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(From Our. Special Correspondent.). •'•' - - r .--- LONDON, May 12^ Not. since Lord Hartingtpn's Belphoebe won in 1877 has suck a'big field contested the One Thousand Guineas; as that which sported silk in the first of- the races for three-year-<>ld-fillies last.Friday, .when ho less than nineteen runners faced the gate. The reason is" hot-far to seek. There was no -Sceptre or -Pretty Polly to scare away opposition, and every owner who had a filly qualified and fit to runlet it take its chance. The prise was worth -Winning, apart from the' stud "kudos"- attaching ta a mare with Guineas-laurels- for the-ca_b value of the race to the winner was £3650, and there was £400 for the second, and half that amount for the .third, at issue. Notwithstanding the size of the field,-back-ers unhesitatingly favour ot Mr W. H. Walker's Cherry Lass (Isinglass —Black Cherry)r which was'so heavily sup-/ ported that at flag fall ho better odds than o* to _"were obtainable. - " Next in demand were Galantine and -Amitier-at fives and sixes,, tens being, laid freely.against: Pamflete, double- those odds against, half; a dozen others, and "any price you lik_"^ ? up to 33 to I—against the test. The generosity of the fielders in their offers'against "the rest" was fully justified, so. far as the actual winner was concerned, -for" after being shut in during the early part of the race, and;losing a great deal of ground by swerving when an-opening did present itself. Cherry Lass,-running game as a pebble under whip and'"spur, caught the-leaders a furlong from home, and in the end won very easily by. a -length ..from "Lord Elles- • ' mare-r - _oorhaah,- - and Lord r -Carnarvon's Jongleus.;—u ' couple "of """outsiders"—in . i.43 7-5. The winner was-trained'by W. Robinson, at Foxhill, who also prepared Vedas, the Two.-Thousand, victor. - He is; the 'only trainer of modern days 'who has ..won the "double"event" with"different animals, with the-exception of the . late Mat; Dawson, who did the trick iv 1895"with Cambal'o aad Spinaway. Pilgrimage, in 1878, and Sceptre," in 1902, however, won" both races, and- the latter holds therecords. for the Rowley Mile, namely, 1.39- for-the Two Thousand, and 1.40 1-5 for- the One Thousand. '"';." -'" " * """ '. Glorious - weather- favonred :the "patrons of the spring meeting at Chester this-week, and on the whole the racing provided good sport. If anything backers had- a bit the best"of their dealings with the; "bookies," no less than four first favourites getting home on the opening day. In the principal race,, tbe "Wynnstay Handicap- of- £300, run oyer .a ;mile-,_.and a half, -however, the .favourite, Kydalhead, cut. a very poor figure","and the "spoils went' to Mi: G. Tod, whose - aptly -named -Powder '■ Puff—a six-year-old unsexed-son of Carbine and .Lady Frivoles—won readily under 8.9. from Sir. Lcddo, and brought off a "7 to 1 chance. For the great-race of the meeting, the Chester Cup, which is worth £2030, and Is decided over a 21'milecQurse,'the field was a small one, only ten facing the gate. But these ' included. several several good' class handicap performers, in Mark Time (syrs, 8.13), Palmy Days (syrs, 9.o),'Throw-away-(6yrs, 8.12), Roe O'Neill (syrs, 8.5), Long Tom (6yrs, 8.2). Bellivor. Tor.. (Cyrs,- 7.9), ID-art, -4yTS, 7.4), ana 1 - the lightly-weighted Carbine hoise Caro,, with 6.1T oh hi_ six-year-old- back. FavouritismA-ested- between "Caro-and Mark Time, but was-good money out for all bar Palmy wh_ was. friendless-'at 40" to"!.' Once __brefCa_o ; put his backers in the hole, and after a currish .display,--finished last - but--one. Mark Time, however,, nearly ..Justified his stable's confidence, for after running in the ruck' for ar mile and ai 'half,' ""the" son of Marco ran up to the- and-giving them, all the go-by-sayc Imari, only, failed to overhaul Mr Low's colt by three parts of" a length. ThrO w& way: was .third,'? a: "similar -distance off, -and -Long Tom close tro fourth. . '..'.,.:_,. .. '. ._"; The ouly other event of the' meeting reeding notice is the Great Cheshire Handicap of -£500, run-.over "a mile and a bit," on Thursday." The field numbered eleven, and the selecter of-backers was-Mr Longstaff's five-year-old. .horse .Catty -Crag (Wolf's Crag—Nobody's Child),- whloh. in spite of the steadier of 9.5 in the saddle, was so heavily- backed^-that no better -odds than 5 to. 2 could be .had. about-iit.'-at flag fall. Opposed to Mr Longstaff's horse were several good performers, in Lady Yatesbury (S.S),- Salute (8.11). Catgut (5.7), Palace Yard (S.l), and the Pace Egger colt. - The latter, however, went mad at the post" and after an exhibition of'rearing,'backing, and high-kicking, got his hind legs over some spiked iron railings,, tearing-his flank-open, and doing himself- such Injuries as precluded him from taking.: any part in the race, and will probably close his racing career. '"...'"' . ■"'"'.' ".-' -' The race - itself was devoid of" interest, for after,Catgut,had led-the field a;merry dance for half a mile; the \ favourite drew clear, and making the remainder of the running, : won in a trot by four or" five lengths from Palace Yard, which; beat Lady Yatesbury a head for .second honours. IV- :, , One of the most notable' events In' the Turf world this week has-been the-sale of Mr C. D. Rose's famous stallion Cvllen* t_ Mr H. Bass for 30,000 guineas. This son. of Bona Vista and Arcadia was fifth in the list of winning sires last year, his progeny winning no less than £15,547. Mr Bass, !t remembered, gave £25,000 for the famous marc Sceptre, who is how" in foal to Cyllene. The produce of this pair ought surely-to be - something of" extra specialracing merit, seeing that the sire and dam represent an expenditure by Mr Bass of £56,500, but. it is quite on the cards that the union will result in nothing bettethan plating form. The sum paid for Cyllene ranks the deal among the most notable of. bloodstock sales, and reeglls. others that have been remarkable, by reason ot the; large amounts involved, some'of which "effected in recent years may be briefly recalled.: The record in this connection _s the purchase of Flying Fox by M. E Blanc at the famous' Kingsclere sale in March' 1900, when the sum .paid for the laf. Duke of.-. Westminster's colt by ' "the French sportsman- was -.7,500- ______~ and the price unprecedented -as"it -was; .has been -_st_fied';,by the- renown: achieved, "and:the valuable ..stakes already won -by the descendants of ; the "''triple crown"' 'W, nf 1902) was sold to Count Lehndora for 20 - 000 guineas the following year, and'Galte* Two Thousand. Guineas, Derby •£. winner in 1897) was. sold .0 the-Hassan Government In nf_r' isjif,"' *h_ J &$ **» __eiD_. i%m ;i«'^_______S2!

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ENGLISH RACING., Auckland Star, Volume XXXVI, Issue 150, 24 June 1905

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ENGLISH RACING. Auckland Star, Volume XXXVI, Issue 150, 24 June 1905