Derby Candidates at Work: Good Gallops by Deadlock, Chatterton, Gentility and Others, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-06


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i DERBY CANDIDATES AT WORK oi i g i lie Good Gallops by Deadlock, Chat-terton, Gentility and Others. Gentility Shows Superior Speed — Louisville Proposes to Levy Heavy Tax on the Track. *-*•—♦ — »m LOITSVILLE. Ky.. April 5.— Kentucky Derby digibles here had their bigge-t inning of the spring training season today despite the efforts of the weather man to force them to take their work-outs in mud. A heavy downpour of rain between 5 and 6 oclock this morning ouly served to settle the dust at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park and intermittent showers throughout the day-failed to materially change the track conditions. Four of the prominent candidates for the Derby were seen in action at the two tracks. Deadlock ran a mile in 1:-13.-, without being extended and then galloped out a mile and an eighth in 1:57 at Churchill Downs, while Chatterton showed a good speed work-out of three-quarters in I:14*-f-, over the same track. At Douglas Park Violinist worked the course in 1:46% and, under stout restraint, finished out one ami one-eighth miles in l!:01!j. Surf Rider covered a mile in 1:44%. Deadlocks work-out was the most impressive of all. He galloped easily all the way with jockey E. Martin having him under restraint. The son i*t Sir Wilfred worked by himself ami his every eighth of a mile, with one exception, was within a fraction of a second of each other. He was timed the first eighth in 13. quarter in 20, three-eighths in BS%, half mile in 51%, five-eighths iu 1:03%, three-quarters in 1:17% and seven-eighths in 1:30. At the pnd of the mile Martin increased his pull on him and he pulled up at a pace not much faster than a common canter. The Shannon colt appeared fresh at the end of his exercise and soon cooled out. Trainer C. C. Van Meter worked Chatterton for a display of early speed and the F. J. Kelley r -oresentative delivered handsomely. Melvin Thompson rode him and he carried a whip, but he only struck him once, this being when he started. The Fair Play colt worked the first quarter in 21%. three eighths in ggfa nnd half mile in 48%. Thompson began to gather him in at this juuetur» and he finished under pressure. He wore blinkers in his work today and apparently runs much belter with them. For the first time in several of his workouts he had no pacemaker with him. No effort was made by former jockey A. Au-buchon to call for high speed of Violinist and H. C. Bud Fishers Derby hope was allowed to gallop at a steady gait. He covered the initial quarter in 20%. half mile in 51% and three-quarters in 1:19%. Aubuchon took a further hold on him after completing the mile aud he did little better than canter the extra eighth. SURF RIDERS EASY GALLOP. John S. Iteardon was again chosen as pacemaker for Surf Rider and accompained him for three-quarters of a mie. Trainer Kay Spence instructed jockey Wm. Pool, wdio was astride the Derby gelding, to keep as close as possible to his stabletnate and the two horses were closely lapped all the way. with Surf Rider enjoying a slight advantage His fractional time was: Quarter in 25%; half mile in 50%, and three -quarters iu 1:10%. At M time was he pushed and Pool was sitting still ou him at the end. The speedy filly Gentility again gave s] ectator3 at Churchill Downs a treat this morning. Jockty Albert Wilson sent her on her way at the rate of an eighth iu 11: quarter in 23% ; three-eighths in 35,.-.; half in 47%: three-quarters in 1:13: seven-eighths in 1:27%. and mile in 1:41. She was under a double pull from the end of the fir -t three-quarters to the finish aud could have run several seconds faster had her rider elected. Miss Joy and Fair Phantom, with Gentility, are being prepared for the Ashland. Kentucky and I-atonia Oaks and were given another mile work-out at Douglas Park. The first named was timed in l:43!r,, while her stable companion clipped at least four-fifths of a second off this mark. Fair Phantom liegan in a tangle on the extreme outside, which caused her to lose considerable ground and she was several lengths back of Miss Joy all the way. MADDEN HORSES GO EAST. Light of the John K. Madden horses, in charge el trainer Frank M. Taylor, departed for Aqueduct. Those in the consignment were the three-year-ohls Kmolion, Santa Clara and Native tauei and the -following two-year-olds: Hay filly by Hessian — Typist, bay colt by The Finn — Dreauiome. bay colt by Star Slcsit — Certrude Marie, bay filly by Hessian — The Nurse, and a chestnut coll by Friar Rock Miss Horgia. The main division of the Madden establishment in care of trainer "Chuck" Walker will leave for Belmont Park the middle of the month. A pair of two year-olds will be left here for Pete Coyne to campaign on the Kentucky circuit. Thomas M. Murphy reports the arrival of four foals. They were sired by Golden Maxim, at his farm near this city. They are a chestnut filly, dam Kharamaneh: bay filly, Lady of Lynn; bay filly, dam Green Dawn, dnd a brown filly, dam Lady bexfaigtaB. The latter is a sister of Paul W.ddel. a successful racer in 1920. All of these. mares will be returned to Golden Maxim. Jockey J. D. Mooney, who Is under contract to James B. Smith, a California sportsman, wdio iui ; a stable of nineteen two-year-olds at Churchill Downs, has been engaged to ride Deadlock in the Kentucky Derby as well as the remainder of Mi stake engagements in the Blue Grass state. Be will begin his services in the Blue Grass Stakc» at Lexington. Polk Laffoon of Covingtou. a high official in the South Cincinnati and Covington Street Railway and Light Company, was among todays visitors at the two tracks. Do is interested iu the stable in charge of trainer J. S. Ownbey. After a tedious journey the nine horses of Coutiuued ou eighth pae. I DERBY CANDIDATES AT WORK Konlinned from firt page. Olioary and Forsha arrived here today at noon from Mexico City. They were assigned to uuarters at Douglas Park. Seeking a new field to rain revenue for the city, the Iouisville general council finally hit upon a plan calculated to yield at least 00,000 annually with the Kentucky Jockey Club racing officials, trainers, jockeys and even program venders bearing the burden. An ordinance, which passed the lower board last night, provides for a license of daily upon each pari-mutuel machine: !o0 yearly for judge-., timers and starters. pet annum for jockeys: 8 a year for trainers and 0 a month for I he program sell-rs. The board of aldermen will act on the measure tonight. The secretary at the sinking fund commission voiced the opinion that these licenses will be agreeable !• the Kentucky Jockey Club, but it »u» noticeable that none of the directors, or anybody connected with the racing associat ion. was even notified that such an ordinance was pending. At present the Kentucky Jockey Club pays a state tax of t*.Mf daily and with a City license of |St on each muluel machine, this sum would lie more than doubled Both Churchill Downs and Douglas Iark arc included in a vast area recently annexed to the city gad this gives the general couucil jurisdiction over them. A heavy rainstorm broke over this city lale this afternoon and both tracks were given a thorough drenching.

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