Clear Dawn Gains New Castle Honors: Tallies over Open Sesame and Cerise Reine in Upset Accounting at Delware, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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0 Clear Dawn Gains NewCastle Honors Tallies Over Open Sesame And Cerjse Reine in Upset Accounting at Delaware By PALMER HEAGERTY . Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 25. Clear Dawn, sporting the silks of John W. Galbreaths Darby Dan Farm, proved Lbeyond a shadow of doubt that she is capable of negotiating middle distances when she was a two and one-half lengths winner of Delaware Parks inaugural "new" New Castle Stakes here this afternoon. In second position, just as she was on many occasions in stakes company last year.vas Walter M. Jeffords Open Sesame, who was a length and a half clear of Mrs. Ada L. Rices Cerise Reine. Drizzle Throughout Afternoon JRacing through a light drizzle, which prevailed throughout the afternoon the victorious daughter of Heliopolis Darby Dunedin, covered the mile and a sixteenth distance in 1:44 over a good track and earned the right to compete in next weeks Delaware Handicap, richest race in the world for fillies and mares and thjrd gem of the "Distaff Big Three." Ridden by Logan Batcheller, Clear Dawn was a member of the four-horse mutuel field and returned 4.40, which is considerably less than she would have paid had she been racing alone. The crowd was 22,759. The" score, the first stakes victory for Continued on Page Three JACK LONG Sent out the Darby Dan Farms Clear Dawn to win the New Castle Saturday at Delaware Park. Clear Dawn Gains New Castle Honors Tallies Over Open Sesame And Cerise Reine in Upset Accounting at Delaware Continued from Page One Clear Dawn at the distance, was worth 0,600 of a 9,800 gross purse. In direct contrast to todays large purse, Clear Dawn had gleaned only ,125 previously this year. The homebred four-year-old will remain here awaiting her assignment in next Saturdays Delaware, which is over the mile and a quarter distance, haying replaced the original New Castle. Starter George Palmer handled his assignment to perfection, getting the bulky field of 15 away in splendid alignment as Joseph M. Roeblings Crisset and George A. Cavanaughs Blue Violin, an invader from Chicago, raced for command. The former was the successful bidder around the turn but soon gave way to Shawmut Stables Gainsboro Girl, last years New Castle winner, and Cerise Reine. Blue Violins stay in the first flight was brief and she faltered so badly that she was eased a bit when apparently in distress. Gainsboro Girl held a narrow advantage over Cerise Reine as the field left the back-stretch, while Open Sesame, launching her bid a bit sooner than had been anticipated, commenced moying to them in the vicinity of the three-furlong pole while appearing all over a winner. Clear Dawn, always formidable, was unhurried but was kept in a perfect position for her forthcoming rally. Takes Measure of Gainsboro Girl Cerise Reine put away Gainsboro Girl on the turn, with a quarter of a mile to go, held the lead by daylight, while Open Sesame had joined Gainsboro Girl from the outside, and Clear Dawn moved with her to prevent possible trouble. Edward P. Taylors Canadiana was also within striking distance at this point, as Walter Ap-pels Another World loomed a serious threat. Clear Dawn, however, was the one to emerge from the pack and move to the fore as Open Sesame appeared in need of further response. With a head lead at the furlong pole, Batcheller went to work on Clear Dawn, and the response he received must have been quite gratifying. The Darby Dan miss looked like sin was sprinting as she moved away from the opposition and reported with only mild encouragement needed. Evening Outs two-year-old half sister by Shut Out, Mrs. Wideners Manihiki, graduated from the maiden ranks in the five and one-half furlongs third race, reporting two and one-half lengths clear of Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords first time starter. Tug Boat. Manihiki was making her sixth start and covered the distance in 1:06 under Ray Mikkonen to return 1.40. Third in the field of juvenile fillies was Watson Elliotts Evelyn Miss. Bill Hartack, who has remained the leading rider here despite his recent absence, booted home a double prior to the feature. After completing a 21.00 Daily Double astride Mrs. Milton Erlangers Darcy, he came back in the fourth race to be successful with Menemsha, from the locally owned Christiana Stables of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lunger. Menemsha was timed the six furlongs in 1:11 and returned .40 as the second choice. He was Hartacks 27th winner of the meeting. Open Sesame, as she was in four stakes events last season at three, was again a bridesmaid, but has yet to become a bride. She did, however, hold the others safe, as Cerise Reine held on gamely over Another World. Behind the top four, and closing with a good burst of speed, was Mrs. Charles Silvers Lavender Hill. Then came Canadiana, Gainsboro Girl and John Phipps Spinning Top. Far back among the "also-rans" was Mrs. George D. Wideners Evening Out, whose trainer, Bert Mulholland, announced after the race that his charge would not be a starter in the Delaware Cap.

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