Fast Derby Gallops: Lord Granite, in Memorial, Prince K. Entertain Sunday Visitors, Daily Racing Form, 1923-04-24


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FAST DERBY GALLOPS « . Lord Granite, In Memorial, Prince K. Entertain Sunday Visitors. » Skeezix and Actuary Measure Strides for a Mile — Many Stables Leaving for Lexington. LOCISVILLE. K.v.. April 23.— Lord Granite. In Memoiiam and Prince K.. three prominent local candidates for Kentucky Derby honors. in woikouts at Churchill Downs Sunday morning showed a mile from a time standpoint not far apart. A large gallery was present and the expressions cf opinion as to the merits of the trio was diversified. Lord Granite*! work was a shads faster than the other two and he seemed to be going stronger at the finish than cither In Memoiiam or Prince K. The son of Granite was sent on his mile journey in company with Bine Stone, a stable companion. a!s3 a Derby candidate. Newton Barrett, who weighs 116 pounds, was astral- Lord Gianite and Walter Lilly, about the same weight, was up on Btae Stone. The c!oekers caught Lord Granite, which was in front most all the way. the eighth in 12%, quarter 23. three-eighths K%. half !■ 18. five-eighths in 1 :01l .. three-quarters in 1:14%, seven-eighths in 1 vlV*: an.l mile in 1 :12-.-.. Blue Stone finished out the mil- in 1 :11%. In Memoriam had J. D. Mooney up when lie came on the track about 8 oclock. He was immediately sent on his journey, going the first part if it so fast that trainer George Land was flagging the big son of MeGee lawn after the three-quarters. In Memoriam brohnbly would have set a new mark fjr the seasons training period had he not been pulled up after practically running away with Mooney the first part of it. He went the first eighth in 11. quarter in 22%, three-eighths in 24, half in 17. five-eighths in 1:00. three-quarters In 1 :13V„ seven-eighths in 1 :2S. mile in 1 :122/r.. Mooney was slowing the colt down all during the last quarter. Carl Weidemann. owner of In Memoriam, was present and said : IN M K.I OKI AM A STAYER. ""In Memoriam did all we asked of him. Johnny let him go too fast and Mr. Land did not care for him to finish out a mile at such a clip. He is ready to give his best right now and we think that best will be the Derby prize. It was pointed out by close observers that In Memoriam bears some resemblance to Kxterminator when the great nip horse was in his three-year-old form, although the majority thought he was a much better looking racer than was "Old Slim at that age. It is sure that he can run as fast hoists do for some distance at least, but how far is merely a quandary. lersons closely connected with the stable say that In Memoriam can go a loiig route. Maes K.. which still holds the seasons training record from a time standpoint, failed to lower his own mark for that distance Sunday morning. He. however, showed a good trial and finished out the mile well in hand. Again he li;nl a new rider aboard in the person of the veteran VV. Kelsay. who has been engaged to i ide the colt in the Derby. The clocheri caught Prince K. : Eighth in 12. quarter in 23-.-,. t hree -eighths in 15%, half in 19. five-eighths in 1 :02. three-quarters in 1 :1S%, seven-eighths in 1 :2! and mile in 1 :42%. Wida, another Derby candidate, was sent a mile. The son of Dick Finnells work was not so impressive as it has been heretofore. Accompanied by the plater Juba. Wida showed the first quarter in 21. half in 42%, three-. HHUrters in 1 :1and% and mile in 1 :13k. He seemed ss if he had enough of it at the end and was perceptibly slowing down. Skeezix was galloped three-eighths in 27%. Park Hill showed speed for three-eighths in 37%. Actuary was another that showed more speed far the same distance in SC%. Great Jss was given three ■quarters in i :ld%. He worked with Rob and beat him easily. IMTKII RUI ItKADY. United VerdS and White Star, in the C. V. Clark stable, worked a creditable mile. United Verde was much the best and is ready. The timers caught this pair: Quarter in 24%, half in Ed, three-quarters in 1:1S% and mile in 1:42%. Whiskaway and .lack Hare Jr.. from the same stable, worked the first quarter in 2.".. half in .".0. three-quarters in 1:17 an.l mile in 1 :4S%. Trainer Barnes is again In trouble with Whiskaway. The son of Whisk Broom II. is displaying the habit of his full brother Flags to a more or less degree. He refuses to work, according to trainer Barnes. Work watchers at Churchill Downs were furnished a real thrill this morning when trainers Van Meter and Peter Coyne staged a race between SUeezix, the R J. Kelley Derby candidate, and II. H. Andersons Actuary- The distance was one mile and at the end Actuary was about one length in the Cuntinue.i on eleventh page. FAST DERBY GALLOPS Continued from first page. had. Both colts performed creditably. . as the course was deep in dust. The timers caught them the first quarter in 25. half in 50, three-quarters in 1 :157s and the mile in 1 :4Z%. Chittacronpr and Llewelyn, the former said to be Die main dependence of the J. O. and i. II. Keene stable for the Derby, were "set down" for a mile. They went the first quarter in 24. half in 50. three-quarters in 1 :16 and the mile in 1 :43V Llewelyn retired at the three-quarters. R. B. Vickermans Derby eligible Fark Hill showed a good mile when he went the quarter in 24%, half in 49V three-quarters in 1 :1CM; and mile in 1:13. Park Hill was going- easy at the finish and pulled up in grand condition. Scoop, nominated by Admiral Cary Grayson for the Derby, and in the stable of V. j. Martin, worked three-quarters of a mile with Zed. He was caught the quarter in 24. half in 49. three-quarters in 1:15V He appeared a bit tired at the finish. Dozer, one of John E. Maddens Derby candidates, was given a good mile. He went the first quarter in 26V half in 53 V three-quarters in 1 :20 and mile in 1 :4C. Dozer galloped along at an even pace all the way. running all the quarters in the same notch. Best Pal. the star of the handicap division at New Orleans the past winter, was given a good gallop before being sent to Lexington. He finished out a rnile and an eighth in 1:57V the first mile in 1:44V This is said to be good work for Best Pal, as he never showed much in his gallops. Donges. the J. S. AAard Derby candidate, was sent a quarter of a mile in 24 in company with AAashington. Donges. with eight Other horses of the Ward stable, will be shipped to Lexington tomorrow to take part in the fneeting there. Trainer Roscoe loose will have charge of the Lexington division of the AAard stable. Trainer Pete Coyne also will take to Tex-ington several horses he has in training, including Park Hill and Actuary, Derby eli-gibels. "Ham" Keene will take Chittagong. Flowers of lx ve and several other racers in his stable to the Blue Grass capital. He will leave Alice Blue Gown at Churchill Downs. Trainer "Slim" Ownbey also will take I»rd Granite. Blue Stone and Kitty Williams to Iexixngton. General Manager Matt J. AVinn returned to liOtiisville from Latonia today. He is more enthusiastic than ever over the pros-I ects of the Derby being the greatest in its history, not only in the number of starters but the throng that will witness its running.

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