New Jersey: Fortune Smiling on Hugh Fontaine Again; Needles Trainer Has Nice Colt in Sky High; Owner G. S. Rosenthal Prominent N.Y. Lawyer, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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New Jersey By Fred Galiani Fortune Smiling on Hugh Fontaine Again Needles Trainer Has Nice Colt in Sky High Owner G S Rosenthal Prominent NY Lawyer LawyerGARDEN GARDEN STATE PARK Camden N J May 14 In 1956 trainer Hugh Fontaine the former World War I aviation ace filled various winners circles after Needles had scored in prominent stakes for the Dudley and Heath stable Hugh whose flopping broadbrimmed hats and walk ¬ ing sticks are an identifying part of his attire was in the charmed circle at Hialeah after the Fla ¬ mingo Gulfstream Park follow ¬ ing the Florida Der oy at Church ¬ ill Downs when the Floridabred colt won the Kentucky Derby and again at beautiful Belmont when Needles triumphed in the Belmont That year of 1956 was a banner one for Hugh and things are looking up a bit for the future In his charge here is the two yearold Sky High a half brother to Needles who though he has only started twice gives promise of being a nice colt As Fontaine said this morning he has the chance to be a good Sky High is by Bull Brier out of Noodle Soup by Jack High and was bred by the Dickey Stables He was of the last crop bred by Bill Leach before he and his wife sold out all of their holdings A big strapping youngster Sky High who is registered as a dark bay or brown colt made his initial appearance on April 14 at Gulfstream Park His breeding and workouts pre ¬ ceded him to the track with the consequence that he was made an evenmoney chance He was beaten two and onehalf lengths in that fivefurlong event His next visit to the starting gate was on the final day of the meeting and this time Sky High left the issue in no doubt as he took command soon after the break and went on to win easily by three lengths lengthsPlans Plans to Pursue the Same Pattern PatternFontaine Fontaine will follow much the same pattern with Sky High as he did with Needles I started Needles at Gulfstream and the first time he won by five lengths recalled the burly trainer Then he went in the Juvenile Stakes and he was way on the outside in the post positions and wound up fourth He started in Florida again after that and won by a length From there we went to Monmouth Park where he won an overnight race then got carried extremely wide in the Tyro and finished fourth but then came back to take the Sapling So far Sky High has only raced twice but all the off tracks last week made him lose some 10 days of training He may race once here the last part of the meeting if he can be ready If not Ill give him a race at Monmouth and then start him in the Tyro He is a more robust colt than Needles and actually is bigger now than Needles was when he won the Derby He looks like he might be a gccd one He has all the recommendations to be Its still early in the year to be looking for potential champions amon juveniles but Sky Highmay be one if he emulates his older half brother to some respect The form changes rapidly from two to three and one only has to recall Tim Tarn this year and Gallant Man last season neither of whom showed their true brilliance in their juvenile starts Sky High has alre ady been a winner so he doesnt have to worry about getting out of the maiden class From here on in he will be shooting for stakes v vThe The association of lawyers of the criminal courts of Manhattan hold their annual dinner at the Hotel Pierre in New York tonight and at the banquet their newly elected president Gilbert S Rosenthal will be inducted into office Rosenthal a long time devotee of racing took the big step last year at the Monmouth Park meeting and purchased a few horses which he turned over to Tom Jolley It wasnt long before his colors were in the winners circle Then having experi ¬ enced that racing thrill Rosenthal has now become a breeder and sent Nina Bonita to Kentucky where she was bred to High Bandit He still has Handy here while Miche Colleen is laid up for the moment after being fired Rosenthal as his newly elected office shows is a prominent lawyer in Manhattan ManhattanWalmacs Walmacs Royal Native Looks Good GoodThe The Walmac Farm of Ralph Mcllvain uncovered what might be a nice twoyearold filly on Tuesday Royal Native a chestnut daughter of Royal Charger Native Gal was making the first start of her career against nine other junior misses of whom only three had previously faced the starter A half sister to Bill ¬ ings a good handicap star of not too many years ago she was made the choice and justified that selection of the majority of the fans by scoring a length and one half victory Marvin Greene broke the filly at Aiken SC this year and remarked this morning that she came around quicker than the other twoyearolds he has for the Mcllvains who are also prominent breeders Greene plans to start Royal Native in the filly division of the National Stallion Stakes at Belmont and has her heavily staked for the rest of the year Among the Walmac youngsters is a full brother to Hasseyampa whom Greene is particularly sanguine will be a nice colt coltCol Col John Donovan wishes to remind horsemen who are planning to race at Atlantic City to obtain stall stallContinued Continued on Page FortyTwo NEW JERSEY JERSEYBy By FRED GALIANI Continued from Page Seven Sevenapplications applications from him in his office on the backstretch Applications for stall space close on June 7 Funeral services were held in Berlin N J this morning for Ethel Watson who had been on the office staff of the Harry M Stevens Company at all the New Jersey tracks since racing was resumed in this state Jockey H B Hurry Back Wilson turned in a clever ride on Galway Bay in the fourth race yesterday Taking the lead at the start he rated his mount along on the front end then when he was challenged by Sunny Sag unleashed what he had been conserv ¬ ing in his mount who came on to gain a nose verdict Wilson has had good success here with his comparatively few mounts Eileen Dolan nurse at the Monmouth Park first aid room and husband Joe came down from North Jersey for an after ¬ noon of racing An agent told a trainer to watch his jockey in a race I cant answered the horseman Im running a horse of my own in that Well then replied the gent watch him when he passes your horse and wins the race

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