Reigh Count in Fast Time: Derby Favorite Gallops Three-Quarters in 1:13 1/5 at Louisville, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-02


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REIGH COUNT IN FAST TIME Derby Favorite Gallops Three - Quarters in 1:13% at Louisville. ♦— Colonel Shaw Duplicates Derby Favorites Performance Under More Trying Conditions. * LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1— Mrs. J. D. Hertz Reigh Count, prevailing favorite for the Kentucky Derby, and W. EL Whitehouses Colonel Shaw, an outsider for the race, monopolized the attention of the work watchers at Churchill Downs this morning. Both colts were given workouts over three-quarters in what were their speediest gallops of the year. They both were galloped out the full mile. It was quite a coincidence that the colls negotiated the three-quarters in exactly the same time, 1 :13/5 — and. from a time standpoint, there was nothing to choose between the two performances. Different conditions under which they were worked, however, made Colonel Shaw"s performance the more meritorious. This big rangy son of Colonel Vennie and Lillian Shaw was worked very early in the morning when the weather was raw and cold, and a stiff breeze was blowing down the home stretch, and the track was not at its best. The performance of Reigh Count was surrounded by conditions that were ideal. It was 10 oclock when the colt was brought out and the sun was shining brightly from a cloudless sky. The strong wind had subsided a short time prior to the appearance of Heigh, and the track had been harrowed and put in the best condition it had been in all year. Owing to his prestige as the Derby favorite, Reigh Count naturally attracted the most attention when he was worked. He went out again with Reigh Olga, his regular work mate. Chick Lang was up on Reigh Count, while Larry Mills had the mount on Reigh Olga. Lang was equipped with a whip and used it lightly on Reigh Count coming down the home stretch. The colts began at the three-quarters post, with Reigh Olga getting away fully three lengths in advance of his stablemate. After the first quarter Reigh Count got up to the other colt and Lang kept him about half a length back to the final eighth, where Reigh Count gradually caught him and, passing into the lead, finished a length in advance. Both colts were driving all during the three-quarters, with Reigh Count on the outside. It was plain to all that the Derby favorite was doing his level best, and Reigh Olga showed excellent speed in staying with him to the end. The watchers caught Reigh Count at the quarter in :2;*.fi, half in :4T%, three-quarters Continued on twentieth page. REIGH COUNT IN FAST TIME Continued from first page. in l:lt%. He galloped out the seven-eighths in 1:27%, and pulled up the mile in 1:43%. I R -igh Olgas fractions were :24%, :48%, j 1:14%. He was galloped out seven-eighths In 1 :2S%. and pulled up the mile in 1:45%. Both colts came out of their work in excellent shape. On account of the early hour when Colcnel Shaw was workeel, very few people witnessed it. But his owner, W. H. Whitehouse, who had made the trip from Cincinnati especially to see his colt perform, was on hand and was much impressed by the colts splendid work. The colt went out with a stablemate, Royal Julian. D. Dubois was astride the latter, while Stanley Stretton, who will pilot Colonel Shaw in the Derby, had the leg up in his latest workout. The pair began at the six and a half furlongs post and, racing nc-ck and neck, and both doing their best, negotiated the quarter in :23, half in :47%, and three-quarters in 1:13%. Colonel Shaw galloped out the mile in 1:42%, which was most creditable time. It was easily his mo.-a pretentious workout of the year, and the colt went about his task in a manner that was most commenelable. The work she — :d that he had fully recovered from the cou~hing spell that afflicted him about three weeks a~o. The Le Mar Farms pair of Derby colts, Misstep and Mop-Up, again gave trainer Mose I owenstein cause for satisfaction when they went out with Advance II., a stablemate, and galloped a mile. Misstep galloped out the mile and a quarter i:i 2:11%. The trio began at the eighth post, and Misstep began slowly and followed his stablematcs to the three-eighths post, where he moved up with a rush and, assuming command midway of the home stretch, drew away elecisively. Misstep was in a running mood and the first quarter almost pulled Joe Kederis. his rider, out of the saddle. The boy finally got him under full control on the back stretch. The watches caught Misstep the quarter in :24%, half in :50. three-quarters in 1:16, mile in 1:43. mile and an eighth in 1 :37%, and mile and a quarter in 2 :111s. The colt went along most impressively and was cantering all the way. Mop-Up was caught the mile in 1 :43%. Advance II. was pulled up after going three-quarters. Eraybant, with Harry Gray up, went a slow mile in 1:47, cantering all the way. He went the quarter in :25%, half in :51%, and three-quarters in 1 :1S%. Referendum ran three-quarters in 1 :19%. Anita Peabody made a fine impression when accompanied by Sea Rip. She ran three-quarters easily in 1:15%, with her workmate going the distance in 1:15%. At Douglas Park D. F. Kelly and Two Dans, the Coughlin Derby colts, went out together for one mile. The tint named went the distance in 1 :44%. while Two Dans ran the mile in 1 :45%. They both galloped cut an extra eighth.

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