Much Interest in Osmand: Widener Colt with Sande Up Gallops One Mile and Walks off Track Apparently Sound., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-03


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MUCH INTEREST IN OSMAND Widener Colt With Sande Up Gallops One Mile and Walks Off Track Apparently Sound. LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 2.— Interest was naturally keenly aroused as to the condition of the Derby choice, Osmand, after his unfortunate mishap Saturday and a big crowd awaited his appearance on the track this morning. A feeling most intense swayed the crowd as to whether he would show up for a canter or be unable to appear on the course. About 9 :30, Osmand appeared with a lead pony and, under instructions of trainer Coyne, was galloped a mile. While he appeared a bit sore walking he came back without showing any signs ox distress and Sande was placed aboard him and he galloped him once around the course with the pony accompanying him with Melvin Thompson up. He went off the track without favoring his left foot at all and was apparently quite sound on his injured foot after reaching the barn. An aluminum plate was placed under the shoe on his left forefoot and this served to remove the pressure off the wound, with the assistance of a piece of gauze and some oakum packing. His attendant said that the gelding passed a good, restful night and that his injured foot was as cold as any other of his feet. There is every indication that he will be a starter in the Derby if infection does not set in. Mr. Widener is due in before noon and trainer Coyne has reserved Kiev, Chance Shot and other three and two-year-olds to work after his employers arrival. Trainer Iiouie Tauber placed the "specs" on War Eagle, the McLean Derby colt, when he worked him this morning and the colt showed a creditable mile and an eighth in 1 :55% with Nick Huff in the saddle. The fractional time of the trial was :23%, :48%. 1:14%, 1:41% for the first mile. Candy Queen was sent a half mile by-trainer George Walker, of the Archibald Stable, In :50%, for a more ambitious move tomorrow. She was rated the first part nicely by Leo McDermott, going the first quarter in :24%, three-eighths in :3GVs. My Son, the Crescent Stables Derby candidate, breezed three-eighths with Big Bill Thompson in :38*i. Royal Julian was only cantered and a like exercise was dealt out to Fred Jr. Among the visitors at the Downs this morning were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Church and John K. McKee, business manager of the La Brae Stable, owned by H. A. Cotton of California. Mr. Church is president of the Elgin Clock Company of Elgin, 111., and owns the good handicap horse Flagstaff. . A .

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