Head Plays Public Work: Preakness Winner Gallops Mile at Jamaica in 1:39 3/5--Under Restraint Throughout., Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-18


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HEAD PLAYS PUBLIC WORK Preakness Winner Gallops Mile at Jamaica in 1:39% — Under Restraint Throughout. NEW YORK, N. Y., May 17.— Head Play, winner of the Preakness, was given a public mile trial following the running of the fourth race today and showed a fine turn of speed under steady restraint all the way. He was galloped one mile and was waved down in the final quarter and timed in 1:39%. The big chestnut was unaccompanied and showed high speed under steady restraint. The colt was led on the track by a lead pony and was ridden by Kurtsinger. He was given a limbering up gallop and then broke on the back stretch. The first eighth was caught in :11%, the quarter mile in :23, three-eighths in :34%, and the half mile in :46%. At this stage Kurtsinger took a strong hold and, as he swung around the clubhouse turn, he was caught in :59% for the five-eighths. The three-quarters was timed in 1:12% and, at this stage, trainer Hayes began to wave him down. The seven-eighths were covered in 1:25% and the full distance in 1:39%. He came out of the trial in good condition and cooled out nicely.

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