Flying Fury Prevails in Derby Trial; Excellent Mile Workout by Nashua: Clocked in 1:37 3/5 Handily at Downs; Derby Favorite Goes Out Full Distance of Classic in 2:05 2/5; Trim Destiny Drills, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Flying Flying Fury Fury Prevails Prevails in in Derby Derby Trial; Trial; Excellent Excellent Mile Mile Workout Workout by by Nashua Nashua Clocked in l:37f Handily at Downs Derby Favorite Goes Out Full Distance of Classic in 2:05%; Trim Destiny Drills CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky.. May 3. — Nashua was "the observed of all observers* here on the ancient Downs this morning as he worked a handy mile in 1:37%, and galloped out to the mile and a quarter, unofficially, in 2:055. Jockey Eddie Arcaro, who flew in from Gotham late yesterday, was in the stirrups. He shook up the colt in the backstretch and again on the homestretch and the burly son of Nasrullah was caught in fractions of :23, :35?5, 1:00%, l:123b and 1:24%. Owner Woodward Watches Work Owner William Woodward, Jr., who visited at Claiborne Farm over the week end. watched the works frpm the stands. The track, of course, was fast. Nashua visited the paddock to familiarize himself with that area before his trial. The remaining Derby eligibles spent a quiet morning. Swaps only galloped, while Summer Tan and Racing Fool were walked. It was the first time Arcaro, who will try for his sixth Derby victory with Nashua, rode the big, husky colt since he booted him home in the Florida Derby late in March. I had to shake him up going down the backstretch," Arcaro said. "That is where Nashua usually is pulled up after workouts and I guess he thought his job was done. He started up willingly enough and really started to run when I hit him twice entering the stretch. He must have done that last quarter in 25 seconds." It was exactly 25 seconds. Trim Destiny, winner of the Arkansas Derby, worked between races this afternoon going one mile in 1:40. ridden out sharply, with jockey Lois C. Cook in the irons.

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