Bradley String to Downs: Idle Hour Colorbearers Expected at Louisville Track Today, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-23


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BRADLEY STRING TO DOWNS Idle -Hour Colorbearers Expected at Louisville Track Today. Boxthorn Stables Leading Candidate for Kentucky Derby Bazaar Pointing for Clark Handicap. LEXINGTON, Ky April 22 Trainer H. J. "Dick" Thompson, who has handled the winners of four Kentucky Derbys for Col. E. R. Bradley, will ship tomorrow morning from Idle Hour Farm to Churchill Downs a string of eight horses. As usual, the string will include one of the foremost contenders for the Kentucky Derby. The leading Bradley candidate for the big race this year is Box-thorn, son of Blue Larkspur. Boxthorn has done everything asked of him so far this year, but as yet trainer Thompson has no accurate line on his chances for the Derby. The colt will be given his first workout over the Churchill Downs track Wednesday morning. The other Bradley Derby nomination, Big Gawk, will also be shipped to Louisville, but so far there has been little to indicate that he is of Derby caliber. Bazaar, good four-year-old filly, which was among the favorites for last years , Derby, will be started in the Clark Handicap on opening day at the Downs. Others in the string to be shipped are Bit of Sorrow, Born Happy and the two-year-olds Bien Joli, Bootless and Bitter Pill. Asked concerning the prospects for the return to racing of Balladier, which was the best or very near the best of last years two-year-olds, trainer Thompson revealed that it had been decided not to train him at all this year. During the winter it appeared that Balladiers -troublesome knees would clear up in time to train him for the big races of mid-summer and later, but veterinarians have lately discovered a slight threat of ankle trouble and have advised a longer rest period. Consequently, it has been decided to wait until next year before returning the son of Black Toney to racing. Veterinarians have assured Colonel Bradley that if rested until next year there is every chance that Balladier will then race soundly. A carload of horses bound for Aurora are to be shipped out of the Kentucky Association track tonight. The Jewell Brothers, twin sons of John B. Jewell, are shipping eight head in charge of Elmer Louden and J. C. Gillem is taking eight head. Each stable is comprised of a number of good platers and two-year-olds. Jockey J. Scurlock accompanies the Gillem stable and will do the bulk of its riding, as usual.

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