Ten-Horse Field Seen for Preakness; Torch of Iran Drives to Fore Again: Passes Starecase In Closing Yards; French-Bred Sprinter Shows Lincoln Fields Patrons Some Of His Speed at Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-16


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Ten-Horse Ten-Horse Field Field Seen Seen for for Preakness; Preakness; Torch Torch of of Iran Iran Drives Drives to to Fore Fore Again Again Passes Starecase In Closing Yards French-Bred Sprinter Shows Lincoln Fields Patrons Some Of His Speed at Hawthorne By J. SWEENEY GRANT Staff Correspondent HAWTHORNE, Cicero, 111., May 15.— Torch of Iran, owned by the Emerald Isle , Hotel Stable of Charles F. Henry, gave a dazzling exhibition of his stretch-running ability here today in the featured Paul Bunyan Purse. The five-year-old French-bred son of Tehran and Fiery Cross unleashed his noted late rally to sweep past the wire one and one-quarter lengths to the good of Felix Randos early leader. Stare-case, who appeared to have the six-furlong event at his mercy a short distance from the finish. The runner-up in turn defeated / Clifford Mooers Quihi by a similar margin. The latter was two and one-quarter lengths the best of Ralph Chudejs Hard Toab. Marion H. VanBergs Countess In, Mr. and Mrs. Ghent B. Holmans Mais Boy, and Walter Burkes Deal Me In comprised* the remainder of the compact group and finished in that order. Returns 5.80 Mutuef Notwithstanding a previous victory at Sportsmans Park against similar rivals, Torch of Iran paid the surprisingly large sum of 5.80. He required 1:14% to tour the assigned task. The winner was ridden by apprentice Ronnie Baldwin and carried 115 pounds. The start of the sprint attraction was effected, without undue delay and, as was expected, Starecase went into a clear lead a few strides from the gate. Mais Boy strived in vain to match strides with the leader as the quarter was stepped in :23% and the half mile in :47%. The eventual victor remained snugged in fifth position during the early running and did not begin his move until Starecase curved into the home lane, two lengths on top. Nearing the furlong marker Mais Boy began to shorten stride as Quihi, in the middle of the track, gained closer contention. Apprentice Baldwin and Torch of Iran came to the outside of Quihi when in high Continued on Page Five PHIL REUTER— Saddled Torch of Iran for his second straight success yesterday [ at the Hawthorne course. J Torch of Iran Proves Repeater at Hawthorne. Overtakes Stare case in Closing * Yards to Take Paiil Bunyan Purse Continued from Page One gear, and after disposing of the latter set sail for Mais Boy and Starecase. Mais Boy was put -away shortly thereafter and as the wire came into view the French-bred reached near equal terms with the leader. Several strides out Torch of Iran forged to the front and gradually increased the advantage to win drawing away. Starecase held on .willingly enough to outgame the evenly running Quihi. The Buddah Stables Dance Nsing, three-year-old son of Seven Hearts and Gleeful, responded to the excellent guidance of jockey John Adams and defeated a clever group of seven other sophomores in the fifth event. The winner held a two-length margin over H. J. Houghs Princess Ann at the close* of the six-furlong test. It was three-quarters of a length farther back to Nikoh Baby, owned by the partnership of O. and Xj. Spitzer. Clarence. Hartwicks Honey-Kist was fourth. Comparatively overlooked in the wagering the Seven Hearts colt rewarded his backers 3.60 straight. The running time of 1:15 was creditable. Bernard W. Landys Fashioned made every post a winning one in the six-furlong opener. Jockey John Adams handled the winner to perfection to best Mr. and Mrs. Jess Byrds Staggering In by one and one-half lengths. Mrs. B. Malorrus Irish Horn closed willingly to annex the lesser honors. The winner paid .80 straight. The nine-year-old mare, Rose Bed, stepped to a convinging victory in the second and completed a Daily Double with Fashioned valued at 8.60. Rose Bed, owned by the Nebraska sportsman, Marion H. VanBerg, listed among her victims the Hilltop Stock Farms Pad Lock and William Hal Bishops Happy West. Mrs. T. M. Pruetts Vezlark was returned the surprise winner of the Mon-tanaro Purse, which brought together ten juvenile maiden fillies. With Leon; Grand-sart in the irons, Vezlark reveled in the muddy underf ooting and reached the wire five lengths before her closest rival, the Locust Lawn Farms Dear Pat. An additional three-quarters of a length back came Mr. and Mrs. Jess Byrds Sandys Girl. Vezlark paid 6.80.

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