I Will Proves Repeater at Garden State Course: Scant Nose Victor over Favored Danherst in Haddon Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-05


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I Will Proves Repeater At Garden State Course Scant Nose Victor Oyer Favored • • Danherst in Haddon Heights Purse By WILLIAM PHILLIPS GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 4. — Following up his game victory here last Saturday, Jaclyn Stables I Will today moved up a notch to compete in the featured Haddon Heights Purse, and emerged as a scant nose victor over William G. Helis 6 to 5 public choice, Danherst. King Ranchs Energetic, who was shipped in here following an unsuccessful venture in the Governors Handicap at Suffolk Downs last Saturday, lacked speed in todays six-furlong contest, but closed willingly enough through the final stages to take third money, some three lengths behind the top pair. H. W. Finchers Flighty was another length and a half arrear and fourth in the field of eight. Off of his good performance over this track when he defeated 2,000 claiming company, I Will was given secondary consideration in the betting and paid .20. His time of 1:13 over a drying-out but still slow track was very creditable. A total of 11,509 turfites were on hand to enjoy the first sunshine to filter through the hazy skies this week. The weather was warm, for a welcome change, but very close and humid. I Will, a commanding appearing, full-chested six-year-old son of Roman, was a consistent allowance sprinter last year, and as a sophomore captured a division of the Wood Memorial. He was ridden in the Haddon Heights by Jimmy Stout, who may have felt a little consternation as apprentice Charles Bright, astride Danherst, apparently attempted to out-maneuver him in the stretch run. Danherst opened a clear lead rounding the turn, but I Will was subjected to pressure leaving the backstretch and was looming boldly on the outside. Bright may have allowed Danherst to drift wide entering the stretch, or the horse may have followed that course of his own tendency. However, it posed a problem for I Will, with the latter being carried wide through the entire final run and getting the nod only in the last strides after fighting breast Danherst for three-sixteenths of a mile.

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