Judges Stand: Hoop Jr. Looms Strong Preakness Choice Snider Ignores Chill, Gets License English Derby Heros Amer. Ancestors Peter Pan Cap Weights Accrue Interest, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-12


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I I |S»*§M» § $§| ™"*1™ JUDGES STAND 1 — By Charles Hatton j Hoop Jr. Looms Strong Preakness Choice Snider Ignores Chill/ Gets License English Derby Heros Amer. Ancestors Peter Pan Cap Weights Accrue Interest , LOUISVILLE. Ky.. June 11. Hoop Jr. proved himself incomparably the best mudder in the | Derby. Few have any doubt tiiat he would have spread-eagled , his field fully as convincingly were the Kentucky classic run , I I down down Third Third Street Street Boulevard. Boulevard. There There is is also also I , , down down Third Third Street Street Boulevard. Boulevard. There There is is also also I , , little question that he will be the Preakness J i favorite, and he is a candidate for the Bel- j mont. How long Fred Hoopers colt campaigns may depend upon how well he responds to trainer Ivan Parkes treatment of his running gear. It was almost constantly ; iced previous to the "Run for the Roses," having caused concern following his sensa- tional mile in 1:385 for the race, but he came out of the Derby shipshape, so to speak. Eddie Arcaro. booting his third Derby winner, ner, had had only only to to "tie "tie on." on." We. We. incidentally, incidentally, ■ ™"*1™ ner, had had only only to to "tie "tie on." on." We. We. incidentally, incidentally, ■ believe he might have won it anyhow, had his original mount, Free for All. who is trained by Burley Parke, withstood the rigor- 1 ous Derby prep. Hoop Jr. is the third scion of A. B. Hancocks pet. Sir Gallahad III., to wear the roses, the other two being the famed "Fox of Belair" and the obscure Gallahadion. He will attemot to emulate Gallant Fox in the "Triple Crown." His dam. One Hour, a stakes winner herself, previously had foaled the stakes winners Split Second and Gay Monarch, which compensated for Hoop Jr.s lack of size as a yearling. Hooper went to 0,200 to get him. Clearly, the Alabaman admired the colt from the first, else he would not have named him for his seven-year-old son. Of course. Hooper, who is assembling a stud in Alabama, will be at the sales ringside again this summer, and the Derby result made Sir Gaily s" get even more desirable. The Snider incident at Churchill Downs on the weekend momentarily ruffled officialdoms serenity. The jockey, who came here to ride Burning Dream, was given a cool reception, applied for a license anyway and finally was granted one. There is a good deal of backstairs surmise about the reason for the delay, but we shall not go into that. Snider is licensed in New York and. apparently, convinced the local stewards that he is deserving. Several of his fellow Derby riders called on the officials to ask that they explain their hesitancy, and for a few anxious moments it seemed the Derby field might be comprised of loose horses. The English Derby, decided the same day as its Kentucky , I counterpart, resulted in approved fashion when Dante prevailed. | This son of Nearco was unbeaten as a two-year-old last season. | He did sustain one "blot on his escutcheon" in a prep race for I | the Derby this year, but that was ascribed to an eye injury. j | Nearco was himself beaten only once in his career. This reversal j came about in the Grand Prix. Dantes conquest of the English | I Derby, like that of Heliopolis sister Sun Stream in the Oaks, is j popular with American turfmen, for Dante is as American as J j corn on the cob on the distaff side of his pedigree. His grandam, I i Sibola. was bred by Pierre Lorillard in New Jersey and was J i | shipped abroad for racing, where she was good enough to capture j j a One Thousand Guineas. Sibola. in turn, stems from Maiden, I who won one of the more historic Travels renewals. Mahmouds I I j I is a somewhat similar case against the Jersey Act. as one of his ancestors was Americus, a horse Uncle Henry McDaniel trained j here. Shipped to England. Americus became Mahmouds umpty umpty grandsire. It seems unlikely that Belmonts mile and a furlong Peter Pan Handicap next Tuesday will lure any of the "classic colts," sandwiched as it is between the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, but is of academic interest to the turf folk for the reason that Jack Campbells weight assignments are due on Preakness eve and the nominees include Pavot, Hoop Jr., Burning Dream, Jeep and War Jeep. Possibly some of these will be declared, thus will not be weighted, but racegoers are eager to learn how the noted The Jockey Club handicapper rates them, applying his calculations to the Hilltop stake. Figuring it out to three decimals and throwing in an equasion by white mice, one imagines Campbells natural impulse is to favor Hoop Jr. I Turfiana: Cpl. Tom Shehan, a whilom member of the Daily Racing Form staff who now is sports editor of "Yank," saw his first Kentucky Derby last week-end. The war plays some strange : ! tricks. Little did the corporal dream, for instance, he would witness racing at Naples and in Algiers before he saw a "Rose Run." Shehan goes soon to Alaska, and returns to the stewards stand after V-J Day. . . . Warren Wrights 0,000 Bull Lea colt Jezros made his debut here Derby Day, running coupled with the e more precocious In Earnest in a maiden race. The esteemable ■ Plain Ben likes to hope In Earnest will be in the entries again next Derby Day. Railbirds, remembering the care Jones lavished i 1 on Whirlaway, think it a good tip that the Missourian the other r morning troubled to walk High Shine, another of his two-year-olds, a full mile alongside a pony in a teeming rain. . . . Alexis forfeited a chance at the Belmont Stakes when he was altered J 1 last winter. . . . Joe H. Palmer, executive secretary of the American Trainers Association and a talented scribe, does a grand job in American Race Horses of 1944. . . . Walter Jeffords will visit t Faraway Farm at Lexington this month. . . . Preakness betting probably will get under way early Saturday. . . . Come and Go o is going to Washington Park, where there is 5,000 in added d I money stakes for three-year-olds and upward of her sex. . . . . I A number of Washington diplomats are expected to see the j Preakness. We can only guess if these will include Senator r Chandler. Mrs. Chandler visited the Downs, but if we saw "Hap" " j he was incognito. . . . Maj. Ed Williams modestly prefers to let t others point out that the NARC is the logical nucleus of the e proposed National Commission.

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