Papyrus Training Well: Goes Mile and a Quarter Under Restraint Though Improving His Pace at the End, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-17


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PAPYRUS TRAINING WELL Goes Mile and a Quarter Under Restraint Though Improving His Pace at the End. NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct. 16. Papyrus continues to train along smoothly for his meeting with Zev for the 00,000 prize at Belmont Park Saturday. Tuesday Basil Jarvis permitted the son of. Tracery to go along for a handy mile and a quarter at 2:10 and he was pulled up at the mile and three-eighths in 2:25. He came out of his move without taking a long breath and it was a gallop that was entirely satisfactory to both Basil Jarvis and Dr. V. Pride-Jones, the veterinary of the Papyrus party. What made the move of particular value was the fact that the colt finished strongly, the final quarters being the best of the journey. He was accompanied by Bar Gold and his traveling companion under light weight proved a fairly good trial horse for this sort of speed. All through the workout Papyrus was under a restraining pull and it was evident that he could have run much faster had it been so desired. Bar Gold began several lengths in front of the challenger and from a standing start Papyrus ran the first eighth in 14 seconds and the second in 13 to reach the quarter in 2S. The half was reached in 54 seconds, making the eighths in 13 seconds each.. The three-quarters were covered in 1:20, making that quarter run in 25. The mile was reached in 1:45 making that quarter in 24 ahd the last quarter that finished out the mile and a quarter in 2 :10 was run in 25 seconds. This time is far" from being impressive as time goes, but the fact that Papyrus was improving his pace at the end, and still under the same steadying restraint as in the early stages, told of his fitness to race a mile and a half. As usual Jarvis did not have a watch on the trial, but he was interested in studying the "clocking" of those that had split on the eighths. He had little to say, but seemed to be entirely satisfied with the move. When Papyrus was jogged to the backstretch it was Jarvis himself who pulled off his coat and went to work with the rub rag. He went over his charge carefully and after he was done up ho ordered him back to the stable and he seemed to be thoroughly satisfied. Papyrus came out of this moderate exercise in excellent condition. There was no indication of soreness and the colt seemed fully able and ready to repeat had it been asked of him. Before Papyrus put in appearance, Hildreth had Zev out, but it was not his work day and he was just sent along for a brisk three-eighths with the two-year-old Tester. He galloped the distance ir 35 after having run the first quarter in 23 seconds. Wedes-day is work day for Zev and it is the intention to send him over the full mile and a half distance with trial horses. The promised work of Papyrus brought out a big crowd to Belmont Park and though the challenger was not asked to fully extend himself it was the general opinion that his move was an impressive one. What was taken into consideration more than anything else was the strong manner in which he finished and the manner in which he came out of his gallop. It is apparent that the Jarvis method has built up the colt, if he nfceded any building up since the St. Leger, until he is ready to race as far as horses are asked to run. He is the picture of robust health and has a cheerful way of doing what is asked that tells eloquently of his physical condition. Among those who were on hand to see Papyrus in action were Major and Mrs. August Belmont, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Von Stade, F. Ambrose Clark, Thomas Welsh, A. J. Joyner, Charles Hughes, Foxhall P. Keene, Mortimer F. Lynch, James MacManus, E. II. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker, John E. Madden, who bred Zev; Alex Gordon, Frank Hackctt, S. C. Hildreth, William Wallace, Dr. R W. McCully, H. L. Bell, Georgo Odom, Captain Percy Creed, who will cover the big race for the London Mail; Theodore Knapp, J. Simon Healy and scores of other horsemen and visitors. - -

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