BLUE PETER'S EFFORT.
FAVOURITE FOR DERBY.
GALATEA 11. A GOOD FILLY,
The late Lord Rosebery won the Two Thousand Guineas with Ladas in 1H!)4. with Xeil flow in 1010. and with Ellangowan in 102.1. All three were bred at Mentmore, and all were trained at Newmarket. Ladas by Matthew Dawson. Neil flow by Percy Peek, and Ellangowan by .lack Jarvirt (says an English writer on April .'$()).
Last Wednesday the great statesman's son, the present Karl, won the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket (which dates from 1S0!») with his linelooking. home-bred chestnut colt Blue Peter, by Lord Derby's Fairway (winner of the St. Lcger) out of Fancy Free (winner as a three-year-old of four races), by Stefan the Great out of Celiba (the dam of Celebrate, Ponunadin. Selima and Fairfax), by Bachelor's Double out of Santa Maura, by St. Simon out of Palmflowcr, the dam of the Oaks winner Musa.
Fancy Free was purchased bv Lord Rosebery from Lord Wimborne, together with All's Blue, before being sent to the stud. She is not a member of one of the Mentmore strains, as were Ladas, Neil Gow and Ellangowan. Her female
line ancestress. Jenny Diver (dam of I'al in flower) was a Xorth-country mare. As a yearling at Doncaster in 102."» Fancy Fre. was purchased by .lack •larvis on behalf of Lord Wimborne for 3000 guineas. Her previous winning offspring, all bred by Lord Rosebery. are Tartan. Sansculotte. Springtime, and Blue Peter's brother, Full Sail. Ladas went on to win the Xewmarket Stakes and the Derby. Blue Peter has a great chance of taking Derby honours, but it is not intended to race him again before he is Saddled for the great event at Epsom. In the Guineas he defeated his stable companion, Sir John Jarvis' Admiral's
Walk, by half a length after the Frenehlired colt Romeo 11., and then tlie good and handsome Fairway colt. Sir Alio Bailey's Fairstone, had attempted in succession to race with him.
Admiral's Walk, skilfully ridden by H. Wnigg. pulled out a line burst of speed when he met the rising ground after leaving t lie l)i|>. and almost drew level with Blue Peter, who, after settling Fairstonc, was inclined to ease tip. However, lie at once responded to K. Smith's signal for another effort, and was drawing further away when the post was reached.
Admiral's. Walk is an elegant, medium-sized chestnut son of Hyperion and Taliaris (dam of Kyloe, Wimioliar. and Tilier), by Hoi Herode out of Tip'l'oe (three-parts sister to Prince Palatine). by Royal Realm out of Lady Lightfoot. by Isinglass. Hied at the Nledmore Stud, he cost 4000 guineas as
Bought for 700 Guineas,
Fairstone, beaten three-parts of a length for second place in the Guineas, is by Fairway out of Hosetta, by Kantar out of Rose-Red (dam of Godetia, Greenwich and Aurora), by Swynford out of Marclictta. He was bred at Newmarket by Mr. Cooper Bland, who bought Rosetta, in foal with Fairstone. at the December sales of 193.3 for 700 guineas from Lord Derby.
At Doncaster, in 1037, Fairstone was purchased by R. Day on behalf of Sir Abe Bailey for 2~>(H) guineas. Lord Derby thus owns and bred the sires of the three eoltß placed in the Two Thousand Guineas, and he also was concerned in the breeding of Fairstone.
As a yearling Blue Peter was raised at the Sandwich Stud. Xewmarket, run jointly by Lord Rosebery and .lack •Jarvis. Change of environment is beneficial to all living things, if the environment be good. The splendid general physique of Blue Peter and his hardy constitution are fine testimonials for the Sandwich Stud as a rearing ground.
Though bred in France, the winner of the One Thousand Guineas, Galatea 11., is in close touch with the English Stud Book at all points. She is bv Dark Legend (bred by Sir William Cooke) out of Galadav. by Sir (iallahad 111. out of Sunstep, by Sunstar, and traces to Lord Rosebery's mare C'helandrv, winner of the One Thousand Guineas and second in the St. Leger in 1897.
Stayed Too Well. '
Mr. Clark bred (ialatea 11. and sent her to Manton to be trained. As a two-year-old she ran only twite, and in her second race was beaten by Seaway and Aurora. Coming out this year at Lingfield, she took the measure of Casanova, but was receiving 171b from him. In the One Thousand Guineas she stayed too well for any of the fillies and covered the mile in faster time than that taken by Blue Peter in winning the Guineas.
She is engaged in the Oaks, as a'so are Aurora and Olein. « The latter, a daughter of Colombo and Grand Peace (dam of Path of Peace), was making her first effort in the One Thousand. She has great speed, but is not bred to stay beyond seven furlongs. On the other hand. Aurora's pedigree indicates ability to stay the Oaks distance, and if the distance of the One Thousand Guineas had been 12 furlongs she would have again been the runner-lip to Galatea 11.
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English Three-year-olds, Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 116, 19 May 1939
English Three-year-olds Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 116, 19 May 1939
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