Goes Full Derby Route: Muskallonge Works Mile and a Quarter at Douglas Park.; Brother Batch Given Wind Test--Billy Barton in Easy Gallop--Latest Turf Gossip., Daily Racing Form, 1921-04-07


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GOES FULL DERBY ROUTE Muskallonge Works Mile and a Quarter at Douglas Park Brother Batch Given Wind Test Billy Barton in Easy Gallop Latest Turf Gossip LOUISVILLE Ky April 0 A workout of a mile and a quarter the full Kentucky Derby route by Muskallongc in 214 at Douglas Park and a speed of threequarters of a mile in 114 by Coyne and Brother Batch at Churchill Downs were the outstanding features of the training at the two local tracks this morning A number of other eligi hles for the Derby were scut along also at both places placesThe The Bud Fisher colt was thn first to go over the entire Derby distance this spring to date and his gallop was a good one Regarded in many quarters as purely a sprinter he gives more and more evidence each time out of his ability to run over a long route of ground He was under restraint through all of his workout this morning and so perfectly did former jockey Willie Breen his rider rate him that he ran tho final quarter in exactly the same time ns tho first quarter twenty six seconds His fractional time was 20 53 1211 l4Sjf 214 lie was only cantering at the windup and was not taking a long breath Trainer Alex Gordon said that the colt cooled out The main idea of tlio fast gallop over a sprinting distance for Coyne and Brother Batch was to give the latter a real test of his wind as trainer C C Van Meter desired to determine the exact nature of an ailment which has been affecting his throat When he finished this morning there was apparently nothing wrong with his breathing and lie showed no ill effects of his fast work at all He appeared a bit sore when he came on the track but he warmed out of it and all evidence of this had disappeared when he finished his task taskJockey Jockey Mac Garner was on Coyne and Mplvin Thompson again rodn Brother Batch Both riders sent their horses fast running the quarter in 23 threeeighths in 34 half mile in 47 and fiveeighths in 59 At this juncture the two pilots took hold of their horses and they only galloped slowly in the final eighths to wind up the workout in 114 Garner said that be had a fairly strong hold on Coyne practically all of the way wayBen Ben Bolt ran a mile In 147 at tho Downs and the last half found him under restraint He ran the quarter in 23 threeeighths in 35 half mile in 40 fiveeighths in 102 and threequarters in 110 Billy Barton winner of the Cuban Derby ran threequarters in 110 and then ran to the outside fence Red Legs was given nn easy mile in lr 0 at Douglas Park He covered the first half in 53 53Fantoche Fantoche a stablemate of Muskallonco owned by trainer Gordon worked a mile in 148 He ran each half in54 in54FLAGS FLAGS ON HIS GOOD BEHAVIOR BEHAVIORSir Sir Thomas Kean Lloyd Gentrys Derby candi ¬ date worked threequarters in 120 He had the erratic Flags for a companion in his gallop and the pair ran fast at first running the quarter in 23 and the half in 49 Flags conduct is improving considerably and he demonstrated today that he has all of his old time speed speedWade Wade McLemore a threeyearold in the G L Blackford stable was unloaded with a temperature of 101 upon his arrival from New Orleans His condition was improved today todayIonia Ionia in the Florisant Stable also bad a rough trip from the Crescent city and had a high fever upon arrival arrivalRobert Robert Gilmore brought the sprinter ouneed from New Orleans last night nightPat Pat Knebelkamp has purchased the contract of jockey Albert Wilson from A R Burger This lad who is eighteen years old and weighs ninety six pounds hails from Windsor Out He rode his first winner at the recent Mobile Ala meeting meetingDenny Denny Buford a familiar figure on the Ken ¬ tucky racing circuit was an arrival from his home in Memphis Tenn where he spent the winter winterJoe Joe Porretto of New Orleans father of jockey F Porretto who is with he Mose Goldblatt stable came up from the Crescent City to visit his son sonJockey Jockey W J OBrien has affiliated himself with tho Kay Spence stable Spence will ship twelve horses to Lexington enxt week and OBrien will go along to do the riding The remainder of the Spence establishment will remain at Douglas Iark in charge of W Covington CovingtonAlf Alf Oldham veteran turfman who has boon ill at his home here for several months is improving slowly and is able to leave his bed for the first time since last autumn I will see the Kentucky Derby if I have to be carried to Churchill Downs he told several horsemen who visited him yes ¬ terday terdayFrank Frank Wright will take several horses to Chagrin Kails in the near future futureTom Tom Ahem went to Lexington today to arrange for stalls for the horses owned y himself anil Baylor Hickmaii and which are to be raced at the coining meeting there

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