Fred Jr. in Fast Workout: Makes Favorable Impression and Shows Much Improvement-Other Derby Gallops., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-07


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I J , i : I | FRED JR. IN FAST WORKOUT i Makes Favorable Impression and Shows Much Improvement — Other Derby Gallops. LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6.— Despite a track made dull by showers of the previous evening, Friday morning saw rather extensive activity among the western Kentucky Derby eligibles that are expected to try for the prize a week from tomorrow. The Derby moves featured a period of training that brought out about 250 horses for training at Churchill Downs and Douglas Park, both tracks being crowded with thoroughbreds throughout the morning. A number of useful trials were recorded by Derby nominees, the outstanding gallop of the morning being witnessed when S. W. Grants Fred Jr., one of the three-year-old stars of the recent winter season, galloped a mile and an eighth in 1 :54% and cantered out the usual Derby course of a mile and a quarter in 2 :09. Light driving was required to have him to the first mile in 1 :40%, after covering the first quarter in :24% ; the half-mile in :48%, and the three-quarters in 1 :14%. The work was pronounced excellent by horsemen, and the colt, which is showing steady improvement, is making many new adherents. He was ridden by Nick Burger, and carried an impost of about 120 pounds. Owner S. W. Grant arrived from Chicago in time to witness the trial and was well pleased with it and the present condition of the colt. The colts training is being continued despite a cracked heel, which, according to Mr. Grant, is nothing serious and will not interfere with his preparation. The colt probably will be given a race next Tuesday. Osmand was out for a short gallop and he appeared in excellent condition when, with Earl Sande up, he breezed three-eighths in :35%. Kiev, his stablemate, went a half in :48%, driving. J. C. Milams Mr. Kirkwood was given an easy mile in 1 :42, the colt breaking from the barrier and running in the following fractional time : First quarter :24, half-mile :48%, and three-quarters in 1:14%. Mally Jane acted as pacemaker for the son of Squander. E. R. Bradleys Bewithus, which enrolled many new admirers by his splendid victory at Lexington last Monday, cantered a half-mile in :53. H. T. Archibalds Candy Blackbird reeled off a mile handily in 1:45%, while J. N. Camdens Noreaster was sent over a half-mile in :51%, and driving was necessary to get Canaan over three-eighths in :37. This latter one is a poor work horse and, in view of this, his speed test was a good one. Late yesterday afternoon trainer D. E. Stewart had out Senator Camdens Hy-dromel, a recent winner over a band of western Derby eligibles in a track record shattering performance at Lexington a week ago, and sent him over a distance of one mile and an eighth. He responded with the first mile in 1:39%, driving lightly, and pulled up the mile and an eighth in 1:54%. It was one of the best trials of the season, and more firmly established the son of Light Brigade as a stalwart contender for the 0,000 prize. The Idle Hour Stock Farm Stables Buddy Bauer this morning was shipped from Lexington to Pimlico to fill his engagement in the rich Preakness Stakes next Monday. He went in charge of Barry Shannon, who will saddle him for the race, and Alfred Johnson leaves tomorrow night to be on hand to ride the colt. Prior to leaving Lexington, Buddy Bauer galloped a mile and an eighth over the Lexington track in 1 :56. It was an easy gallop, and trainer H. J. Thompson pronounced it just the thing to thoroughly fit the colt for his important engagement. *.

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