Leonardo II.S Fast Work: Gallops Full Derby Distance of Mile and a Quarter in 2:06.; Coyne Goes Same Route in 2:09--Bon Homme and Billy Barton Go Fast Miles., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-20


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LEONARDO IIS FAST WORK Gallops Full Derby Distance of Mile and a Quarter in 206 Coyne Goes Same Route in 209 Bon Homme and Billy Bar ¬ ton Go Fast Miles LOUISVILLE Ky April 19 Displaying almost phenomenal speed in the early stages and never hard driven Leonardo II chief reliance of the Xalapa Farm Stable for the coming Kentucky Derby turned in a workout of onb and a quarter miles in 200 at Churchill Downs this morning Tliis was the best gallop of any of the eligibles for the 50000 added race thus far and it sent the stock of the big brown colt soaring among the turf ¬ men here It was a meritorious performance and changed the views of many persons who had ex ¬ pressed doubt as to his possession of stamina staminaLeonardo Leonardo II did not have a pacemaker to run witli him and it would have been a hard task to have found one able to keep near him so fast did he go Jockey Andy Schuttinger was on him and he allowed him to travel at a rapid pace right from the start although he didnot urge him to my extent extentThe The Sweep colt ran the first eighth of a mile in 11 quarter in 22 threeeighths in 34 half mile in 47 fiveeighths in 59 threequarters in 113 seveneighths in 120 mile in 139 and mile and oneeighth in 153 Running down the backstretch Leonardo II appeared to want to loaf a bit and after he dismounted Schuttinger said that such was the ease At the threeeighths post he shook him up a trifle and from there on lie went on about his business Toward the windup Schuttinger hunched him some and the colt had speed in reserve as he ran the final quarter in twentysix seconds secondsThe The hard workout tired the Xalapa representa ¬ tive to a noticeable extent and this was just what James W McClelland and trainer Kim Patterson wanted Hervas not in distress and soon cooled out to the satisfaction of his staMe connections Tliis was his first gruelling effort over the Derby route and it was the unanimous opinion of the horsemen who witnessed it that he will improve from it His high early speed was almost unbe ¬ lievable and there was a general comparing of the fractional time all around The figures given here are those of McClelland and Patterson and they agree with practically all of the horsemen who timed the workout workoutLeonardo Leonardo II is the fastest horse I ever was on said Schuttinger and if anybody thinks1 that he will not run over a long distance of ground they lire mistaken I did not hustle him a bit while he was running so fast and lie could have increased his speed After turning into the backstretch lie tried to loaf witli me and I let him gallop at his own gait for a short distance but when I clucked it him he picked up and took his work more seri ¬ ously The way he ran the last quarter thoroughly convinced mo that he is a stayer stayerWhile While the Xalapa standard bearer came in for the most attention during the training period here this morning he did not absorb the entire limelight is several other Derby hopes worked in brilliant style The most noticeable of these were Coynes which ran one and a quarter miles in 209 Bon Homme mile in 140 and Billy Barton the same dis ¬ tance in 143 143COYNES COYNES WORK IMPRESSIVE IMPRESSIVECoyne Coyne used up a pair of pacemakers Grace and Mighty Man and his workout was far above the ordinary He was sent fast for a mile and an eighth which he ran in 153 and jockey Mack Garner let him canter out the additional eighth His fractions were extremely fast he running the quar ¬ ter in 24 threeeighths in 35 half mile in 47 five eighths in 59 threequarters in 113 and mile in 140 Grace a filly in the C C Van Meter stable started with Coyne and at the five and one half furlongs post she dropped back and the fleet Mighty Man took up the running When he joined the Derby colt he bumped into him almost shunting him off his stride and forcing him to lose a little ground Garner hustled him for an instant and soon had him back in his stride Garner said that this was the only time that he rode him hard until after he had gone a mile when he again shook him up a bit took a firm hold of him at the end of the mile and an eighth eighthThis This matked Coynes first hard workout over thn Derby distance also and the manner in which he acquitted himself increased his following consid ¬ erably He showed no ill effects of his hard work and pulled up in fine condition conditionBon Bon Hcmme ran almost on a par with his stable mate Leonardo II as far as lie was asked to go and Schuttinger was on him also He dashed off at a high rate of speed covering the eighth in 11 quarter in 22 threeeighths in 34 half mile in 47 fiveeighths in 100 threequarters in 114 and seveneighths in 127 His rider gave him his head until after lie had gone fiveeighths when lie gathered him in a bit Bon Homme wore blink ¬ ers and worked alone Passing the six and onehalf furlongs post he stumbled a little but did not lose his stride strideTliis Tliis marked the final training gallops of the Xulapu Derby horses here for the time being They will be sent to Lexington tomorrow witli four or five others from this establishment McLelland Pat ¬ terson aie anxious to get them to the post at least once before the Derby Their first appearance under colors this year will in all probability be in one of the stakes for vliieh they are eligible at the Lexington track Billy Barton was not galloped hard and his mile in 143 was made easily He ran the first half in 50 His win ¬ ters racing conditioned him and for this reason little in the way of speed has been asked of him since his arrival from Havana He will not bo sent to Lexington as trainer Mose Goldblatt will pass up that meeting witli his entire stable this spring springAnother Another hitch in his plans caused Dick Vestal to postpone his shipment to Lexington until to I Continued on second page LEONARDO IIS FAST WORK Continued from flrst page morrow He sent Centimeter u half mile in 47 this morning with Hob as a pacemaker The latter finished a short margin in advance of the Derby colt The pair ran the final threeeighths in 3HfThe 3Hf The Douglas Park track was muddy along the inner rail this morning and slow for SOUK distance out and fast works were out of the ques ¬ tion there as the horses had to run wide Mus kallonge was given a mile workout in 1411 and he appeared to be only cantering in the middle of the track He covered the first quarter in MY half mile in 52 and threequarters in 118 118Eternal Eternal demonstrated his fitness this morning when he worked a mile in 142 He ran the quarter in 23 threeeighths in 35 half In 47 five eighths in 100 At this juncture jockey T Jarvis took him up and he ran the threequarters In 115 and seveneighths in 128 128The The first authentic news in this section as to Inchcapes condition was given out this morning when Dave Leary who is associated with Samuel C Ilildreth in training the Harry Sinclair horses arrived here to arrange for stable accommodations for his charges Leary said that the colt is train ¬ ing finely but he was unable to state whether or not be will be at the top of his form for the Derby He will bring the son of Friar Hock here however along with Grey Lug and two others The Sinclair horses will be shipped AVest on April 30 Leary Is enthusiastic over Grey Trigs ap ¬ pearance and condition conditionTo To hear Jimmy Howe talk he said Tryster already has the Derby won and in his opinion it is just a question of how fast he will run This is a fine way to feel but you can bet that Tryster will find illenty of opposition as the Derby this year looks like the hardest race since its inaugura ¬ tion If Howe could see these horses work uruiiiu here like they are doing this morning he might change his tune Leary departed for the East tonight tonightA A division of the John S AVardKpscoe Goose stable was shipped to Lexington this morning Jockey H J Burke departed at the same time timeC C H Ellison was an arrival from Hot Springs Ark where he spent a vacation since the close of the New Orleans racing season seasonJockey Jockey Hoscoe Troxler came in yesterday This is his first visit to Kentucky in a number of years yearsRoy Roy Wnlilrou assistant to trainer Kim Patterson returned from Maryland last night Fred Good was another of the Hot Springs contingent to get in today todayPatrol Patrol judge AV E Phillips stopped off here en route from his home in Missouri to Lexington LexingtonGliding Gliding Belle foaled a bay colt by Master Robert at C Bruce Heads Wnldeck Farm near this city yesterday while Scotti dropped a bay filly by the same sire sireJohn John Masterson came in from Bowie He shipped his horses direct to Lexington from there and left for that city himself tonight tonightTrainer Trainer Al AAoodman will send Minute Man to Lexington in charge of J H Davenport tomorrow He will keep the remainder of the Dattner horses here Minute Man worked threequarters of a mile in 114 this morning

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