1,500 Delaware Valley Tests15: Decathlon Choice At Garden State; River Divide Speedster Has Eastgate, Itobe, Mr. Patrick, Flight History Among Foes, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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DECATHLON River Divide Farm speedster seeks to pass 100000 mark in earnings in the Delaware Valley Handicap at Garden State Park 31500 Delaware Valley Tests 15 Decathlon Choice At Garden State StateRiv Riv r Divide Speedster Has Eastgate Itobe Mr Pa trick Flight History Among Foes FoesBy By AVERY BROWN BROWNGARDEN GARDEN STATE PARK Camden N J May 4 River Divide Farms Decathlon will attempt to join the select group of winners of 100000 as he carries 124 pounds in Saturdays Delaware Valley Stakes at Garden State Park which if all 15 named overnight would earn him the winners share of 22450 of the gross 31500 purse The sixfurlong test has at ¬ tracted the speediest group of three yearolds currently campaigning in the East and could very easily prove as thrill ¬ ing as last years edition which found Mrs Jan Burkes Dedicate surviving a claim of foul to be declared the winner over Mont peliers Saratoga Decathlon the sidewheeling son of Olympia Dog Blessed began his winning career at Narragansett Park last year went on to annex seven victories including five stakes during his juvenile year Proving that his unique way of tossing his legs freely while at top speed Decathlon started on his sophomore year at Hialeah during the past winter and continued his winning way to account for the Hibiscus Stakes In sprints Decathlon was unbeaten in Florida taking in order an allowance race at Hialeah the Hutcheson and an over ¬ night allowance dash at Gulfstream Park The two Gulfstream races were at six and onehalf furlongs where he equalled the track mark of 115 under 122 pounds poundsThis This next and most recent outing was in the Governors Gold Cup at Bowie In that race Decathlon gave away 12 pounds while carrying 124 against Besomer to lose by a head The River Divide colt bore out in the stretch at Bowie while his con ¬ queror had clear sailing along the inner rail to account for the defeat defeatFaces Faces Sternest Competition CompetitionThe The opposition Decathlon must face Sat ¬ urday may prove he is meeting one of the sternest tests of his career Calumet Farms Eastgate who was one of the more highly regarded juveniles of Jimmy Jones last sea ¬ son after two convincing victories at Gar ¬ den State gets in the Delaware Valley with 121 pounds The son of Bull Lea Raida served notice that he is back in winning form after a disappointing Florida cam ¬ paign through his score here three days ago The manner in which jockey Hank Moreno stirred up the loose and long strid ¬ ing colt to pick up the fleet Singer in that race and then move him out to an easy triumph needs only to be repeated to re ¬ turn Eastgate as the Delaware Valley win ¬ ner The speed that should be forthcoming in tomorrows race appears made to order for the Calumet edit editMost Most of the candidates for the Delaware Valley have already distinguished them ¬ selves either in a race over the track or by impressive morning trials Brookfield Farms Itobe one of the trio named by trainer Eddie Kelly was a winner here last Saturday in 109 while carrying 107 pounds and apprentice rider Tony Grogan Tomorrow he must shoulder 118 and as yet no rider has been named The lesser of the Brookfield entry according to their past records are Ilite 112 and In Rome As a promising maiden with 109 pounds The former raced as an entry last Saturday in the event won by Itobe and while the Mr Busher colt showed a high turn of speed under Willie Hartack he proved no match lor his stablemate and wound up fourth In Rome As was a recent disappointment during a race with maidens here on Tues ¬ day finishing fourth after breaking poorly poorlyOthers Others named for the Delaware Valley are Jaclyn Stables Radio Rome Mrs Henry Obres Skeptical Kid each at 118 pounds Mrs W A Edgars Fun Lover Dixie McKinleys Mr Patrick Mrs Ada L Rices Flight History and Natalie Lynchs Nans Mink at 115 William J Lynchs Beauridge coupled with Nans Mink Matt ¬ hew V Byrnes Fabricator Walter M Jef ¬ fords Singer grouped at 112 and Colonial Farms Hello Pop a non winner at 109 pounds

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