Brisk Work at Louisville: Horses Begin to Speed Up with a Return of Better Going, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-03


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1 BRISK WORK AT LOUISVILLE t • — Horses Begin to Speed Up With a Return of Better Going. Chatterton Sent a Good Mile — Violinist Works a Fast Half — High Praise for Deadlock. LOITSVILLE. Ky., Apiil 2.— Several hundred racing enthusiasts saw Chatterton. F. J. Kclleyi Kentucky Derby eligible, work a mile in 1:43*:. and gallop out an aditional eighth in 2:00S at Churchill Downs this morning, while about oii-half as many were present at Douglas Park when Violinist. H. C. "Bud Fishers reliance iu he biz stake race, was indulged with a work-out of thrcc-eparten of a mile in 1:181a and simply cantered an extra quarter in 1:48%. These were the only Derby moves of consequence, but they well repaid the large crowds for journeying to the two tracks. Both tracks were dry today, but the Downs course was cuppy and gave way under Chatterton with every stride. This caused him to "climb" when he attempted to increase his speed, but he showed a good mile at that under the conditions. Melvm Thompson rode him and Gangway again was selected as his pacemaker. The Derby colt started immediately behind his stable companion, but soon headed him and beat him throughout, despite the fact that he had more than his Derby weight up. while the older horse was lightly burdened. Chatterton got busy right away, running the first eighth in 12, ssaarter in 24%, half mile in 4S*i, five-eighths in I :i l-":,. three-quarters in IzWk and seven-enjntha in 1:28. Trainer C. 0. Van Meter waved Thompson on through the last quarter and lie shook Chatterton up a bi . Gangway fell back when the mile was completed and Thompson took his monnt up sharply at this juncture. The Kelley Derby hope, which did not race last year because of a wind affiction. pulled up in fine fettle after his long work-out. Trainer Alex B. Gordon called on Violinist for real speed over a short distance and the colt demonstrated that he was equal to the occasion. Former jockey A. Anbuehon was astride him and he sent him on his way in full swing. He ran the opening eighth in VS~. quarter in 24:, and half mile in 48:;.-,. Aubuchon took hold of him at this stae and increased his pull after finishing the three-quarters. This was a good move, as the Beechmont conrs.- was dull today THINK WELL OF DEADLOCK. Regardless of what others think of Deadlocks chances in the Derby, such un expert turfman as John E. Madden evidently fancies him to no small extent, as In- has made Robert H. Shannon a tempting offer for him, but the latter says that h -has no desire to sell. It was Madden who brought the Sir Wilfred colt to the races in New York last year, later selling him to Montfort Jones. He arranged a deal last winter and Jones disposed of the colt to Shannon. Deadlock has made the most favorable impression of any of the Derby eligibles at the Downs and is held in equal esteem with Surf Rider by horsemen and turf followers here. His inclination to run well over a long route of ground has caused him to gain in favor and he n;i pears equally at home in the mud or on a fast true. It has been definitely settled that St. Henr-. half brother of Sir Martin and Sir Barton, will hnttf the Jones silks in the Prcakness at Pimlico. instead of the Derby. Madden announced yesterday that he will ship St. Henry to New York alwut the ■Mdse of the month and later on send him to Marv-land. The Jones colt galloped a mile in 1 M Saturday in I he mud and was in the middle of the track all tin- way. He is well advanced in his training and shows to belter advantage every Uaae out. Spring weather of the best type leturned today and it was warmly welcomed by the trainers, who had their plans upset a half dozen times during the last week. They brought their horses out in force at the Downs, but there was not so much acl ion at Douulas Park, as yesterday was work day for most of the racers there. J. L. Paul returned from Havana with Cotton Blossom and Raymond Bradley. He suffered the misfortune of having Missed the Time and Joriee break down at Oriental Park and they were shipped back here some lime back. Fifi II.. another of his mares, will be sent to the stud this spring. J. W. "Tex" Forman came in from New Orleans. He brought back Runzaf. which will rest until the lo-al meetine opens. Mike Quinn. a veteran in Kentucky racing circles, was among the latest arrivals from Havana. Des Dressen, whose connection with racing in the Blue Grass State dates back many years, come in from New Orleans, when- he enjoyed a vacation since the meeting at the Fair Grounds closed. Bradleys Choice and Korbly. the former of which was not rac-d last year, arrived at Douglas Park from M1I0 Shields farm in Nebraska and an effort will bo made to get them back to the races. The first named has been patched up several timei after falling lame and he looks as though he will stand one more mending. A a ■

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