Olympia Popular Camden Winner: Danherst Second at Garden State, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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Olympic. ________________________________________________ _____ _______________________________ __. Popular . , _____ „ . . . Camden, ■_ , _____ Wiiiner _. __. Danherst Second At Garden State Hooper Colt Attains Peak Form to Near Track Mark Under Snug Ride by Stout GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 13. — Fred W. Hoopers hard-hitting Olympia attained his peak form here this afternoon to score by the convincing margin of five lengths and in. the near track record time of 1:09% in the 5,000 added six-furlong Camden Handicap. Despite his top and steadying impost of 126 pounds, jockey Jimmy Stout rode a confident race throughout. Outbroken by Curtain Time and Danherst, Stout urged his mount steadily into contention from number three post position in the 11 -horse field, and by the time the first sixteenth was run, he had his nose in front. At this point, Stout had him in hand while shaking off the persistent Danherst. On the turn, he let out a few wraps and Olympia responded by widening to a four length lead, arid never in danger thereafter, went on to the wire to win as his rider pleased. The 24,107 assembled to see the Camden installed the Hooper colt an odds-on choice, Olympia paying .60 straight.- One of the surprises of the race was the good, showing of William G. Helis Danherst, who, although unable to get the winner, continued on stoutly to finish second. Danherst paid 0.80 to place and 9.20 to show. Hash Night made up some ground belatedly to finish third in front of Glen Riddle Farms Faraway. Fastest Time of Meeting Olympias time was the fastest of the meeting, and some observers, thought that had he been urged in the final stages he might have equaled or perhaps broken the track mark of 1:09%, held by Ocean Brief. The fractions tell the story, with the quarters in :22ys and the half in :45y5. The Camden was decided on a fast track, of course, and one that was dried out under, a sunny sky. Indeed, the day saw the best weather conditions prevailing since the Garden State inaugural some 13 racing days ago. Olympia earned 2,575 for his near record dash and lifted his earnings for the year to 3,475. Olympia picked up a tidy part of this in "nickels and dimes," as he had won only one race previously this season in six starts, this being the Paumonok in New York. However, since his return from the West Coast at Santa Anita, where he failed to show his form during the winter, Olympia has not been worse than third and never farther away than two lengths from the "money." The Camden was cleanly run throughout and none of the "also-rans" could provide a seemingly valid excuse: Olympia simply dominated the race; Maine Chance Farms Royal Blood could not reach the leaders early and, when he found himself unable to do so, gave way. There was some solid support for The Pincher, but he, like Royal Blood, could never make a serious threat for the pace and was never a stout factor, Olympia vanned down from New York for his Camden Handicap engagement, and trainer Ivan Parke, who came to Garden State to saddle him, said-the son of Heli-opolis would return to Long Island either Sunday or Monday, depending upon how he cooled out.

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