Tello Wins Cadran; Gladness Seventh: Volterra Colt Beats Favored Wallaby by Head; McShain Miss Falters in Stretch Run, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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4 Tello Wins Cadran; Gladness Seventh Volterra Colt Beats Favored Wallaby by Head; McShain Miss Falters in Stretch Run Special to Daily Racing Form PARIS, May 11 Reuters. — Gladness, owned by Philadelphia contractor. John McShain, could finish no better than seventh in a field of nine in the Prix du Cadran French Gold Cup at Longchamp Sunday. The race was run over 2V2 miles and was worth 9,992. It was won by Madame Leon Volterras Tello who beat the favorite, Wallaby, by a head. Gladness, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup last year, was ridden by the English jockey, Lester Piggott. She lay fourth during the first mile but progressed to take the lead as they passed the half-way mark. Gladness was still in front as they entered the final straightaway, but was then quickly overtaken by Wallaby. Tello put in a strong finish to head Wallaby close to home and won in a photo finish, while Gladness flagged and finished in the ruck. Third, two and one-half lengths behind Wallaby was Rene Pruchauds Sonzyeux. Tello is by Mat de Cocagne, out of Vatel-lora and was ridden by Maxime Garcia. He is trained by Francis Mathet. He paid an 87 francs dividend for 10 francs to win. Gladness, unbeaten in her late races last year, was a rather unlucky loser of this race last May, being narrowly beaten by Madame Gino del Ducas Herbager. The latter strengthened his position of claim to Frances best three-year-old by winning the Prix Hocquart impressively but his trainer, Pierre Pelat, said after the race that he would not run in the Epsom Derby on June 3. Herbager s target is the Prix du Jockey Club French Derby at Chantil-ly on June 14 and Pelat said he throught the races were too close together for the colt to run in both. Masters Opposition Quickly When Herbager made his move in the final straightaway of the 12 furlongs race, he quickly mastered his opposition and went on to win by two and one-half lengths from Prince Aly Khans Princillon who held Vicomtesse Vigiers Seddouk out of second place by a head. There were 10 starters for the 2,040 event. Herbager, by Vandale, out of Flaget-te, started a slight odds-on favorite, returning 19 francs. Prince Aly Khans filly, La Coquenne, making her second appearance on a race track, was a good winner of the 10 furlongs Prix des Lilas and her owner said he would send her out in the Epsom Oaks on June 5, with tmmer Alec Heads stable jockey, George Moore, up. He added he would also run the English-trained Petite Etoile, who won the Newmarket One Thousand Guineas for him last month. Moore kept La Coquenne back in the field of seven until the final turn where he began a forward move. Madame "Volterras Dictavelle, another candidate for the Epsom Oaks, took the lead in the straightaway but was unable to hold off the strong challenge of Aly Khans filly who beat her two lengths.

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