Altawoods Fast Mile: Gallops Distance in 1:41 4/5 at Churchill Downs Sunday.; Wise Counsellor Goes Half Mile in 48 2/5--Shipments to Lexington Begin Tuesday., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-21


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ALTAWOODSFASTMILE I • Gallops Distance in 1:41 4/5 at Churchill Downs Sunday. 4 . Wise Counsellor Goes Half Mile in 4 8 2/5 — Shipments to Lexington Begin Tuesday. ♦ LOUISVILLE. Ky„ April 20.— Showing the best Derby workout of the training season, C Bruce Heads Altawood gave the work! watchers at Churchill Downs Sunday morn- j ing a fruitful topic for discussion when he; ► galloped ■ mile in 1:41%, the fastest mile registered by any Derby candidate at the local course since spring training commenced. | It is also probably the speediest mile recorded ! by a I erby eligible at any other training track this spring. Owner Bruce Head was on hand to witnss his colts latest workout; and was much impressed by it and lost no time in congratulating Ham Keene, who is training the son of Master Robert and Crest- j wood Girl for the big race. | Altawood was paced by the speedy Flowers of Love for the first three-quarters and when j she dropped cut lie went on alone and fin- i ished the remaining quarter in resolute fash-ion. , Jockey J. McCoy was up on Altawood and kept the colt under gcod restraint be- ; hind the pacemaker and never let him have his head at any stage of the journey. The track was fast, but a stiff and cold wind was blowing up the homestretch and but for the colt having to face the gale f or | almost half of the way he would have cov- j l ered the distance in much better time. As! it the • rformaiice el • was p was regarded as remarkably good one and caused a number of horsemen to revise their opinions regarding the ability of Altawood to cover a d!s- ; tanee of ground in fast time. The watches caught him in the following fractious: :24Vfe, :::6«i, :49. 1:14% and 1:41%. The colt pulled ! Up in splendid condition and cooled out well. Trainer Ham Keene is now more than ever j i convinced that Altawood has every right to be regarded as ■ Derby possibility and this opinion is shared by many horsemen who heretofore had discounted his chances in the j big race. The colt will be given another wnrk Wednesday and then be shipped to Lex-hasten to be given a race or two at that track, for trainer Keene is one who holds to the belief that there is nothing like the; strong competition tnat a colt meets in a contest to fit nim. OYNF.S PAIR DO WF1.L King Gorin II. and Bourbon Boy, the piir of Derhy aspirant* that Pete Coyne is training, also made a most favorable impression and showed their advanced training when they worked ■ mile in l:4S%, their best show- nig of the ■ennui Mack Carner had the leg ii] on Kins? Qorta II.. while J e Kederis was astride Of Bourbon Boy. The colts began at the Judges stand and. running closely bunched, covered the quarter in :2." , the half in :49%, three-quarters in 1:1S% They went along at a steady pace and were hard held all the way. The showing of both colts was meritorious and raised the hopes of their admirers, if which there were many among, the hundreds of interested spectators that lined the beekstretch. Due to the fact that both celts arc locally owned adds to their popularity and both will have thousands of well-wishers pulling for them on the after- , noon of the big race. King Gorin II. runs in the colors cf 1ete Coyne, one of the most popular trainers in Kentucky, while Bourbon Hoy is t!.. pro; city of Colonel Arthur Board, Lodlsville manufacturer, who races a few. horses for the pure love of the sport. Wise Counsellor was given his lirst fast workout in over a week when he galloped a half mile in the fast time of 48 2-e, running the eighth in 1- !-." . the quarter in 21 1-.", and the three eighths in :!t» l-." . The big chestnut displayed some of his brilliant speed, much to the delight of the spOtlSlOIS Trainer Ward told the colts rider to let him run along, but to keep a Strong bob! j of him. The colt was in a running nio d and I the boy had considerable trouble in pulling him up at the conclusion of the half mile.1 The work put the son of Mentor and Hustle on edge for bhl next try out :.t a mile, which will take place either Monday or Tuesday. BLACK MJ FAR ADVAMF.D. There was much curiosity to s«»e Black Jold in speedy action, but trainer H. Webb did not see lit to ask the son of Black Toney to extend himself even to gratify the popular desire. Instead he ordered that the colt bo Joggl d around the track a couple of times. As a matter of fact. Black Cold is a "dead lit" horse and does not require-any strenuous woik. Aside from the work of the Derby colts, chief interest in Sunday mornings gallops centered on the 1st speed shown by Keene Brothers four-y. ar-old gray mare Alloc Blue Gown when she worked three-quarters In 1 :14 -- and performed her task in a manner to banish all doubts regarding her lit-ness. Unfortunately Alice Blue Cown was not entered la any of the valuable stakes to be decided at Churchill Downs, but she will be seen in frequent action in the over- night hand caps to be run during the meeting. She will also carry colors in a number of races at the Lexington meeting. The exodus of hors;*« intend -d for the Lexington meeting will start in earnest next Tuesday, when a number of establishments will send representatives to the Blue Crass track. Kay Bpence has ananged to ship seven head. Including Princess Doreeu, the Audh-y Farm Stables main hope for the Ashland and Kentucky Oaks. Williams Brothers will send ten head, including Cromwell, NSpOO and Opulent and a number of two-year-olds. The stables rider, Eddie Bssnttwood, will go along to pilot the horses.

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