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OSMAND SHOWS SPEED ♦ Kentucky Derby Favorite Goes Half-Mile in Fast Time. ♦ E. B. McLeans War Eagle Works Well — Stable of R. Nicholas Arrives From Tijuana. * LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11.— J. E. Wide-ners Osmand, favorite for the Kentucky Derby, was given a gallop at a half mile at Churchill Downs this morning as an "opener" for a stiff work at one mile, which will take place Tuesday morning. The big chestnut had Melvin Thompson aboard, instead of Earl Sande, his regular rider. The going was slow and cuppy. but despite this Osmand turned in excellent time. Osmand began at the five-eighths post and, running along in his usual steady stride, covered the quarter in £4%, the three-eighths in :37 and the half mile in :4!Vs. He pulled up without showing any signs of distress and apparently fit and ready for his trial Tuesday. Kiev was galloped a half mile in :r ." . being permitted to go along at an easy gait. He was accompanied by Chance Shot. Royal Play and Feu Follet. Karl Sande was up on Chance Shot. Candy Blackbird worked three-eighths in : 9. The track at Douglas Park was also in rather poor condition, and in consequence, there were no prententious Derby gallops. The stable of R. Nicholas arrived from Tijuana in charge of trainer Elmer Hinton, the horses standing the trip in good condition. The shipment included Booze a.eyer, Patsy Jane, Twinkling, Cabin Maid. Jockey I*. H. Wilhoit accompanied the horses here. Mr. Nicholas is a recent recruit to the ranks of owners having embarked in racing about a year ago. He is the owner of a big ranch situated near Big Horn, Wyoming, where he raises cattle on a large scale. Col. 1. T. Chinn arrived from Lexington to inspect his big stable at Douglas Park in charge of trainer C. E. Patterson. Mr. Chinn was well pleased with the appearance of his horses. He announced that his stable would comprise two divisions this year. The main division will be in charge of Patterson while the other will be handled by Harry Herdel, who at present has a number of the stables here in training at Lexington. The stables activities will be confined this year to the Kentucky and Illinois tracks and the Chinn colors will not be carried on the Eastern courses. E. B. McLeans Derby hope War Eagle was Continued on eighth page, i OSMAND SHOWS SPEED . , Continued from first page given a gallop at five-eighths at the Downs this morning and he acquitted himself in good style. With jockey Nick Huff in the saddle, the son of Man o War went the quarter in :2€ s, half in :51% and five-eighths in 1 :M. J. W. Corrigans Kentucky Derby eligible J-!nthusia-st.ic Edward will be on the shelf for a short time. The imported colt was going alone, nicely in his training until a few days ago. when he started coughing. CoL Matt .1. Winn, general manager of the Kentucky Jockey Club, arrived today from bis home in Covington, Ky., where he has been paying a short visit. Sherman Coodpaster, treasurer of The Jockey Club, came up from his home in Frankfort to confer with Colonel Winn. Mr. tfoodpaster brought the information that C, W. Hay left Frankfort this morning for Chicago to make arrangements for the meeting at Washington Park, of which he is general manager. John T. Ireland arrived from his home in Paris. Ky.. and was a visitor at the Jockey-Clubs offices. He will leave shortly for Columbus. Ohio, where he will be in the stewards stand at that meeting which opens next Saturday. Frederick Johnson, who spent Sunday at his Scarlet iate Farm, returned to Churchill Downs this morning. He reported that five of his marcs have been bred to Tryster, three to Sun Flag and one each to Omar Khayyam. Whiskaway. Black Toney, Dis l onc. Black Servant and Pot a Feu. A. .