One Mile Handicap.
Observer, Rōrahi X, Putanga 585, 15 Poutūterangi 1890, Page 11
One Mile Handicap.
This promises to be one of the best contested races of the day, arid I hear that Dick Jeffreys threatens to break all the watches in the country ; but joking aside, if the
watches are correct, Jeffreys must make the limit men travel, as 4min 39sec takes a lot of beating. Diddams, who won a mile race some seasons ago. is greatly fancied by his party. Patsy Lynch's trial in the Domain was a great success Two or three timekeepers made it smin 48sec. The boy Ellis, from Tauranga, ran his trial last week and cut out the mile in 4min 54sec. Not fast enough to win, although he may improve. It will be remembered he ran fourth in the last Steeplechase from scratch. Taylor, who won the -|-mile at last Sports, should have a big say in it. My fancy is : — Jeffreys i Taylor ','" "' 2 Ellis [.[ '*' 3 and Carmichael to upset the ' pot.' 300 Yards Ladies' Bracelet. This, _in the opinion of the ladies, is the most interesting item on the afternoon's programme, and their champions will run their hardest for the pleasure of fastening this trophy on the wrist of their best girl ' Smiler ' Atkinson or Maurice Herrold, by previous performances, must have a big say. The former is in great nick, as evidenced by his running a t the Warehousemen's Sports. My choice is :— Collins ... .., ... i Eees ... ... ... ... ... '" 2 Harvey '" 3 and Owen for a surprise. Half-Mile Handicap. In the half, mile there is a very big field, and it is hard to know for which event a runner is really going In my opinion there is nothing in it but Winks, and I hear Pritt beat Taylor in a trial. I shall place them as follows : — Winks 1 Pritt ;;; ■;; 2 Huckstep '" 3 with Gibbons for a boil over. High Jump. My fancy is : — Upfill x Owen ... ] 2 McLaurin '" ' 3