Argentina: Sibelius and Azul Celeste Defeated, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Araentina Sibelius and Azul Celeste Defeated By HUGH LYALL LYALLOar Oar Buenos Aires Correspondent CorrespondentBUENOS BUENOS AIRES The winning streak of Sibelius came to an end Sunday at San Isidro in the 1 miles Grand Prize He ran a dismal last in a field of five with the favor ¬ ite the unbeaten Azul Celeste only slightly ahead of him The race went to the Chapad malal mare Carlinga who beat Epecuen by threequarters of a length with Hisna five lengths away third Carlinga wsts in the front rank of last sea ¬ sons fillies and her victory Sunday was a creditable perform ¬ ance Epecuen tried hard to win but he found the task of conceding 16 V2 pounds to the winner just a little too much for him especially as the closing stages of the race were run in fast time The total time employed on the journey was 306 306The The failure of Sibelius and Azul Ce ¬ leste may be attributed to the same cause they do not like the grass track Azul Celeste is a son of Richer and it may be recalled that another of the same sires progeny Anadino recenlty destroyed also ran very badly at San Isidro Sibelius also is far more at home on the dirt track at Palermo where he had won his three preceding races He was a tired horse Sunday SundayThe The winner a nice stamp of chestnut mare is by Seductor Full Sail out of Aleta by Strip the Willow from Artesana by Sir Berkeley Sunstar One of the most heavily backed candi ¬ dates in the last event at San Isidro Dos de Bastos provided an exhilarating spec ¬ tacle and even won his race But his sup ¬ porters did not collect because he had thrown his jockey overboard soon after the start But he went merrily along molest ¬ ing a number of other competitors when half a mile from the finish Then he went ahead interfering with several rivals when doing so and won the race with some ease easeAt At this meeting one of the most im ¬ portant held at San Isidro during the season backers held their own four fa ¬ vorites won and four failed A different story was told at Palermo Saturday when only two iavorites were first past the post As the mutuel paid out S240 for S200 and S270 for 200 in the cases mentioned it is evident that form play ¬ ers had an unhappy day The Peru classic at 1 mile was won by the favorite Mi Gusto P son of Suspect and Reussite He engaged Pavana for the lead until the home stretch was reached Then he went out after the leader and swept home to an easy victory by half a dozen lengths Second was Malambo who came up to defeat Pavana during the later stages of the contest Time 137 137Appleton Appleton and Lucido sojd recently to U S Buyers are en route north by air Contrary to earlier reports Varal one of this seasons betterclass colts is not to leave the country The deal broke down in its final stages and Varal will now be prepared to run in the Monte ¬ video classic classicIt It is also announced that jockey J M Martinez has gone to the USA to follow his profession Martinez is in the veteran class but he is quite a good jockey al ¬ though latterly he has not done much rid ¬ ing As he has also had experience in train ¬ ing horses it is a good bet that he will want to train horses not ride them when he arrives in the USA USAThe The reestablished Jockey Club has now held meetings and elected a com ¬ mittee representative of the best known names on the Argentine turf To what extent it will again become a dominant factor in local racing is anybolys guess But there is ample room for it itRacing Racing like most other forms Of human activity needs experience and ability for its successful conduct and the best form of experience is not to be found in offi ¬ cially appointed committees The connec ¬ tion between the Jockey Club and the local turf was only severed because of political hatreds and while justice has been done so far as restoring real estate and other assets the ideal would be to hand racing once again to the specialists who whatever their political opinions may be certainly know what is required in the great world ofithelurf

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