Springlike Weather: Stimulates Training Activities at Churchill Downs.; Derby Candidates Work Confined to Short Gallops--Wida Goes a Fast Mile., Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-24


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SPRINGLIKE WEATHER Stimulates Training Activities at Churchill Downs. Derby Candidates Work Confined to Short Gallops — Wida Goes a Fast Mile. * LOUISVILLE. Ky.. April 23.— Delightful springlike weather and a fast track served a.s a strong stimulus to training operations at Churchill Downs. Wednesday morning i ■■ and during work hours the famous course i ! "was fairly alive with the horses being given i | their training gallops that varied in distances I from three-eighths to more pretentious mile i gallops. | Kentucky Derby gallops were confined to light work, none of the aspirants for the rich prize being asked to go along at a I distance greater than three-quarters. The I | most ambitious of these works was witnessed when trainer Ham Keene brought cut Alta- j j wood, and sending the colt along without a : ; pacemaker galloped him three-quarters in 1 :16. With .Jockey J. McCoy in the saddle, I the son of Master Robert began at the three- : quarter post and under a pull went the 1 otiarter in :2" . three-eighths in :3S%. half . iii :."1 and five-eighths in 1:03. He gained, speed after covering the half mile and traversed the next eighth in the fast time of : I twelve seconds. Altawoods manner of running gives the impression that he will develop Into a good . horse over a long route. A long striding horse, he is a slow beginner, but he gains | , momentum gradually, and finishes with a] tine hurst of speed. Trainer Keene is of the opinion that if the colt was pos=essed of early speed that he would develop into a real racing celebrity. i BLACK ;oi.i snows speed. Trainer H. Webb unlimbered Black Cold to the extent of permitting him to step along a half mile, which distance the son of Black Tony covered easily in :49%. Trainer Pete Coyne permitted King Corin II. and BoUfbou Boy to exhibit some of their speed, when he sent the pair together at a gallop over the half mile route. Mack Oar-lu-r was astride King Corin II. and Joe K.th-ris piloted Bourbon Boy. The colts started together, but King Corin II. went into an early lead and headed his stablemate !• the windup. They were timed the quarter | in :-i*:, and the halt" in MsV,, which trainer Coyne characterised as a most satisfactory; gallop. Trainer John "Ward had "Wise Counsellor out early, but only allowed the crack colt to jog around the course a couple of times. After being returned to his stall the coifs ! plates w -re removed, and he will be given a! new set Thursday. He will he given his last : tryout at one mile on the local track, Friday i morning. TO R1I»E WISE COUNSELLOR. Trainer Ward announced that he had en- j gaged Jockey Mack Carner to pilot Wise Counsellor in the Preakncss Stakes, and Carner will leave here for Maryland a couple sf iajrs before the decision of the stake, earner will also have the mount on the colt in the Derby provided Pete Coyne, his contract employer, has no entry in the race. Other-arise , Mr. Ward will have to look elsewhere for a rider for the colt. j There were a number of trials of other than Derby candidates, and one of the best of these was shown by Keene Brothers Aliee Blue Cown. which showed to good ad- I I vantage when she covered three-quarters In 1:1*%. | Joe Hawkins good mare Startle showed that she is almost fit for the races when she ■ ii gotlated a mile easily in 1 :4X. ■The best mile of the morning was wit- , Tiessed when Theo. E. Muellers four-year-old Wida rattled off the distance in 1 :4t%, ami galloped out the mile and an eighth in I 56V ! Princess Dorcen. the Audley Farm Stable"! main candidate for the Kentucky Oaks made a good impression when she rattled off three- | quarters in 1 ilTs, and eased up an extra I eighth in l M.%. I

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