Mr. Mutts Fast Mile: "Bud" Fisher Derby Candidate Goes Distance in 1:43 1-5.; Nellie Morse Gallops Three-Quarters in 1:15--Much Activity at Churchill Downs Saturday., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-13


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MR. MUTTS FAST MILE1 ♦ "Bud" Fisher Derby Candidate j Goes Distance in 1:43 1-5. ♦ Xellie Morse Gallops Three-Quarters In 1:1*— llurh Activity at Churchill Downs Saturday. ♦ ■ LOUISVILLE. Ky., April 12— Mr. Mutt and Comic Artist. IT. C. "Bud" Fishers pair of Preakness and Kentucky Derby candidates, gave further evidence of their advanced training when they worked a mile together at Douglas Park Saturday morning in im-[pressive fashion, and ran the distance in j time that has not been surpassed by any j other Derby aspirants in local training. The , showing of Mr. Mutt was the more impres-Isive of the two, and trainer Alex Gordon. I after galloping the two together, is convinced i that the son of Ballot and Kdenhall will I have to be the stables mainstay in all of I the rich races for three-year-olds this year. Mr. Mutt ran the mile in 1 :43%, while Comic-Artist was timed in 1:44. I I Heretofore the two colts had been worked separately, but trainer Gordon decided that | Saturday morning they should go out together for their gallop. Gordon had instructed the rider of Mr. Mutt to lay off the pace about two lengths to the rear of Comic-Artist for the first three quarters, and then come on and pass th? other colt. This arrangement was carried out to perfection. Comic Artist led his stable mate for the first three quarters, when Mr. Mutt, under slight urging, movd up and got on oven terms with the ot?:er as they swung into the home stretch. The pair then raced close together to within fifty yards of the finish, where Mr. Mutt ..rew out to finish the mile ; in advance. colts pulled up in splendid condition. The watches oeught Mr. Mutts first three-quarters in 1 :15r. while that of his stable mate was a slower. Nellie Morse, tie stables Pimlico and Kentucky Oaks cardidate gave another exhibition . of her tine s/ieed, when she was sent three-quarters in 1:15. remarkably good time I for this stage of tUe training season. The filly began from the three-quarter post and showing a great burst of speed ran the quarter in 32%, the three-eighths in :34%. half in :»6*r. and five-eighths in 1:00,. In the final eighth the filly was under restraint. These three gallops marked the last pretentious works the three Fisher horses will be called upon to do at the local track, for I airangements have been made to ship them and the others of the Fisher stable to the ! Fast next Tuesday morning. All of the hcrses under trainer Gordons care have trained in a satisfactory manner, and are almost fit to carry the colors. This applies Continued on twelfth ya;». I i I | MR. MUTTS FAST MILE ""ontinued from first page. with emphasis to Mr. Mutt, Comic Artist and Nellie Morse, for no three horses ever left Kentucky looking better, and showing the results of a course of painstaking training. Much activity marked training operations at Churchill Downs Saturday, where quite a number of the more prominent Derby eligibles were called upon for strenuous work. The morning was ideal, both as regards weather and track conditions. One of the fastest gallops of the spring season was witnessed when Ham Keene sent C. Bruce Heads Altawood out for a trial at a mile, and the son of Master Robert, accompanied by Alice Blue Gown and Flowers of Love, showed Ma best performance of the year by going the mile in 1 :44. J. McCoy, who was astride Altawood. rated the colt in behind Flowers of Love and Alice Blue Gown for the first three-quarters and then, loosing his reins, let the colt go along, and, taking command, the colt finished the mile in 1 :44, with a number of watches catching him in a shade better time. He went the quarter in :24Vs, half in :50. three-quarters in 1:16% and seven-eighths in 1 :29%. Pete Coyne also worked his pair of Derby colts, King Gorin II. and Bourbon Boy, a mile. Mack Garner was astride King Gorin II., while Joe Kederis had the mount on Bourbon Boy. The pair galloped along on even terms, with neither having any advantage at the end of the mile, which they turned in 1 :44and the best showing they have made since their spring training commenced. Following were the fractions :24%, :37. :49%, 1:03, 1:16% and 1:41%. Black Gold was given his first mile gallop in over a week when trainer Webb sent the son of Black Toney the route in 1:47%. Webb had intended the colt should go at a two-minute clip, but Charlie Akers, his rider, was unable to hold him down to that gait for the colt was in a running mood .and it was with difficulty he could be kept in hand. Polo Ground, Gypsy King and Check were sent together a slow mile, which they covered in 1 :55. These three will be shipped east Sunday morning together with twenty-three juveniles in the J. E. Madden stable. Check, which was sold Friday to a Canadian sportsman, will be delivered to his new owner when the Madden consignment reaches Belmont Park. Pete Coyne is rapidly rounding Actuary into racing condition and this splendid racer, which will run in the colors of R. H. Anderson, showed his advanced training by running easily a mile in 1 :4." . The good mare Startle, in the stable of Joe Hawkins, also ran a mile in 1 :45. In Memoriam was sent three-quarters in 1 :57% at an even pace. Trainer Ward did not work Wise Counsellor or Worthmore. He intends sending the pair along for a gallop at one mile Sunday morning. Saturday the colts were only can-i tered around the course. Dr. C. N. Finch of Jeffersonville, Ind., operated on Saraband, a three-year-old in the stable of Joe Hawkins. The operation, which was for thick wind, was successful.

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