Quill Makes Sophomore Bow Today; Sharpsburg Goes Against Backbone: Seven in Feature Sprint at Camden; Lucky George, Nahodah in Field; Royal Anthem Tops Secondary Sophomore Dash, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-07


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Quill Quill Makes Makes Sophomore Sophomore Bow Bow Today; Today; Sharpsburg Sharpsburg Goes Goes Against Against Backbone Backbone Seven in Feature Sprint at Camden Lucky George, Nahodah in Field; Royal Anthem Tops Secondary Sophomore Dash By BOB McCURLEY Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 6. — The Fairlawn Farms Sharpsburg and Boncrist Farms Backbone, two of the leading members of the handicap division, head a small but talented field of seven thoroughbreds in the featured 6 furlongs New Jersey Chiefs Purse here Thursday afternoon. Completing the field are Mont-peliers Nahodah, P and W Stables Lucky George, Victory Stables Sonny Dan, C. B. Fischbachs Federal Judge and C. Mahlon Klines Vegeo. In the secondary feature, the 6 furlongs Grolier Society Purse which will precede the New Jersey Chiefs, Reginald Websters Royal Anthem, winner of four stakes last season as a two-year-old. meets W. M. Ingrams Scotland, Brookfield Farms Inescapable, S. W. Doskows Tahitian Prince. H. C. Bensings Jennies Joy, Carmen Ber-tazons Vir-Marie and S. Dewey Gottliebs Toms Ace. Last Started in McLennan Sharpsburg, a six-year-old Alibhai horse who is a Calumet Farm castoff, has not started since scoring impressively in Hia-leahs McLennan Handicap. Last season he was one of the leading members of his division with victories in the Capitol, Valley Forge and Narragansett Special. He finished second in the Lincoln and Pimlico Specials, and Monmouth and Quaker City Handicaps behind such top thoroughbreds as Bold Ruler, Bardstown and Vertex. Sharpsburg will have Howard Grant in the saddle Thursday and share highweight honor of 124 pounds with Lucky George. Backbone, a winner of seven stakes last year as a three-year-old, has not started since finishing last behind Mrs. Ada L. Rices Talent Show in the Laurel Maturity. The son of the imported Worden, a Washington, D. C, International winner, was at a decided disadvantage in the Maturity when the track came up sloppy. He led for the better part of half a mile then stopped badly in the final stages. Backbones best efforts this season was a second to Vertex in Bowies John B. Campbell Memorial and prior to that he came within two-fifths of a second of the Bowie track standard of 1:1096 in winning a 6-furlong overnight race. He will carry 118 pounds and have Walter Blum astride. Royal Anthem finished third to Mrs. Rices Cedar Brook in an overnight race here opening day. Last season he won the Youthful, New Jersey Futurity and Breeders Stakes and the Home Bred Handicap. He carries 122 pounds Thursday as do Jennies Joy, heroine of a division of Delaware Parks Christiana Stakes last season, and Scotland, who captured a division of Tropical Parks City of Miami Beach Handicap last fall. Royal Anthem, Scotland, Tahitian Prince and Inescapable are among the nominees for Saturdays 5,000 Delaware Valley Stakes, a 6 furlongs sprint for three-year-olds.

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