Meeting of Countess Jane, Wise Scholar Features Renewal of Rancocas Stakes: Former, With Three Straight To Her Credit, May Be Slight Choice in Garden State Race, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-21


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: : ► ■ : — i COUNTESS JAN E-5rThe Rosedale-Fashion winner takes on thirteen other sprightly juveniles in the Rancocas Stakes at the Garden State Park course today. Meeting of Countess Jane,WiseScholar Features Renewal of Rancocas Stakes Former, With Three Straight* To Her Credit, May Be Slight Choice in Garden State Race By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 20. — Fourteen classy young thoroughbred maids, headed by Leroy Hetzels Countess Jane and Mrs. E. K. Brysons Wise Scholar, are scheduled to meet in combat here tomorrow over a damp racing surface in the eleventh running of the 0,000 added Rancocas Stakes. The five furlongs, fixture, restricted to juveniles of the distaff side, honors the famed Rancocas Farm of Pierre Lorillard, which was one of the great thoroughbred nurseries in this country and still produces outstanding New Jersey-breds under the ownership of Wm. G. Helis, Jr., as the Helis Stock Farm. Garden State Park has been fortunate in being able to present contests of high quality and interest for its four previous stake events during this meeting and the Rancocas will be no exception. It is particularly pleasing to note the response for the Rancocas despite the prevailing cold and wet weather that is certain to leave the track in an "off" condition tomorrow, even if the sun does manage to break through. Countess Jane and Wise Scholar are each required to pick up the limit weight of 121 pounds under the Rancocas allowance conditions, and the contest appears to revolve around this duo with strong threats anticipated from Mrs. J. R. Collins Biddy Jane, . Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Emardee and Hal Price Headleys Cajole. Favoritism will be allotted Countess Jane, a bay filly by Count Speed and Doggerel who was beaten only in herinitial start in Florida, where she finished second, and then came to New York where she made a clean sweep of it by easily winning an allowance test, captured a section of the Rosedale Stakes at Jamaica, and then gained a narrow verdict over A. G. Vanderbilts Home-Made in the Fashion Stakes at Belmont Park. Steady Sammy Boulmetis, a strong and heady boy well suited to handling juveniles, will be astride Countess Jane and she will break from the number 5 stall. She has never had any trouble displaying speed from the gate, or in getting home in fast times, but this will be her first test over anything but a dry racing strip. Wise Scholar has become a veteran per-„ former through eight starts, of which five were victories and none worse than third. Her last start was an easy six lengths accounting of the Bowie Kindergarten Stakes, which she captured in 1:00% over a "good" track. In both of her previous starts in Maryland she was unable to handle the good colt, Fort Salonga, but at Hialeah she led him by better than two lengths in a division of the three furlongs Juvenile Stakes. She also had a little trouble in Florida defeating Emardee and Biddy Jane. Her pilot is Nick Shuk and she will break from the middle of the field, which could Continued on Page Twenty-Nine Countess Jane, Wise Scholar Meet in Renewal of Ran cocas Continued from Page One offer her some trouble unless Shuk gets her away quickly. Biddy Jane comes from an unsuccessful sortie in the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs, but prior to that she set a new track record of :52%. for. four and a half furlongs at Gulf stream Park, which was- the last of her three victories from, seven starts. She is an alert miss and,, although, untried, over anything but a fast track, she is bred, to handle damp going, being by Psychic Bid — Melva Jane, by Wise Counsellor: She is slated as No. 6 in the gate and has the services of jockey L. C. Cook. Emardee, a nicely bred miss by Heliopolis — Miss Drummond, has been a consistent factor in a five-race campaign; during which, she has met: the best. Mrs. Gilroys filly was fourth behind Countess Jane in. the Fashion, and previously won a. division of the Rosedale Stakes at Jamaica over a sloppy track. S. Adelsons Petite Lassie, the get of Grand Slam„ has plenty of speed and also will be very much, in the running, with many looking to the chances of Hal Price Headleys Cajole,, who finished second in her only start at Belmont Park.

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