Maryland: Maryland Derby Looms Real Grudge Battle Movitave, Milady Dares Renew Their Feud Former Winner in Three, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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I .... .. . i mmmi Maryland ————— By Fred Galiani -J Maryland Derby Looms Real Grudge Battle Movitave, Milady Dares Renew Their Feud Former Winner in Three Previous Meetings LAUREL, Md., April 30. — The two leading characters in Saturdays first running of the Maryland Derby continue to be Knollwood Stables Movitave and Mrs. I .... .. . i Walter Walter Edears Edgars Miladv Milady Dares, Dares, a a Walter Walter Edears Edgars Miladv Milady Dares, Dares, a a pair of fillies who will take on all comers, not to mention that they will be renewing a long standing feud. In. the last six months, they have met tliree times and on each occasion Movitave hunglt on her rival, winning the Maryland Futurity and P i m li c o Breeders Stakes last year and the Miss Maryland this spring. One would think it would be monotonous to iiuaujr Milady uaics Dares yuuug young trainer. iruuier, mmmi iiuaujr Milady uaics Dares yuuug young trainer. iruuier, Jimmy Rowan Jr., to see always Movitave in the winners circle. Rowan is still not convinced Movitave is the better horse. But he does, somewhat ruefully admit, Bowes Bond has the Indian sign on him. Hes beaten Milady Dares three times, and with three different horses this year — Movitave, All Star and Pancho Villa. Maybe Ill get him Saturday." It was sunny, but there was a crispness in the Maryland air this morning as Rowan sent out Milady Dares to work for the Derby. Sitting in the practically deserted grandstand, with only the dockers and a few horsemen watching their charges go through calisthenics, Jimmy clocked his filly 5 furlongs in 1:02 over a deep track, which was called good. Milady Dares drilled in company with Limoges and the pair of them went head and head, breaking from the five-eighths pole and coming around to the wire. At the end of the drill, the filly had her head in front. The filly, over a period of "horsing," was obviously sharp now to renew her struggle with Movitave. "Milady Dares is a nice little thing," said Rowan of his Prioress winner. "Shes not a real top-notch filly, but shes a good homebred. Well try Movitave again, but only if the track is fast. On a fast strip, I think she has a good chance of beating that other filly. Cannot Handle an Off Track "Shes changed from last year," continued the young conditioner. "In her first couple of starts she was a real bronco, and she used to swerve a lot. It cost her one race at Monmouth, when she was beaten, by Stay Smoochie. This year she has settled down a bit. But if it comes up an off track, shes not going to run. She had to run two races in blizzards this spring and both times she banged herself up pretty good. On a fast track she handles herself all right. Maybe this time well take care of Movitave." This is getting to be a real grudge battle, which will make this Saturdays Maryland Derby something more than just a race for homebreds. If may very well be termed a battleground and Milady Dares and jockey Arthur Chambers will be all out to see if they can shatter the infuriating jinx Bowes Bond has working on them. It should be quite a race. Joe and John Pons are walking about these days with a satisfied air, brought on by the, recent performances of Pylades, Outer Space and Superb up in New York. Superb won an allowance race, while Outer Space was third in the Correction following a recent win and Pylades has turned in some good efforts. Though the Pons do not own any of this trio, their performances are followed with avid interest since they were all raised on the Pons Country Life Farm in Maryland. . . . Airman second class William Haugh, son of Gaby, the late Baltimore turf writer, enters the matrimonial state May 24. Young Haugh weds Rayetta Allard Navilliat at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Hialeah. Fla. Gabys widow, Marcella, is employed in the publicity department of Tropical Park now. Bishop Acquires French-Bred Camalion William Hal Bishop, the man "with the mostest horses" having some 50 in training, is still buying and claiming. In his latest transaction, completed in the paddock Tuesday, Bishop bought the French-bred Camalion from Nathan Xohen. Camalion is a five-year-old son of Tanagrello — Garance who started three times at Santa Anita. Bishop is shipping his large stable to Hawthorne over the week end. He plans to run Camalion in the many grass races in the Chicago area. At the moment. Bishop is only a few winners behind Bernie Bond for* leading training honors, but the way this man sends horses to the post, it would cause no eyebrow lifting if he came out on top by the end of the week. Harold "Red" Keene will handle Tuscanaway in the Maryland Derby on the week end then take off for Garden State Park for the rest of the season. The redhead, who has over 2,600 winners to his. credit, has adopted the Garden State as his new home. Last fall Keene sold his Lowell, Mass. domicile and plans to reside in the South Jersey area. . . . Extra-curricular activities are provided the fans between races, although the bugler hardly appreciates them. The bugler. Tommy Arena, at times hits some notes that do not exactly correspond to the approved "first call," whereupon the fans let him have it in the form of some Continued on Page Sixteen f0 i j e- 33 J I MARYLAND By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Six booing. Mrs. Tom A. Kelley, wife of the trainer, has been discharged from St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore after undergoing minor surgery. . . . Latest arrivals into Pimlico are the strings of Hilton "Rabbit" Dabson, Frank Fitzgerald and Eugene Navarro. All came in from Gulfstream Park. ... Tony Delloso, who made his first appearance since 1945 in Maryland last fall, wound up staying for the winter and the spring meetings, but intends to shift operations back to his usual base. New York, following the Pimlico session. Delloso is handling eight horses for the Cedar Grove Farm of Mike DOnofrio, who maintains the studs Bless Me and Quiz Show at his place in Media, Pa. . . . Lando Sixty* Bressan has been a constant figure on the scene, hustling horses for the forthcoming ThistleDown meeting andsoliciting nominations for the Ohio Derby. So far he has Battle Neck, Chance it Tony and Deack Duncan for the Ohio tracks biggest stake. |

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