Fanfare Victorious in Derby Trial; Ruhe and Sonic Work Out at Downs: Former Goes Six Furlongs in 1:134/5, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-02


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Fanfare Fanfare Victorious Victorious in in Derby Derby Trial; Trial; Ruhe Ruhe and and Sonic Sonic Work Work Out Out at at Downs Downs Former Goes Six Furlongs in 1:135 DenemarkColt Does All That Is Asked of Him; King Ranch Derby Hope Timed 1 :43 Mile By BOB HORWOOD Staff Correspondent CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 1. — Three prominent Kentucky Derby candidates and two others who are somewhat better than an empty stall, worked here at the Downs this morning. Their times were considerably less sensational than Mameluke showed yesterday, but Tom Young had the racing strip cut up somewhat and the historic oval is somewhat slower than in recent days. Job Dean Jes-sop, who was astride Mrs. Emil Denemarks Ruhe when that colt went three-quarters in 1:13% handily, was somewhat surprised when he found after the Trial that he hadnt gone considerably faster. "Ruhe did all I asked him to do," Jessop said. "The same way he has in his last two races and if he went that slow it had to be because the track was slower than yesterday." The half mile of Ruhes prep was completed in :48%. Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Timely Reward, who has been finishing like a belated whirlwind in his races this year, went the full Derby distance of a mile and a quarter in 2:07%. Until yesterday, this would have been considered a highly creditable trial and in view of the slower condition of the course today it is still creditable. Timely Rewards fractions were :24%, :49, 1:15, 1:40%. The son of Reaping Reward was breezing all the way. Count Turf Steps Mile in 1 :384/4 King Ranchs Sonic, who was disqualified after heading Ruhe in the second division of the Blue Grass Stakes last Thursday, came out and did a smooth mile in 1:43, in company with Tilly Rose, who will probably be the favorite in Fridays Kentucky Oaks. The colt and filly went along evenly, getting the fractions in :241/5, :48% and 1:14%, pleasing trainer Max Hirsch immensely. Bill Boland, who won last years Derby on Middleground, was in Sonic s saddle and will occupy the same position on Saturday. Jack Amiels Count Turf, a recent arrival from New York, showed that he brought his speed with him by stepping a mile in 1:38% with Conn McCreary in the irons. This colt, who was a disappointment in the Wood Memorial, turning in a race that may have been too bad to be true, was under mild urging today as he stepped the Continued on Page Six Ruhe and Sonic Work For Derby at Downs Former Goes Six Furlongs in 1 : 1 34 5 And King Ranch Colt Mile in 1 :43 Continued from Page One earlier fractions of his mile in :24:?/5, :4845, 1:13% and 1:26. W. C. Martin *s Phil D., who has lured a stalwart band of rooters here from Colorado, where he first attracted attention at the inaugural meeting of Centennial Park, didnt exactly stand out like Pikes Peak in his mile and a furlong trial this morning, but went the distance in 1:58%, just breezing, with trainer Jimmy Jordan in the saddle, weighing about 130 pounds. Ray York, who made him turn in a fine race to be second to Mameluke in the first end of the Blue Grass, flew out to California yesterday, but will be back for the Derby. William Peaveys pair, Any old time and Sir Bee Bum, who are considered probable Derby starters for reasons unknown to anyone but their Wisconsin owner, went handy miles this morning. R. L. Baird was on Any old time, who was clocked in 1:38% and went away from Sir Bee Bum at the end of the prep. The latter was ridden by Johnny Adams, and timed in 1:39 Vs. Their fractions for the first seven furlongs were an identical :47%, 1:12 and 1:25 as they ran as a team. There arent any changes in the probable Derby field, which still is expected to number at least 20. The real contention in the stake, in the opinion of this writer, who is scrambling from limb to limb each day, seems to be composed of Greentree Stable s entry of Big Stretch and Hall of Fame, C. V. Whitneys Mameluke and Counterpoint, Mrs. Emil Denemarks Ruhe, Mrs. Nora Mikells Repetoire, King Ranchs Sonic, Cain Hoy Stables Battle Morn and Spring Brook Farms Pur Sang. At one time or another, all of these colts and geldings have done enough to suggest that they are eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby. In addition, the field may include William Peaveys Anyoldtime and Sir Bee Bum, Cary C. Boshamers King Clover, J. Graham Browns The Kink and Snuzzle, Calumet Farms Fanfare, Brownell Combs Bernwood, George Gerbers Spur On, Mrs. J. P. Keezeks Abbe Sting, W. R. Knebel-kamps Refun, John Marschs Brevite, W. C. Martins Phil D., Murlogg Farms Fighting Back, Mrs. Fred Sharpes Kings Hope. Sam E. Wilson, Jr.s, Royal Mustang and Golden Birch and Bryant Harris Tiger Harris, who is reported shipping in today from Chicago. There is no truth to rumors that F. L. Flanders Bill Bailey, who died a few weeks ago, had been resuscitated and would be a starter, but arrangements are being made to have Jimmy Durante and his partner, the original "Jackson," sing "Wont You Come Bill Bailey?" between races.

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