New Jersey: Juvenile Fillies Clash in Rancocas Today; Well-Bred Wheatley Entry Appears Strong; Brave Pilot and Bases Full N. Y. Winners, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-13


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New Jersey By William C. Phillips Juvenile Fillies Clash in Rancocas Today Well-Bred Wheatley Entry Appears Strong Brave Pilot and Bases Full N. Y. Winners GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 12. — Wednesday its the 17th running of the 5-furlong Rancocas Stakes, worth 9,000 for this edition, whh a proposed field of 13 juvenile fillies. There are few contests more intriguing than the early two-year-old races. The Rancocas has never failed to whet the appetite of the prognosticates and those merely interested in following the development of the little princesses who may develop into the queens of tomorrow. As a medium for speculation it is equally fascinating. Who knows what speed or heart is contained within these young fillies until they are thoroughly tested? In the matter of guessing, the public is almost certain to fix their attention on the invading Wheatley entry of Brave Pilot and Bases Full. They have been winning in New York and have the blood of champions • coursing through their veins. Sam Boulmetis is named to ride both as this is written and trainer Jim Fitz-simmons may decide one is strong enough to represent -the famous Wheatley colors of Mrs. H". C. Phipps. There appears little to choose between the Wheatley fillies from their record thus far, although Bases Full tends to be a sentimental choice because of her being a daughter of the fine lilly, Striking. The latter is remembered as the winner of the Schuylerville Stakes in her own juvenile year, and as a full sister to the wonderful Busher, Mr. Busher and others of that distinguished clan; sons and daughter of War Admiral — Baby League, by Bubbling Over. T.he daughter is by Ambiorix, a French imported son of Tourbillon and a Pharos mare whom Arthur "Bull" Hancock Jr., mentioned to this writer as being the most underrated stallion at his Claiborne farm. Bases Full won by 10 • lengths in her last start at Jamaica, which appears promising, to say the least. Brave Pilot has won two of her three starts and she is a daughter of the fleet Jet Pilot — Narrative, by War Relic. Several Others Worth Watching Of the fillies who have appeared in local competition, the best to show thus far seems to have been Mrs. B. S. Wright Jr.s Improve. In a prep for the Rancocas last week, she was bounced off stride leaving the gate, then proved her courage by recovering to finish with a rush behind a shifty filly named Miss Thing. The latter, unfortunately, was a modest purchase as a juvenile and is not a Rancocas eligible. John W. Kane and Wm. E. Charles Jr.s Ebbies Girl finished third in that race and she also figures to improve off of the effort. Her excuse was in being forced to race very wide and she was continuing strongly at the end. The Bill Hartack supporters, and there are many, will place their faith in Miss Twin Lane, a daughter of Eight Thirty and the gallant stakes winning Canina. Her Bull Dog dam was small but mighty, and was one of the most courageous mares to ever- take the bit in her teeth. The Homestretch: Harry Isaacs, viewing Intentionally in the paddock prior to his flashy triumph in the Delaware Valley, commented that the colt was more composed than* when beaten in the Gotham and Wood, his two previous starts. To accustom the colt to the crowds, trainer Eddie Kelly gave him an excursion of the paddock during the races two* days before. . . . Mrs. Edmundson, pleased with the winning race by Wise Margin on Saturday, says he will point the Sam Tu-fano-owned horse for the 0,000 added Camden, on May 23. Wise Margin, now nine years old, in his younger days won the Massachusetts Handicap and Pimlico Cup. A Dragon Killer Eyes Camden Mrs. S. Helene Sadaccas A Dragon Killer has been shipped in for the Camden. He is the "giant killer" who won last summers Arlington Classic and the Ventnor Turf Handicap at Atlantic City. . . . Resse-guet and Weiners Eternal Bim and the Argonne Stables Grand Wizard returned the wiser to New England after competing unsuccessfully against Intentionally in the Delaware Valley. Lester Sauvic, who trains Grand Wizard, reports that New Orleans owner Lloyd Mistrot is still suffering from the "Derby fever" disease contracted during the torrid week at Louisville and explained that as the reason for his absence. . . . Returning here with no better luck was Mrs. Ada L. Rices Air Pilot, who Jack Leonard says did not like the grass at Pimlico Saturday in the Dixie. "He ran like he didnt know where to put his feet." Jockey Arthur Sherman has developed into one of the better journeymen and is the regular pilot for Triple M Farms Tinkalero. Of the latter, incidentally, he says she "just wasnt herself" when beaten out of the money for the first time this season last month in New England. . . . Tomy Lee, the horse, went to California and Tommy Lee, the jockey, came to Garden State. Lee, who has been riding this spring in Maryland, was born in Canton, China but grew up in Ocean City, N. J., where he graduated from high school.

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