Hearth Mouse, Rank Outsider in Field Of Seven, Successful in Erlton Purse: Leads Throughout, Finishing Head Before Bellwether in Mile Test at Garden State, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-19


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Hearth Mouse Rank Outsider in Field Of Seven Successful in Erlton Purse Leads Throughout Finishing Head Before Bellwether in Mile Test at Garden State GARDEN STATE PARK Camden N J May 18 In a welldeserved tribute to trainer Cy Butler H Hessey Millers five yearold gelding Hearth Mouse returned to competition today for the first time since April 10 at Tropical Park to register a thrilling triumph over six stout rivals in the onemile Erlton Purse PurseGeared Geared to perfection for his local debut Hearth Mouse gave a sterling exhibition of speed and stamina as he fought off chal ¬ lenge after challenge to defeat Hanna Bros dogged Bellwether a head after the two had raced almost as a team from the furlong pole to the wire wireIt It was strictly a threehorse race through the first seveneighths of a mile with O L Nybergs game filly Irisen valiantly forc ¬ ing Hearth Mouses pace only to give way entering the stretch Irisen lodged her su ¬ preme bid nearing the furlong pole but was unequal to the task and gave way steadily thereafter to finish third four lengths back of the embattled leaders leadersCloudy Cloudy and cold weather prevailed for the program with a very light shower just prior to the first race forcing many in the throng of approximately 11500 to seek cover briefly Several of the early events provided interesting finishes but none as thrilling as that of the featured Erlton Jockey Carson Kirk was aboard Hearth Mouse and the geldings victory rounded out a saddle double for the Silver Springs Md veteran Kirk registered his first vic ¬ tory of the afternoon astride Low and High in the opening event eventBecause Because of his extended layoff Hearth Mouse went postward the longest priced member of the Erlton field and his straight payoff was 23 In his previous start at Tropical Park Hearth Mouse fell but he was a consistent sort before that and was a frequent victor during the Florida season The geldings fine condition was reflected in his time of 139 for the one mile mileDistinguished Distinguished by his high early speed Hearth Mouse lost little time assuming com ¬ mand of the Erlton field The gelding never was permitted a breather because Irisen was at his throatlatch almost from the start and forced the confident Kirk to rouse Hearth House sharply when she lodged a game but futile challenge to wrest the lead rounding the final bend After repulsing this bid Hearth Mouse was forced to gird for a new threat by Bellweather who took up the challenge when Irisen began faltering en ¬ tering the stretch Coming on with fine speed Bellwether drew abreast of the leader at the furlong pole and the two fought it out stride for stride through the final eighth of mile mileJ J M Roeblings gifted twoyearold colt Blue Peter sent his stock soaring for Sat ¬ urdays renewal of the 10000 William Penn Stakes when he set a new track record for five furlongs in trouncing nine rivals handily in the fourth race Assuming com ¬ mand shortly after the start Blue Peter completed the five furlongs in 59ys as he drew out gradually in the final furlong to defeat Crispin Oglebays Noble Impulse three lengths Mrs Moody Jolleys Mr Jay was third and Darby Dan Farms Dan herst fourth fourthA A good second behind Eternal World and Arise in the recent Youthful Stakes at Ja ¬ maica Blue Peter was a staunch favorite in racing coupled with Harbourton and the entry paid 480 Wayne D Wright rode the bay son of War Admiral Carillon who I now has won two of four starts

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