New Jersey: The Garden State Proves Derby Preview; Open View, Atoll Arrive at Jersey Course; Intentionally Will Seek Delaware Valley, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-06


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m- " _ _ New Jersey By William C. Phillips The Garden State Proves Derby Preview Open View, Atoll Arrive at Jersey Course Intentionally Will Seek Delaware Valley GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 5.— The glory surrounding last Saturdays exciting 85th running of the Kentucky Derby was the personal prop erty of the participants and Churchill Downs. However, this same glory and a great deal of pride was reflected on Garden State Park which last October 25 presented a true preview of the Kentucky classic through its running of The Garden State. Of all the stakes in the nation it was the only one to do so. By order of finish The Garden State defined the three leading juveniles of 1958 as First Landing, Tomy Lee and Sword Dancer. When all was said and done at the conclusion of the Derby, the other events before and between served only to confuse the issue. In the Derby the order was Tomy Lee, Sword Dancer and First Landing. A prediction of the altered order could easily have been made on the evidence of The Garden State alone. An analysis of the two-year-old race discloses that Tomy Lee lost many lengths racing wide and was beaten just a head by First Landing. The latter colt failed to keep up with Tomy Lee in physical development during his transition from two to three. By such reasoning that left Sword Dancer as the major rival. And, so he was. By coincidence, the margins at the conclusion of the two races were almost identical. The first two reached the wire separated by inches, while in both instances the third horse was two lengths behind. Derby Veterans Bedded Down Of more immediate concern, however, is the success of the current meeting and the stakes that are approaching. Mackle brothers and Lou Cheslers Derby pair of Open View and Atoll arrived by van from Kentucky shortly before 7 oclock this morning. Trainer Ray Metcalf was here to receive them and reported both emerged from their race in good order. They are leading possibilities for both the Preakness on May 16, and the Jersey Stakes to be run here two weeks later, May 30. They were preceded a few minutes earlier by a van containing Spring Hill Farms Easy Spur and two stablemates from the John D. Norris-owned stable. Kelley was not present but word from Kentucky already advised that the homebred Crowfoot gelding came out of the Derby slightly lame and would be given a period of rest. A number of leading three-year-olds already are training on the grounds or are within easy hailing distance in New York and Maryland. Eddie I. K lley is honing Brookfield Farms Intentionally for the 6-fur-long Delaware Valley Stakes this Saturday, after which his Preakness and Jersey status will be determined. Incidentally, the Delaware Valley may be a particularly important stepping stone toward these two fixtures. Also eyeing the sprint are Cary C. Boshamers Carolina Joy, W. M. Ingrams Scotland, Reginald N. Websters Royal Anthem and Mrs. Ada L. Rices Cedar Brook and Rare Rice. Intentionally could be particularly threatening to the current leaders of the divisions in days to come and his progress is to be watched with interest. The black son of Intent — My Recipe, by Discovery, was given time to recover after his defeat in the Wood Memorial. The supposition drawn from the Wood and his earlier second to Atoll in the Gotham is that he is best at the sprints, but his Pimlico Futurity triumph at 1 1-16 miles last autumn says differently. At least as far as Pimlico is concerned, and that is where they run the Preakness. New Englanders to Challenge The Homestretch: A pair of New Englanders have been added to the starting field for Saturdays 5,000 added Delaware Valley Stakes. They are Resseguet and Weiners Eternal Bim and Lloyd J. Mistrots Grand Wizard. Eternal Bim was a "Down East" sensation last year as a juvenile, winning tthe Narragansett Nursery Stakes and finishing second to Atoll in the Myles Standish at Suffolk Downs. Grand Wizard raced well on several fronts last season. He won a division of Keenelands Lafayette Stakes and finished third in a trio of other major races — ThistleDowns Western Reserve Stakes, Randalls Cleveland Stakes and the Yule-tide Handicap at the Fair Grounds. Jockey Arthur Sherman has checked in and will remain for two weeks. Shermans purpose in being here is to ride Triple M Farms Tinkalero in the 5,000 added Colonial Handicap, May 16. . . . Fairlawn Farms Sharpsburg continues to show improvement as he prepares for the 0,000 added Camden Handicap, May 23. His latest workout was a handy five-eighths in 1:01 with which trainer Tony Puglisi was well pleased. . . . Trainer E. B. Stewart reports the two-year-old filly. Penny Circle, a winner here Monday, will be sent back in the 5,000 added Rancocas Stakes next Wednesday. ... A shipment of Anthony Imbcsi-owned horses arrived last night. Among them was the two-year-old filly, Sainted Devil, who Ls named for the Rancocas Stakes, and Tehran Bey a 3,000 acquisition at the 1957 Saratoga sales. Others in the draft were Sera DE-sta, Jersey Jewel, Aurua B., Our Tulyar, Giordian Knot and Wind Dust.

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