NEWS AND NOTES.
NZ Truth , Issue 487, 17 October 1914, Page 7
NEWS AND NOTES.
Weights for Poverty Bay to-day. Auckland Trots conclude this afternoon. Acceptances for Poverty Bay next Saturday. A. Attwood is educating: a full brother to Expect at Feilding. Racing at Trentham next Saturday and following Monday. Victoria Amateur Turf Club!s meeting fizzles out to-day.. Chortle was scratched for the Shorts' Handicap at 2.30 p.m. on Monday. Neither Kooya nor Haskayne showed up at any part of the big race at Hastings. Field Force, for whom a big offer was once refused, continues to run badly. A. Tricklebank scored his first winning ride over fences on Otatara last Saturday.- What a- pity Multifid died. There, is no doubt about his stock being able to gallop fast. B. Greenwood, who has^taken on training, has the mare" Anne Devlin m his charge. Mr. E. J. Watt's: retail' price' for the A.J.C. Derby winner, Mountain Knight, is .10,000 guineas.. ■Expect ran a great race m the Spring -Handicap at Hastings, finishing m great style with hiß 9.9.- With two* exceptions all the owners •with prads racing at Hastings appeared to want money. G. D. Greenwood's filly Nones won the Dunedin Stakes very nicely. Spangles was the best of the other starters. The' Auckland horses, Battle Abbey and Watchchain, were put under the hammer at Sydney last week and failed to find a new owner. Multiply was always running m the' last bunch m the Spring Handicap. He was finishing on m the run home but was out of a place. The speedy, but somewhat unreliable, Glad Tidings, is back m work at Ellerslio He still occupies a box at F. Stenriing's stables. Punters had another day out at Hastings, where six first favorites won. This includes Allen Doone, who wae afterwards placed second. While lined up at the tapes for thei Guineas on Saturday, Blackall emptied W. Young out of the saddle. He done the same thing at Wanganui. Though he won the Waipatu Hack,, Garance did not run like a good one,, and W. Bell had a very anxious time trying to keep the son of Vasco straight at the finish. Downfall was always m the lead m the Final at Hastings, but had -no. chance m the run home with Chortle.! All the same Downharo is worth keeping m mind. Indigo is not engaged m the CJ.C. Derby, but is freely entered for other big races. So far ho looks the best of the Now Zealand Cup horses seen out this season. Settler ran a great race m the Spring Handicap at Hastings. Ho was running just behind Labor Day till half a furlong from the post, when Oliver on. Expect headed him oft for second money. Sea Pink was slow to move m the big nice lit Hastings and never got near the front. At the finish he was doing well and the racing he is getting: is bound to improve him out of sight for Rlccarton. The next meeting: between Reputation and First Flight will bo awaited with interest. It was not a fair tust ut Wanganui, and since then Reputation won the Hawke's Bay Guineas m a canter und First Flight did likewise m the Dunedin Guineas.
The great disappointment at Hastings wiis Immensity. With Oliver on top and on the strength of good truck work the money wont on her In parcels for the Wuipatu Hack. Sho was alow to move and not once on the trip did she ever even look like trotting a place. Indigo was preferred by a few sovereigns to Reputation m the Hawke's Buy Guineas, and he certainly ran a groat race. Ho was always m a winning oositlon. and. when he dashed past Campeador In the straight, a shout wont up m liis favor, liowover, Ropulallnn easily nettled ti. Hunter's chestnut m the run home. Vascular, a Kara.ni it hurdler, wnt* at any old prlco m the Hurdles at Hastings and wh^n looking a certain place- Kettcr had the had luck to throw out at the last fence. Ho showed a big Improvement on his form of the previous Saturday when he finished last hut on«i at thu Park. Next tlmo he starts ho will sec a shorter price, Reputation won th<> llawko'o n»y (.iti Incuts as he did at Wanganui. 1-uke Wilson got him away well, and when the Hold settled down, dropped m behind tho leaders In llfth position. Just berorf; the turn for home he moved up on the outside, and. ilnlshlng brilliantly, won decisively. There Is not a great deal of HvjnUaUon, but what there la Ik the best. That Chortle is sonic :i» a sprinter his performance at Hastings leavrs little doubt. In the Final Humllruu ho just won In a canter with 'J stone on Ills back, and the way he gathered In Downhnm and Adrolt'ln the straight wan a treat. At present he looks the moat likely to win a Steward*'* Man* dlcap a* ho run go fast and rnrry weight and will run thw Uiatuucc right
It is posible that Try Fluke will not race again. Kooya will be jocked m the New Zealand Cup by W. Bell. With an even send-off, Munje would have been second m the Maiden Hack at Hastings. The Te Aroha J.C. has increased the stake money to be given away from £900 to £1410. The, six. two-year-old races decided so far this season have been won by different youngsters. Our King struck himself slightly when racing at Napier and this was the reason he did not race at Hastings. liliad's Hero was never seen until the last bit m" the Final at Hastings. He might be very prominent next time. Shaki ran well to the turn m the H.B. Guineas, but quickly cried a go when the others began looking for the prize. The Guineas at Dunedin was only an exeroise canter for First Flight, who won. by a street from Rencontre and Marsa.
Asterias was very lucky to win the •Hastings Stakes as Gold Foil came down on her nose when making a run m the straight. Mount Victoria, the much travelled Signalman gelding, silenced the best m the Electric Handicap at Dunedin and paid a "beaut."- The Aucklandrbred pony, Queenio Soult, was sold for 120 guineas m Sydney last week. At the price. she should not be a costly purchase. Submersion was solidly supported for the Flaxmere Hack at Hastings. She had every chance but was not good enough, and could only get third.' Nocturnal and Bunting, both of whom carried E. J. Watts's colors m the Hastings Stakes, gave a lot of trouble at the post and did not jump off quickly. Had anyone invested a £lon each ot the eight winners at Napier Park, he would have received £20 3s. This is just 6 to 4 against picking the programme. At the Sydney sales, last week, the best bid for Bon Reve was 130 guineas. For the great sprinter Gigandra 1000 guineas was offered. Both horses were passed m. Warstep let her backers down with a thud at Dunedin and was practically unsighted m the Electric Handicap, m jwhich she carried more money than any other starter. Pariform moved short m his preliminary at Hastings, and Oliver was trotting him about a lot at the post before the Guineas. In the race, tho son of Boniform was never sighted. King's Guard is not much good. In the Maiden Hack at Hastings, E. Kemp's gelding got well out with a fly and, though he had a good break at one part of it, was well beaten out of a place. Campeador will not be long winning a race. He was out m front till well into the straight m tho H.B. Guineas and, though easily beaten into third place, battled on gamely and ran a real good race. With tho near approach of the Wollington meeting trainers at Trentham are sending their horses along m earnest. When the visiting horses begin to arrive tho morning's work will become iteresting. Signo is a long time making good for nor owner. Sho certainly won a race, but her many defeats must have well cut out that prize. Sho is doing steady work with a view to racing m November nt Ellersile. D. Uuick's llno-looklng two-year-old Rungltirq was much improved by' his nice at Napier, and ran v good raco m the Hastings Stakes, Ho is not ready yr-t und faded out m tho last half, but Inter m the season will be In tho first night.
Second day of South Canterbury this afternoon. Speedometer was the only double winner at Dunedin. Sea Lord is going to turn out good and will go on winning. As expected, Thrax dropped out of the New Zealand Cup last week. Alces ran a good race when Garance touched her off a head at Hastings. On his showing m the big race at Hastings, Settler will soon be catching a stake. Intelligible met a lot of rough staff m the Maiden Hack, at Hastings, and. simply cantered m. Rencontre did not stay on well m the Dunedin Guineas. and she may never be more than a sprinter.
Rerehau is on the improve and H. Telford's nag will not want for support at Trentham next Saturday. Goldsize is going great guns at 121--lerslie and *is already being selected as a likely winner of the City Handij cap. Ratana, with 9st, is not meeting a good lot m the Cup at Waverley and ho may be the best to entrust with coin. Ngatiruanui, as usual, played up at the" post m tho Hurdles at Dunedin, on the opening day, aud was left at the post. The victory of Labor Day m the Spring Handicap has caused her to shorten m prico for tho Now Zealand Cup. Maniaroa and Indigo are tho only New Zealand Cup candidates that have so far incurred a^ penalty fqr the big Rlccartoa'race. v Starter Skipwitb brought off some very fine starts at Hastings, but there were a couple that, at the most, could only be called fair. Advices from Australia credit Sir Solo with going on satisfactorily. The Auckland Cup winner wilt be jocked on t'other side by E. Lowe. Taking a line through the Wellington meeting, Handicapper Coyle makes La Relna out to bo the pick of the New Zealand Cup handicap. Marimba shows heaps of pace but is a very poor stayer. She might take out a five furlongs heat any time when 'the Company is not tho best. Although he takes chances with his fences Soporific would only have to stand up to bo very hard to beat m tho Steeplechaso at Trentham. Punters are having a royal run Just now. On tho second day at Dunedln four first and two second favorites aci,counted for six of the seven races. Gold Lock, Vascular, Pikiho and Trojan all threw out m the Tomoana Hurdles, on Saturday. Vascular was the only one who looked to have a chanco at tho time. The erratic Ngatiruanui, after playing up and being left at the post tho first day at Dunodin, won the Waikari Hurdles 24 hours later. 'He started favorite each time- Pip is to be given a chanco over big country. When tried at Ellorslio one morning, ho showod a strong dialiko to the fences and would hot take some of them on. Pip is rather small to ever make a good 'chaser.
Master Stead ran a great race In the Totnoana Hurdtea M Hastings, loading right to the last fence. Ho struggled j on gamely, but was beaten into third I placo. Had he- won ho would have paid a bell-topper full. Ovation, by Blrkenhead, who haa only scored once m Auckland since going into J. Ilae's stable, has left that trainer's team and is now one of P. Jono's string. Ovation has been a bit of a disappointment, but may como right later on. A horso who will soon lake out a stake Is Papador, a Kfldliuj by Vapakura, trained by J. Walker. At Napier ho was close up to the placed horsea m the hurdles, won by Hereford, and at Hastings ho was second ,to Otatara, after getting anything, but the best of a run over the last bit. Gold Foil should have won the Hastings Slakes comfortably. She drew a bad "posso" at the barrier and had to run on the extreme outside of tho Held. She was third into the straight and then started to put m her run. Just when It looked any odds on nor getting m front she stumbled badly and that cost her the race. Otalara started odds-on and gave his numerous backers v fright In tho Tomoana Hurdles at Hastings. -Alter leading for just a mllu ho dropped back fifth and was soma lengths behind tho leaders at tho-turu. However, when Trlcklobank moved on tho big gelding, ho camo along In good stylo and won nicely by a length, The performance of Sea lyord In tho Flaxmcre Hack at Hastings, waa pretty good. The chestnut was one of the last three to mnvo.and McCarten had to kick him along to get a d«witt "poHsi;." With Alton- Doono going for full valuo In front, thero was 'not time for a breather and Sea l^ord had i<> kocp up his run all the w«y. This ho did and was only beaten out a (vw i yards from tho post. However, as he was awurded the nice hln backers w«ro i «UJa!k*d. j Allmj Doono followed up ht* J'ark J victory by scoring at Hu«U»k«. but on this occlusion f}o QUI not Kt>t tho Hluke. He looked like winning cuwlly at tho turn, but S>va U>rU put m great run and th«y wore locked together. Th«y w»*ro having a grewt ko over thfl la«t 60 yard* when Oliver «at down to rld« Allen Doon*, who began to run about and Inierferefl with Swi lx>rd. The steward*, nftcr on Inquiry, plnced Sea Lord dm and Allen Doono tfljeond.
Monojack can be written on the shirt-cuff as a payable proposition at Ellerslie..
P. Macmanemin has no less than seven two-year-olds m his stable at Ellerslie.
Lone Moor, about the biggest horse m training at EDerslie, shows no improvement m his galloping. The appearance of the Wellington weights has provided local punters with something to worry over. The veteran Apellon is still working at Ellerslie. He is being got ready for the "smalls" by Trainer W. Tozer. Haskayne was walking a bit tender before racing at Hastings. He wears a bandage and may go out at any. time At first glance Rewi Poto (B.9) 'and Ratana (7.6) read a pair likely to run well m the City Handicap at Auckland. Judging by her track work Rector Girl cannot gallop for nut's now and had done whatever dash she once possessed. Bedford has not made the Improvement expected since he raced last sea* son and the son of Bunyan's track work is far from good. Nukuhau, Recap, Glad Eye and Companion are rough stuff being schooled at Ellerslie. Some men have more money than cr tobacco. The Northern Owners* and Trainers' Association boycott of the Auckland Trotting Club's meeting was N.O.T A boycott at all as it panned out. Bleriot, Merry Roe and La Reina are all reported to be going well at Ellerslie. They are engaged at Trentham and will then go on to Riccarton. CMoraghan is getting Tact, Prince Soult, SoultikofC, Tragedy King and the two-year-old Loyal Arch ready at Ellerslie. A very useful team when m form. Delenda is getting through a lot ot work at Ellerslie, but she is rather small to be expected to win good races and may never be more than "very ordinary." A mare who looks like being useful when seasoned is Manette, by Soult Cuirassette, owned by "W- Taylor and trained at Ellerslie. She shows pace for a green one.
Geo. Hyde is going to take on training his horse. Gloy, himself. The Gluten gelding only wants to find his punch and he will begin to clean up the programmes.
If Smllax takes the Poverty Bay trip on he should account for those pitted against him. m the Welters. At Wanganui he finished just behind Awahou, Rewi Poto and Mummer tho first day.
Before Allen Doone won at Napier rumor had it that he was a possibility m the Stewards' Handicap at Riccarton. His performances, wouhl not warrant support for the big sprint next month.
Tho Gisborne trainer, F. Loomb, intends taking his two-year-old Pacific Slope to Riccarton. If the son of California has a chance there he should ba worth backing m tho Scurry at Poverty Bay.
The nominations for Poverty Bay are numerically strong, but tho class of horses entered is not of a high standard, and Handicapper Coyle will have some difficulty m bringing tho fields together.
Though he makes a slight noiso when galloping, the operated upon Toreador still puts plenty of dash into his work and Is sprinting with much brilliancy. There are not many good sprintors m Auckland and providing tho operation was successful he will soon roturn tho monoy expended.
Beforo tho big raco at Hastings it was whispered about that Labor Day had reeled off a pretty good gallop and would run much, better than for a long time. This was borne out when W. Price slipped her to the front very early, and, going freely throughout, she always looked a winner, and won by half a length, though Prico had to Tide her with his hands and heels over the lnst bit to keep off Expect. Thia is tho first return she had made for owner T. H. Lbwry since he purchased her.
W- Mobberiey is working-Miss Livonia again after a spell. j. Kae is working three' two-yearolds at Ellerslte;- but all are backward. Lady Elgiya has left W.-'Sharpe's stable and is now being trairiett by J. Chaafe. "V'';' A half-brother by Elysian to Don Hannibal has put m an appearance at Ascot Stud Farm. Willow Green, who ran a phenomenal mile gallop prior to the A.J.C. 1 meeting, failed to catch a stake. The useful Waiorewa is .reported, to be' galloping Well at Ellerslie;and can always lick Castalia m short sprints. Unless a good downpour of rain. arrives shortly, the hard tracks "will cause several unsound horses to go out. J Indigo races like a.. stayer and It is hard .to see how any of the top weights m the New Zealand Cup can beat him.' 1 Whakahoki was well backed at Hastings, i b.ufc SO ti, badly .chopped out just' after the start and could never make up the ground lost.