Deep Mud at Louisville: Going at Both Tracks Worst of the Training Season, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-16


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i I i I DEEP MUD AT LOUISVILLE ♦ ■ Going at Both Tracks Worst of the Training Season. « In Memoriam Shows Cp Well Over Difficult Course — Best Pal Ready for His Handicap Kngagements. ♦ LOUISVII.T.E. Ky.. April 15.— Trainers had to send their charges through deep mud at both Louisville tracks this morning. As a consequence the Derby candidates were only asked to gallop short distances. While the skies were bright, the undcrfooting was the worst of the entire spring training season. In Memoriam. when called upon to work through the. mud at Douglas Park this morning by trainer George Land, showed that he is going to be hard to beat in the Oerby, should the course be soft. The big McGee colt went only seven-eighths of a mile, but he did it in such a manner that it called forth favorable comment from the large gallery of railbirds on hand to see him work. He went the first quarter in 25. the half in 52, three-quarteis in l:174-5 and seven-eighths in 1:32. The colt pulled up in great shape. His owner, Carl Weidemann, came down from Newport to see his colt work. After the trial Mr. Weidemann said: "I am satisfied with the manner in which In Memoriam is training for the Derby and believe, if he has no mishaps from now on. the one that beats him will get the first money." It is reliably reported that Mr. Wiedemann and his friends stand to win more than a half million dollars on In Memoriam should he win the Derby. This money has been placed in various future books throughout the country. The odds ranging from 10U down to oO to 1. Trainer Van Meter sent Skeezix, accom-pr.nicd by Chatterton. for three-eighths of a mile in 42. Mr. Van Meter said today that while he did not hold that Skeezix was of real Derby timber, he would start the colt in the classic if he showed after racing that he was of Derby proportions. "Right now." said Mr. Van Meter. "Skeezix looks as good as the highly advertised colts here and I believe he will prove the master of many of them later on, as he did last season." PRINCK K. OS EDGE. Trainer Louis Marshall worked Prince K. a I half mile in 63 as an opener for a longer work tomorrow. "Prince K. is right on edge." said Mr. Marshall, "and all he needs are the finishing touches to make him run as fast and far as any mans colt." he said. Prince K.s three-eighths in 35 a few mornings ago shows that the colt has speed and he probably will be a hard one to beat his first time out. which will come during the Lexington meeting. Trainer "Slim" Ownbey brought out Lord Granite and Blue Stone for a spin through the mud. Both negotiated the going as if they enjoyed it, the dockers catching them the first quarter in 27 and the half in 54 2-5. Trainer Alex Gordon gave Cartoonist and Hyperion long gallops this morning, but nothing was attempted in the way of fast work. The Fisher stable, which was to have been shipped to New York today, has been delayed on account of not getting proper shipping facilities and it probably will not leave Douglas Park for another week. In Continued on eighth pajje. DEEP MUD AT LOUISVILLE Continued from first page. the meantime, trainer Gordon will give his charges some much-needed work. Best Pal. star of the handicap division around New Orleans last winter and spring, displayed his fondness for a soft track this morning when he galloped a mile in 1 :54 2-. . This racer has been nominated in all the big handicaps on the Kentucky circuit and his admirers claim for him a good chance to win his share of them. - It was reported today that John E. Madden would leave part of his stable here in charge of "Chuck" Walker, including his Derby eligibles I-lintstone, Dozer and Sandy Hatch. Frank Taylor left with a carload of the Madden racers for New York today. Four of the Madden eligibles have been training well for the Derby. Early during the training period the black colt Squanderer, by Hessian — Millinery, thought to be the best of the Madden candidates, went amiss and was shipped to Hamburg Place to be retired from racing. Shortly after arriving there he ran away with an exercise boy for several miles and after being pulled up there was not a sign of lameness discernablo. Now by Hessian — Millinery, thought to be the the story is out that Squanderer is in training again. In any event Mr. Madden named him for the Preakness Stakes. Joe C, a four-year-old owned by Chester OMalley, is dead from pneumonia.

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