Training Famously: Wise Counsellor Again Gallops Mile in 1:44 Easily.; Real Pretentious Trial Planned for Friday Before Colt Is Shipped to Pimlico., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-23


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TRAINING FAMOUSLY • — Wise Counsellor Again Gallops Mile in 1:44 Easily. Real Pretentious Trial Planned for Friday Before Colt Is Shipped to Pimlico. 9 LOUISVILLE. Ky.. April 22.— Frederick A. Burtons Wise Counsellor, favorite for the Kentucky Derby, gave another demonstration of his fitness at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning when he galloped a mile in 1 :44 and pulled up without showing signs of distress. It was the first time in a fortnight that the big chestnut colt had been :isked to unlimber himself for a mile journey. His last previous gallop at this distance took place April 8, when he ran the mile in exactly the s:imi time as recorded in Tuesday mornings workout. The short let-up in the colts strenuous training apparently had not sot him back, for in this mornings gallop he appeared to better advantage than ever, and his appearance elicited no end of favorable comment. When one horseman declared that the colt was not carrying an ounce of superfluous flesh, and that he was fit and ready to race, he voiced the universal opinion cf thcsj who watched Wise Counsellor as he sped around the course with clock-like precision and a remarkably easy stride. He broke from the three-quarter post and covered the quarter in :2A%, the three-eighths in :3C A.t., half in :49%, five-eighths in 1 :02M;. three-quarters in 1 :16Vfe, and seven-eighths in 1 D. Had he been pressed in the final quarter the colt could easily have registered the mile in 1 :40 or better. AITKli NO RECORDS. Trajner Ward, who has probably prepared more Derby colts than any other trainer in the west, is not one who believes in sending his charge out to work in sensational time. He is going along slowly with the colt and taking no chances of breaking him down by going after speed records in his works. As Ward remarked a short time ago, he would rather have Wise Counsellor break down in a race than while he is prepared for racing. Wise Counsellor will probably be given another pretentious trial next Friday, and this will mark his last on the local track, for on Saturday he will be piaced aboard a car and be started on his momentous journey to rimlico to fill his engagement in the Preaknesw Stakes, the running of which will have such an important bearing on the Kentucky Derby, to be decided five days later. A triumph in the Preakness would greatly enhance the reputation of Wise Counsellor, and send bis Derby stock soaring. Although tlie Churchill Downs track was in first rate condition Tuesday morning, a cold, biting wind that swept the course made the morning anything but ideal for training operul ions. Hut this condition did not deter trainers from sending their charges along for some of the best gallops recorded this spring. QtIVF.ROS GOOD SHOWING. Second only in importance to the showing of Wise "ounsellor was the impressive gallop of Jefferson Livingstons Quivern, which, under Al Kirbys direction, ran a mile in 1 :44, the best the colt had shown since his Derby preparation began. With jockey Harry Stutts in the saddle, Quivero sped along at an even pace, covering the quarter in :2t. three-eighths in :36, half in :4S%, three-quarters in 1 :l.",i. In the final-eighth the colt was eased up. Lea .Jones sent out Sanola alone for a mile journey, and the filly went the distance easily in 1:46. Will Martin allowed Archibald Berkleys Inver to step along, the colt rattling off a mile in 1 :44-.:,. Glide and Firetoma went out together and galloped three-quarters in 1 :18;V-.. Worihmoi e was sent three-quarters in 1:17, and llo-lliek, whieh Jim MeKinney is training for R. P. Marshall, the Pittsburgh spoilsman, wt nt a similar distanc I la 1 :1S%. Frankman and Fausto ran five-eighths in 1 **%. In Memoiiam. a potential candidate Vir th" Clark Handicap, ;ts irtren ■ most metal gallop at one mile, going the distance under .stout restraint in 1 :4IS. The colt ran the half in :."■•». three quarters in 1 ilT1;, and was centering in the final quarter. Jack Weaver easns over from Latonia to arrange for stabling room for hits Derby candidate, Colonel Cilmore, which will be ■hipped to Churchill Downs Wednesday morning. Aeeording to Weaver, Colonel Gilmore, whieh has keen in training at Latonia since hust fall, is progressing nicely in his preparation, and is well advanced. He ha:i galloped a mile in 1 :!",. Cot get, another Derby candidate that wintered at Latonia, arrived at the local track Monday afternoon in charge of trainer l»n Johnson. The colt had his first intn-Juction to the Churchill Downs track Tuesday morning when he VM brought out and galloped a half-mile in £1%. Gorget is a bay geld- ing by Helmet — Badinage, and is the proper- tv of Whitehouse Brothers, well-known Cin- ! cinnati jewelers. C. W. Kendle. Cincinnati manufacturer, who baa an interest in a number of horses ill the stahle of lete Covin, was a visitor j j at the Downs Tuesday Morning. He was aeeompanied by Mr. . R Comer, business man of Huntington, W. a. I

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