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i Six Will Contest Rose dOr Purse Three-Year-Old Filly Test At Jamaica Draws Leaving, Bold Anna and Lady Janice JAMAICA, L. I., N. Y., April 8.— The New York racing season of 181 days enters its first full week Monday with a program of seven races, headed by the Rose dOr Purse, for three-year-old fillies at six furlongs and carrying a purse of ,000. A half dozen promising misses have been entered for this test, of whom half will be making their 1944 debuts. Grant Thorns Leaving, a nimble-footed daughter of Cohort — On Set, won her two starts in Florida and gets in here with a feather of 103 pounds, two factors which wilt insure her much public support. In addition, she will have the services of apprentice Bobby Permane, the sensation of the Tropical Park meeting. A filly who did not start during the winter season may prove to be Leavings chief rival in the Rose dOr. This is the fashionable Greentree Stables Bold Anna, a daughter of Bold Venture and the good mare Nedana. Bold Anna raced in stakes last year without conspicuous success, but won two overnight races in a light campaign of only six starts. She has been working well at Belmont Park for this and more ambitious future engagements. Ted Atkinson will be in the saddle with 108 pounds up. Another Florida winner in the Rose dOr field is Railroad Stables Lady Janice. This daughter of Only One followed a trio of good races with a poor effort, but she has been freshened up. She will also carry 108 pounds and Douglas Dodson will have the mount. Magic Heels Third at Hialeah Havahome Stables Magic Heels ran third in an allowance race at Hialeah, fin- . ishing far back of Safety Match and Nances Ace. She will have to improve considerably to be a factor here. She also packs 108. C. T. Chenerys Cattachiptico and E. D. Levinsons Miss Drummond have not been seen in public this season, but both were winners last year in moderate company and were thought good enough by their connections to venture into stake races on occasions. Miss Drummond will have the sen ices of Jimmy Stout and both will carry 108. No rider has been assigned for Cattachiptico. Small fields are the rule in all of the races at Jamaica Monday with the largest being the seven platers who will contest the opener. The secondary feature is another six-furlong sprint for older horses in the higher claiming brackets. Six will compete for the ,500 purse. Bert Pome-roys Blue Serge is the top weight under the steadying burden of 126 pounds. He has not raced this year, but is reported to have wintered well.