Third Mayer-Bred to Race in Derby: Grandpere Coasts Surviving Hopeful; Movie Magnate Represented By On Trust and Stepfather In 1947 Renewal of Race, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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E H J SHAW Grandperes trainer Third MayerBred to Race in Derb Grandpere Coasts Surviving Hopeful HopefulMovie Movie Magnate Represented By On Trust and Stepfather In 1947 Renewal of Race By OSCAR OTIS OTISCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 Grandpere Californias sole hope in the seventyfourth running of the Derby here tomorrow is the third horse bred by Louis B Mayer to start in this most famous of classics and his owner Mrs John Payson Adams of San Francisco and Edenvale Farm is hoping that per ¬ haps the third time may prove the charm charmThe The Louis B Mayer farm outstanding in the West sent two of its produce to the Derby last year On Trust who carried the silks of Earl O Stice and Sons and who finished a creditable and courageous fourth to Jet Pilot Phalanx and Faultless The other was Stepfather who finished eighth in the same race raceGrandpere Grandpere is one of the best California breds of recent years and his record as a twoyearold would entitle him to serious consideration in such a race as the Derby His chances of winning would appear to hinge more upon the current fitness than upon intrinsic merit the latter of which there is no question questionGrandpere Grandpere while a Californian has stout Australian blood coursing through his veins it is perhaps a coincidence that his trainer E H J Shaw also is an Aus ¬ tralian by birth but now an American by naturalization naturalizationSired Sired by Beau Pere PereGrandpere Grandpere is a son of the late imported Beau Pere Brave Bird she by the Aus ¬ tralian stud Heroic We won 72625 as a twoyearold of which 65300 was in stakes awards awardsAmong Among his more brilliant accomplish ¬ ments was a bangup third in the Haggin stakes at Hollywood Park 110 and a race which many considered him unlucky to lose winning the Hollywood Laddie Stakes 110 for the six furlongs sec ¬ ond in the Starlet Stakes also at Holly ¬ wood second in the California Stakes at Golden Gate Fields winner of the Oak ¬ land Stakes also at Golden Gate Fields six furlongs in 111 flat winner of the Homebred Stakes at Bay Meadows six fur ¬ longs in 110 under 126 pounds and winner of the Salinas Handicap at Bay Meadows mile in 136 and also under 126 pounds poundsThat That Grandpere was beginning to lose that brilliant form was apparent when he was fourth to Call Bell in the 50000 California Breeders Championship Mile on the opening day of Santa Anita After that his poor showing rapidly made it clear that he should go on the sidelines sidelinesA A veterinary check disclosed that Grand ¬ pere was suffering from an ulcer of the jaw This was cleared up and Grandpere was sent to the Edenvale Farm near San Jose for a lenghty fresheningup period periodIt It long has been the ambition of Mrs Adams to win a Kentucky Derby and when Grandpere was taken up on the farm all his training was pointed toward the Derby He was given preliminary gal ¬ lops of two miles on the private mile train ¬ ing track at Edenvale given a few brisk workouts at Bay Meadows before being placed on the cars for Kentucky KentuckyHe He made his Blue Grass debut here In a sprint on opening day and after en ¬ countering trouble was third to Mel Hash and Galedo All observers to the race agreed that Grandpere had exceptional bad luck in his debut debutGrandperes Grandperes training continued with a mile and a furlong work here on Wednes ¬ day dayBoth Both Mrs Adams and trainer E H J Shaw agree that Grandpere is just an out ¬ side possibility in the race in the view of the sensational accomplishments of Cita ¬ tion and Coaltowri but both are Agreed and hopeful that the Californiabred will run a creditable race raceThe The reason for this belief is that Grand ¬ peres training schedule was hurried a bit for a top flight effort in the Derby and it is entirely possible that when he reaches New York with Burning Dream and others in the Adams string following the Derby running he will tend to show more of the form which made him a topflight con ¬ tender in California at two

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