Kentucky Derby Candidates and Their Records: A Brief Review, Published Serially, of the Records of Eligibles for Fifty-Ninth Running of Historic Event Saturday, May 6, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-04


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s i ■ * Kentucky Derby Candidates and Their Records « | A Brief Review, Published Serially, of the Records j of Eligibles for Fifty-Ninth Running of Historic Event Saturday, May 6 j All Derby eligibles reviewed in this installment are now listed among the probable starters in the Derby. The best of the final lot mentioned, as judged by early odds and recent performances, is Sarada, the only son of Sir Gallahad III. likely to go to the post. The others listed here have come in for some consideration due to good races lately in Maryland and Kentucky. £ 1 i s t r J i i i ] J J J , , . J , , . . • , ; . l i - i SARADA, br. c, by Sir Gallahad III.— Sari, € i nominated by F. A. Griffith. Sarada, already respected in the future books, where he opened at 30 to 1 and dropped to 20 several weeks ago and more recently to 10 to 1, qualified as one of the seriously intended on April 26 when he won the Shenandoah Purse at Havre de Grace. This race was at a mile and seventy yards and Sarada, carrying 122 pounds and conceded weight by The Darb and Kerry Patch, got up to win by a nose in a hard drive with Gold Basis. The time was 1:42%, the mile run in 1:37*5. The race was a marked improvement over a previous one, his first of the year, and showed clearly that this well bred colt is just now rounding to form. His 1932 record, while good, was not so brilliant as to bring him wide attention until he won the Spalding Lowe Jenkins Handicap at Laurel in October. He started in that fixture as a field horse in the betting, but at the end of the mile he had the lead of a length and was gradually drawing away. The race was run on a good track and Sarada had up only 107 pounds. He again started as -a long shot in the Pimlico Futurity and, while he failed to get any part of the rich prize, he came up rapidly in the stretch and was gaining on the money horses at the end of the mile and one-sixteenth. His Walden Handicap was a still better effort and not only demonstrated that he is a good stretch-runner with a preference for a long route, but proved also that he could run on a muddy track. He was the trailer in the big field at the quarter, having been shuffled back soon after the start, but from there on he took a wide course, gained gradually and closed gamely in fourth place, being given third money when Garden Message, finishing second, was disqualified. Unless E. R. Bradley starts Fingal, Sarada will be the only son of Sir Gallahad III., sire of Gallant Fox, the 1930 winner, in the next Derby. Saradas dam, Sari, was sired by Omar Khayyam, winner of the 1917 Derby. SPICSON, ch. c, by Spic and Span— Jenny Dear, nominated by L. M. Severson. Spicsons name was included this week in a list of the probable starters in the Derby. His handlers are said to have been well pleased with the manner of his training in Kentucky and they were not dismayed by his failure to finish in the money in the recent Brown Hotel Purse, in which many western Derby eligibles ran. On the other hand, his performance in that event was highly satisfactory, for he closed full of run and was only a half length away from third place at the finish of the three-quarters, after starting slowly and losing much ground. On the score of condition, at any rate, Spicson can well be regarded as a likely starter. His winter performances were all good, although he failed to win a race at New i ] Orleans. He raced with the best three-year-olds down there, was one of the first three in every start and concluded his winter pro- , gram by running a close second to Col. Hatfield in the Louisiana Derby, on a muddy . track. Beaten only a neck, his failure to : win was probably due to his swerving at a critical period of the hard stretch drive. STRIDEAWAY, br. c, by Phalaros— Sand- rine, nominated by Three Ds Farm Stable, j Although Strideaway, which did not go to the post from July, 1932, to February, 1933, failed in his winter objective, the Louisiana Derby, he ran a good race at Churchill Downs on opening day and since then has been figured among the probable starters in j the Derby. His finish in the Brown Hotel Purse was third to Isaiah and Bold Lover, beaten five lengths for second. It was a better performance than was expected of him on the muddy track as his best racing had been on a fast track. After his long fall and winter lay-off, Strideaway was winner of his first two starts this year and, had the track been fast for the Louisiana Derby, he would probably have been strongly supported. It was no surprise to those who had followed his career that he labored in the going on that day. TRACE CALL. blk. c, by Call Boy— Tracedes, nominated by Audley Farm Stable. The only eligible from the Audley Farm Stable is expected to go to the post Derby Day. Until the running of the Glen Oak Purse at Havre de Grace April 25 he had shown little to warrant his consideration in a Derby field, but in that and in the subsequent Dixie Trial Purse he showed clearly that he is a greatly improved colt. In the Glen Oak he finished second to the new three-year-old sensation, Mr. Khayyam, and he was beaten only a half length in a six furlongs race run in 1:11%. Four days later he went in the Dixie Trial with two other three-year-olds and several older horses and finished second to Springsteel, beaten only a neck, and he was wearing the winner down at the end of the mile and one-sixteenth. He beat out War Stripes, Jimmy Sutro, Stepenfetchit and Blessed Event. WARREN JR., ch. c, by Bud Lerner— Bas-quaise, nominated by Calumet Farm Stable. Little did it appear that the only entry of Warren Wrights Calumet Farm Stable would rate a place among the Derbys probable starters until a few days after the opening of the Lexington spring meeting. On April 11 Warren Jr. made his first start since the first of last July and, to the surprise of thousands, he easily defeated the odds-on favorite. Red Whisk, in a Futurity course race run on a sloppy track. He led throughout and won by three lengths. His only victory as a two-year-old was in a maiden race at Arlington Park last June.

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