Osmand Shows Fine Speed: Covers Three-Quarters in 1:14 without Being Extended-Kiev Goes Longer Distance Easily., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-28


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T l t , a , f -j c .. t . t t ] t ] | i 1 j | i | | . OSMAND SHOWS FINE SPEED i Covers Three-Quarters in 1:14 Without Being Extended — Kiev Goes Longer Distance Easily. LOCISYILLE, Ky.. April 27.— Osmand. the Derby favorite, electrified work watchers at the Downs this morning when he worked three-quarters, with Sande up, in 1 :14, over track that was one and one-fifth seconds from being at its best. The fractional time given out by trainer Coyne was :11%, :23, :35. :47%, 1 :00-"- „ for the first five-eighths. The big chestnut gelding worked alone and covered the ground with such long sweeping strides and with such apparent ease that those who watched him in his trial were surprised at the excellent time he made. Peter Coyne brought Kiev and Laddie from the paddock shortly afterward and Sande then threw the leg over the gray colt, while Ray Yelton mounted Laddie. They broke at the stand, with Kiev two lengths behind Laddie, but the Derby colt caught him in the first quarter and forged into the lead and was timed in the fractional time of :24%, :49%, 1 :02%, 1 :16, 1 :29, 1 :42% for the mile and eased up for the mile and eighth in :56. Laddie moved up at the half mile post and ran lapped on Kiev for the last half mile, Sande being forced to the whip to make the gray colt stick to his task. The Widener Derby candidates continue to show improvement in every succeeding trial and from present indications will be fit as hands can make them on Derby day. Fred Jr., the S. W. Grant candidate for the Derby, went a mile in 1:45%, with Nick Burger in the saddle. Canaan was the only other Derby candidate to be given a gallop and he went three-eighths in :37% with Profiteer. Johnson N. Camden, president of the Kentucky Jockey Club, was a visitor at his barn this morning to look over the horses he has in charge of Itoscoe Goose. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Thompson, the former identified with the Penthorn Stable, were arrivals from the South.

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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800