Pretentious Work: Wise Counsellor Gallops Mile Alone in Good Style; Division of Greentree Stable at Churchill Downs--Arrivals From New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-04


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PRETENTIOUS WORK" ♦ Wise Counsellor Gallops Mile Alone in Good Style • i Division of Greentree Stable at Churchill Downs — Arrivals From New Orleans. ♦ — _ ] ■ LOUISVILLE. Ky , April 3.— Wise Counsellor, loral favorite for the Kentucky Derby, ■was given his first pretentious workout since his training for the rich stake began when he was sent a mile in 1 :45% at Churchill [ | Downs this morning. This was the second : j ■ time the strapping son of Mentor and Rustle had been asked to traverse the mile route this spring at a fairly good pace. In his ! j ] previous mile last Monday he covered the | i distance in 1 :4S%. accompanied by Worth- | more and two other stable companions. In i his latest gallop Wise Counsellor dispensed j i with his pacemakers and made the distance • • | alone. The change seemed to have a good i effect, for the colt showed more of a disposition to run. Beginning from the three-quar- I ten post he cantered down the backstretch | with a frictionless stride and with his head i high in the air. All attention was centered,: on th« colt, and his splendid manner of run- j ning drew forth unstinted praise from the ; I many horsemen who watched his performance i from start to finish. Tugging at the reins the colt covered the quarter In :267i, half in •r.Ss. three-quarters in 1:18%, and completed the mile in 1:45%. The final quarter , was covered in :26*i, which was almost as i fast as the first quarter. The colt pulled up round and evidently none the worse for the workout, which his trainer pronounced eminently satisfactory. This latest gallop con- i Tineed the colts trainer that he works more kindly vh. n set out alone and this method will be us.-d in all of his future exercises. Worthmore was given a workout at three-quarters in the company of Donges and Bear Grass. The Derby cot* led his competitors all the way and covered the distance in 1:11%. Worthmore will be asked to extend himself tar a mile in his next gallop. BLACK MMLB SHOWS SPEED. I I Black Col.l was asked to display some ppeed in a gallop for the first time since his arrival from New Orleans. Previously the son of Black Tooey had been indulged in slow gallops, but today train-r Webb, out for the first time since his illness, decided to show the work watchers that his colt has not lost his speed. With ex-jockey Charle Akers aboard, the colt began from the half-miD post and under good restraint ran the eighth in 13. quarter in -5. three-eighths in ::75 and was eased up at the half mile in Bl%. He trotted back to his barn in his ; uual condition. Lon Jones let Glide and Sanola go out together for a workout at three-quarters, which they traversed easily in 1:13. Jockey W. FYonk was up on Sanola. while an exercise boy had the mount on Clide. W. S. -chuck Walker decided it was time1 to send J. K. Maddens trio of Derby aspi-nuita over the mile route and was evidently i satisfied when they ran close together and, finished in 1 -». with Gypsy King having ai shade the best of it over Check and Polo Ground. Ham Keene sent C B. Heads Derby eligible Attswood out for a stiff gallop in the company of Alice Blue Gown and Flowers. of Love, the colts regular work mates. The l erby colt was cl-arly outpaced in the first I half, but moved up in the final quarter and was right on their heels as they finished; the three-quarters in 1:19%. Ideal weather and track conditions at Churchill Downs serv.d as a stimulus to training operations and practically every horse on the gnund was given some kind of work on the track. The course during early morning work was fairly alive with the horses, the scene of activity being reminiscent of days just prior to the opening of a meeting. 1"S MEMORI AM r?TT ER SADDLE. Carl Wiedemanns In Memoriam attracted much attention when he was brought out and permitted to show a flah of his sp ed fr a half mile. He was pulled up in the final, eighth, finishing the full five eighths in j 103%. "hurchill Downs received quite a few addi , tlons Thursday to its thoroughly d colony. | when a number of establishments arrived free* New Ortega*. Chief of these was the Greentree Stable which, twelve strong, came in charge of Clyde Phillips. Included la the list were Rinkey and Dazzbr. two of the Ktables Kentucky Derby eligiblcs. Rinkey is also eligible to the Kentucky Oaks. Others in the string were Moonraker. Solisa and I Continued on twelfth p«c*.J I PRETENTIOUS WORK Continuril from first pnjr.1 Exodus, which are eligible to the Clark Handicap ; Quell, Bucko, Hurry Scurry, Probity, Amity Claim and Lamping Home. Bucko was the only one on the ailing list, this two-year-old getting off the cars with a high temperature. Jockey F. Thorndyke, the Canadian apprentice developed at New Orleans, accompanied the stable hero. John Corcoran, the stables other rider, went to New York for a visit, and will report here early next week. The stables of J. C. Ferriss, J. W. Foreman and the Friars Inn Stable were the others to get in from the Crescent City. The Ferriss consignment included Modna. Chaplet, Theseus, Double T., Conway, Tharon, Cleum and Iveontes. The only ones brought by Foreman were Nuyaka, and Itoyal Ceorge, the latter the property of E. G. Floyd, of Louisville. William Martin has ptirchas-d from Dan I.ehan the contract on Jockey T. Brothers and will take the bojr to Pimlico when he ships his stable April 24. Naomi, a two-year-old filly owned by Earl Garr of Louisville and trained by D. T. Miller, has been fired for ankle trouble. Dr. P, H. Mancgue, a eterinary who makes a specialty of operating on horses teeth. Is a recent arrival from New Orleans. Prior Phelps of Louisville, who campaigned a stable of two-ye ir-olds at Havana, arrived home a few days ago. His horses were sent to Lexington in charge of II. Louden. Baylor Hickman, a young ■portMBSdl of this city, has only one Innse In training at the Downs at presmt. This Is the four-year-old Crayon, which ran a couple of winning races in good company at Latonia last fall. Hickman also has a two year-old brown filly by Cnder Fire Tally which he has named Leprechaun. The filly will not ho raced until In the fall. Mr. Hickman reported] i that two fcals had recently arrived at Clen j View, tic Hickman farm near this city. One Is a filly out cf Lady Always, by Light Bri-| gade and the other is a colt out of Pousse Cafe, by Busy American. The mare Libyan Queen. In the stable of I W. L. Drake, has been tired by Dr. J. H. ODonnell. Trainer Bobble Oailor has done nothing , with the Audley Farm Stables Kentucky hope. Lord Martin, since his arrival at the Downs from winter quarters. This was due to a small abscess the colt had developel under his Jaw, the ailment necessitating a minor operation. Jailor expects to put the colt in training shortly. Jockey J. Wallace, under contract to E. Trotter, has gone to Bowie to ride until the opening of the Kentucky season.

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