Tempted Captures Gardens Hadassah: Defeats Battle Hill, Miss Orestes in Sprint Feature; Favored Mares Beau Fourth, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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I 1 • , . • ; ■ i ■ i I j -4 Tempted Captures Gardens Hadassah Defeats Battle Hill, Miss Orestes in Sprint Feature; Favored Mares Beau Fourth By BOB McCURLEY Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 5. — The Mooring Stables Tempted made her seasonal return to racing a win-. ning one when she captured the featured Hadassah Purse here this afternoon by a length and half from Anthony P. Bovellos Battle Hill. Alfred T. Taylors Miss Orestes was third at the end of the six furlongs, another two and a half lengths away and a head before Fred P. Meaghers favored Mares Beau. Second choice with the crowd of 18,195, Tempted, a four-year-old Half Crown filly, returned 1.00 for her winning effort, which she accomplished in 1:12, best time of the day for the distance. She displayed a fondness for the local surface in her final start of 1958 by winning the Jersey Belle Stakes. Prior to that effort, her connections had confined her activities to the New York and Delaware circuits. The field for the Hadassah was replete with eligibles for the 5,000-added Colonial Handicap, which is to be run here Saturday, May 16. However, Tempted took much of the luster off that event as she is not eligible for that stake and beat many of its leading lights today. Jodi Duels Battle Hill The Audley Farms Jodi was first to show as the field left the six-furlong chute. She was quickly joined from the inside by Battle Hill and the latter moved through to take the lead as they raced into the far turn. Battle Hill improved her advantage to a length and a half with a quarter of a mile to go, but began switching her tail as she turned into the stretch. Apprentice Jimmy Kirk meanwhile had Tempted away in good order and under light restraint about a length or two back. Leaving the final turn, Kirk called on his mount for more speed and she responded readily, running down Battle Hill in mid-stretch and gradually drawing clear. Mares Beau, the 13-10 favorite who had won the Capitol Handicap at Laurel recently, had no apparent excuse. Jockey Jack Leonard was the star of the early races as he notched a triple through the first five races. The 18-year-old rider from Renton, Wash., who is under contract to the Mrs. Ada L. Rice stable, began his streak with the Jeff -Lin Stables Santurron in the second race. The victory, which was worth .40 straight, put the finishing touches to a 12-3 Daily Double worth 1.00. Walter J. Susinis Jouett S., a .60 chance, won the 6-furlong opener. Leonard was out of the money in the third race, a 5-furlong dash for maiden two-year-olds which was won by the long-shot Fairlawn Rocky. With apprentice Anthony Presti in the irons, the Fairlawn Farm colorbearer was up for a head victory over Irvin Davids Chalvedele. Cecil B. Fischbachs Ft. Dodge was third. Henry Block, who was astride Chalvedele, claimed foul against Presti for alleged interference in the drive but the stewards disallowed the claim. The red board was lit amid a roar of ohs and ahs as Fairlawn Rocky returned 4.00. Crafty Belle, a three-year-old Crafty Admiral filly, carried Leonard to his second victory of the day when she captured the 6-furlong fourth race by a length from Mrs. John P. Jones favored Grand-dad Oaks. It was another three parts of a length back to Bernadotte Stables Outline. Crafty Belle, who was timed in 1:12% returned 2.60. Leonard came right back to take the fifth race by a half-length with Modan Stables Lubrette as John W. Kanes Toni Mia, who held the lead racing into the stretch, finished second a similar distance before Russell Carriers Red Trouble. Lubrette, who covered the 1 1-16 miles in 1:4835, returned 1.20.

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