Observer, Rōrahi XXXIII, Putanga 52, 6 Mahuru 1913, Page 23
On Tuesday morning, although the weather was cold and bleak, a lot of work was indulged in at Ellerslie. The work was done on the sand.
Jack Delaval, Soultannie, Glad Tidings and Tact, all looking bright and fresh, put in useful tasks. Antiphone put in a couple of rounds at half pace, a like task being put in by his stable mate, Presently.
La Reina and a stable mate strode round the tracks nearly at top. The N.Z. Cup candidate never looked better.
Soultikoff was going much stronger than his stable companion, Tragedy King, at the end of 6fur. in I.22sec, but the latter did not clap on the pact.
Two more of D. Moraghan's, Motorman and Lone Moor, finished with heads together over five furlongs in 1.6 3-ssec.
Merry Roe had the best of Bleriot over 6fur., run at a good pace, both finishing under a pull.
Col. Soult strode round a couple of circuits at good half-pace gait, but still carries a fair amount of flesh.
Monoline dashed over half a mile and seemed to be going very fast. Mr Thomson's little mare is very fit.
Battle Abbey and General Drouet put in a couple of rounds at a good half-pace, brushing over the last 4fur. at top as above.
Almeida defeated a stable companion at the end of 6fur., run in fair time tor the time she has been up. McHugh's team, First Wairiki hopped over a couple of hurdles, ana! Wairiki Rose put in a half pace circle on the sand alone.
Mr Norgrove's Matakana is among the actives again at Ellerslie, and ran round a circle nearly at his best pace and is still on the big side, Mark Ryan's pair, Excavator and Chasm each put in useful work separately. The latter is a fine upstanding gelding and Bhou]d bQ hea £ ot later on, perhaps over timber. Wee Olga, who has been absent trom the tracks, has resumed work again and is as big as a bullock.
Spalnsh is gradually getting back to A O S. d #T and , Sllould be ri P c h 7 the a.k.o. November gathering. Little Mabel was under a strong pu ll to keep with Inveran in a 4fur. spin run m 54 3-ssec. '
Taimanupo dashed over 6fur. alone m 1.21 2-ssec.
G. Absolum's pair, Waimangu and Decorate, ran round the circle, being together on the post in 2.llsec. Maxwell alone over the same distance registered 2.0 3-ssec.
Mr Jennings' hunter by Carl Rosa ran a circuit, brushing home over the last half-mile in 52sec. This neddy has greatly improved of late. Rouge Dragoon had Irish Maid well outed at the end of 9fur. The big son of Cordon Rouge is on the improve. Mr J. Jackson's Marconi is moving along nicely and may have Guineas' possibilities on the 20th. He easilydisposed of Christine in a strong run 6fur., run in 1.20 l-ssec.
Rosea, another Guineas candidate, had Little Lady in a tangle over the same distance, chipping l-ssec. off. The juvenile Mullingar sprinted a few furlongs fast.
The big Obligado-Crecy juvenile, Crescendo, rolled into his work with a will and although giving the smart filly- Lady Web a break, outed her at the end of a smart run 3fur. in fair time-
Othello was throwing out signals of distress in a stern chase with Blue Garment over 6fur. The son of Blue Light takes on all comers and has not yet been beaten since the A.R..C June fixture.
Sheppard's Bush, Kitty Bellairs, Silver Mane, Monsignor, the Motiti- Jewiellery filly, Hikipene, and the Merry Erryroe filly are not letting the grass grow under their feet.
Merrimax and Rolled Gold were spun round a circle nearly at top, finishing home on terms. They both look nearly at concert pitch.
Both the hurdlers, Silver Cluse and Dandy Paul, are getting nice and mellow and given another two weeks should be nearly at their best.
Among the visitors to the track was Mr Ben Goldwater, the Devonport sportsman, who owns that useful filly Loloma, the winner of two events last season.
A host of others put in useful tasks,, including some hunters.
On Thursday two simple accidents happened at Ellerslie without much harm being done. Lady Mabel after doing a gallop fell, while back from the track the jumper Noble put his head down and toppled over on the sand track.
What a difference one turn of the lucky wheel makes! In the season 1911-1912 Bercola started five times without running 1, 2, or 3. Last season the big chestnut son of The Officer — Noon served six firsts, seven seconds and one third, and increased his owner's banking account by thousands.
Mr S. J. Lindsay, the Coromandel) owner trainer, has decided to settle at Avondale, and intends to stand the season with Royal Soult, one of tbe best of the defunct Soult's sons. The horse cannot be beaten for make and shape, and his speed and stamina were undeniable. S. J. L. has a couple of young ones coming on, including the Guineas candidate, Roylette, Soult—Nonnette.