Epinard on Exhibition at Latonia Track: French Champion with Colors Up Given Slow Gallop between Races, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-09


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EPINARD ON EXHIBITION AT LATONIA TRACK a - French Champion With Colors Up Given Slow Gallop Between Races . i Sarazen Shows Most Sensational Trial of All International Candidates, Going the Full Distance in Remarkably Fast Time LATONIA, Ky., Oct. "8. Epinard did his stuff for the racing crowd at Latonla this afternoon between the third and fourth races. That is, he was shown by Eugene Leigh with the blue and white silks of Pierre "Wertheimer up and Everett Haynes in the saddle. It can hardly be said that he did his "stuff," for it was only a slow three-quarters jog that was required of the son of Badajoz and Epine Blanche, but the bold manner in which he covered the distlnce in 1:15 told of a world of reserve speed. He was accompanied by as fast a horse as August Belmonts Diagram and they finished together, while Diagram worked out the full mile in 1 :41. When Epinard was brought on the track Leigh said that he did not intend asking tho Frenchman to show a speed test, so that there was no disappointment at the easy gallop. g Saddled in the paddock, he was jogged over to the three-quarters post and as he left he had the jump on Diagram, but Haynes took back and he had the handsome chestnut fairly pulling him out of the saddle right from the start. Diagram was outside of the chestnut and he was permitted to race along by Cliff Gordon, while Haynes had all he could do to keep Epinard on even terms with the running mate. The first quarter was reached in 25, the half in 49 and in the stretch Haynes was fairly swinging his mount to keep him at the prescribed pace. He was fighting for his head and wanted to go on all through the move, but beyond that eagerness to run the work meant nothing as a real index cf his present fitness for the mile and a quarter. But Haynes had done what was required and so had Epinard. SARAZENS FAST TIME. Max Hirsch furnished the sensation of tho work hours when he permitted Mrs. Vander-bilts great gelding, Sarazen, to go along for a mile and a quarter in 2:04, while some watches caught him in 2:03, the fastest time shown by any of the various candidates that are making ready for the great race. Legere had the mount on the swift running son of High Time and Rush Box and the three-year-old came out of the work magnificently. He had his weight up and in fact Hirsch said after the trial that he thought he "might have had a bit too much weight up. But he was naturally elated over the showing of his candidate and the move was one to cause some concern among the other trainers. It was a move to dispel any doubts of the ability of Mrs. Vanderbilts champion to race a mile and a quarter and he came out of the gallop in a fashion to suggest that even that route was not the limit of his capabilities. He ran to the half in 48 and the five-eighths in 1:01. The three-quarter mark was passed in 1:13, the mile in 1:38 and the mile and an eighth in 1 :50. All through this remarkable trial Sarazen had plenty in reserve and it suggests that Hirsch has brought him up to the big race in better condition than he ever was since a two-year-old, when he went through the year without tasting defeat. Louis Feustel had some uneasy moments today when August Belmonts Ladkin finished out an easy mile and a quarter in 2 :10. The son of Fair Play and Lading came out of the move decidedly sore and for a time it was not known just how seriously he was lamed. Later in the day Feustel said hand came out of it all right and that he had nothing to worry about Ladkin already has the Aqueduct mile of the International Special to his credit over Epinard and the race Saturday means much more to Feustel than did that brilliant performance. PRINCESS DOREEN DANGEROUS. The Audley Farms Princess Doreen continues to be a primate favorite with many of the Kentuckian and she lost no friends when Kay Spence permitted her to finish out a mile and a quarter in 2:05, with plenty in reserve. It was enough to show that her recent remarkable speed trials have done her no harm and she had so much in reserve that the move was ample to show her progress to the big event. In this move, with Stutts in the saddle, her fractional time was :48, 1:01, 1:14, 1:39 and 2:05. Had it been desired she could have shaded the move materially and she made friends by her showing. Chilhowee, another of the Kentucky hopes for the big race, was only galloped along for five-eighths in 1 :02, and it is the intention to send him along in a real trial Thursday morning. My Play is coming up td the race in excellent style and it-.was promised that if need Continued on sixteenth page. EPINARD ON EXHIBITION Continued from first page. be he will run a mile close to 1:36 Saturday. What impresses as candidate after candidate shows his stuff is the confidence that is expressed" in the various camps and it all tends to suggest that it will be a memorable race. Hardly a candidate but has shown either in races, or in private, real top-notch form and in each camp there appears little concern over the glowing reports from other stables. Jt was natural that the. move of Sarazen should cause a ripple among the trainers who have candidates, but the best that was admitted was that it was sure to be a good race and the winner would have to run all the way. And there is no camp more confident than that of the invader himself. Eugene Leigh said that he was not worrying about Princess Doreen or any of the others, while Everett Haynes is supremely confident of victory. That is how the race looks at this time in the principal camps and if that does not mean a good race then all the trainers are wrong.

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