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'TO-MORROW’S RACING. The number of acceptors in the open event is-very limited and, therefore, the task of spotting the winner is, I regard it, ho difficult matter, Clarence, I am given to understand,, is a . certain starter, and although he has five pounds more to carry than Was first allotted him by Mr Griffiths, I think, taking his finish in the" Grand National into consideration, that I need noi look farther for the winner. Quamby is certainly a good fencer and fast on the flat, but I regard it that his running with Sailor. Boy is a criterion of his abilities, and taking it that he only boat him by half a length in the Maiden after the Boy had covered four miles in the National, I cannot see that he can live alongside Clarence. Lo.nehand has shown himself a reliable' horse in the past and were he in as good form as he was when Hedge pilotted him to victory in the Maiden and Cup double at the Grand National of 187 C, I think, he would take a lot of beating. He is, I hear, very big, but I can only regard his chance as a secondary one, ; j Of Koscuisco I know nothing. He is a big,.upstanding horse, . with plenty of muscle, but whether he can travel with the company he is in, and get over his fences in safety, is a question I am unable rto propound; My selections will be .; Clarence ... 1 Quamby or Lonehand ... 2 For the second event the field’is also very limited. Taking it that Lonehand will have a race inside him, I shall look for the finish to be between Why Not and Raven, and as the latter is a sure fencer, I shall plunge, for him, placing Raven... ... 1 Why Nor ... 2 ,1 cannot ■ regard • anything else but Clarence for the Tradesman’s Plate. Romeo is entered, but I never befdre heard that he had been delegated to ; the illegitimate sport, and think there must be some mistake somewhere. I shall put Clarence 1 . Quamby 2 For the Farmers’ Plate the same field as in the District Handicap come together, that is, .putting Mungo Park vice the Raven. I think the old horse should be very handy at the last, and shall allow my choice to rest on i 5 Lonehand ... 1 MonooPark... ... ... 2 The course is in splendid condition. I liave been requested to state that owners of horses other than those engaged in the various events, jumping their horses oyer the fences will risk prosecution by Mr Carter, the proprietor, who strenuously objects to having bis fences knocked about by. outsiders. In conclusion, I hope to see a fine day and a fine days sport. ... Neophyte. .. Acceptances and gerieral f entry night • was last evening, when the following were .posted. In the Open Handicap, the top weight, The . Agent, Clarpncft’s wffiglil. has hepn raised ,ih; ac- • cordance' with the Club’s rules, to 12st '7lbs, and Ihe Others proportionately ? Ashburton ■; Handicap , Steeplechase of ■ sova, added 1 to sweeepstakes' of 2

govs each for acceptors; 'distance ■ftbout 3 miles.

st. b. Mr J. H. Lunn’s b g Clarence, aged . ... 12 7 Mr T. S; James’ bh Quamby, 5yrs ... 11 13 Mr T. Sheenan’s b h Kosciusko, ■ 4yrs 10 5 jMr. Jd. Muir’s bg' Lonehand, aged ... ... 10 b District Handicap of 25 sovs, added'to a sweepstake of 2 sovs for acceptors 2 miles ; for district horses only. st. lb. Mr S. Saunders’ b g Why Hot, aged 11 7 Mr P. Husband’s blkg Pa von, aged 11 7 Mr H. Muir’s bg Lonehand, aged 11 0 Tradesmen’s Prate of 30 sovs ; wei =ht for age ; distance 2 miles. st. lb. Mr J. H. Lunn’s bg Clarence, aged ... ... 12 3 Mr T. S. James’ bh Quamby, 5yrs ... ... ... 11 10 Mr T. Lyford’s bh Romeo, 4yrs... 11 0 Farmers’ Steeplechase of 20 sovs ; distance about li miles ; weight for age ; for district horses only. st. lb. Mr S. Saunders’ bg Why Not, . aged 12 3 Mr H. Muir’s bg Lonehand, aged ’ 12 3 Mr T. Cotton’s b g Mungo Park, 5yrs 11 10

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SPORTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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SPORTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881