Little Hermit Rallies Under Korte; Sandys Joy in Front-Running Victory: Captures Birthday Purse at Monmouth, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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Little Little Hermit Hermit Rallies Rallies Under Under Korte; Korte; Sandys Sandys Joy Joy in in Front-Running Front-Running Victory Victory i Captures Birthday Purse at Monmouth Jaunty John Three-Quarters Length Back While Tanfran Is Third, Ambehaving Sixth By FRED GALIANI MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J.f June 24.— Coming with a tremendous rush through the stretch, John Kroeses Little Hermit flashed past the favorite, Puckety Farms Jaunty John, who had set the early pace, and then got late, to win the featured Birthday Purse by three-quarters of a length. The embattled pair drew out five lengths before the third horse, Briar-dale Farms Tanfran, while Bohemia Stables Ambehaving, making his first start since being injured at the start of the Wood Memorial, finished sixth in the field of seven. Little Hermit paid 7 and got the six furlongs in l:10y5 with Karl Korte doing the riding. - Following the race, Mrs. Sophie Meyner, mother of the governor of New Jersey, presented a trophy to the smiling owner. Kroese, while Korte gallantly held an umbrella over the pair as there were a few spatterings of raindrops. The feature was named the Birthday in honor of Mrs. Meyners natal day today. A crowd of 13,207 attended on a humid and overcast day, with rain falling intermit-. tently through the program. The winner, a three-year-old son of Ambiorix — Seclude, by Isolater, was bred by Belair Stud and. acquired by his new owner at the dispersal sale of that famed establishment. This was his third start of the year-ana his first victory. Prior to this afternoon, he had competed in two races at Hialeah, finishing fourth both times. Tanfran Delays Start The start was delayed as Tanfran acted up a bit behind the gate, but as soon as the lasj; horse, Ambehaving, went in, they were on their way. As was to be expected. Jaunty John, a notorious front runner, got the jump on his rivals and in a twinkling was out by a couple of lengths. Lyric Note did the immediate early pursuing, while Tanfran and Little Hermit came next, and Commodore Curt, Prince Killer and Ambehaving followed. Tanfran eventually moved into second Place, but Jaunty John maintained a good lead around the turn and into the stretch. Apparently the Puckety Farm flyer was home free, but Blum went to the whip to shake him up a little more, and he began to shorten stride. Little Hermit then made his rush, and, closing strongly in the middle of the track, moved in on the leader. His charge appeared to be phenomenal, but it may have been a case of the leader stopping so badly and coming back to his field. Tanfran went along evenly and took third money, while Ambehaving, who was made a strong second choice, did not do anv running at any stage. At the head of the stretch he made a brief move between the pack, but couldnt pick up any of the leaders and eventually beat only one horse. In the fifth race, Mrs. N. J. Morans Glade led until just shy of an eighth of a ?Ji6 *f?m er goal» when she was rapidly pacced by Beacon Stables Flying Lover and Mrs Henry Hechts Sabel Duel. The two UhT .fousht it; oufc closely to the wire Tu h ?ing Lover" on the inside, getting ™fPl™0. nod Ridden Sammy Boul-metis, Flying Lover, who races for Charley Hesse, paid ,60 and covered the five and SSI??!! *f£rl?K in 1:06* Lady G1*de lasted, to take third money. The winner was claimed last out for ,000 and won today under a ,500 tag, paying off immediately on the investment. . i 5 " • , k

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