De Valeras Speedy Trial: Preakness Candidate Works Mile and an Eighth in Sensational Time., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-10


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DE VALERAS SPEEDY TRIAL Preakness Candidate Works Mile and an Eighth in Sensational Time. NEW YORK, N. Y.. May 9— H. C. Phipps* De Valera, an easy winner the opening day of the Jamaica meeting, in a six furlongs dash, had a rather sensational trial this morning for his engagement in the Preakness, to be decided at Pimlico Saturday. Over the Aqueduct course, the son of Upset and Rosie OGrady was sent along for a mile and a furlong in 1:53 and galloped out the full mile and a quarter. Fitzsimmons had the colt sent right along at a fast pace, the first quarter in :22%, the three furlong pole was reached in :345 and the half in :46%. He ran the five furlongs in :58% and the six furlongs in 1:12=5. the seven furlongs in 1:26, and the mile in 1:38%, finishing out the final furlong in This colt has been going along exceedingly well for Fitzsimmons for a considerable time, and this work tells of his extreme speed. It was natural that with a first quarter in :22*f,, a half in :46% and five furlongs in :58*3 that he should tail off to some extent in a gallop of a mile and a furlong, but he has many a conditioning mile and promises to be ready for the mile and three-sixteenths of the Preakness Saturday.

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