Talent Show Takes Valley Forge Cap: Just Up to Edge Surprising Deack Duncan by Head After Late Surge at Garden State, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-04


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, 4 Talent Show Takes Valley Forge Cap Just Up to Edge Surprising Deack Duncan by Head After Late Surge at Garden State By BOB McCURLEY Staff Correspondent GARDEN STATE PARK, Camden, N. J., May 2.— Performing to the expectations of the opening-day throng of 36,457, Mrs. Ada L. Rices Talent Show reported punctually at the end of the one mile and 70 yards Valley Forge Handicap here this afternoon. With Jack Leonard in the saddle, the four-year-old Olympia gelding was along in the final strides to win by a head from John S. Kellys upstart, Deack Duncan. It was another length and one-half back to Elmendorfs Day Court, who rosed out C. Mahlon Klines Mystic II. for the show. The victory, which was accomplished in 1:42%. was worth 7,875, including 25 in fees, to the Rice stable. The race carried a gross value of 7,500. Clyde Troutt. trainer of Talent Show, acting for Mrs. Rice, accepted the Valley Forge trophy in the winners circle from Major Charles K. Gardenier. Deack Duncan Breaks Alertly Deack Duncan, who had Bobby Corle in the irons, surprised everyone by going to the lead at the break and setting all the pace. Corle did a neat job of rating the High Bandit gelding on the front end, but he could not save enough to withstand Talent Shows relentless challenge in the drive. Leonard, who had Talent Show well placed at all times as Day Court prompted the pace, steered his charge to the outside for the drive and had to call on all his skill to get the favorite up in time as the Continued on Page Six Talent Show Takes Valley Forge by Head at Camden j Edges Pace-Setting Deack Duncan After Searing Stretch-Long Duel Continued from Page One latter tried to lug in through the final furlong. Day Court, who was caught between Talent Show and Mystic II. in the late stages, i came again in the final yards to nose the ] Kline colorbearer out of the third award. Following the race Mike Sorrentino, who rode Mystic II. claimed foul against Walter Blum and Day Court for alleged crowding in the drive. However, after viewing the films of the race, the stewards allowed the numbers to stand as posted. In scoring his second straight stakes sue- , cess, he had won the Laurel Maturity in his last effort, Talent Show returned .20 and ran his seasonal earnings over the 0,000 mark. Mrs. Ada L. Rices Cedar Brook, hero of a division of Tropical Parks Alligator Handicap early in the season, guaranteed himself a spot in the starting lineup for next week ends Delaware Valley Stakes when he scored convincingly over a band of seven other sophomores in the secondary feature. The One Count „colt reached the end of 6 furlongs in 1:11%, with jockey Jack Leonard taking him in hand through the final yards, two and one-half lengths before Cary C. Boshamers Carolina Joy. Reginald N. Websters Royal Anthem was third, another four lengths back. Second choice in the wagering, Cedar Brook returned .00 for his efforts. Five other members of the field are nominated for the Delaware Valley including Carolina Joy, Royal Anthem, John W. Kanes Revolutionist, D. E. Lovemans Beechmont and Samuel W. Doskows Tahitian Prince. Jockey Manuel Gomez got the meeting off to a flying start when he drove between horses in deep stretch with Sylvio Laz-xarins Milagro II. to take the opener by a length and one-quarter. Blue Star Farms Flarespur was second, a similar margin before Joseph Rapisardos Tally-Ho. The latter had been responsible for all the pace in the six-furlong affair until faltering suddenly in midstretch. Milagro II., an import from Chile, rewarded his backers in the crowd a neat 2.60 for his efforts, which he accomplished in 1:13%. Mrs. P. S. Goodwins Florence H., a fainthearted New Moon filly, found the where-withall to stick it out in the six-furlong second event, which she captured by a rapidly diminishing half length from Carmen Bertazons Vir-Marie. The latter was a neck before Mrs. Milton Erlangers Cyprian Cat. Florence H. paid a handsome 1.60 and completed a 1-3 Daily Double worth 62.80. She scampered the six panels in 1:13 under jockey Tommy Root. The Nydrie Stables Thermal captured the first two-year-old race of the new meeting when he sped to a three-length victory in the five-furlong third event under veteran Tony Russo. The Windy City H. colt, who had bolted in his last start at Laurel, was equipped with blinkers today and never gave any sign of trying to get out. Peine L. Grissoms Chuckie David was along for the place, slightly more than a length before San Jo Farms San-Jo-Mar. The choice of the crowd, Thermal returned .20 and was teletimed in :59%.

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