War Eagle in Fast Work: Gallops Fastest Mile of Derby Candidates at Louisville., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-23


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WAR EAGLE IN FAST WORK ♦ Gallops Fastest Mile of Derby Candidates at Louisville. ♦ Covers Distance in 1:48% In Splendid Style — Candy Qneen Gives Sparkling Exhihl- tion, Going Same Route In 1:42%. •#— LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 22. — Activities among the trainers of Derby candidates took on added impetus this morning with the return of fair weather overhead and a fast track, at Churchill Downs. E. B. McLeans War Eagle, the son of the super horse Man o War, turned in the fastest trial of any eligible to work a mile, making the distance in 1:42%, according to trainer Louis Tauber, who gave out his fractional time for the first three-quarters as :24%, :49%, 1:15. This is a recoid for the present training season of Derby candidates in thi3 section for the distance, and Tauber was much pleased with the chestnut colts effort and complimented his exercise boy, Nick Huff, after he dismounted. War Eagle is well tightened up, having raced at Miami all winter, where he accounted for the Miami Cup. a ?2."i,000 added feature of the treeting. Candy Queen gave a sparkling exhibition in a trial for one mile, just cne-fifth of a second slower than that of War Eagle, 1 :42-% being the time she required to cover the distance. Trainer George Walker of the Archibald stable worked the gray filly with Candy Star, the pair breaking from the barrier at the seven-eighths post in the mile chute. KEPT UNDER RESTRAINT. Leo McDermott had a stout hold of Candy Queen all the way, and had no difficulty in keeping ahead of her work companion for the entire distance. It was apparent that she could have gone faster had trainer Walker desired her to do so. The fractional time for the first seven-eighths of Candy Queens trial was :11%, :24, :43%, 1:01%, 1:14%, 1:27%. The filly lost her saddle cloth as she entered the stretch, completing her final part of the mile, but outside of a momentary distraction of McDermotts attention from his task it amounted to nothing. Pete Coyne sent Osmand and Kiev from the barrier and worked them a half mile in :24, :48%, in preparation for a longer workout tomorrow. Canaan, the LeMar Stock Farm Stables Derby colt, was breezed a mile by trainer C. H. Hughes, who had his exercise boy set him down the first part in :25%, :383s, :51%, 1 :17*5, 1 :31 and eased to 1 :4t»% for the mile. King Nadi, twice winner of the Grainger Memorial Handicap, covered three-quarters in 1 :14, after going the first half in :4S. POLK LAFFOON VISITOR. Poik Laffoon, chairman of the Kentucky State Pacing Commission, paid a visit to his stable of horses handled by J. J. Flannigan, at Douglas Park this morning and then visited the Downs, where trainer Roscoe* Goose of the J. N. Camden stable, took him on a tour of inspection of the president of i the Kentucky Jockeys Club stock. Marvin May cf Cincinnati, was among the days arrivals to witness the Derby trials. W. H. Hall and Mrs. Hall motored up from Hot Springs, Ark., through miles of water in the flooded district of the South. Hall has three horses at the Downs, which were shipped here sometime back, after the close of the New Orleans racing season. John E. Madden ran down from his Hamburg Place, near Lexington, to meet some prospective buyers of his colt. Young Prince, which tied Osmunds mile of 1 :4I!% on Thursday morning. Frederick A. Burton, who owns Wise Counsellor, is here on a visit from his home in Chicago, to John S. Ward, the man who raced the colt so successfully before it was found necessary to send him to the stud, due to leg ailment. It is believed by Mr. Ward, that Wise Counsellor will stand training again and he will be put back in training at the end of the breeding season. Mr. Burton plans to look his colt over on his way to attend the opening of the races at Lexington, and will stop off at Frankfort, near where the horse is standing. e»

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