Charley O. in Fast Trial: Breezes Mile in 1:41 3/5 and Mile and an Eighth in 1:56 2/5 in American Derby Prep, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-26


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CHARLEY 0. IN FAST TRIAL Breezes Mile in 1:41 and Mile and an Eighth in 1:56 in American Derby Prep. .HOMEWOOD, 111., May 25. Charley O., chief reliance of Chicago for a local victory in the 5,000 added American Derby at Washington Park one week from Saturday, turned in a sparkling trial for that mile and one-quarter race when he breezed a mile in 1:41 and eased up an additional eighth in 1:56 at the Homewood track this morning. The Strathmore Stable three-year-old looked his best and his excellent work buoyed up hopes of his admirers that he will turn the tables on Mrs. Silas B. Masons crack Head Play in the Washington Park race, for which the latter rules favorite. With Bill Roberts in the saddle, his Derby weight up and trainer J. T. Taylor directing operations, Charley O. stepped off- the quarter-mile in :24, half-mile in :49, and three-quarters in 1:15. Roberts had him under wraps throughout and he emerged from the prep amazingly fresh. He cooled out rapidly and after he had been put away for the day trainer Taylor said: "He is doing real well and I like his Derby chances very much." Trainer Tom Hayes again limited Head Plays morning work to a light gallop. The Preakness winner was out early and did the mile and one-half gallop very kindly. He will be asked for more strenuous work from now on. Hayes worked the handicap veteran The Nut five-eighths in 1:02, easily, and he went but three-quarters in 1:17. Washington Park officials are making extensive preparations for the care and protection of the eastern three-year-olds coming here for the American Derby. They will include Mr. Khayyam, winner of the Woods Memorial Stakes and Chesapeake Stakes; Ladysman, second to Head Play in the Preakness; Kerry Patch, winner of the 1932 Belmont Futurity: the Wheatley Stables Utopian; M. L. Schwartz Clarify; H. C. Phipps De Valera and, possibly, the Green-tree Stables Dynastic and others.

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