Chance Sun Fails to Impress in Mile Trial: Is Deficient in Speed, Daily Racing Form, 1935-04-25


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CHANCE SUN FAILS TO IMPRESS IN MILE TRIAL 9 1 IS DEFICIENT IN SPEED Goes Distance in 1 :43 Under Ideal Weather and Track Conditions. Nellie Flag Displays Real Quality in Fast Three -Quarters Gallop in 1 :13 35 Other Derby Works. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 24. Chance Sun, winter book choice for the Kentucky Derby, owned by Joseph E. Widener, again failed to impress in another trial for that race, when under perfect conditions and with Silversmith working with him, he required 1:43 to circle the one mile main track at Churchill Downs this afternoon. Following the mile gallop he jogged to the one and one-eighth miles post in 1:58. Although he is regarded as probably the poorest worker among the Derby candidates, conditions under which he drilled this afternoon were so propitious and conducive to speed that from a time standpoint his move did not impress a majority of the many horsemen present. Something" "of a tragedy attended the work of the Widener pair, Silversmith, showing a pronounced soreness upon pulling up after accompanying the Derby colt for a mile. In all of his many spring trials with his more illustrious stable-mate, Silversmith had displayed high promise. Fractionals of time for Chance Sun were the quarter in :25, three-eighths in :38, half mile in :50, five-eighths in 1:04, three-quarters in 1:17, and seven-eighths in 1:29. Silversmith went a mile in 1:44. SPARKLING EXHIBITION. A sparkling exhibition of speed by Nellie Flag; the Chicago-Kentucky-owned daughter of American Flag and Nellie Morse, which will carry Warren Wrights Calumet Farm colors in the sixty-first Kentucky Derby here a week from Saturday, was among the more striking number of fine trials or workouts by candidates for the prized turf classic under excellent training conditions at Churchill Downs today. The queenly Calumet racer, winner last year of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes also won by such recent Derby winners as Reigh Count, Twenty Grand and Clyde Van Dusen and threatening Regrets place as the only filly to win the famous Churchill Downs spring feature, ran three-quarters in the sizzling time of 1:13. It was the fastest at the distance here this spring, and her first work of importance since she arrived from Calumet Farm Monday. With trainer Bert Williams directing, operations and jockey Eddie Arcaro, her Derby pilot, in the saddle, the fleet-footed miss swung into the three-quarters post. Unreeling long, graceful strides as her rider maintained enough of a hold to prevent her from putting forth full effort, she traveled the first quarter in :24 and the half in :48. IN SUPERB CONDITION. The Calumet filly, also successful last year in the Selima Stakes, Matron Stakes and two other lesser important engagements, came out of the speedy spin, which clearly indicates superb condition, in excellent fashion and, though naturally nervous, "cooled out" rapidly. Trainer Williams may send her to the post with colors up for one race before the Kentucky Derby. I St. Bernard, last years Bashford Manor Stakes winner, and hope of the young Chicago patron, Ed Shaffer, for the coming three-year-old classic, was another to flash high speed. He sped over the three-quarters in 1:14 and this despite such stout restraint that he was scarcely out of a gallop. He cantered a mile in 1:43. The son of Bulldog and Eager Cissy also went from the three-quarters post, with an opening quarter in :24, and half a mile in :49. Since reaching here from Coldstream Farm a week ago, the Shaffer candidate has won many admirers and his trial today drew so much favorable comment from horsemen that he threatens to become one of the western choices. William Crump, who developed Head Play, which missed victory in the Derby of 1933, won by Brokers Tip by a nose, is one of his stanchest admirers, He is trained by A. Gordon, who has handled innumerable stars. Two candidates, E. R. Bradleys Boxthorn, Continued on eighteenth page. CHANCE SUN FAILS TO IMPRESS IN MILE TRIAL Continued from first page. . which was transferred from Idle Hour Farm . yesterday, and Jouett Shouses Weston, were in action, over the Derby route"" of one mile , and a quarter. After galloping a mile in 1:48, the Bradley colt raced through the quarter mile main stretch in :24, arriving at the end of the Derby distance in 2:13. During the final quarter mile he was ac- companied by Bit of Sorrow, a three-year-old stable companion. Weston, escorted by Bring , Back for nine furlongs, had a tough time . doing the long distance in 2:13. l The Shouse three-year-old moved along - easily for three-quarters, the quarter in ; :25, half mile in :51 and six furlongs in 1:18, then began to weaken badly. Under urging after seven furlongs, he reached the i end of one mile in 1:45. His trial started at the furlong pole. Conn Smythes Shoeless Joe, Milky Way Farms Stables Whiskolo, Gallaclay, Blue . Armor and South Gallant, Mrs. C. Haines-! worths Blackbirder, J. J. Flanigans Chance-; view, J. W. Parrishs Jawapa and Calumet . Dick and Black Hat, also owned by Calu-; met Farm, were other Derby nominees in i action during the morning. Shoeless Joe breezed a mile in 1:47, the i quarter in :2o, half mile in :51 and three-quarters in 1:18, while the four Milky Way Farms Stables three-year-olds went a half mile breezing and together in :49, and Blackbirder was mder a drive in a whirl - over three-quarters, for which he was timed j in 1:14. Jawapa had Scarp as a pace-. maker as he went a mile in 1:44, handily, ! and Chanceview "blew out" three furlongs . in :35. 3 Late in the morning Hank MacTavish, owned by E. J. ficheuerman and the estate of W. F. Axton, breezed five furlongs in 1:04. Calumet Dick and Black Hat breezed six furlongs in 1:18. They worked in company. Several fine moves by candidates for the Clark Handicap, mile and a sixteenth fixture, to be renewed as the principal attraction at the Downs Saturday, also were noted during the morning. Among them were: Bazaars seven furlongs in 1:28, handily; Vitamin B.s five furlongs in 1:01, driving; Fijis mile in 1:41, handily, and Frank Ormonts easy move over the same distance in 1:45, well in hand. Maurice L. Galvin. director of the American Turf Association and an officer of the Latonia Jockey Club, arrived from his home in Covington, Ky., and will remain until after the opening.

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