Gallops Mile In 1:44: Wise Counsellor Runs Distance in Easy Fashion; Further Advanced Than Other Preakness and Derby Candidates at Louisville, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-09


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; I I i | , j | ! ! I I I . I , : ] I I I , I I I 1 • I I i . [ ; . t . | I I j 1 e - - . i ; r r -1 . I e , j 1 to • it t GALLOPS MILE IN 1:44 « — Wise Counsellor Runs Distance in Easy Fashion -— -♦ — ■ Further Advanced Than Other Preakness and Derby Candidates at Louisville » LOUISVILLE, Ky., April i.— Wise Coun-j.sellor again demonstrated his advanced training at Churchill Powns Thursday morn-ling when he ran a mile in 1:14. the fastest time at the distance shown on either of the local tracks this year. The move was most impressive, and while the gallop from ja time standpoint did not border on the sensational, it was the easy manner in which the big chestnut accomplished his task that made the work the best by far witnessed here this spring. It convinced both his trainer and the many other horsemen who witnessed it that the son of Mentor and Hustle is as far advanced in his training as any Preakness or Derby candidate ought to jbe at this time of the year. The opinion was generally expressed that the colt is right at the stage of training where he ought to be, and that if nothing unforseen happens he will be fit and ready when called upon to carry the colors. The latest performance of Wise Counsellor makes him stand out from the other Derby aspirants in local training, for none of the latter have shown anything as good in their gallops thus far. Although it was an early hour when the colt was brought on the track, there were quite a number of spectators on hand, conditions for the work being well night perfect. I VKTS IMPRKSS1VK SHOWING. ■With his regular exercise boy up. Wise Counsellor began from the stand and running well under restraint he traversed the eighth in :1 :.-;•,. quarters in : 2 1*. . three-eighths in ::v.», half la :-" 2. five-eighths in 1 :04, three-quarters in l:lSs, seven-eighths in 1 ::!0% and the mile in 1 :44. He ran at an even gate throughout, going each eighth in about thirteen seconds. It is worthy of note that the final eighth was covered in :l:. :., a fraction faster than his first eighth. The .colt was anxious to run and the easy manner in which he was covering the ground gave the impression to those who were not noting the fractional time that he was going at a much slower pace. It is apparent that Wise Counsellor is being given a thorough and systematic course of training and, while there were a number of horsemen who believed the colts training would not DO complete in time, this belief is found to be without justification by the splendid condition of the colt and the impres- sive showing he has made in his last three gallops. The first Of these was on March :.l. when he turned the mile in 1:IS. and this move was followed by his mile in l:4and% three days later, and his mile today in 1:44 is sufficient proof that the colts training is cot lagging and that he is doing as well or , even better than any of the other Derby j eligibles. Bast or West. WOUTHMOUK LOOKS GOOD. ■ Trainer Ward also had Worthmore out for work, but he only ask d the colt to go three- quarters. Accompanied by two stahteasates, Worthmore ran the distance in 1:17% and pulled up strong. The three Derby eligibles of J. K. Madden. I Polo Ground, Qypay King and Check, were sent out together for a slow mile, which they covered in 1 :."4. Black Cold galloped a half mile in :.".... •while Altawood went three-eighths in ::.: . The seaaatlon I I the morning was fur-i nished at Douglas Park by H. . Fishers Pimlieo and Kentucky Oaks candidate Nellie Morse, which electrified the few work watch - ers at that course by the finest burst of speed witnessed this rear. The filly raced a quarter down the law ISlH till in :22%. Mr. Mutt and Comic Aitist. the Fisher Preakness and Derby aspirants, were also allowed to go along at a similar distance. Comic Artist in :21. while Mr. Mutts time was :24V.. Trainer Alex Garden, who was out of town on a brief visit, was not en hand and in his absence Foreman Jones directed the work of the stables trio of cracks. John F Madden paid another visit to Omr- chill Downs and for his benefit trainer W. S. Walker workeil the stables big band I f two-s car-olds. The youngsters were allowed t algo right along and their showing was im- menaety phasing to owner Madden, * .

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