All Derby Entrants Seen In Moves Friday Morning: Count Fleet Breezes Half Mile-Modest Lad Sent Easy Mile, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-01


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AH Derby Entrants Seen In Moves Friday Morning MorningCount Count Fleet Breezes Half Mile Modest Lad Sent Easy Mile MileLOUISVILLE LOUISVILLE Ky April 30 All the horses scheduled to line up for the Ken ¬ tucky Derby tomorrow afternoon were on the Churchill Downs track this morning for exercise of one sort or another and a number of them including Count Fleet indulged in actual workouts Count Fleet breezed a half mile in 49 and that move wound up his preparation for the most im ¬ portance race of his career careerOthers Others traveling a half mile against the watch were Amber Light in 48 Bank ¬ rupt in 48 Twoses 51 and Burnt Cork in 48 Slide Rule and Blue Swords were sent three furlongs each in 38 and Mod ¬ est Lad negotiated an easy mile in 151 151Ocean Ocean Wave Gold Shower J o Wrinkles and Dove Pie galloped a mile or more each during the training hours Because of an unseasonable amount of rain here in recent weeks the Churchill Downs track has not been conducive to high speed from Derby challengers training for that classic with the result that per ¬ haps only two of the horses can be credited with really standout private trials They are Count Fleet and Blue Swords Last Tuesday Count Fleet working between races gave the public a sample of his prowess when he breezed a mile and aifur long in the mud in 153 and galloped out the Derby distance of a mile and a quarter in 207 His time for the threequarters was 115 and for the mile 140 Vs That same morning while the track was fast Blue Swords traveled a mile in 139 the threequartersin 113 and continued out a mile and an eighth in 153 153The The only other workout by a Derby horse to command special attention was the mile and a furlong in 149 which Gold Shower executed at Belmont Park on April 17 just before he entrained for Louisville That move was the most sensational of the en ¬ tire spring anywhere for he went the first quarter in 22 the half mile in 46 threequarters in 110 and the mile in 135 He galloped out 10 furlongs in 204

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