Argentina: Fiston, Mozimba, Chaton in Limelight By Victories; Bouquet for Easter Charm, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Argentina Piston Mozimba Chaton in Limelight By Victories Bouquet for Easter Charm By DAVID K GUNN GUNNOur Our Buenos Aires Correspondent BUENOS AIRES Argentina Saturdays feature Premio La Madrid a sprint handicap over five and onehalf furlongs staged at Palermo brought out a field of 11 competitors of which several were in the windburner class Save for the tussle for second place the race was entirely devoid of thrills for the topweteht Piston shouldering 128 pounds romped home an easy winner by a length from Whacking and Epuriko who fin ¬ ished second and third respectively separated by a neck The winner covered the distance in bay not a particu 103 Piston a dark larly attractive type of individual has im proved out of all knowledge as a fouryearold Bret Haras El Turf he is by Black Out Rustom Pasha out of Figuranta by Lord Wembley Black Out one of the best horses of his year is out of Black Arrow Silurian a winner of eight classics including the Polla de Potrancas and Seleccion Stakes Twoyearx ld Mozimba a close second to Conhori on the day of her debut fol lowed up that performance by winning her maiden race at the second asking On Sat urday she scored again but only by the skin of her teeth from speedy Zambera an invader from the La Plata race course Bred at Carlos Alfredo Hunters Haras El Ba gual Mozimba is by Nigromante from Am polleta by LOriflamme from Ampolla by the St Leger winner Folemarch She is half sister to El Gaucho a winner of six races in Argentina and who exported to Brazil and running under the name of Big Red won an important race in the latter country countryA A A A AAt At the Sunday meeting at picturesque San Isidro the feature was offered in the Premio Old Man a sprint for colts and fillies over six furlongs There were only five acceptances for this event three colts and two fillies all winners but Estacion still in the maiden class The Full Sail colt Holandes beaten a head and a half in the Guillermo Kemmis classic over five furlongs and who later gained promotion over tr same distance was installed favorite though by a narrow margin from a most promising colt in Chaton the other three competitors being greatly neglected In a thrilling finish Chaton showing in ¬ domitable courage in a driving finish struggled home a neck ahead of Holandes with Eastern Charm only half a length farther back The winner made every inch of the running and though harassed all the way by speedy Eastern Charm still held enough in reserve to peg back a reso ¬ lute though belated challenge from the favorite Chatons triumph is enhanced by the fact that he had to fight for at least five furlongs before he succeeded in shak ¬ ing off Eastern Charm one of the speediest twoyearold fillies in training In the critics opinion Holandes could have won but for the fact that he dawdled along too far out One cant give away distance in sprint events At the same time were not so sure that Holandes long suit is courage courageA A A A AA A bouquet must be tossed at Eastern Charm for her magnificent performance In the spotlight from the start she was beaten little more than half a length by a brace of the best twoyearold colts in training It will be interesting to watch how this beautiful daughter of British Empire measures up in her first encounter with the seasons champion filly unbeaten Cabila winner of the Carlos Casares and Saturnine J Unzue classics On breeding lines Cabila should possess greater stam ¬ ina than Eastern Charm CharmChaton Chaton who has now captured three races in a row was bred at the Haras La Rosaura By Chispeado he is out of Aga titas by Aden from Fulgora by Honolulu and is his dams first foal Chispeado a young stallion though never a sound horse was a high class performer Among other good races he won the Vicente L Casares Chacabuco and Palermo classics He is by imported Selim Hassan Hyperion out of Cyna by Lord Wembley from Cyllenita by Cyllene He has made a good beginning as a sire sireThe The d em and for Argentinebred race horses is still on the ascendant Scarcely has a horse won a few races when scouts from other South American countries are on the spot with liberal offers The favor ¬ able rate of exchange must to a certain degree account for that At the moment it takes approximately 40 Argentine pesos to make one U S dollar Far and away the best customer for some time back is Venezuela where Argentine bred horses have been forming races to good purpose For threeyearold Dakar winner of last weekls feature handicap over nine furlongs Premio Arenales a tempting offer has been made by a Venezeulan stable As likely as not he will be shipped to the latter country at an early date Although he is a goodbred one being by imported Bottleneck Blue Peter out of Dara by Signature from Free Breeze by Elton we dont think his departure will constitute a loss to the Argentine turf for horses of his caliber can be picked up any day by the score His racing record hasnt been particularly inspiring invariably he has won with postage stamps in the saddle His long suit is a sizzling burst of finish ¬ ing speed speedA A A A AApparently Apparently the deal for the purchase of famous Tatan undisputed champion three yearold colt in South America has not been brought to a successful conclusion or at least negotiations are dragging This opinion is based on the fact that he is being put through a searching prepara ¬ tion for the Gran Premio San Pablo to be contested in Brazil early next month This race is endowed with a first prize of 1500000 cruzeiros Locally it is honed honedContinued Continued on Pane ThirtyNine Report From Argentina ArgentinaBy By DAVID R GUNN Continued from Page Nine Ninethat that Tatans owner Constantino A Pelayo will eventually decide to take his crack to the United States and have a shot at the big purse there If the colt runs to tohis his Argentine or Uruguayan form it is certain he will acquit himself with dis tinction in top class company Sound as asla la bell of brass Tatan has never given his trainer a moments worry worryAccording According to reports speedy Zarpazo winner of several sprint events will remain in Argentina He was to have been shipped shippedto to Venezuela Some time back but the prospective purchaser insisted that the colt win at least one race before hz left the country Zarpazo however failed dismally to win in his next two outings and nego ¬ tiations for his purchase were halted The trouble with this handsome individual is that he possesses a diabolical temper In action he runs in snatches cutting and coming again repeatedly A change of trainer and stable might tone down his fiery temperament temperamentTalking Talking about badtempered horses calls to mind one of the greatest savages ever to land in Argentina ie Diamond Jubilee the English Triple Crown wifinsr He was an own brother of two worldfamed race horses in Florizel H and Persimmon Pur ¬ chased for 30000 pounds by the late Don Ignacio Correas he stood for many years yearsat at the latters Las Ortigas stud He came out with his stable lad the only person he would allow to handle him In time he became a shade more docile but until his death was almost unapproachable in his box The one man he tolerated was the stud manager Harry Garlick a native of Yorkshire who had a way with him in the handling of savage horses Even so Harry always had to watch his step A A A AArgentine Argentine hospitality is proverbial and any stranger twTiying at meal time is in ¬ vited to sit in A regular visitor to Las Ortigas was a halfwitted tramp who knew the meal hours to the tick of the clock One day Harry the stud manager had a feel ¬ ing that all was not well in Diamond Jubilees box call it premonition He pro ¬ ceeded to investigate To his horror he found the door of Diamond Jubilees box wide open and inside caressing the horse was the loonie to whom allusion has been made Diamond Jubilee stood stark still while the hobo went all over him patting and slapping him at will He finished off by giving the savage a resounding whack on the hip that ordinarily would have made the horse jump through the roof The horse Harry said appeared to be com pletely mesmerized for he never budged an inch A notorious savage and maneater how can one account for Diamond Jubilees behavior that day On a later occasion Diamond Jubilee escaped from his box and galloped three miles before coming to a jhalt behind the locaT railway station But thats a story for another day

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