Judges Stand: Hill Prince Impresses in Downs Move Its News When Racing Manual Makes Error Threat Rail, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-01


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be be no no lapses lapses bet move." trainer C: JUDGES STANDI ; By Charles Hatton 1 Hill Prince Impresses in Downs Move Its News When Racing Manual Makes Error Threat Rail Strike Removed From Derby Burton Cards Distance Contests at Downs CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky., April 29. The Derby meet has made a splendid beginning, one which Reflects the tremendous interest in the sport here, and there will be be no no lapses lapses between bet veen now now and and next next Saturday, Saturday, what what with with the the veen now now and and next next Saturday, Saturday, what what with with the the Trial, Clark and Kentucky Oaks to be run during that interval. The daily crowds at the historic South Louisville course are most encouraging, and there is an audience of several hundred of the townsfolk on hand each morning to see the Derby colts train. Hill Prince was a good show this morning, rolling five furlongs in 1:01% in his first work over the course. The KTBAs Rosco Goose observed that "he seems to pick up speed as he goes along," and some of the dockers caught him a last furlong in :11 and some change. "It was a good isey Hayes said, "and I shall nrnhahiv wnrir nun a mile between races on Tuesday, or start him in the Trial that afternoon." The Wood winner had dispelled any doubts about his health these last several days. "He went but a mile SnJ? a ,?uarter m 2:02% at Jamaica on Saturday, then shipped 800 miles on Monday, loose in one end of the car. Perhaps it was this or some grass he picked up that upset him, but in any case I didnt take any chances and called a vet. He is perfectly all right now." Hayes expects Chris Chenery here early enough in the week to motor over to Claiborne and inspect Hill Princes blind dam Hildene and her smart colt foal. The Virginian may run her produce for two stakes on May 6, for Mango-hick is a prospect for Belmonts Toboggan. The American Racing Manual errs so rarely that It is news when one does detect a mistake. Little Pete Widener has kindly called our attention to one in the latest volume. It seems a sxay filly by Mahmoud from the Pharos mare Jezebel n. somehow was listed among the high-priced yearlings of 1948 that failed to show anything in competition at two last year. Turns out that Tom Cromwell bought this filly for 6,000 as an agent for Robert bterhng Clark, who shipped her to England. She was named Mary Phyllis and won the Pearly Way Stakes there as a two-year-old last season. Mahmoud appears to nick rather well with Pharos mares. So far as we know, he has been bred to only two of them in this country and both have had stakes winners. The other is of course, Oil Capitol, whos out of Never Again II. Baron iTOsten describes Pharos as a sire of somewhat phlegmatic horses, so that their temperaments make his daughters suitable mates for Mahmoud. Never Again II has passed out of the Elmendorf Stud to Kentmere and now is a boarder at Carter Thorntons place near Paris, to be returned to the gray Whitney stallion. Bill Corum is delighted with the way in which his first Derby is shaping up, what with all the intersectional rivalry and it seems unlikely if Tuesdays mile Derby Trial, last of the "previews, will make Saturdays classic any less interesting. Corum Mid the Downs got another break when the threatened rail strike was postponed until May 10, four days after the "Run for the Roses." Special trains will bring Derby visitors from Chicago, New York and the Coast. Your Hosts spectacular run in the Scarlet Gate Purse was a break for the railroads and airlines flying between Louisville and California, as several hundred native sons will be in Saturdays audience when he goes to the post. Had he put in a dull race at Keeneland, fewer of them would have cared to make the journey to Derbytown By the way, there are all sorts of side bets on this Derby, and one pricemaker is quoting odds on the size of the starting field giving the player the privilege of laying or playing the price against starters. Fred Burton seems to agree with Corum that the public likes to see horses go somewhere and he has written a generous number of mile and one-sixteenth races in the condition book. Three of these are on Mondays card and there is a like number among the nine events Derby Day. Of course, the horses are rather cheap, but the crowds enjoy seeing them break off in front of the stand and go once around the mile strip. It will please owners generally and breeders in particular that Burton also proposes a good many races for the new crop of two-year-olds, and some of them are claimers. "Its the same every spring in Kentucky," a trainer observed this morning. "Everyone likes to think he has a real runner among his two-year-olds when Keeneland opens. But before the season is very old they are looking for a place to -run them cheaply." In case you have forgotten, a new regulation applies to the races for two-year-olds here and they run under a closed claiming clause. It will be interesting to note how this works out. Turf ana: Next Move is a candidate for the Kentucky Oaks ...Prince Simon continues the Epsom Derby choice, just missing in the Guineas, which Boyd-Rochfort considered a harder race for him than the Newmarket classic. . ."Aunt Jinny" Healey came over from Maryland to see D. A. Headley run her namesake... Mrs. E. S. Moore plans to race Miss Thrill in the East. . .Steven B. Wilson will race Anyoldtime, whos Oil Capitols half -brother... Mrs. Leslie Combs is recovering from an eye injury... Ken Church is high on Juliets Nurse, whom he may ride in the Debutante on Derby Day. . .S. E. Veitch goes to New York after the Derby.

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