New Jersey: Intentionally Shows Courage in Latest Score; Hartack Takes Advantage of Every Opportunity; Withers Mile Preferred for Brookfield Colt, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-12


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New Jersey By William C. Phillips 1 Intentionally Shows Courage in Latest Score Hartack Takes Advantage of Every Opportunity Withers Mile Preferred for Brookfield Colt GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 11.— Too bad Intentionally is not to run in the Preakness. In winning the Delaware Valley Stakes here on Satur- day the black colt displayed the brand of courage that is the trademark of a thoroughbred of quality and there is little doubt that the doughty son of Intent could give the Preakness aspirants a run for it. Harry Isaacs, the Baltimore clothing manufacturer who owns the Brookfield Farm, quite correctly surmises that the Preakness is no easy place to try a colt who has had only a single 6 furlongs race in nearly a month. His decision to give the son of Intent an extra week and run him in the shorter Withers Mile at Belmont on May 23 appears a Besides, as trainer Eddie Kelly pointed out recently, the colt does not like to have his races placed too closely together. Isaacs and. Kelly are sportsmen of the old tradition and neither is about to ask the improper of their horses for the sake of mere glory. Kelly departed early this morning for Belmont Park where he will saddle Brookfields Isendu and Itobe in the Toboggan Handicap and he was not available for comment. Earlier he had said that Intentionally was not being pressed in his training, and it is assumed that he was as impressed and delighted with the style of the colts victory as were the vast host among Saturdays crowd of 36,099. They backed Intentionally at 3-to-5 and caused a minus pool in the show, expecting him to outrun his nine rivals from the beginning. Consternation was widespread when Intentionally came away from his number one position in the gate with the rear guard. His silken black coat and the light blue, purple sashed Brookfield banner were unmistakable. Throats tightened when a pocket quickly formed and seemed to cut off all avenues of escape. What happened was that Intentionally and Loren P. Guys Pointer came together and brushed in leaving the gate, and the brief moment needed to recover left the favorite in "a precarious position. Fortunately, he had Bill Hartack in the saddle. Bill calmly surveyed the situation, smoothly took a restraining- hold on the colt to keep him from running up on heels, and waited for an opening. The break came quickly when George Hettinger began to steady Cary C. Boshamers Carolina Joy. The latter colt dropped back from the three battling for the lead just enough to leave a little daylight. Hartack gunned Intentionally toward the gap. The colt gave a wonderful response, and within a twinkling he had changed his course to come around the top three and was racing abreast of them leaving the half-mile pole. Cedar Brook Made Game Bid Howard Grant had been waiting with Mrs. Ada L. Rices Cedar Brook in a safe position on the outside of this little drama, and he decided it was time to join Intentionally before the latter could get too far away from him. The Rice colt roared abreast of the favorite on the turn and it appeared he was going away to an easy victory when he gained an advantage entering the stretch. Cedar Brook took the turn slightly wide, however, Grant commenting he refused to change his lead, and Hartack was not rushing Intentionally prematurely. When they straightened away Hartack unlim-bered the whip in his left hand, and for the second time Intentionally gave a willing response. Through the final stages he firmly sailed away to win by a length and three-quarters, with Cedar Brook continuing gamely in defeat to be safely second. Intentionally shouldered a steadying 124 pounds, produced two separate and strong moves, and ran the 6 furlongs in 1:11% as the fastest sprint of the meeting over a track that is dry, deep and tiring. Cedar Brook was to have been supported by Rare Rice as a running-mate, but the latter gave a dispirited performance. Rare Rice did lose considerable ground racing outside the field, but he gained by only one position in the stretch drive to finish fifth, and Joe Culmone reported "no excuse." Open View Going to Pimlico The Homestretch: Ray Metcalf comments,. "I think hell run well," as he reports that Elkcam Stables Open View will van to Pimlico for the Preakness on Wednesday. Meanwhile, he is disappointed in not finding a suitable race for Hubcap, one of the better breadwinners in the stable. . . . Claiborne Farms Monarchy is a full sister to the worlds money champion, Round Table, and she is nominated for the Rancocas Stakes this Wednesday. She is miles away, however, and not expected to appear. . . . Whats in a name? Jockey Dick Lawless, riding at this course, has a brother in Brooklyn who is a policeman. The Preakness may pick up a "dark horse", entrant if Marauder runs well in the Preakness Prep. Lester G. Robinson, the Baltimore druggist who owns and trains the colt, says he needs only a little encouragement to enter him. The son of Hannibal — Grass Widow, by Pensive, started three times at Monmouth Park as a juvenile and won once. He won a 6 furlongs race his second start this spring at Laurel and in his next appearance "he was leading by several lengths in a mile race here when he propped, ducked into the fance and dropped back to sixth within a sixteenth of a mile.

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