Dienst Juveniles Win 64 Double: Canonize, Thespis Tally at Monmouth, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26


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* ■ - Dienst Juveniles Win 64 Double Canonize, Thespis * Tally at Monmouth Jockey Lawless and Trainer Shepp Also Ska re in Feat; Pays 7.40, 5.60 Straight By FRED GALIAN1 MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 25.— Trainer Rollie Shepp, the River Divide Farm and jockey Dick Lawless combined their talents to make-a sweep of the Daily Double this afternoon, and the return on the bargain basement special was a nice 64.20. The successful pair of two-year-olds were Canonize in the first race, who caused a number of lights to be used on the tote board as she paid 7.40, and Thespis, who returned 5.60 after winning the second race. Canonize, a daughter of Final Touch out of the solid old campaigner SteJFrances, is a homebred filly and was winning her first victory in four starts. Thespis, a colt by Olympia, a sire for whom River Divide owner Robert J. Dienst holds a particular fondness, and with good reason considering the success he has had with his offspring; was bred by P.A.B. Widener and ■ purchased at the Keeneland sales for 3,000. The dual victories put Shepp back in the lead for training honors and he is now one up on Downey Bonsai and Bernie Bond with six winners. Dick Lawless, who has ridden with success in Maryland and Detroit the past couple of years, and is making his local debut this season, turned in a couple of corking rides to win the Double, bringing both of his horses off the pace. Pacemaker Gives Way In the opener, Lawless had Canonize off alertly and stalked the pacemaking Its an Impulse and wore him down under steady urging. In- the second he employed the same tactics, letting Testing Jet set the early pace, then took command on the turn; acquired a good lead and lasted despite tiring. Canonize required 1:06% for her* five and one-half furlongs while the colt did , the same stint in two fifth of a second faster. For the record, there were three j 0 tickets sold on the River Divide double and 148 of the variety. * John Bromleys Cedar Farm, trainer Frank A .Bonsai and jockey Joe Culmone also fashioned a -double on the program when they accounted for the featured New Jersey Assembly Purse with the stretch-running Our Dance. Earlier the Pennsylvania owner had been , successful with a full brother, War Tune, who is a season senior to Our Dance, a live-year-old son of Warlock and Our Tune, , by Mahmoud. Both are homebreds and ; scored in similar come-from-behind man-ner, although War Tune won at six furlongs and paid 2.60, while Our Dance ; scored at one mile and a sixteenth and was favored for a return of .00. Culmone made an early, powerful rush . with Our Dance to come from last place , to first on the final turn, and -continued , to apply pressure until reaching the finish three lengths in front in the excellent time of 1:42%. A. J. OConnells Tonys Chance 3 rallied on the outside to be second, a length ; in front of Sylvester Richs Royal Beacon II. j i JOCKEY RICHARD LAWLESS— Rode both ends of the 64.20 Daily Double at Monmouth Park. ! : 1

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