Sunday Activities: Frankman Gallops Mile in 1:44 3/5 at Churchill Downs.; Some Fast Time Recorded at Shorter Distances--Wise Counsellor on Exhibition., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-14


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SUNDAY ACTIVITIES Frankman Gallops Mile in 1:44% at Churchill Downs. Some Fast Time Recorded at Shorter Distances — Wise Counsellor on Exhibition. LOUISVTLLE, Ky., April 13.— The usual large throng of Sabbath morning sightseers invaded Churchill Downs this morning for the purpose of enjoying the delightful spring weather and to catch a glimpse of the Kentucky Derby candidates in action. Infortun-ately for them they were not privileged to witness any Derby trials of any great consequence, as it was an off day for work I insofar as the chief Derby aspirants were : concerned. Frankman, from the Audley Farm Stable, I was the only colt to be given a pretentious I gallop and his work was witnessed by but j a handful of spectators, as it was quite late when he was brought out in the company I of Belzoni, a stabelmate, for a fast gallop | at a mile. The son of Superman and Franks Daughter made a good impression by his i manner of going and it was evident that he j is far advanced in his preparation. Jockey | Stutts was astride of Frankman and he rated the colt nicely, keeping a restraining hold on him all the way. The pair began together and without any delay Frankman took command and, running with a smooth j gait, traversed the half in :50, the three-I quarters in 1 :17, the seven-eighths in 1 :3t i and the mile in 1 :44 3-5. He finished the j final eighth resolutely in thirteen seconds | and a fraction and pulled up in good condition. LORD MARTIN BACKWARD. Kay Spence, who is now directing the l training of the Audley Farm Stables horses, I was well satisfied with the colts showing j and is paying particular attention to his J Derby training in the belief that Lord Mar- ! tin,, the other of the stables Derby entries. j will not be quite ready to start in the big ! race. Lord Martin only recently arrived here from winter quarters in Virginia ami since then has not been showing the ad- | vance form in his preparation that would j warrant his starting in the Derby. Ixjrd Martin, a son of Sir Martin and Mallard, j proved to be a much better colt as a two- | year-old than Frankman and if fit and ready i would probably prove the better colt of the I two its a Derby starter, but when the ques- i tion of fitness arises Frankman has the ad- I vantage of his stablemate and on that ac- count will he the one that the Audley Kami Stable will have as its standard bearer in the I forthcoming Derby. Although Wise Counsellor was not asked to extend himself in a gallop Sunday, early ■ morning visitors at Churchill Downs were j given a good close up of the strapping chest-, nut when he galloped a couple of times j around the course In the company of Donges I and Bear Grass. Following the gallop the colt WM cooled out on the track instead of being taken back immediately to his barn, and this afforded many an opportunity to size up the colt at short range and discuss his many fine points. The unanimous opinion was that Wise Counsellor in the matter of looks and condition is without a rival on any of the local tracks and that trainer i Ward will send a thoroughly fit horse to | the post when he lines up at the barrier to make his three-year-old debut. Will Martin sent Archibald Parklies Derby colt Inver a mile in 1:50 2-5, the colt galloping easily the last quarter. DFBITANTK ELIGIBLES WOKK. Trials of other than I erby candidates were numerous and the horses were permitted to run along fan lively fashion. Among the faster gallops were these credited to Jefferson Livinsstons Debutante Stakes eligible, Kvelyn, which went three-eishths in :37, and the Greentree Stables Quell, another Debutante eligible, which ran a similar distance in :3t 3-5. Princess Doreen, the Audley Farm Stables chief candidate for the Kentucky Oaks, went an easy half mile in :1D 2 5. The two-year-old Ada May. being handled by AI Steele, recorded the fastest quarter mile of the day when she ran the distance in :23 4-5. The tiv -year-old Make Pp. trained by Louis Tanner, went a mile in 1 :45 in good style. Arthur Board has sold the three-year-old Cheer On to A. V. Thomas, who will race the colt in Canada this spring. The three-year-old liomping Home, half-brother to Audacious, and a member of the Greentree Stable, was gelded by Dr. J. 11. ODonnell. — a

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