Flying Fury Prevails in Derby Trial; Excellent Mile Workout by Nashua: Jeans Joe Second To Cain Hoy Colt; Favorite Drops Nose Verdict In Desperate Finish Before Crowd of 16,500 at Downs, 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 Jeans Joe Second To Cain Hoy Colt Favorite Drops Nose Verdict In Desperate Finish Before Crowd of 16,500 at Downs By CHARLES HATTON CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville. Ky.. May 3. — Cain Hoys stretch-runniru Flying Fury complemented the recent success of his-stablemate Racing Fool in the Blue Grass Stakes as he beat the favored Mur-cain Stables Jeans Joe a nose in a desperate finish for the seventeenth renewal of the 4,850 mile Derby Trial before a crowd of 16,500 here on the Downs this sunny afternoon. It was a length and a half back to Clifford Mooers luckless Nabesna, who was third in a field of nine eligibles for Saturdays history-making Kentucky Derby, the better part of his length before Honeys Alibi. Following the finish of this stirring stretch duel, Nabesna worked on out to the mile and a quarter in 2:06%, where he narrowly led the successful Flying Fury, timed separately in 2:07. The going could not have been more conducive to speed, but the final time for the trial was a lustreless 1:38, three seconds behind the track mark established by Hasty Road in the same event a year ago. Earns Another 1,200 Flying Fury, winner of the important Champagne Stakes last autumn at Belmont Park, added 1,200 to his earnings this afternoon and earned a definite place in the starting field for the 25,000 added Derby. The son of the sensational sire Nasrullah returned .80 as the second choice in the tote machines. Following the running, jockey Conn McCreary, who is to ride him in the Derby, brought him back to the winners enclosure, where Mayor Andrew Broaddus of Louisville presented the trophy emblematic of victory in the Trial to the joyous Harry Guggenheim, owner of the Cain Hoy establishment. Royal Mon, an invader from the minor league courses of the western plains country, set out to make a runaway of the Trial, prompted most closely coming out of the long mile chute by first Stryrunner then Jet Flame. At one stage. Royal Mon was able to open up three lengths on these two, but leaving the backstretch he began to fly the distress signals. All this while Jeans Joe and Flying Fury were measuring one another, running along unhurriedly in six and seventh positions. Curving for home. Shoemaker on Jeans Joe and McCreary on Flying Fury, got Continued on Page forty-tow Flying Fury Noses Out Jeans Joe gt Churchill Takes Derby Trial With Mile in 1 :38; Nabesna Winds Up Third Continued from Page One into their mounts and inaugurated their drives forward. Both riders met with a ready response and coming to the furlong pole it appeared "anybodys race," with more than half of the field of nine running abreast. Jeans Joe was on the extreme outside, and .Flying Fury was thrusting through the middle of the pack and it was abundantly clear nearing the last sixteenth that the race was between these two, as their rivals were beating a retreat and they began drawing clear. Jeans Joe was a head before Flying Fury at this crucial stage, but the resourceful Guggenheim colt somewhere found the reserve to win by a nose in the very last strides. He was going away at the line and simply had taken "the last run" at the favorite, who stuck gallantly to his guns and went down honorably, but simply was not quite good enough. Under the conditions of the Trial the winner and runner-up carried 118 pounds each, conceding Nabesna six. The last named was in a spot of trouble as Flying Fury bore in coming to the final sixteenth, but it appeared this contretemps was nothing to alter of finish and there was rip objection. Honeys Alibi pegged the pace fairly close down the far side and made a good run swinging for home, but was forced wide4 and was tiring at the end. The time of the race did not suggest that any of the field is likely to be troublesome on Derby Day, unless one of them improves extraordinarily. The fractions were :23%, :47 and 1:11%, the- final quarter in n lackadaisical :26%. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Reubens Hasty House -Farm silks were carried to their second success of the. matinee when Miss Energy, a truree-yeaT-oiddaugntfer of ErrarcT arid Okapi, captured the six furlongs Frankfort Purse. The Hasty House filly, who had the saddle services of Johnny Ralph Adams, coasted to the wire with a better than three lengths margin over her nearest rival, J. G. Smiths Paris Fleet. The latter had slightly more than two lengths to spare over Harry L. Freyns Silver Robby. early leader, who lasted for third honors in the field of six starters. Miss Energy, good class winner of two Florida engagements this year, stepped along in 1:11%. She was favored in the tote at 7 to 5. Hasty House Farms Roman Boss, a well-conformed Roman-sired colt, ridden by Johnny Adams, gave a game effort in capturing the four and one -half furlongs Honeysuckle Purse. Roman Boss went to the front soon after the start of the juvenile dash and lasted to take a half-length graduation verdict from E. W. Fergusons hard-charging Impressed. The latter was four and one-half lengths on Clifford Mooers Shushanna Kid for the place while H. F. Krimendahls Nnght Intruder was along for fourth in the field of 12 starters. Roman Boss, making his third appearance under colors, stepped the Honeysuckle distance over the firm footing in :53%. The Hasty House youngster went to the post a 3-to-2 favorite. H. R. Penneys Parklea, with Lois Cook at the reins, beat a half dozen useful platers in the six-furlong fourth event. Parklea was under stern pressure during the drive to trim John McShanes Farjac by a length and one-half, while H. H." Mundys Black Widow ran third a similar distance away. K. Martin and Sons Rubes Folly salvaged fourth money after racing wide the major part of the journey. y- Tarklea, clocked"1 in 1:12. paid a* .60* mutuel. S. A. Alexanders Sleepy Norma, handled by Charles Burr, beat . a capacity field of three-year-old platers in the six-furlong opener and Mrs. A. M. Creechs Mahplay, smartly ridden by little jimmy Parsons, proved best of the dozen ordinary sprinters 1 meeting in the three-quarters of a mile ! second* s Sleepy Norma? ?8b Weight. aricr Mah,-s play, a 5-to-2 shot, were good for a 4.80 I ■ pay-off in the Daily Double pool.

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