Italy: Oaks to La Canea In Sophomore Bow, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Oaks to La Canea In Sophomore Bow BowBy By DESMOND McGOWAN McGOWANOur Our Rome Correspondent CorrespondentROME ROME Italy Making her first appear ¬ ance of the season the Razza del Soldos i threeyearold filly La Canea gave the siq success of the year by winning the Oaks over 11 furlongs by a comfortable length over 11 fur ¬ longs by a comfortable length from Louis T u r n e rs Geraldine with the Mantova Stables Guineas win ¬ ner Moleca a further four lengths away in third Dlace in a field of six runners Once again the conditions were as bad as they could be with the going fetlock deep but despite the heavy rain which fell throughout the day the attendance was a good one Notable ab ¬ sentees were the Razza DormelloOlgiatas Barbara Sirani and Carmignana the latter owing to the going and stable jockey En ¬ rico Camici accepted the mount on the Mantova Stables pacemaker laia laiaThe The news on Saturday of Barbara Siranis withdrawal came as no surprise to us for it has been obvious that since her return to Milan she has not been pleasing her connections Granting the underfoot conditions have slowed up her preparation the same can be said for the lightlyframed Carmignana and the last news we had before it was decided not to run Barbara Sirani was to the effect that she had finished well behind Carmignana in a 10 furlong gallop She still keeps her place as second favorite in most of the bookmakers antepost lists on the Epsom Oaks despite her bad showing in the Jockey Club but as far as we are concerned she can be written off for any event in excess of a mile mileThe The Mantova Stable used the same tac ¬ tics as those for Moleca when she outstayed Geraldine in the Elena and Camici took laia to the front from Tortilla III Baro nissina Moleca La Canea and Geraldine and these positions remained unchanged until they were well into the stretch With just over two furlongs to cover Moleca hit the front and with Tortilla III Baronis sina and laia dropping back Bonvini took Geraldine up to challenge with Parravani still sitting with a double handful on La Canea in the center of the track trackMoleca Moleca began to swish her tail under pressure and was beaten after a short struggle but Geraldines lead was short ¬ lived when Parravani let out a reef on La Canea and without any apparent effort the Soldo filly went on to win her race as she liked likedWe We were particularly pleased with his success as we earmarked Magabit for the Jockey Club and La Canea for the Oaks when we first saw them as unraced two yearolds at Barbaricina in the January of 1955 La Canea is a mediumsized robust filly with a beautiful Arab head and if she has one defect it is that of being a shy feeder Although bred by the Razza del Soldo sht is 100 per cent French blood being a bay by Vatellor out of La Cadette by Le Pacha from Fidgette by Firdaussi from Boxeuse by Teddy La Cadette was bred by the late M Henri Coulon and was imported into Italy in 1948 when UNLRE bought a batch of yearlings at the Deau ville Sales She was purchased by the Vol pedo Stable and won them many good races including the Oaks and on finishing her racing career she was bought for the Razza del Soldo and La Canea is her first foal La Canea will next run in the Gran Premio dltalia over 12 furlongs on May 20 20At At the Capannelle the Premio Conte Felice Scheibler run over the last 11 fur ¬ longs of the Derby course attracted a poor field considering it is the last of the prep races for the Derby Magabit Hi ¬ dalgo and Talismano were not entered and the race was won by the Minai Stables good colt Yittor Pisani from the Razza di Uncinianos Nogaret with the Mantova Stables Barba Toni in third place placeAlthough Although Vittor Pisani did everything that was asked of him we are inclined to look askance at the threeyearold form as represented here at Rome owing to an event which happened five days earlier on April 25 In the Premio Natale di Roma over a mile and a sixteenth the Mantova Stables fouryearold Morbin took on the threeyearolds Gambecchio Conte Bis cotto JSTogarte Mosconi and Gasperone and beat them in that order Nogaret was then making his first appearance since sinceContinued Continued on Page Thirtyfilin Report From Italy Italyby by DESMOND McGCHVAN Continued from Page Eight Eightwinning winning the Premio Tevere last fall and though the race might have brought him i on a bit the fact of him having finished behind Gambischio does not advertise the chances of Vittor Pisani since both Tissot and Talismano beat Gambecchio out of sight We only hope that things are not as bad as Morbins win indicates and a lot j of the inandout running may be the in ¬ direct result of a congested program and the consequent overracing of threeytear olds in the early part of the season Milaiifs big jumping event the 9000 Grande Steeplechase di Milano looked to be at the mercy of the French piice it became known that Spegasso would not be a runner Fortunately for the locals Signer Cleto Bprellas fouryearold bay filly Bambola da Fante must have rea ¬ lized the day was the eleventh anniver ¬ sary ot the liberation of Italy and tak ¬ ing the lead at the last but one she came home four lengths clear of M Jacques Boucharas sevenyearold French geld ¬ ing Beau Paillori with Ettore Tagiabues Lokif apsscht a further seven lengths away I third and Count Neni Da Zaras Folliano fourth The winner was trained by the former steeplechase jockey Fernando Mattei and was ridden by his 18 year old son Alessandro Mattei o n e o f the most promising of the younger school of jump jockeys Bambola da Fante was bred by her owner and is by Fante out I of Bavaria by Moroni from Battela by i Bosworth out of Bachelors Fare by Tre dennis dennisBriefs Briefs The Razza DormelloOlgiata have sold the threeyearolds Juvara Migoli Justinat Torrigiani My Love Tokamura and Promentin Watting Street Fiorenza to Ayv Paolo Mezzanotte and they will be trained for their future engagements by Louis Turner Following his sevenday suspension resulting from incidents during the running of the Premio Jockey Club I Gabbrielli was again before the stewards after the Premio Arno and this time was fined 30 and suspended for three days The incident arose from Gabbriellis mount interfering with Paper Boy and to the surj 1 prise of everybody the objection to Gab ¬ brielli was not sustained and his mount Gershwin was allowed to retain the racej even though the margin was only a short head This decision by the stewards has incensed many and in no way discourages other riders who might try to get away with the same questionable tactics i j i

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