Argentina: U. S. Turfmen Busy First-Class Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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US Argentina U.S. Turfmen Buy First-Class Horses By HUGH LYALL Our Buenos Aires Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, — Losses to the local turf have been more important during the past week than have been the happenings on on the the race race tracks. tracks. The The on on the the race race tracks. tracks. The The sale of Poderoso to the U.S.A. has already been .reported. News that the excellent Ap-pleton would go North has been confirmed. First-class winning two - year - olds Varal and Pucon are also reported sold. And Ana-, dlno, who won the Ramirez i n Uruguay and and was was to to have have gone gone and and was was to to have have gone gone -to Brazil to contest the Jockey Club at San Paulo, broke a leg at exercise and had to be destroyed. All we have to offset these losses is the announcement that Cara Palida is working well and .should soon be seen racing again. It is also reported that Solito has recovered from his last mishap and is standing up well to training. The departure of Appleton, whose career over short and middle distances was first-class, will remove an attractive figure from the programs; and Poderoso, who once beat the son of Make Tracks over the mile, promised to be one_ of this seasons outstanding performers" over that journey. The loss of Anadino is difficult o appraise. One of the few sons of Richer .to accomplish very much, he won his maiden race so attractively thai he was heavily backed for the local "Derby," only to fail completely. He showed what he really could do when he ran in the J. P. Ramirez at Montevideo, after having-won his second race here. A much improved, if erratic, horse, he was expeutced to do well this season. With the Pellegrini winner, Fomento, still undergoing treatment and other classic performers either unsound or under suspicion as to quality or ability, the -outlook in classic events for older horses is not inspiring. Interest, therefore, should center mainly on the two-year-olds. They step up to three years of age on July 1. The first of them to win this season was Casino, who beat nine rivals in the Primer Paso z furlongs at San Isidro » February 2. He then ran second to the Make Tracks colt, Guitry, was second once again — this time to Varal — and then second to Bagualero. The son of Tudor Castle is courageous enough, but seems to find any bad luck that is lying around and has a bad habit of failing to keep his line. That is why, for the Old Man classic at San Isidro Saturday, his connections engaged the Chilean jockey, J. Ortiz Tapia, to ride him. Ortiz Tapia, unlike the Argentine horsemen, uses the snaffle instead of the local type of curli bit; and it was hoped that the change might make Casino easier to handle. The experiment succeeded. Casino was a big favorite. He lay third in the race, behind Via Appia and Neto, when the race began, but the leader soon faded out and Neto, made the running from Casino who* lay slightly, ahead of Via Appia. Chaval. Ajaccio and Calon. On entering the homestretch. Casino passed the leader- without an effort, but was unable to shake off Chaval and Ajaccio, challenging, on the outside. Ortiz Tapia began to use his whip and won by half a neck, from Ajaccio, who beat Chaval by a head. Time 6 furlongs 1:1135. Casino won more readily than the margin, suggests, but it is difficult to believe that he will prove to be the best of the seasons two-year-olds. He is game enough, but loses his line, swerves to the outside, and keeps his backers in a state of-constant anxiety. He Is by Tudor Castle Owen Tudor out of Renuncia by Chulmleigh from Rara Avis Polemarch. There is nothing much wrong with a pedigree like this. The Arturo R. Bullrich classic at Palermo Sunday was one of the most colorless feature events seen here for some considerable time.* A 10-furIong "event for mares, with penalties and allowances, the race attracted only four, runners, "with Precinta. an obvious winner and overwhelming favorite. After indulging Dona Virginia with the lead during the first two furlongs, Precinta took" up the running and maintained two Continued on Page Sertnteen - Report From Argentina By HUGH LYALL Continued from Pose Ten lengths* advantage over Ondine, who had moved up into second place. There was no change until entering the homestretch, and then jockey R. Ciafardina shook up his mount and she drew away from her rivals — two, three, four, five, six lengths ahead. She passed the post winning by "a distance," which meant seven or eight lengths, from Ondine, to whom she was conceding. four and one-half pounds, with Constella-cion receiving nine pounds two and one-half lengths behind, third,, and Dona Virginia last. The winner Is a chestnut daughter of Phidias out of Belisama, and was brilliant during the earlier part of last season, only to fail later in the bis classics. She is doing well this year. j

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