Deadlock Asked for Speed: Responds in an Exceedingly Fast Run Three-Eighths, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-20


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DEADLOCK ASKED FOR SPEED ♦- Responds in an Exceedingly Fast Run Three-Eighths. ♦ Louisville Tracks at Their Best and United Verde Works a Capital Mile. j LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 19.— Deadlock, R, II. Shannons Derby hope, responded in excellent fashion to the first call made upon him for high speed in several week* by running three-eighths in 34 3-5 at Churchill Downs this morning. There was little variation in the fractional time of each eighth, as he ran the first eighth in 11 2-5 and quarter in 22 4-5. The Sir Wilfred colt seemed amazed when jockey E. Martin started him at full speed at the three-eighths post instead of restraining him as in a majority of his other works. He even exhibited a bit of awkwardness in getting settled into his full stride so fast. It was only momentarily, however, and he displayed an eagerness to run fast all the way. His gallop made a favorable impression with the large number of horsemen who witnessed it, because of the willing manner in which he went about it. This brief workout was only to serve as a sharpener for a long gallop tomorrow. Chatterton galloped a half mile in 49 1-5 this morning and he likewise is to be sent over a considerable distance of ground tomorrow. Both of the local tracks were in their best condition this morning and there Avas activity aplenty, especially at Churchill Downs. A number of fast moves were noted there and all the trainers are now increasing the speed of their charges in their morning gallops. Trainer R. N. "Dick" Vestal adopted new tactics with Gentility this morning by instructing jockey Albert Wilson to restrain her from the start in a mile work-out, which she accomplished in 1 :43. The rider released his hold on her a trifle through the final eighth and she covered it in 11%. TO MOTE TO LEXINGTON. One of the best work-outs of the season was turned in by United Verde yesterday afternoon when he ran a mile in l:41j at the Downs in company with Pictor, one of his stablemates. Trainer George V. Barnes waited until the track had dried out fairly well, although it was not fast at the time, before working his charge and it was an excellent move. The quarter was covered in 24, half mile in 48% and three-quarters hi 1 :14. United Verdes rider held hint close to Pictor throughout. These two horses will be the only representation that C. W. Clark will have at Lexington. They will be sent there on next Monday with several of the G. L. Blackford and J. C. Cahn establishments. Trainer Kay Spence departed this morning with twenty-three of the Montfort Jones horses for Lexington. Jockeys E. Scobie. W. Pool. H. Stutts, G. Kennedy and "Brownie" Cole left by motor for the same place. D. B. Lester has purchased Cho Oho, a frequent winner on the Kentucky circuit last year, from F. E. Courson. The mare arrived at Douglas Park today from Lexington ans was taken over by trainer Al Kirby. She is a four-year-old daughter of Jack Atkin — English Esther and won the Autumn Handicap at Latonia September 5 last. Work on the new grandstand being erected just off the paddock at the Downs has progressed to the extent of setting the heavy steel supports in place. This structure will supply points of vantage for 2,000 persons to witness the races from. General manager Matt J. Winn of the Kentucky Jockey Club came to town again today for a brief visit. He stopped off at Lexington en route and said that everything is in readiness for the opening of the meeting there. ♦ -

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