St. James Shows Speed: Gallops Half-Mile in 46 3/5 at Belmont Park--Cochran Horse at Work., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-17


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!ST. JAMES SHOWS SPEED Gallops Half-Mile in 46% at Belmont Park — Cochran Horse at Work. NEW YORK. April W.— Over the main track at Belmont Park this morning, trainer Jack Joyner sent G. D. Wideners handsome three-year-old Preakness and Derby candidate, St. James, a brilliant half-mile in :46%. | It was by far the most sensational work at the big Nassau county course and thrilled those that were on hand to witness the trial. At no stage of the gallop did the son of i Ambassador IV. — Boboling II. have his way, and through the final part of the journey he was under stout restraint. Mr. Widener was on hand to see the big colt work and was more than pleased with the performance. I Todays effort marked the first time this [year that St. James was tried out on the ;main track. In the next week or ten days all gallops will be over the main track. The mile training track has been closed and track superintendent Pels will give it a general overhauling. The top soil will be screened and what necessary repairs are needed here and there will be carefully attended to. Trainer Carrol Shilling had a number of I the Gifford A. Cochran string out for their morning gallops, and four three-year-olds that are eligible to the big eastern prizes were sent an easy five-eighths, negotiating the journey in 1:01. and finished fresh. The quartet were Revenue Agent, Sun Flag, Spic and Span, and Sunspero. Trainer Shilling received word this morn-ing that his employer would be home from Europe on Friday and expects him out to j Belmont Park on Saturday when the Prejk- | r.ess and Derby candidate will be given a ; real trial and allowed to go alcng in their best fashion. Shilling has a stable that gives promise this yeir and the main hope of the establishment in the big prizes will be selected later. Over at Jamaica thre was considerable activity. The advance delegates from Maryland continued arriving, and the latest advices are that all stable room has been spoken for. Several of the stables that raced at Bowie were unable to secure accommodations and were forced to alter their plans at the last minute and seek accommodations elsewhere. That trainer Max Hirsch would ship a division of the stable that he has in training to Maryland appe ired doubtful this morning. J The main reliance. Sarazen, although doing exceedingly well, may be shipped to Pimlico, where be is named for the first running of the reived Dixie Stakes. However, on this point trainer Hirsch was undecided. A slight epidemic of illness has attacked the stable but none of the horses is reported sick eviough to be taken out of : training. ▲

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