Tahiti Back in Top Form at Delaware: Gains Head Decision over Odds-on Choice, Repetoire, in Featured Assault Purse, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-08


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i Tahiti Back in Top :orm at Delaware Gains Head Decision Over Odds-On Choice, Repetoire, In Featured Assault Purse By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Station, Del., June 7. -Absent from the winners circle for al-nost two years, Walter M. Jeffords Tahiti eturned to the scene of his only victories o account for this afternoons featured Assault Purse. Dueling him through the tretch and failing by a head was the 3-to-5 avorite, Stanley C. Mikells Repetoire, who yas also seeking his initial triumph in more han two years. Third money went to Com-anas Stables Ros Clag, who was three and ne-half lengths behind the leaders. Delightful weather, with a breeze accom-anying the warm rays of the sun, lured a rowd of 14,336, and wagering was again risk, easily exceeding the million-dollar nark following Saturdays record-breaking landle of ,034,709. Tahiti was ridden by Sam Boulmetis and dashed the six furlongs n 1:11 to reward his backers with .80. icored in 1952 Dover Tahiti, a four-year-old son of Polynesian Blue Denim, launched his racing career lere in 1952 by winning two races in as nany starts, including the Dover Stakes. He then was shipped to New York at which oint he went wrong in his lone engage-! nent. He was idle until this year, finishing mplaced in a pair of Belmont appearances. Trainer Oscar White had Tahiti razor-;harp for his outing in the Assault as the reffords gelding forced right to the front d retain the rail position, as well as a nar-advantage over Alan T. Clarkes Bannie C. Repetoire, when unable to keep pace "th the top two along the backstretch, vas eased from behind to await an open-ng. Ros Clag moved from the outside, thus ireventing Repetoire from taking a similar :ourse. The Mikell racer was actually in :lose quarters for a half mile. When able to move between horses en-;ering the stretch, Repetoire moved boldly ;o engage Tahiti. The Jeffords racer was lot to be denied, however, and clung tena-jiously to his narrow advantage through ;he closing sixteenth. : ; WALTER M. JEFFORDS His homepred Tahiti was successful in the Assault Purse at Delaware Park.

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