Derby Favorite Impresses: J. E. Wideners Osmand Gallops Mile in 1:43 3/5 at Louisville., Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-21


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DERBY FAVORITE IMPRESSES J. E. Wideners Osmand Gallops Mile in 1 : 43 % at Louisville. • Chanre Shot Accompanies Son of Sweeper in Training Gallop — Trainer Coyne Expresses Satisfaction. « LOUISVILLK, Ky., April 20.— Displaying the fastest Kentucky Derby trial of the local training season, J. E. Wideners Osmand, favorite for the Derby, worked a mile in 1 :13% at Churchill Downs this morning. Track and weather conditions were not suited for fast work, the track still being soft and a couple of seconds slow, while the weather was cloudy. Osmand, with Karl Sande up. was accompanied in his work by Chance Shot, which had Willie Garner up. The pair began at the stand with Chance Shot getting away a length in advance of his stablemate. The pair went along at a good pace, covering the first eighth in :12, quarter, :2i. three-eighths, :36, half-mile, :48Vi . five-eighth, 1 iOI and the three-quarters in 1 :1.".. Osmand was under urging for the greater part of the distance, but he failed to overhaul his stablemate. Coming to the home stretch, and when nearing the eighth pole, Sande struck Osmand a couple of times with his gloved hand, and rode him hard. Garner, on the other hand, had a snug hold on Chance Shot, and the colt, under slight pressure, maintained his advantage, finishing a short distance in front of Osmand. The work was witnessed by a large crowd, including many horsemen, and the latter were divided in their opinions regarding Osmands latest showing. Some were disappointed, while others, including trainer Pete Coyne, expressed satisfaction. It was the general opinion that the gelding will improve and show to much better advantage in his future gallops. Today he was running against Chance Shot, regarded by many Continued on twelfth page DERBY FAVORITE IMPRESSES Continued from first pace local horsemen as the peer of the three-year-olds in the country. It is pointed out that Osmond is not a work horse and he demonstrated this in his two-year-old year. Kiev, another of the Widener stable Derby candidates, was given a good trial in the company of Laddie. The pair began together and raced closely aligned for almost the entire distance. In the stretch drive Kiev drew into a slight lead and led his stable-mate at the end. Their fractions were : :12Vi. :24 *. :50%. 1 :04»i. 1:18%, 1:46%. It marked the best work the gray colt has shown this year. Cormond and Feu Follett, also members of the Widener Stable, were sent out together for a mile gallop and they ran the distance in 1 :46Vfc. They galloped the quarter in :25. half mile in :" 1 and three-quarters in 1 :18V John Madden was among the mornings visitors for the purpose of inspecting his large stable, and for his benefit trainer Chuck Walter breezed some of the two-year-olds in the stable. The youngsters acquitted themselves creditably. Mr. Madden announced that in the course of time Young Prince, his Kentucky 1 .rby candidate, will be sent to Belmont lark. Young Prince, which is training well for the Derby, will be left at Churchill Downs to complete his training and starting in the race. George M. Hendrie, well known Canadian sportsman and president of the Windsor Jockey Club, came over from Lexington to look over the horse that John Walters is training for him at Churchill Downs. Mr. Hendrie departed this evening for Toronto. Mose Lowenstein will ship four horses to Lexington next Friday. The number embraces Trydor. McKim, Fretwell and Eternal Magic. He will also take the two-year-olds Mop and Miramosa for the Ie Mar Stock Farm. Trainer Archie Zimmer depart this morning for Lexington with Massillon, Gossoon, Pandale, t Jeorge De Mar, Aregal and Quicken. Ceorge De Mar and Massillon are intended starters in the Camden Handicap to be run opening day. J. B. Partridge was among t »day"s visitors. He announced that his horses are in training at Lexington. Geo. Terry, manager of J. E. Wideners Flmcndorf Farm, came over from Lexington to watch the stables Derby candidates work. Former jockey Bryan Steele, who is now one of starter Marshall assidys assistants, arrived from Tijuana for the purpose of visiting father A. D. Steele, who is manager of C. B. Heads Crest wood Stock Farm. J. Ferris, in charge of the training of S. W. Grants I erby candidate. Fred Jr.. arrived from Nashville, Tenn., where he had paid a short visit. Ferris is most enthusiastic over the Derby chances of Fred Jr. and declares he is the best horse he has ever trained. According to Ferris, the colt is a good weight carrier, can run any distance and is good in muddy going. The only defect he can find in the colt is the fact that he is a slow beginner, but he quickly overcomes this fault and when settled in his stride can run as fast as any three-year-old. Jockey Nick Burger, who rode Fred Jr. in all of his races and who will have the leg up on the colt in the Kentucky Derby, also arrived today. The Wild Rose Farm Stable today shipped the two-year-olds Teddy Lenihan and Handrak to Aurora. »

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