Epinard in Brick Move: French Star Worked Out over Scions Private Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-08-21


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EPINARD IN BRISK MOVE French Star Worked Out Over Scions Private Track. ; Will Bo Given Public Trial Saturday at Saratoga Between Fifth and Sixth Races. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., Aug. 20. Eugene Leigh is a great believer in giving a horse a change of scene. With this end in view he took the French champion Epinard to .the private mile course on the estate of Edward F. Sims on Nelson Avenue and sent him a brisk three-quarters gallop, which was run in a shade better than 1 :1G. It was a mighty nice move and was accomplished with the greatest case. Not many persons saw it but those that had the tip to be present were outspoken in their belief that Epinard is going to make trouble for the best of our American horses when he meets them in the first of the International tests at Belmont Park on Labor Day. Everett Haynes was, as usual, in the saddle, and in order to keep his hand in, in the actual work of race tiding, he accepted the mount on Major Belmonts Lucky Play in the final race of the day. Haynes rode for the chairman of the Jockey Club when Hourless was a two-year-old and Friar Rock was the champion three-year-old, winning the Belmont Stakes, Brooklyn and Suburban Handicaps and others noted races. He was therefore a familiar figure in the Belmont maroon and scarlet when he appeared for the final race of the day. The public recognized Jiim and gave him a greeting that made his cheeks flush with delight. The veteran English horseman, George Blackwell, who had Rock Sand, the sire of dam of Epinard, in his care, and won the Triple Crown with him, said yesterday when discussing Epinards peculiarities of gait that he was much like Rock Sand in that respect. As is the case with Epinard, his action was perfect when it came to racing. "I consider Epinards work this morning the best that he has done since he came to this country," was the comment of Eugene Ieigh. Three-quarters in 1:15, the way he did it, shows that he is coming. If the conditions are right Epinard will be moved through the stretch at speed on Saturday between the fifth and sixth races. Haynes will wear the Wertheimer colors and the horse will be accompanied by a hack when he goes on the track. The two-year-old Satin Slippers, by Sweeper II., that will be seen under colors before the close of the week, was the attendant of Epinard for a part of this mornings work.

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