Good Work at Louisville: Jefferson Livingstons Firebrand Gallops Mile in 1:41 1/5, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-06


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GOOD WORK AT LOUISVILLE ♦ ■ Jefferson Livingstons Firebrand Gallops Mile in l:4iy5. « ii Startle Goes Same Distance in l:M46 Bt. Clark Shows Speed — Deadlock Sent Mile and an Eighth in 1:57%. • : DOriSVII.BE, Ky., May 5.— Every prom- j Inent horseman at Churchill Downs and | Douglas Park, even many of the stable boys, ■ are in Lexington today taking in the racing there. Superintendent Tom Young was busy with a large force getting ready for the rush of stables and putting the finishing touches on : the plant for the opening next Saturday, : which will be featured with the running of . the 0,000 added Clark Handicap. lrinee K. and In Memoriam, two of ths local Derby candidates, were given "openers" : this morning in preparation for longer gallops tomorrow. The former worked three-eighths in K% and the latter a half in 492f,. Critics say that Prince K. has been perfectly traJned up to the present for the big race and that, bailing a mishap, between now and Derby day will he a hard colt to beat. Prince K. has shown one of the fastest miles of any of the Derby eligibles trained at either of the Louisville tracks. His last record of a mile in 1:41% was equal, so close observers say. to a mile in 1:39 over the Lexington track as it is now. It is pointed out that the track at Churchill Downs has been used for training all winter and spring and as a consequence it has been cut deep, so that fast work over it is a matter of impossibility. Superintendent Young explains that he did not want to roll the course and make it hard for fear it would break many of the racers down. He says that he will have it lightning fast by next Saturday, however, when he puts his harrows and rollers on it. IN MEMORIAM A PUZZLE. t In Memoriam is a hard colt to guess. He has been given plenty work by trainer Land Mai appears to be rather finely drawn. He seems to have abundant speed for sprinting distances, but observers say he "tails off" too fast when lie is sent over a mile. Whether he is of Derby class will soon be determined. Probably tomorrow trainer Land will give him a hard gallop over the Derby route. In Memoriam has numerous local backers and it is known that his owner, Carl Wiedemann stands a chance to win a huge sum should he win the Derby. Everything that hands can do has been done for the son of McOe. "If it is in him we shall soon know," said trainer Land today. Mose Goldblatt likes Mrs. Payne Whitneys Kialto to win the Derby. He says he has several tickets in the future books on the colt at odds of as good as 60 to 1. Mr. Coldblatt offered to take 60 to 1 against the entire Whitney combination of Derby eligibles today if any one would offer that price "play or pay." He thinks one of the numerous Whitney eligibles is sure to win the Derby. In fact, Mose says there are several good enough in the Whitney stables to carry off the prize. He mentioned Rialto, Chickvale, Barbary Bush, Enchantment, Picketcr and several others as being in condition to win. SKEEZIX OUT OF DERBY. Skeezix will not start in the Derby was the report close to the stable today. Neither , will Alice Blue Cown go. She is in fine fettle, but the Keenes are reserving the fine I Luke McLukc filly for the Kentucky Oaks. Firebrand and Startle showed fine form 1 in their work this morning when they went together. They were timed the first quarter . in 23%, half in 48%, three-quarters in 1 :14, , and mile in 1:41V5. This was Firebrands i time and the fastest of the spring training ; season at the Downs. Startle showed lack of f condition when she "tailed off" near the end, but finished out the mile in 1 :42,5. Kayaftpence gave The Clown his first work 1 since arriving here. He cantered a half mile i in 547.-,, hard held. Chatterton was sent a slow half in 53%. He will be asked to go a longer route tor-morrow. Buster was given a mile. He worked the first quarter in 24. half in 48Vs. three-quarters in 1 :15% and the mile in 1:44. Dr. Clark showed a fast mile in 49%, in I the nature of an "opener" for a longer workout tomorrow. This horse looks good and probably will be hard to beat in the stake races in which he is engaged. Deadlock was sent over the mile and an eighth route. He worked the first quarter in 21%. half in 52%, three-quarters in 1 :20, mile in 1:45%, mile and an eighth in 1:57%. Bluestone worked three-quarters, first quarter- in 23%. half in 48% and three-quarters in 1 :14%. ♦

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