Hibernia Comes from Last Position to Beat Witchery in next Move Purse: Prevails by Length Margin to Show Readiness for Her Delaware Oaks Engagement, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-07


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Hibernia Comes From Last Position To Beat Witchery in Next Move Purse Prevails by Length Margin * NTo Show Readiness for Her Delaware Oaks Engagement By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 6. — Gaining supporters for her forthcoming effort in the 5,000 added Delaware Oaks, Walter M. Jeffords Hibernia this afternoon circled the field from last position to account for the six-furlong Next Move Purse in the satisfactory time of 1:11%. In second position, beaten one length, was Vincent A. Sheehy, Jr.s Witchery, with Mrs. Elizabeth H. Brisbines Rippsy another length and a half in arrears. Just out of the money came Mrs. Henry A. Parr, HI.s Small Coffee, favored by a crowd of approximately 13,500 which enjoyed interesting sport under perfect weather conditions. Hibernia, a lightly-campaigned daughter of Rico Monte — Rambler Rose, was making her fifth public apptarance and winning her second race her raaiden -victory coming through the disqualification of Fraser Valley in a Maryland effort. Following that race at Laurel, Hibernia raced twice in New York, being beaten off more than 30 lengths in the Coaching Club American Oaks in her last outing. Trainer J. P. Sallees entry of Rippsy and Robert C. Austins Mauverneen handled the pacemaking chores, racing one-two through the first_half mile. Entering the stretch, Mauverneen faltered and Rippsy was left with a three-length lead, Continued on Page Forty-Eight Hibernia Circles Her Field To Take Next Move Purse Continued from Page One as Witchery, with Bill Hartack seeing a double, became a threat. Hibernia, in the meantime, had moved from last position to circle her field and become a threatening fourth at the furlong marker. Tony DeSpirito, who was inactive the last four days of last week due to an ailing back, had his mount rolling along nicely and needed to rouse her only intermittently during the late stages. Hibernia was a willing worker as she wore down Witchery and appeared ready to draw clear with authority at the finish. With the disappointing Small Coffee being beaten four and one-half lengths, Hibernia returned .60 as second choice in the field of three-year-old fillies. Small Coffee showed no semblance of the speed which enable dher to account for her last two races in Maryland. Ralph J. Schwarz Star Spangle, a two-year-old Alaking colt who had finished second in each of his two previous starts, used the five-furlong second race for his graduation exercises, leading throughout to give Sam Boulmetis his initial victory of the meeting. Star Spangle was a .20 favorite and prevailed by two lengths over Brookfield Farms Ilite, with Mrs. Charles Silvers Codomo three and one-half lengths back in third position. Star Spangles Time for the dash was :59%. Glen C. Smiths Pennsy Flier, under Willie Hartack, and Edward P. McDaniel Jrs Step Busy, ridden by Ray Mikkonen, accounted for the first two races and returned 14.20 in the Daily Double.

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