Germany: Orsini Frightens Away Most Rivals, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-01


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Reports From Foreign Racing Centers Germany * Orsini Frightens Away Most Rivals By PHILIP SUWALL Our Frankfurt Correspondent FRANKFURT, Germany — Orsinis certain participation in Sundays 5,000 Grosser Preis Von Cologne at 12 furlongs has frightened away the bulk of the original 29 entries. At this writing, only a quartet — Schlenderhans Agio by Tantieme, H. Kruses Cinq Sous, F. Landlers Pralzteufel and Jean Harzheims Aletsch are listed as sure starters with rider assignments. All of Or-s i n i s foes are four-year - olds. G e s t u e t Astas strong front-runner. Obermaat, is considered a doubtful participant at Colongne and will probably be held fresh for his engagement in Saint Clouds Grand Prix de Printemps this month. Schloss Frens 100-1 outsider Niccolini is also a question mark in the stake. French invaders Point Vert and Ahmose were declared last week following Orsinis brilliant "gallop" at Horst-Emscher. Orsini takes up only 134 pounds. He spots the light-weight Cinq Sous but 12 pounds. "Hes a tremendous piece of horse flesh," commented his enthusiastic new rider Albert Klimscha when dismounting after the Ernest-Bischoff. "I tried to ride him like Lester Piggot did last year at Oslo. He charged from dead last as only a true champion can. No definite foreign campaigns have yet been blue printed by Adrian Von Borcke. At present, the popular German trainer wants his crack to reach top form in local stakes. Purse money to the winner is 3,500 at Cologne. This sum would clinch second place for Orsini before Ticino and behind the great Oleander in money-earned statistics. It will be exciting to follow this great German colt in his 1959 quest for all-time earning in German racing annals. On the "three-year-old scene, Gestuet Roettgens highly-rated colt Waldcanter by the Italian import Caran Dache from Wappenau stamped himself a serious threat in the approaching classics. In the semi-classic 2,400 Paul Doering Ren-nen at Krefeld, Waldcanter sped to a sensational two-length success over Erlenhofs Aspiration full brother to Ataturk Kurt Stoofs Tuarek and 11 other hopefuls. A strong 3-2 public choice, Waldcanter carried 124 pounds and needed 1:48 in turning the mile and about 60 yards in deep footing. His Derby price topped 30 to 40 points with leading price makers in the next-day callover. Waldcanter is a big handsome chestnut with a blaze and three white stockings. Long-legged and equipped with an easy striding reaching action, the colt represents the famous Hurry On line on his male side. Another accurate pointer to the Hamburg Derby will be decided this Sunday at Cologne in the ,700 mile and one-eighth Union Club Pokal. A few of the more promising Derby candidates entered are: Mydlinghofens Val Drake colt Feuerreifer, a convincing winner in a pair of 59 starts, Erlenhofs Jolly Joker, Schlenderhans An-zio by Ticino and Gestuet Waldfrieds Makuba, a trim colt who broke his maiden last Sunday at the Kreefeld meeting. Your correspondent is partial to the chances of Schlenderhans Anzio, a colt who may develop rapidly into a serious Derby candidate. In a previous trial, he went alertly and was fifth to Feuerreifer. The German-bred sprinter Blysmus by Abendfrieden from Blaubeere gained further prestige last month in the Paris area. Heavily supported in the mutuels at 2-1, Blysums easily won a moderate handicap under French jockey • *- Roger Poincelet. In a subsequent attempt against tougher opponents, the German-bred lost a head decision to the classic performer Tapiaco. According to reliable sources, Blysmus was the object of a fake sale last season to Belgian owner A. Lammens. Details are lacking, unfortunately, in the case and German parties are reluctant in discussing the affair. Blysmus was reported sold by Herr Paul Weidmann of Dusseldorf to the Belgian owner Lammens. Soon after, Blysmus won five straight handicaps at Ostemde with ridiculous ease. When Weidmann, at that time a member of the Jockey Club, "negotiated" for the return of Blysmus, the new owner claimed him as his own property. The foregoing is only hear- say, of course, but it is a fact that Weide-mann has been barred from all Belgian courses and that he is no longer a member of the German Jockey Club. And recently his entire stable changed hands. Blysmus recent feats in France lend added fascination to the well-planned international coup which was kept hush hush. Schnitzel: Herbert Cohn has drawn away from his rivals in the obstacle riders list with eight successes. . . Swiss Werner Baechtold recently purchased in France the five-year-old colt Champleuvrier Delirium — Demoiselle III.. . . Plans for a film patrol along American lines are currently in the making. . . Saturday afternoon racing continues a success and is becoming popular with German racegoers. Dusseldorf s first Saturday meeting exceeded all expectations. . . Neuss modern grandstand and weatherproof restaurant is nearing completion. Weather permitting, winter meetings may be staged in the river port beginning in 1960. . . The Schwarzgold, German equivalent of the 1,000 Guineas, will be run May 10 at Dusseldorf-Grafen-berg. . . This classic is followed a week later by the Henckel Mile 2,000 Guineas at Horst-Emscher.

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