Report From Mexico City: Gay Dalton Victor In Blanket Finish, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-04


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Report From Mexico .City Gay Dalton Victor In Blanket Finish MEXICO CITY.— Cuadra Tepeyacs Gran Musico, an eight-year-old horse by Afghan II. — Copia, bred in Chile by Francisco Baeza, scored a nose decision in the 40,000 pesos-added Handicap Gay Dalton in a blanket finish which saw six of the eight starters within a length and one-half of the wire at the end of the run of 1 1-16 miles. Charrasco, a homebred owned by Cuadra San Luis, was second, another nose ahead of Cuadra Xalapas Argentinean import, Hold On II. Fourth, a head back, was Loch Lynnie, a daughter of Nathoo — Ben Nevis, bred in California by Bing-Lin Farms. Malibran, another homebred, who runs for Cuadra Xalapa, was fifth, half a length in front of the favored Chilcal, an Argentinean owned by Cuadra Carrusel, who ran coupled with Loch Lynnie. Gomiskil, owned by Cuadra Monte Carlo, and Jesus Ruiz P.s Obusero, rounded up the field. The Gay Dalton, so named in honor of the son of American Flag — Traumer-ette, who has become a legend of the Mexican turf due to his exploits in the first meetings after the Hipodromo de las Americas was opened in 1943, was the last serious prep for the 200,000 pesos-added Handicap de las Americas May 17 and the close finish threw Mexicos premier race wide open. Rancho San Rafaels Tempranillo, the surprise horse of the first part of the current meeting, and pre-favorite for the Americas, declined to accept the topweight of 125 pounds given him by the handicap-pers for the Gay Dalton, while Fol, a Chilean-bred owned by Cuadra Tepeyac, assigned 120 pounds fcr the Gay Dalton, I was a late scratch due to a recurrence of an old injury. However, trainer Jose Bravo hopes to have the consistent racer ready ! for the big race. Loch Lynnie and Charrasco made a fast early pace, with the rest of the jockeys riding a waiting race. On the stretch turn, the field bunched and with Malibran. Hold On II., Gran Musico and Chilcal coming from slightly off the pace, the six horses came in line to the wire in one of the most exciting races of the meeting and the hardest fought in the history of the stake. Chilcal, winner of the third running of the Handicap Club Americano under 120 pounds, was somewhat of a disappointment in theGay Dalton, having run a dull race under Chilean Alejandro Bravo, who rode him for the first time. However, he came out sound and still figures as one of the leading contenders for the Big Race. Hold On II. and Malibran, past winners of the Handicap de las Americas, who, with the 3-year-old Nibelungo give Xalapa a very strong hand in its attempt to win its fourth consecutive Americas, were right there and, should they repeat their races in the 200,000 pesos classic, will be hard to beat. There are 42 nominees, including two horses still in the Continued on Page Forty -Four Report From Mexico By GAY DALTON Continued from Page Twelve United States, from whieh a limit field at least should go postward. Mrs. Maurice "Moe" Kuykendall left by plane for Cleveland, where she will visit with her daughter Joyce Mrs. Melvin Mitchell who received a visit from the stork last week. The baby, to be named Susan Ruth, is reported doing fine. While in Cleveland, Mrs. Kuykandall will also undergo a physical check-up. Wilfrid Van Gorp, the well-known van man from Kentucky, arrived at the local scene with another load of horses in training which will be sold to local owners. Most of the horses brought from the States this year have been doing well at the Hipodromo and with the increases in purses, more owners are considering getting new stock. On the other hand, owner Gustavo Ze-peda Carranza shipped to Tijuana, later to be vanned to Hollywood Park, three of his horses, where they will join Miss Senotita, already running at Agua Caliente. Windy Admiral. Special Demand and Tupungato were in the Carranza shipment, while Cu-adra Par sent Lalos Joy and the South Americans Zuzata and Hechizo.

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