Head Play Gets Workout: Preakness Winner Gallops Easy Three-Quarters in Preparation for the American Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1933-05-27


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HEAD PLAY GETS WORKOUT Preakness Winner Gallops Easy Three-Quarters in Preparation for the American Derby. HOMEWOOD, 111., May 26. Refreshed by several days of complete rest since his arrival at Washington Park from Jamaica, Mrs. Silas B. Masons Head Play, favorite for the 5,000 added American Derby to be run next Saturday, this morning went about his first serious work since the Wood Memorial with all the vigor and zip that characterized his training for the Kentucky Derby. At an early hour, trainer Tom P. Hayes had the big son of My Play under saddle for his first trial over the American Derby course and he was closely observed by scores of horsemen. Through slop and around the "dogs," he was sent an easy three-quarters for which he was timed in 1:19. He was hard held throughout and went the quarter in :25. Half mile in :52 and five-eighths in 1:05. With the race a week away, it is shaping into one of the best in the three-year-old division. Headed by Head Play, eligible3 quartered at Washington Park and Lincoln Fields are: Charley O., Trace Call, Warren Jr., Strideaway, Red Whisk, Misguide, Northgalis, Col. Hatfield, Isaiah, Spicson, At Top, and Fair Rochester. Frank Garret, trainer of John E. Hughes Silent Shot, wired that he was bringing the son of Under Fire to Lincoln Fields Sunday and other invaders are expected to include Ladysman, Mr. Khayyam, De Valera, Bertrano, Kerry Patch, Clarify and Utopian. The Washington Park Jockey Club is making extensive preparations for the .day and has already opened the sale of reserve seats and boxes. Col. Matt J. Winn, president of the jockey club, is optimistic of entertaining one of the largest crowds ever, admitted to a Chicago track.

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