Fast Work At Louisville: Centimeter Runs Mile and a Quarter in 2:09 4-5 at the Downs.; Leonardo II. Goes Same Distance in 2:11, Never Extended--Eternal in Fine Condition., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-14


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FAST WORK AT LOUISVILLE Centimeter Runs Mile and a Quar ¬ ter in 209 45 at the Downs Leonardo II Goes Same Distance Distancein in 211 Never Extended Eternal in Fine Condition LOUISVILLE Ky April 13 This was the busi ¬ est day of the spring training thus far for Ken ¬ tucky Derby candidates at the two local tracks All of the more prominent ones with the exception of Muskallonge were given good workouts several of them over the Derby distance of one and one quarter miles A light rain fell last night and it proved of much benefit to Ifoth courses especially the Downs where the going1 had become a trifle hard At the Downs Leonardo II was sent one and onequarter miles in 211 Centimeter from the G L H Black ford establishment went the same dis ¬ tance in 209 while Honnie Homme a stable mate of Leonardo II ran threequarters in 114 in company with Eternal Firebrand went a mile in 142 Coyne and Hrother Hatch one and oneeightii miles in 107 Hen Holt one and oneeighth miles in 132Fantoche 200 and Hilly Harton seveneighths in 132 Fantoche and Sir Thomas Kean were the Derby eligible to perform at Douglas Park each going a mile Tlie former went the distance in 145 his best move since his arrival from New Orleans while the latter ran onefifth of a second slower Mus ¬ kallonge was given a short gallop and in all prob ¬ ability will work ovor the Derby route tomorrow By far the best effort of the morning wa that of Leonardo II as he was never allowed to extend himself by jockey Andy Schuttinger and he could have shaded his mark of 211 considerably if given a chance He went the first quarter in 24 half mile in 50 threequarters in 115 and mile in 142 At the end of his workout he was not blowing a bit hard and did not appear in the least tired tiredCentimeters Centimeters work was the banner one of the day from a time standpoint but the little Meelick colt plainly showed signs of fatigue when lie had com ¬ pleted it His effort was high class however and he is sure to improve from it as this was his first real trial this spring There was no restraining him until after he had gone one and oneeighth miles when jockey Sammy McGraw took him up and allowed him to canter the tinal eighth Two pacemakers were used with Centimeter in his work ¬ out Maggie 0 starting with him and running the first half mile while Granddaddy picked him up at that point and finished out the distance The G L Hlackford colt wore blinkers in his trial His fractional time was quarter in 23 three eighths in 35 half mile in 48 fiveeighths in 100 threequarters fti 113 seveneighths in 127 mile in 140 and mile and oneeighth in 155 155CENTIMETEB CENTIMETEB GOING TO LEXINGTON Following this performance Aestal announced that he will ship Centimenter to Lexington Satur ¬ day and will start him in the Hen All Handicap and Hlue Grass Stakes Others in the Hlackford string which will accompany the colt are Hob Gentility Mesquite Scandal Maggie O and Grand daddy alongHon Jockey McGraw will go along Hon Homme and Eternal ran almost on even terms throughout and their pilots jockeys Schut ¬ tinger and T Jarvis respectively gave them a little leeway instead of holding them hard all the Wiiy The Derby colt was next to the inside rail They ran the first quarter in 24 three eighths in 35 half mile in 48 and fiveeighthn in 101 Toward the end the two jockeys re ¬ strained their mounts mountsEternals Eternals good showing came in for as much favorable comment as that of the Derby colt and the genet al opinion was expressed by horsemen who saw it that lie is going to be a serious factor in 1921 YorkHrother racing in Kentucky and New York Hrother Hatch practically eliminated himself from the Derby this morning and it is said that trainer C C Van Sleter has decided upon an operation in nn effort to cure his wind ailment He whis ¬ tled long and loud today in his workout and toward the end quit badly Melvin Thompson hii rider carried n light whin and used it on him sev ¬ eral times but he simply could not keep going goingJockey Jockey Mack Garner who rode Coyne held his mount close to Hrother Hatch as long as he could but it was a difficult task The pair started out at a good clip running the quarter hi 25 thrce eighlis in 38 half mile in 50 fiveeighths in 102 and threequarters in 115 but at this poin Hrother Hatch began to quit Coyne which was running easily went on tlie seveneighths in 129 and mile in 143 Garner eased him up a bit at this stage of it and he just cantered the next eighth eighthThe The track was a bit damp when Hilly Harton worked as he was out quite early He went the quarter in 25 half mile in 52 threequarters in 117 and seveneighths in 132 132In In an effort to provide living accommodations for the Derby visitors unable to get into tlie hotels the Kentucky Jockey Club bus opened a rooming bureau where all available rooms will be listed and the racing patrons will he directed to them Thousands of persons can be taken care of in this manner as already several hundred rooms have been placed on the available list listHoscoe Hoscoe Joose is developing a young rider named Francis Ginlpy who hails from Cleveland Ohio and the lad is attracting more than the usual attention from horsemen by the manner in which he leaves tlie harrier while schooling twoyearolds

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