmen. It is safe to predict that each one will be shown in action at the Bdmont Park meeting that follows the present meeting at Jamaica. These jumpers were carefully collected, for they are in every i u : sense samples and on their success depends | i much on the subscription plan to bring over I B 1 6 many more.

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