Hydromel Qualifies: J. N. Camdens Derby Candidate Makes Auspicious Debut., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-10


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I J J. " t t t . , i t | . i t t . I ! 1 I - I t 1 HYDROMEL QUALIFIES ♦ N. Camdens Derby Candidate Makes Auspicious Debut. ♦ Wins from Derby Eligibles Impressively — Prince of Wales to the Fore. • LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 9. — There were no traces today of the heavy storm that visited these parts Saturday night. The track was in excellent shape for todays racing and bright sunshine helped bring out a large crowd. The racing was again spectacular, with several of the finishes finding the contenders fighting it out at the end. While the race in which Hydromel started held the most interest, due to his prominence as a Derby factor, the real feature of the afternoon was the Kentucky Hotel Handicap, bringing out some of the best sprinters in these parts. The race enabled the speedy Prince of Wales to account for the -first purse of the meeting f«»r E. B. McLean, i well-known publisher. Prince of Wales justified the great confidence placed in him by never causing his backers a moment of anxiety, winning with ease after having led from the start. He finished a good margin in advance of Energy. The latter came with a rush through the stretch and overhauled T. S. Jordan, the early contender to Prince of Wales, for second place. The time of 1 :12%, made by Prince of Wales, was highly creditable, considering the ease with which he won. J. N. Camdens Hydromel made his first start at this track as a three-year-old today, and qualified for his start in the Kentucky Derby, to be run next Saturday, by scoring a handy victory over some other Derby eligibles and racers of mature years. The race was at the mile distance, and Hydromel was worked out after the race an additional quarter, covering the distance in 2 :08%, after having originally raced the mile in 1 :38*i, and the mile and an eighth in 1 :53%. Hydromel was one of the most pronounced favorites of the present year in Kentucky. He absorbed almost all the play indulged in on the race. His backers were not greatly encouraged in the early stages of the race, for he persisted in dropping back and, at one stage, was next to last. Hydromel raced far back for nearly half a mile before he responded to his riders utging. and just before reaching the stretch, he settled fully in his stride and gained fast. Sixty had managed to secure a good lead. Continued on twentieth i age. - HYDROMELJUALIFIES 1 | Continued from first page , and he had a two lengths lead over Nedda in the final eighth, but Hydromel would not be denied and gradually gained on the leaders, and in the last sixteenth, was drawing away fast. Sixty had little difficulty retaining second place, and Nedda was as easily best of the others. In addition to Sixty and Hydromel, Candy Blackbird and Mr. Kirkwood were other Derby eligibles in the race. Mr. Kirkwood raced fairly well, but not good enough to warrant "rating him as a Derby possibility. Candy Blackbird was always far out of it and failed to display anything to even suggest that he will be a starter in next Saturdays race. Owner J. N. Camden was present to witness his colt race, and he expressed satisfaction with his performance, and expressed be-| lief that he would render a good account of ; himself in the Derby. The introductory race, which brought out a field of fifteen, the largest of the afternoon, resulted in a victory for Seminola. with Pani Roma second and Nettie Sweep third. The race was over three-quarters, with the winner in advance of the others almost ail they way, but under light driving in the stretch to retain her coveted position. It was Pani Roma that offered most opposition in the final quarter of a mile, but was not good ; enough. Nettie Sweep had to race from far I back to account for third place. Wild Notes, I which delayed the start by her tactics at i the barrier, forced the winners pace for the first half-mile, then tired. Fire Proof, a two-year-old son of Under Fire — Francesca. from the stable of J. Holmes, accounted for the second race. W. Lausvher got the winner up in a hard drive to overhaul McKim, which had r:u-ed into a long lead, and hung on rather gamely after the winner caught him in the last eighth. laoetasy finished third. Although racing as if much the east, the Wild Rose Farm Slabks" Aregal, was forced to accept defeat behind Fire Chief in the third race. The latter managed to outstay Aregal by half a length after Aregal had l e. i forced back to last place in the first half-mile Cloud Idallaer, which set the aaee ■ f " ■ Hst nice, was a tiring third. Soiree, Portia and Miss Fire fought it eat Gtu. u.u y i er the four and a half fur!ongs ! of the Mocking Bard Valley Puis.-, the finish I linciiri ■; h-m v.ell grouped and in the order I named. S Ires won by a skill I half lensjtk, I tke final : ixt — nti finding Portia, the favor- I itc. ti inn s.ifihtly. after racing in tr.-nt most of the way. Miss I«ire raced evenly through- on., while Quicken failed Ij get to the lead-, SR at any stag-. j

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