Misstep Ready For The Derby: Goes Mile and an Eighth in 1:52 4-5 and Pulls Up Derby Route in 2:07 2-5--Martie Flynns Final Trial Today--Reigh Count Suffers No Ill Effects From Mondays Race, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-16


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J, -3«£V:. MISSTEP by the impressive and speedy manner in which he went through his final brisk gallop for the classic. He was timed in 1:52% and raced well in hand of jockey Willie Garner throughout the trial. He was pulled up the one mile and a quarter in 2:07%. He drilled over a track somewhat dulled by the earliest of a series of showers that developed a muddy track soon after he had left the course. MISSTEP READY FOR THE DERBY ♦ Goes Mile and an Eighth in 1:52 4-5 and Pulls Up Derby Route in 2:07 2-5— Martie Flynns Final Trial Today — Reigh Count Suffers No 111 Effects From Mondays Race ♦ , LOUISVILLE, Ky, May 15. — Another of the more formidable of the Kentucky Derby candidates was brought to the acme of condition for that race to be run at j Churchill Downs Saturday when Misstep, Leo J. Marks hopeful, was galloped a ; mile and one-eighth here this morning. That the son of Upset — St. Theresa is at I his best for the gruelling race at one mile and a quarter was well demonstrated i • Going into his trial accompanied by Mop Up, a stable companion, and at the eighth post, Misstep was timed the first quarter in :24%. Mop Up was pulled up after the pair had gone three-eighths in :37 and Misstep went on to complete a half mile in :4t»7S. He ran the following quarter in :25% to reach the close of three-quarters in 1 :134/s and the mile in 1 :3%. Garner kept the smooth-striding chestnut under a stout, steadying restraint throughout and eased him with no small force while he was galloping out the tenth furlong. Trainer Mose Lowenstein declared himself thoroughly satisfied with the trial and well pleased with the condition of his charge almost on the eve of the important race. Lowenstein expressed admiration of the manner in which Misstep went through the exacting Derby preparation and indicated that if a fast track prevails and Misstep reaches the Derby without mishap he will have no excuse to offer for the colt. Lowenstein made no claims for his star and opined that the race will be one of the most closely contested in recent years. Martie Flynn, the Sweep On gelding that will race for Stuyvesant Peabody, was on tiie track early and went a half mile very easily in :49. Trainer Robert McGarvey will give him his final serious preparation Wednesday, when he will be sent over the Derby route. Martie Flynn, winner of his three races this season and of seven engagements during his two-year-old season, was recently obtained from C. W. Moore by his present owner. It. E. Lechleiter"s Cartago figured in one of the better speed tests of the morning when he went three-eighths in :32%. He was subjected to mild pressure and, like numerous others of the Derby starters, will have his last training over a distance of ground Wednesday. This son of Atwell finished second to Jock in the Clark Handicap last Saturday, beating Flat Iron, Rolled Stocking, Mike Hall, Helens Babe and others. The horse Vellas accompanied Typhoon from Maryland, while Spear Rock came with Sun Beau and Marsh Violet, Sister Ship and Spanish Aster with Bobashela. Sister Ship Continued on eleventh page. MISSTEP READY FOR DERBY Continued from first page. and Marsh Violet are Kentucky Oaks candidates in the Audley Farm stable. Toro, Vito, Sortie, r on Q.. Strolling Player, Typhoon, Sun Beau, Bobashela, Petee-Wrack and Distraction, all participants in the Preakness Stakes last Friday and arrivals , here the past two days, were out for light exercise. Most of them were cantered around the course and Petee-Wrack was breezed through the stretch to conclude his morning program. Frederick Johnsons Replevin, a double winner over the New York tracks this spring, was due to reach Churchill Downs this evening. This son of Brown Prince II. — Tanais has. numerous admirers among the eastern contingent and his training here will be watched with interest. Jockey V. Pearson is coming from New York to ride the colt Saturday. Trainer Bert Michell announced this morning that Reigh Count suffered no ill-effects from his victorious initial race of the year yesterday. The Derby choice delighted his owner, Mrs. John D. Hertz, his trainer and all his admirers with his impressive winning race Monday. His performance continued a current topic today and the quality of his effort was reflected in the announcement by Emil Hertz, one of the winter book operators, that the colt has been slashed to 7 to S pay or play. Hertz was an early morning visitor at the Downs and, after assuring himself that Reigh Count came out of the race in fine fettle, advised prospective speculators of sliced quotations against the Sun Reigh colt. Otto Lehman, prominent Chicago sportsman, owner of Reigh Olga, another Derby-hopeful in Michells charge, has every intention of sending his colt after the prize. Lehman has been here for several days and he will remain until after the running of the Derby.

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