Sun Briars Latest Fast Work-Out: Goes a Good Mile Before Being Shipped to Lexington to Start in the Derby Trial, Daily Racing Form, 1918-04-21


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SUN BRIARS LATEST FAST WORK-OUT Goes a Good Mile Before Being Shipped to Lexington to Start in the Derby Trial. Louisville. Ky.. April JO. — Willis Sharp.- Kilmers Kentucky Derby candidate. Sun Briar, yesterday morning was giv:-n his last try-out prior to being shipiied to Lexington with eight others of the stables horses. In this latest work Sun Briar went a mile accompanied by Tom McTaggart, the pair reeling off the distance in 1:475. The fractions were |4%, M% M, 51 f,. 1:04%, 1:17%. 1:31%. The pair covered the at a pretty *tea Jy pace, their riders having a strong hold o? them- throughout. W. Knapp was again astride of the Derby favorite and the latter showed no disposition to swerve on the turns. Trainer Heury McDaniel was immensely pleased with the colts latest effort and expressed the opinion that his ringbones were not bothering the colt at all. And this opinion was concurred in hv those who witnessed the work, which was the fastest and most impressive one shown by the Kilmer colt since his trainer had started to send him a mile. It is McDanicls intention to give the colt another work-out at one mile after he gets settled at i.iexiiigtoii. and after that work he lielieves he will be fit and ready to start in a race that his trainer has already picked out for him. Xelsweep. the other Kentucky Derby eligible from the Kilmer barn, will also be given a taste of racing while at Lexington. Ipon his showing there will depend whether or not he will lie a starter in the Derby. Should he show enough speed and a disposition to go the route of a mile and a quarter Nels.veep will surely start in the rich stake at Churchill Downs. Just previous to lieing placed aboard the cars for shipment to Icxingtoii Kenneth 1. Alexanders Eseoba. second choice in the Derby field, was fired for a splint that he developed in his left foreleg. The splint is just lielow the k:ice and a little to the right having formed on what is known as the "cannon" bone, but not near enough to the tendon to make the ailment serious. The growth is about the size of a small walnut and is hardly not ieea tile except to the practiced eye. Dr. Kichards. who attended the colt, does not believe the ailment will prove serious or that it will prevent the colt from starting in the IK rby. but he has advised trainer Ward not to indulge him in any severe work for a few days.

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