Latonia Derby Trials: Candidates for Saturdays Big Race Given Final Preparation-All in Fine Condition, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-27


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LATONIA DERBY TRIALS Candidates for Saturdays Big Race Given Final Preparation All in Fine Condition. LATONIA, Ky., June 26. Many of the Latonia Derby . candidates were given their final trials Thursday morning and most cf the works were of a pretentious nature. Lord Martin was sent the full Derby route of a mile and a half, which he covered in the good time of 2:36. Chilhowee turned in the best mile and a quarter of the morning. The Gallaher colt ran the distance in 2:06. This trial was remarkable in view of the fact that the colt was under restraint all the way. Dazzler covered a similar distance in 2:08N He was accompanied by Leopardess for the first mile, which was 1:40. Then Leopardess dropped out and Dazzler finished out alone. Beau Butler negotiated the one mile and a quarter in 2:09. He was hard held for the first mile and finished the full distance going easily. Revenue Agent, under restraint throughout, reeled off the mile and a quarter in " 2:09. Black Gold, going slowly all the way and at an even pace, covered the mile and a quarter in 2:11. Giblon went a half in 48. Bourbon Boy showed extreme speed by going three-eighths in 34. This colt will j be given his final tryout in a race Friday and -on his showing will depend whether he is good enough to start in the Derby. In spite of his disappointing race of a few days ago Black Gold will be started in the Derby and trainer Webb is confident the colt will redeem himself in that stake. Black Golds recent poor showing is laid to the fact that his rear heels were sore, caused by his wearing the wrong kind of plates. This has been remedied by the substitution of plates of another pattern, that are more suited to the colt. W. S. "Chuck" Walker, trainer for J. E. Madden, reached Latonia Thursday afternoon with Polo Ground, the Madden candidate fcr the Latonia Derby. The colt arrived in good condition and is stabled in Kay Spences barn. H. C. Fishers Mr. Mutt, another eastern aspirant for Latonia Derby honors, also, arrived this afternoon. Trainer Alex Gordon and jockey J. Merimee will be here Friday. Montfort and B. B. Jones, who have been visiting their Audley Farm in Virginia, will arrive at Latonia Friday to be on hand to see their Lord Martin start in the Derby. Modest, which will carry the colors of Edward B. McLean, was given a workout of a mile and three-eighths immediately after the running of the fourth race. He was joined by Comixa for the first three-quarters and King ONeill II. took up the running where the filly dropped out. King ONeill ILs presence was not beneficial. He acted rankly and swerved repeatedly at times, bothering Mcdest. The Derby candi- date went about his task in steady fashion! and finished well under restraint. The com- plete distance was run in 2:22. The fractions were as follows: 24, 58, 1:14, 1:41 and 2:08.

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