Roamer Does Fast Work-Out.: Andrew Millers Gelding Scores Best Time of Kentucky Handicap Candidates., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-23


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ROAMER DOES FAST WORK-OUT. Andrew Millers Gelding Scores Best Time of Kentucky Handicap Candidates. Louisville, Ky., May 22. Several of the candidates for the 5.000 Kcntueky Handicap to be run at Daagtas Park on June 2. engaged in fast trials last week, feat by far the bi st move was that of Roamer. Andrew Millers six year old son of Knight Errant Rose Tree II. The sturdy little gelding worked a mile and an eighth in 1:54, hard bcM and he showed that ha still has all of his old -time early foot, as lie went the first |iiarter in 24, the half mile in 48%, the three -ejaarters in 1:13% and the sails in 1:10-.. Jockey Benny Kb-egor worked the horse and he had plenty of weight, but he simply toyed with it. After Kh-oger dismounted he said that Roamer was "crying to run" all the way and it was with difficulty that he restrained him as much as lie did. At the present time Roamer is one of the most favored of the Kentucky Handicap cligihics. but the race is such an open affair that he is going to find plenty of opposition in such horses as Old Rosebud, Hodge. Boots, Dodge. M Crump, which won the race last year; Colonel Vennie. a four-time stake winner this year; Iif Jr.. which has won the last four stakes he lias started in and a number of other classy ones. Colonel Vennie Displays Great Speed. Sunday morning Jefferson Livingstons Colonel Vennie was sent a fast seven -eighths, going Use ijuurter in 23%, half in 47!.-,, five eighths in 1:01, three-quarters in 1:13% and seven-eighths in 1:27. He was only cantering at the end. Many shrewd horsemen, who have seen this horse race all winter, say that no one knows really how good he is. as he has done everything asked of him, even to the extent of winning four stakes this year to date. At New Orleans he beat horses which have won stakes on many other tracks and lie beat them going away and at Ix xington the two stakes he won were over high -class performers. Trainer Walter Jennings sent Boots and Ed Crump a mile and an eighth in 1:55 and they likewise were never extended to the limit. They broke together at the eighth and went a quarter in 24, three eighths in 30, half mile in 59, five-eighths in 1:01, three-quarters in 1:15 and the mile in 1:41%. Neither of them were taking a long breath when they pulled up and they arc both fit to run the race of their lives. Each time Ed Crump works he looks better and Trainer Jennings is confident that he will repeat last years victory in the Kentucky Handicap. Dick Williams, also from the Macomber stable, worked Sunday, but he was only galloped and went a mile in 1:48.

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