Eleve Derby Colts Clash in Trial; Your Host Completes Hard Training: Goes Nine Furlongs in 1:52 2/5 at Downs, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-02


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Eleven Eleven Derby Derby Colts Colts Clash Clash in in Trial; Trial; Your Your Host Host Completes Completes Hard Hard Training Training boes Nine Furlongs In 1:52% at Downs Californian Never Asked for BestatAnyTime;Mr.Trouble Clocked One Mile in 1 :40% By TEDDY COX CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 1.— "Well, that just about wraps up our Derby prep and I am thoroughly satisfied," trainer Harry Daniels said this morning after Your Host once again impressed both horsemen and dockers with a sprightly mile and one-eighth move, accomplishing the distance in 1:52% and galloping out the full mile and one-quarter Derby distance in 2:06%. "Well probably blow him out three-eighths or a half mile just before the race near the end of the week," Daniels added. "Hes done everything Ive asked him to do and I am happy that everything has gone so well. "The only thing worrying me now is the weather. I really dont know whether my horse can run in the mud or not, and, naturally Id prefer a fast track. I worked him out in the center of the track on a muddy course last year and he went right well, but I did not ask him for his best speed that day. If a fast track prevails for the Derby, I feel confident that Your Host will be hard to beat." Solidifies Favorites Role "Ol Sidewinder," as Your Hosts groom calls him, took to his trial with zest and vigor and undoubtedly could have gone faster had he been urged at any stage. It was a good, even move, though, and the large group of dockers and horsemen on hand as he spun around the course almost to the man agreed that Your Host is quite definitely the most formidable of the corking field now eyeing Saturdays race. Melvin "Tuffy" Morlan was in the saddle for the drill and his 125 pounds, plus the tack, brought the weight carried by the colt up to about 130. He jogged the California comet around the course to the eighth pole and broke him off nicely and he went in the following fractions: :13 :24%, :49%, 1:14%, 1:27%, 1:39%, 1:52% and 2:06%. The move was somewhat accelerated as Your Host curved into the long backstretch, for there in front of him he found the Kentucky Oaks aspirant, Wondring, going at a fast clip. She was the winner of the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland and this was 1 to be her main prep for Fridays Oaks. Your Host went to her readily, passed her and a quarter of a mile from the finish was joined by Muchingo, an Argentine-Continued ] on Page Three X v M, * , r : s1r% : : fHaaS $ * Your Host Completes Training For Derby With Distance Move Californian Timed Mile one/* Eighth in l:52Vs;Mr.Trouble Clocked One Mile in l:4QVs Continued from Page One bred who matched him stride for stride the remainder of the journey. Both Daniels and Jack Hodgins, who trains Wondring, said after their horses had worked, that they did not plan to have the two stars so close together. "Wondring broke off at the seven-eighths pole and she just happened to arrive on the main track when Your Host came out of the turn," Hodgins said. Trainer Max Hirschs decision to start Middleground in the Trial came as a surprise. When he shipped the blocky colt here, he indicated to Jake Lowenstein, who was in charge of the colt before his arrival, that he did not intend to start before the Derby. Middleground attracted considerable attention this morning when he handily worked a half mile in :46%. Bill Bo-land, the young apprentice who is to ride him in both the Trial and in the Derby, was in the irons. Middleground worked in company with On the Mark, who also is to carry the King Ranchs colors in the Derby. Middleground seemed much the stronger of the two as they moved briskly around the course. Hill Prince also received what amounted to a good blow-out this morning when he stepped three-eighths of a mile in :34%. Trainer Casey Hayes stated that he has obtained permission to work him between the first and second races tomorrow afternoon. He is to go a mile. "Id run him in the Trial," Hayes said, "but I am afraid to take the chance. Too many things can happen and if we run into any bad luck Id prefer it when were out for the big money." Several other trials of Derby eligibles were recorded during the busy morning with Greek Ship and Sunglow, representatives of the Brookmeade Stable, going three-eighths in :35 together; All Blue, half in :47%, handily; French Admiral, half in :53, breezing; Lot O Luck, half in :49%, breezing; Theory, half in :48%, handily, and Trumpet King, half in :48%, breezing. Trainer Earl Steffen was somewhat concerned about Trumpet King yesterday and this morning. The very handsome colt rapped himself slightly last week in a trial and developed a slight amount of soreness. After several visits from a veterinarian, Steffen was advised that the injury was not enough to stop Trumpet Kings work and the colt looked good in his short spin. After the track had been cleared and harrowed, Sylvester Veitch brought C. V. Whitneys Mr. Trouble on the course at 12:30 p. m. for a mile and one-eighth move. The colt was walked toward the grandstand, then galloped slowly once around the course and at the finish line broke off under a snug hold. He went in :24, :35%, :48, 1:145. l:27ys and 1:40%, and then he galloped out an extra eighth of a mile. At no time during the journey did his exercise boy allow him freedom of the reins and he probably could have gone much faster. Hallieboy En Route From Lincoln Downs A surprise note was added to the prospective Derby field this morning when it was learned that William Fugate has put the gelding Hallieboy on a van and presently he is en route on a 1,000-mile journey from Lincoln Downs in Rhode Island. Tom Young, track superintendent here, told us he received a telephone call from Fugate last night and that he requested a stall for his Derby horse. "Why, were always happy to accommodate a Derby horse," Young told the man at the other end, and "well get a stall ready." Young was inclined to forget the telephone conversation, but just for safety sake he ordered a stall, bedded down in Barn Noi 10, where Your Host, Middle-ground, Sunglow, Greek Ship and Hill Prince are quartered. JOSEPH M. ROEBLING — His homebred three-year-old, East Indies, was returned victorious at Jamaica yesterday. "If he gets here, thats as close as hell ever get to those horses," one attendant quipped. Anyway, Hallieboy is on his way. The gelding is a son of Silverdale, who at his best was a confirmed sprinter and out of Montmary, by the comparatively obscure sire, Ormont. He was one of the leaders during the Sunshine Park meeting, where rather ordinary claiming platers competed during the winter, and only on Saturday he finished second in a mile event at the track near Providence, R. I. Just when Hallieboy will arrive is a moot question. It is a long, hard trip by van. The more fashionable Derby aspirants, such as Hill Prince, Middleground, Sunglow, Greek Ship. and others, sped here on cars coupled to fast express trains. LINCOLN DOWNS, Lincoln, R. I., May 1. — Walter Fugate, prominent Chickamauga, Ga., horseman, suddenly decided to ship Hallieboy to Louisville to run in the Kentucky Derby and after a call to make sure of stall accommodations put the son of Silverdale — Montmary, by Ormont, in a special van last night and he is on his way. Hallieboy was an early nominee for the "Run for the Roses," though for a time Fugate almost abandoned the idea when the colt appeared to tail off after some brilliant racing at Sunshine Park this past winter. However, of late, his steady improvement caused Fugate to make the decision. The son of Silverdale was bred by Mrs. H. B. Engel, whose husband and Fugate were co-partners in a breeding establishment. Last winter Fugate withdrew from his breeding activities and now devotes all his time to the racing of his horses. The Fugate colorbearer has won five races to date this year, three at Sunshine Park and two here. His first race under Fugates handling was won in fast time and by a margin of eight lengths. Jockey George Adkins, Fort Thomas, Ky., saddlesmith, will pilot the three-year-old colt in the big race and Fugate, queried as to his chances replied: "Well, he wont be last, and you can bet hell beat more horses than beat him." Track conditions will make little difference for, Fugate declares, hell run on any kind of a track. Fugate and Adkins plan to leave tomorrow night to drive over the road to Louisville, and watch his ,550 investment run for approximately 00,000.

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