Loser Weeper Nips Arise at Wire: Takes Valley Forge Second Year in Row, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-08


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Loser Weeper Nips Arise at Wire Takes Valley Forge Second Year in Row Garden State Park Feature Marred When Magnet Falls, Danada Gift Goes Over Him By WILLIAM PHILLIPS GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J.f May 6. — The Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt stalwart, Loser Weeper, this afternoon set a precedent by capturing the 5,000 Valley Forge Handicap for the second consecutive running. Ridden by jockey Nicholas Com-best, who accompanied the five-year-old son of Discovery and Outdone- in his invasion from New York, Loser Weeper ran between the leaders through the final stretch and in the last strides gained a nose decision over Addison Stables Arise. H. H. Hechts The Pincher, made the publics choice from his long list of impressive sprint victories, appeared to have the one mile fixture tucked in his pocket in the early stretch, but faltered nearing the furlong marker and dropped back to third, a length and a half back, but still three-quarters of a length before King Ranchs Curandero. The Valley Forge was not run without misfortune, with W. P. Taylors Magnet being forced into slightly close quarters next to the rail entering the first turn, where he stumbled and fell. Mrs. Ada L. Rices Danada Gift, who was following in his wake, fell in turn. Scant pleasure was found in that apparently both jockeys Raymond Shufelt and apprentice John Salvaggio and the horses escaped without serious injuries. The other members of the 12-horse field also were unaffected. Loser Weeper was third choice in the wagering and paid 1.60. His time of .1:38% over a fast, but slightly dull, racing strip, was done under 112 pounds, and only a second away from the track record. Mrs. William E. Snell, Kentucky owner and breeder, won the purse in the six-furlong Keystone Purse with her Penson, who drove to an upset triumph of two and three-quarters lengths over the odds-on representative of the Palatine Stable, Hash Night. Windsor Farms Loriot was a neck behind him and a half-length before Woodland Farms Overexposed. Penson was considered to be outclassed by his rivals, but impressively turned in the victory in 1:12% and paid 3. Jockey Joe Dyer was credited with the triumph astride Penson for his first visit to the winners circle in New Jersey. Although little-known by local horsemen and patrons. Dyer is a veteran of many years while riding mostly in the Midwest, and is a brother of the New Jersey favorite, Johnny Gilbert. Dyer has been riding in capably strong fashion for trainer George S. Howell, who saddled Penson, and astride this winner was showing his best saddle form. Biggest Day of Meeting It was the biggest day of the current Garden State Park meeting, with 24,070 spectators passing the turnstiles. Wagering was brisk, despite there being only two winning favorites in the early events. The weather was quite warm and depressingly damp, with the low clouds letting loose a light drizzle between the fourth and sixth races. Loser Weeper had won the Edward Burke Handicap at Havre de Grace this season and today added 3,000 as the winners share to his total earnings. Bolo Mack was hustled away alertly to gain the early advantage, with The Pincher being nicely steadied while not far away. Slam Bang "also was prominent in his display of early foot, with Arise settling into a contending position and moving into fourth place about four lengths back straightening into the backstretch. Loser Weeper, in his usual fashion, was striding high while well back and being kept in the clear. The Pincher easily opened a commanding lead when elected and it appeared his race. Six furlongs appears to be- his best distance, however, as he began to weaken in the final three-sixteenths. Jockey Harney Hansman was forced to work over Arise quite thoroughly to bring a response rounding the final bend, but once under way he swiftly moved past the leaders to take command nearing the final sixteenth. Loser Weeper was taking up a swifter tempo after a half-mile and from the middle of the track began his charge, which carried him past five rivals in the stretch run, including Arise, who finished gamely but not good enough.

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