Sensational Gallop: Derby Candidate Sydeny Works Mile and Eighth in 1:54 3/5, Daily Racing Form, 1930-04-23


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SENSATIONAL GALLOP Derby Candidate Sydney Works Mile and Eighth in 1:5435. Dedicate in Another Impressive Move Alvin Ranshaw Tires After Fast Half. LEXINGTON. Ky., April 22. Sydney, son of Craigangower and Rima, and J. N. Camdens candidate for the fifty-sixth Kentucky Derby, this morning took a whirl at furnishing " something for rivals for the Churchill Downs "classic" to shoot at when he galloped one and one-eighth miles over the local Kentucky Association, track in 1:54. From the time standpoint, it was the outstanding Derby move of the season in these parts, and the slashing gelding went through it in a manner indicative of high quality. He ran the opening quarter from the eighth post in :24 and went to the end of a half riiile in :47. He finished five-eighths in 1:009s. and, after traversing the three-quarters in 1:14, added another quarter for a full mile in 1:40, which is just about as fast as any horse has worked that distance over the track in recent years. Danny Stewart, his trainer, was justly pleased with the work and satisfactory manner in which the gelding came out of it and expressed confidence that Sydney will be at the post for the Louisville race. Only a short time before Sydney visited the track the Everglade Stables Dedicate had further preparation in his Derby training when he covered one and one-eighth miles in 1 :5S. He was rated along evenly and under steady restraint and his work measured up to the .expectations of John S. Ward, his trainer and part owner. Fractional time for the trial was : :24 ; :49 ; 1:17, and 1:44. After speeding over a half mile in :47, which is track record time for the course, C. W. Riedingers Alvin Ranshaw tired badly while negotiating an additional four furlongs and was timed in 1 :44 for a mile, the final three-eighths of which he was under severe pressure. True, the Derby nominee was put to too much use during the opening five-eighths and the effort required to step the half mile in :47 and five-eighths in 1:00, left him so distressed that his showing under such conditions was creditable. The Keeneland Studs Jean Lafitte and Silver Cord were indulged with mile gallops each, the former going in 1 :45, easily, and the latter in 1:48, breezing. Jean Lafitte went the half in :49, and three-quarters in 1:17, while his grey stable companion ran the half mile in :50 and three-quarters in 1 :20. While only lightly considered as Derby timber, the Keeneland three-year-olds are taking preparation impressively and their owner has every reason to believe that they will prove consistent winners.

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