THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS. A NEWMARKET RECORD. (From Oar Special Correspondent.) LONDON, April 20. The early performances oC many of Ui* horses engaged iv the first of tiie " classic races of the season, the Two Thousand Guineas, to wit. gave ttiat event U most opeu appearanw, aud when tile fourteen runners paraded last. Wednesday the un-USU.-.IIV liberal offer of i to 1 ou the ti'-'ld fine colt St. Amant (.St. Frusquin—Lady spite γ-i" his hollow defeat in tin. , Newiaarwas heard on all sides. But not for long. In ket liieauia!. Mr Leopold tie KoLhsehild's Lovernlei, quietly bfcanie a popular Idol, aud before thr> starter had the lu'ld in ctrarge no Uetu.-r odds thiiu 11 ti> i were forthcoming against rue. bearer of the familiar " blue and yellow " livery, on whose back was K>niptou Cannon. Noit in demand was Sautry at tives. with ilr Masker's Henry the* First a healthy S to 1 chance, whilst against AU'ie a to 1 was freely laid. Against Sir John Thursby's txandly breil JnUii o' Gaunt, a sou irf lsi:iglass and Lα Fleehe. 10 to 1 was always ou offer, with KyJal Head, Challeuger and Jupiter Pluvius on the KW to S mark, and the rest pretty well friendless at frorr i>x» ro G to £J to 1. The start for the race was eminently satisfactory, save fur the fact that .John o' Gaunt slewed round as the barrier rose and lost several lengths. First to show in advance was Henry the First, and making play at a tremendous pace ilr Musker's colt came across the flat dear of St. Anmut and Sautry. At. the bashes the leader began to hold out slg- i ufils of distress, and immediately the favourite ran into first position, clear of San-' try and John o' Uauut- the latter liavins made up lit lost ground in marvellous fashion, considering the pace that had been set. Running on full of fire, St. Arnaut put the issue beyond doubt a fuiiong from home, and won iv handsome fashion L>7 four lengths from John o' Gaunt, the lai ter being two lengths clear of. Heury tliFirst who " came again " In marvellous fashion in the last two hundred yards. Sautry and Airlie finished fourth and fifth, heads only separating them from Mr Muster's polt. The race was run in the fastest time on record for the event, St. Amaut beiti" , timed to do the mile in lm 3S 4-si, a nfth°better than Sceptre accomplished two years The vake of the race was
St Amant has now won four races out of the seven iv which he has taken part, and has credited his owner with £1u.1>53 in stakes. As a two-year-old the colt won the Coventry StaJitjs at Asixit, tbe Prince of Wales' Stakes at Goodwood, and the ifous Memorial Stakes at Newmarket, trot succambed to Pretty i'cvlly in the CaamD a"-ne Stakes at Doncaster, aad In the Middle Park Plate again failed to hold that smart nily.
Th" colt U heavily engaged this year, ill , * principal liabilities beiuj; the Derby, the Leger and the Kcllpse btaies. Oi th' 11 remaining races decided at Newmarket oniv one or two are worth mention. Ou the opening day the first Spring T.V.O. stakes of iGijT was cleverly won by the favoiirite, Sir James Jllliers filly Ainicie (Chalereux —Gajtessc.i from a dozen other youngsters, aud in t!ie tlastings of £oUO for three-year-olds backers got the best of the bookies. Autonio, S.o, was actual favourite at o to 2, but quite as much money went ou Mr V%\ JarvLs's. Leser eaadidate, Cades (Cvllene —korette), also carrying s.o, at 3 to l" and this pair Cue issue lay beliwe thic-e paris of i'i«j teu furlomrs ha"d beeii compassed. At the distance the favourite railed to respond to a determined challenge by Cades, and yea*- readily beaten by three leWths, with th'; penalised islenian. l».l, UaJf a dazeu lengths away third.
\s regards The Sundown Park meeting, held on "Thursday and Friday last, which was patronised by the King, it is only necessary to mention the three chief events. The first of tiiese, the Esher Stakes of £I**2s, decided over a mile and five torlongs, brought out 11 moderate hao-];cap animals, including Mr Spencer Gollan's aged importation, Seaiiorse 11.. 8.4, which was backed in tt>e quotations by \£r Neumann's L'Algion (St. Simon —Self-sacrlficei, 4yrs, 7.0; Vendalc. OJTS, 8.4, which started at 7 to -: and Thunderbolt, 4yrs, 7.lo,which became a 3 tn 1 chsnee at flag-fall. Backers were well on the spot, for though Seahorse, after leading his field a merry dance for a mile, was done with, L'Alglon at once took up the running and won easily by a length from Thunderbolt. Seahorse finished fifth.
Oα the morrow the first no event -was the Sandown Park Stud Stakes of £1400 for twe-year-olds, ran *»er live furlonas Ten youngsters mustereu at the post, and baeiers speedily divided. tHeuntteation between Mr De Wend-Flnton s Vedas, L>.o. a son of Florlzel- and Agnostl;'. and the filly by Newhaveii oat of Peace, 7.13. which were 3 to 1 chances ere the barrier went up. The field ioelnded Mr Spencer Gollan's Tiritiri, which. happily for her stable connections, was unbacked, since she whipped round as the tapres weri released and bolted the wrons* way. yedas. after holding a prominent position for half the journey, justified his baciers' scrafidence by coming clean away from hia field in the Jast and winnies equity by three lengths from Norman Bride, tie Peace filly finishing fourth. The Tudor Plate of £539 for three-year-olds, decided over a niile. brought out no less than 15 runners, including Mr ilusker's beautifully-bred colt Admiral Breeae. a son of Velasauez and that solenoid mate Seabreeze. Favouritism, however, rested with St. Di.y. at 7 to 4, with Mountain King a healthy 7 to ii chaaco, and Love Potion at T to 1 had the call oi llr Master's cani tiidale ia th:.- betting. When it came to j racing, however, the tables were decisively j turned, for Admiral Breeze drew out a quarter of a mile from home and wnc comfortably by a couple of lensrhs from Mountain King, which beat St. "Day by a clear length for second honours.
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ENGLISH RACING., Auckland Star, Volume XXXV, Issue 136, 8 June 1904
ENGLISH RACING. Auckland Star, Volume XXXV, Issue 136, 8 June 1904
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