In The Public Eye: Wise Counsellor Runs Impressive Mile at the Downs.; Another Cold and Dreary Day--In Memoriam Looks Ready for Strenuous Work., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-01


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IN THE PUBLIC EYE » — Wise Counsellor Runs Impressive Mile at the Downs. « Another Cold and Dreary Day — In Memoriam Looks Ready for Strenuous Work. ♦ BOriSVILLK. Ky., March 31.— For the first time since his preparation for the Kentucky Perhy started Wise Counsellor, one f the choices for the 0,000 prize, was galloped a mile at Churchill Downs Monday morning and the crack son of Mentor and Rustle showed his fitness by easily running the distance in 1:41%, the best mile covered nt Churchill Downs this year. The colt was j accompanied in his trial by Worthmore, ! Pongcs and Bear Grass and easily outworked ] | i the trio of stable companions. Beginning from the three-quarters post, the quartet j began will together, with the exception ot j i Donees, which was taken off his stride and | steered wide. As a consequence Donges trailed throughout. Bear Grass led the others j for the first three-quarters, where Wise Counsellor, which had been racing in second position under stout restraint, moved up and easily gaining the lead had his competitors outdistanced when the final stage wis reached. The fractions for the mile were: I 2.". VS. 51. 1:0C-5. 1:1 S"-, and Wise Counsellor merely g.ill oped the last part of the mile. The colt ran along as though he wanted to ; ma and his exercise boy had all he could j j dr to keep him under restraint. The colt ] I pulled iip in splendid condition and showed I | no effects from the work. I Tt was another cold and dreary day. but the fast condition of the Churchill Downs track induced many trainers to send their charges along at a pace they had not heretofore teen doing. ATT A WOOD SHOWS SPEED. AHawood. which Ham Keene is preparing for the Derby, was one that showed speed i | in his morning gallops. Accompanied by Alice BIup Gown and Flowers of Love. Bruce | | ]f -ads colt went five-eighths in 1:§6%, covering the quarter in 2T , three-eighths in BS% I and the half in .12. All of the other Derby I candidates in local training were, with the I exception of Glide and Sanola, asked to i extend Uuneehree more than usual. Glide and I I Sanola were only galloped a couple of miles. They will he asked to show their speed When they aie seal around Tuesday morning. Trainer Bob Gilmore had Carl Weidemans good handicap horse In Memoriam out for a gallop, and the fine appearance of the colt elicited much favorable comment. He was given his Brat real workout of the season when he was sent the half mile, which he ran in 11%. The staole of .T. Ahearn. Chicago owner, which heretofore has heen in charge of O. H. Knebelkamp. has been turned over to B. F. Marshall, and the horsts are now chartered at Churchill Downs, together with the horses that Mr. Marshall is training in his own interest. The Ahearn stable includes Wong Boh. Black Gtadde and Verbena, which were campaigned at New Orleans, and Blue Bird. which has been turned out till winter. The Marshall stable Includes Courtship, Commander M.Meekin. I. lege and Scamper. Pan Lehaa lias again in training at the Downs tlie speedy filly Margaret Winsor. winner of the Batonia Oaks and other stakes. The filly, which has kept in good condition all winter, is taking her training nicely and is being pointed for some o£ the rich stakes to be decided in Kentucky this pear. Mr. Lehaa has recently engaged Bonis Brothers. younger brother of jockey Thomas Brothers, and will try and make a rider of the youngster, who hails from Dayton, Ky. — -♦

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