HARD TO SAY
NZ Truth , Issue 1296, 16 October 1930, Page 13
HARD TO SAY
Conditions Were Too Bad
(From "N.Z. Truth's" ghristchurch Rep.)
RACING on a track that was very heavy ancl badly cut up after five races had already been decided on, it was hard" to judge the merits of the two-year-olds engaged m the McLean Stakes at Wingatui. The winner, Fairweather, is a halfbrother to Tray Bond, by Weathervane, whose name has been prominent on more than one occasion this season as thc sire of winners of twoyear-old races. He is trained by Ces. Ware, and is one more of the select few winners of -this race to be trained at Wingatui. Considering the very bad state of the track, the time, 52 4/5, was very fair. Fairweather was one of the leaders all the way and the way he finished up his job speaks well- for the future and many will want to be his way when next produced. Lochlaggan did not begin as well as several others, but was travelling well at the finish and might have won had she kept to a straight course m the run home. She will do better next time, and she had not done well on the Southern trip. Flying Amy showed quite a lot of pace early, but was well done long before the finish. Song Box, which was made favorite, impressed by her good looks and solid conformation. It was only the last bit that licked her. She was first out from the barrier and piloted the field for three parts of the journey. Being such a long strider would not assist her m this going and she can be ticked off to improve a lot. j As before mentioned it is hard to judge the merits of the southern twoyear-olds on that run, but at the present time, indications point to the North Islanders being a lot further advanced than ours and if we expect to produce a decent two-year-old winner m the South, most probable ones on this form are- the" two fil'tes. Song Box and Lochlaggan, and Fairweather.