Work The Derby Distance: Morvich Gallops Mile and Quarter in 2:08 1/5 Impressively.; Trainer Burlew Well Pleased with Colts Condition--Busy American Also Works Fast., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-11


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WORK THE DERBY DISTANCE Morvich Gallops Mile and Quarter in 208y5 Impressively Trainer Burlew Well Pleased with Colts Condition Busy Ameri ¬ can Also Works Fast LOUIS VTLLE Ky May 10 Mr Ben ¬ jamin Blocks great colt Morvich after weeks of painstaking care and special prep ¬ aration by that skillful horseman and train ¬ er Fred Burlew is ready for the Kentucky Derby to be run Saturday SaturdayMorvich Morvich had his final trial for the Derby at Churchill Downs this morning shortly after G oclock and he went the full route of a mile and a quarter in 2 OSVs He finished out as he has in all his gallops with plenty in reserve and fighting for his head He is now not only in the opinion of Fred Burlew his trainer but of most of the horsemen in the crowd that numbered more than 200 ready to run the race of his life In his trial this morning he carried the Derby weight of 126 pounds The exercise boy started him at the quarter post He was away like a flash and the boy did not get him settled into stride until about the threeeighths post Then he ran in that smooth frictionlesa way that is a delight to the eye and a wonder to all who have witncsed it The fractional time was 11 23 35 = 43 101 I14y5 127 141 154 203 203Fred Fred Burlew usually reticent and slow to praise was overjoyed He did just ex ¬ actly as I wanted him to do he said Why I never had to signal the boy once Morvich is fit now and on Saturday I believe with track conditions the same as today hell run that mile and a quarter in two minutes tha American record for the distance distanceMorvich Morvich cooled out after the work so re ¬ markably quick that this brought comment from his trainer He isnt blowing as hard as the pony he said and hes so fresh youd hardly believe he was out on the track at all allMorvich Morvich will rest tomorrow His exercise will consist of a jog once around the track On Friday morning he will be set down for a fast threeeighths or a half mile and Burlew promises to show the dockers some speed speedAll All doubt as to whether Busy American one of the E R Bradley cracks would start in the Derby was settled when working along with Bet Mosie he ran the Derby route a full second faster than Morvich Busy American went the mile and a quarter in 207 The fractionals were 11 23 35 48 101 114 1 2G 140 154 2 07 Busy American pulled up to Bet Mosie all the way wayDeadlock Deadlock went a mile and a quarter In 24 50 117 143 210 210John John Finn worked the distance in 24 48 1 14 1 40 and 2 08 He appeared to be tiring badly at the end

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