Trial Which Was No Trial: Gathering to See Morvich in a Long Work-Out Disappointed.; Champion Colt Sent a Mile and an Eighth, but Slowly, Because of a Gale., Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-28


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TRIAL WHICH WAS NO TRIAL Gathering to See Morvich in a Long WorkOut Disappointed Champion Colt Sent a Mile and an anEighth Eighth but Slowly Because Becauseof of a Gale NEW YORK N T April 27 Fred Burlew entertained with Morvich the Benjamin Block Kentucky Derby hope down at Jamaica this morning It was known that the son of Runnymede was to be sent along for a mile and an eighth and there was a con ¬ siderable gallery on hand to watch him go The gallery was doomed to disappointment if any remarkable speed was expected for Mc Atee under instructions had the colt under a slight restraining pull all through the dis ¬ tance which was achieved in 202 202There There was a half gale blowing over the track at the time and even had a speed test been desired the day was a most unfavorable one for any such running runningMr Mr and Mrs Block and a party of friends 7ere on hand to see the colt work and Morton Schwartz was also there with a party of friends Several horsemen came over from Belmont Park and Aqueduct to have a look at the twoyearold champion in action and altogether it was as Mr Block a short time ago promised a truly public trial but a trial that while impressive in a measure was in no sense a really serious workout workoutWhen When Morvich was brought on the track at S0 oclock he was eager to run and the picture of robust condition McAtce jogged him once around the mile track and then began from the fiveeighths post Al ¬ most from the first stride he took hold of Morvich and there was no stage of the gal ¬ lop in which he let him stride freely At the end of the mile he was actually pulling up and when the half mile ground was reached completing the mile and an eighth the colt was almost at a walk walkWhat What the move did suggest was that while Burlew has frequently permitted the son of Runnymede to run fast in his work he has not neglected cantering workouts to build up muscle and wind After the easy journey he did not take a long breath and while being cooled out he was frisking about as though truly disappointed that he was not permitted to run both faster and farther fartherSPEED SPEED Ol 3IORTICH OUTSTANDING OUTSTANDINGIn In his speed tests that have been frequent Morvich has demonstrated that he possesses all that put him at the top of the twoyear old division last year and this strong canter of a mile and an eighth even though it was slow created the impression that he is capable of maintaining his speed for the mile and a quarter route routeWhat What created most of the favorable com ¬ ment on the move was the faultless stride of the colt Even under the restraint which did not permit of his fully extending himself IIG went along in a smooth frictionless stride that made the work appear really slower than was shown by the watches Permitted to go along at top speed he is even more clocklike in his striding and displays an im ¬ portant part in his qualifications to travel the mile and a quarter of the Derby DerbyThe The present stable plans are to have Mor Tich start in the Paumonok Handicap on the opening day at Jamaica next Wednesday All of his training suggests that he is fit as fit as hands can make him for at least threequarter sprints and the race should work some good in a training way for the big thing the Kentucky Derby It is not likely that Burlew will race him a second time at Jamaica for plans have been made to Bhip him to Louisville May 1 1It It would be fitting that Morvich should go in the Paumonok for it was at Jamaica the first day of the New York season last year that he started on his unbeaten way wayThere There have only been three threeyearold winners of the Paumonok in the history of its running and two of them Inquisitor and Red River took down the first and second runnings in 190G and in 1907 The other threeyearold to win was Coquette But Morvich has shown much more than any of these and in the matter of condition he should have something on the eligibles of every age division

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