Delaware: Chases Continue to Fail at Delaware Park Top Europeans Prospects for International Botticelli May Represent, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Delaware By Charles Hatton " Chases Continue to Fail at Delaware Park Top Europeans Prospects for International Botticelli May Represent the Italian Turf DELAWARE PARK, -Stanton,. Del., June 25. It is perhaps just as well that the altruistic Delaware Park Club renewed its 0,000 added Georgetown Steeple chase Handicap as an exhibition, which was sans wagering. There were only five starters and among these was the accomplished Shipboard, who doubtless would have created minus pools which have made those engendered by Saratoga and Pollys Jet appear to be only so much pin money. But . there seemed to be a negative unanimity among the riders of the other four entrants that Shipboard was the one to beat, and he found himself in repeated difficulties during the running under his topweight of 162 pounds. Finally Ancestor and Coveted left him and finished first and second reading from left to right. Ancestor is a good enough horse, having won a stake event on the flat, but that he is superior to Shipboard still is a moot point in this corner. Had there been wagering on this feature we feel sure the players still would be com- plaining vociferously. Cascarelld to Tour Italy for Talent It is a a long time until the running, on Veterans Day, of the unique Washington, D. C, International down at Laurel. But this event has engaged the attention of the entire turf world, and John D. Schapiro now is abroad to further the missionary work inherent in making it a championship event on a cosmopolitan scale. Later in the season executive general manager : Joseph Cascarella will- be en voyage to Italy to talent scout the leading thoroughbreds there. Of course, any candidacy at this time is of .necessity quite, tentative. But if it interests you, Frances prospective invitees include Phil Drake, a three-year-old colt owned by Mme. Leon "Suzy" Volterra, who won the Epsom Derby in the third start of his career. He did not race at all as a two-year-old. There is also Rapace, a three-year-old colt by Djefou Rahnee, owned by Count Francois de Ganey, managing director of the Sports Palace in Paris, who won the French Derby at Chan-tilly and the Prix Hocquart at Longchamp. Other prospects from France include Vimy, the Prix Noailles winner owned by Pierre Wertheimer; Nistralin, who races for Mise de Boisgelin and won the Prix Lupin; Marcel Boussacs Whirlaway colt Kurun, winner of the Prix Daru; Jean Sterns Fauchelevent Fouch-Aye-Lee-Von, winner of the Jean Prat and Prix-du Lys; Banassa, the 50 Arc de Triomphe winner; Sica Boy and the filly Douve, who won the important Prix de Diane, or French Oaks. Irt Ireland there are Lady Ursula Vernons Hugh Lupus, who won the 2,000 Guineas; Joseph McGraths Pana Slipper, the Epsom Derby second, and the Chester Vase winner. Daemon. From Italy may come Altrek, the Roman Derby winner owned by Scuderia Castle-verde; Grand Rapids, who was beaten only a neck in this Derby. The Italian Oaks winner, Theodorica, and the 54 champion, Botticelli, winner of the Coppa dOro di Milano Italian Gold Cup. Germany could be represented by Silver City, who is owned by the Gestud Erlenhof and is trained by Adrian von Borcke, and won the German 1,000 Guineas. Or by Koenig Ottokar, early favorite for the German Derby July 3 at Hamburg. Spains champion is the three-year-old Pirata, belonging to Yequada de Quintos and winner for the Spanish Derby on June 9 at Madrid. From Canada may come St. Vincent, who is the property of the Alberta Ranches and won three major events at Santa Anita Park. Schapiro already has invited the Kentucky Derby winner, Swaps. Await Weights for Rich Delaware Handicap Turf ana: Louie HagghVn.s nimble Smart Devil is en route to New York for the Gazelle on Monday. Oliver Cutshaw has the mount. . . . Weights for the Delaware Handicap, a bonanza of an estimated 50,-000, will be released by handicapper Gil Haus on Monday. . . . Open Sesame reveled in the sloppy going as she breezed a smart half in ":49 here the other morning. . . . Parlo has, indeed, as owner Willie duPont observed, thickened and furnished out notably from three to four. . . . Rather diabolically, Willie Hartack continues to lead the local riders, though he has absented himself all week, . . . Jeannie C. won her race here the other day, but she does not stay nearly so well as her younger sister, Joes Jeannie, who was beaten a zip on the post. . . . The Delaware Park "Brass Hats" humbled the local "Fourth Estaters" in their annual golf tournament. , . ... Saratoga is sour Delaware Park has weathered three minus show pools at this meeting. . . . John Schapiro now is in Switzerland. . . . Queens Beeches was a useful performer in England. . . . Traffic here has been expedited, thanks to the co-operation of the state police. . . . Joe Cascarella plans his annual summer visit to. Chicago. ... . Ted Atkinson is expected next week end to have the mount on High Voltage, who "electrifies" punster Walter Haight. ... Nahodah is training progressively for his engagement in the Dover. . . . Rouge Dragon, Elkridge and The Mast were dual winners of. the Georgetown over the more defiant chase course here. . . . J. Samuel Perlman will be a visitor one day next week.

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