Alerted Tallies in Healey Handicap: Garden State Host, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-26


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Alerted Tallies in Healey Handicap Garden State Host To 31,931 Patrons Hampton Stable Colt Stages Courageous Finish to Whip Crafty Admiral Half Length By WILLIAM C. PHILLIPS Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 24. Hampton Stables Alerted, who has been one of the most consistent performers in this" country the last two seasons, this afternoon captured the first running of the Thomas J. Healey Handicap in a courageous drive that brought him to the end of the mile and a furlong with a half-length advantage over Charfrans Crafty Admiral. The latter .held on doggedly after setting all of the pace, and was a length and a half in front of Joe Gavegnanos Joey Boy, with C. V. Whitneys Mameluke falling another half-length short with his spectacular charge from last at head of the stretch. The largest crowd of the meeting was registered, with the 31,931 patrons making Alerted their second choice to Mameluke to receive a mutuel of 0.80. The weather was densely cloudy all day, with a steady drizzle thoroughly, dampening the track surface, but failing to soak underneath. Mrs. Margaret Healey Olsson, daughter of the New Jersey racing commissions first steward in whose memory this event is named, made the presentation to trainer Ray DeStefano, representing the Hampton Stable. Alerted, who is a four-year-old colt, by Bull Lea and Hastily Yours, added 6,-750 to his earnings this year for a total of 3,075. He only recently won the Dixie Handicap and has captured two other races this year. Mameluke Last to Enter Stall George Palmer sent the field of nine away immediately after Mameluke entered his stall as the last one in. Crafty Admiral at once vaujted to the front from the inside, with Sonic right behind him, followed not too far back by Joey Boy and Alerted. Those positions remained similar for most of the early journey, with Sonic making several moves toward Crafty Admiral and making the latter stretch out. Mameluke, as usual, trailed the field and was forced to lose ground early as Air Attack, also away slowly, remained inside of him but still far out in the track. Jockey Gerald Porch rode perfectly on Mameluke and he tried valiantly to keep him together early, but the recent Metropolitan handicap winner . could not shake out of his clumsy stride and trailed far behind down the backstretch. , On the final turn, Bedford Stables Call Over, with Joe Culmone substituting for jockey Charlie Burr who. was thrown in an earlier race, made a strong move from the outside, and Sisto, astride the winner, timed his move to race in his company. They headed Crafty Admiral at the quarter-pole on the stretch bend, but Call Over was through after his one bid, leaving the decision to be fought out by the ultimate winner and Crafty Admiral. Mameluke did not find his stride until hitting the last curve. Porch was then forced to swing him out. to the middle of the track for clear sailing, and he closed with a rush, making up more than nine lengths in the last three-sixteenths. Palatine Stables Wopdchuck clipped off six furlongs in a torrid 1:10 while being ridden out to a. two and a half lengths accounting of the supporting feature, the Holmesburg Purse, indicating that he will be a fit horse on Friday when he competes in the. six-furlong Camden Handicap for a purse of 0,000 added. Woodchuck was a heavy favorite in the small field and paid .80. 1

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