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AT TRENTHAM, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945
WINTER HURDLES KILMANAGH SCORES Special. WELLINGTON,' this day. Good Armour, winner of the Gleat Northern Hurdles, carried his lecord further to-day when he took the Winter Hurdles at Trentham from the South Island-owned and trained Arabian Night, with an outsider, The Dude, third. The conditions were atrocious, heaw rain falling throughout. Contrary to anticipations, Freddy Hain took Good Armour into the lead a mile from home, and Mr. A. J. F. Walker's horse did the right thing after that by not only jumping periectly, but also withstanding repeated challenges. It was a tough race for the winner, as he was asked to do a lot, but Hain showed judgment in making use of his horse's light weight, and this was borne out by the fact that when he was tackled \by Arabian Night in the home stretch he still could give a little extra. Arabian Night made a bad jump opposite the stand, and this cost him the race, for the mistake debited him three lengths, to say little of the steam which was taken out of him. Even then, however, he was only beaten narrowly. The highlight of the race was provided by Boolamskee and his rider, Corby, when they crashed at the hurdle in front of the Members' Stand. At that stage Boolamskee was racing just in behind Flying Spy, Hasten and Town Survey, and he was blinded at the jump, which he hit and fell, skidding for at least 30 yards, with Corby miraculously skiing along to ultimate safety. The start was a walk in, despite the conference ruling, and it was an excellent one too. Flying Spy set out to make the pace from Hasten, Boolamskee and Town Survey. The first fence brought Bramble Song down, and there was very little between Flying Spy, Hasten, Boolamskie, Town Survey, Hunto and Good Armour as they commenced the final lap. Hunto and Good Armour took charge shortly afterwards, and they were four lengths clear of Valantua, Arabian Night, and Ballyneety with five furlongs to go, Moderate and The Dude being close handy. There was less than three lengths between Good Armour and The Dude, which had moved up smartly, and Arabian Night at the straight entrance, but despite a fine run by Arabian Night. Good Armour raced on solidly to win. The Dude paid nearly £20 for third, and trailing him was Ballyneety, Moderate, Valantua, Hasten and Epping. Unexpected Starter Abdicate, which had not done well in training throughout the week, Was an unexpected starter in the Corunna Hurdles, and equally surprising was the fact that he Was made favourite, Which, by the way, didn't help him one bit for he Was a long way out of his ground for most of the way, but ran on in the home stretch to cut BolOyna out of third place. The winner was shepherd's Mate, which finished second to Abdicate on the opening day, and improved to-day to win Well from Lotto. Shepherd's Mate revelled in the heavy going and, after being one Of the leaders for a mile and a half, drew away crossing the top to win somewhat easily by two lengths and a half from Lotto. Gold Money Song, Shepherd's Mate, British Mint, Boloyna and Jay Jax were the early leaders, and Lotto and Brahman were handy to them passing the stand. Shepherd's Mate and Lotto drew out shortly after that and at the seven furlongs post were five lengths clear of Boloyna with a gap of four lengths to Abdicate, which was trailed at intervals by Brahman, British Mint and British Patrol. Shepherd's Mate had Lotto beaten before the straight was reached, and, clearing the last fence in good style, went on to win untroubled. Abdicate just headed Boloyna short of the post and then came British Patrol, Our Nation, Glad Fox and Brahman. ted All the Way Leybourne jumped out smartly'in the Seatoun Hack and after opening up a good lead was never caught, beating Royal Duce by over two lengths, with Grey Salute further back. Leybourne was four lengths in front at the end of three furlongs from Solver, Panope, St, Leon and Sherwood Forest, with Gold Lad, Dash o' Dink, Mr. Valiant, Royal Duce, and Grey Salute showing up among the others. Leybourne had increased his lead at the straight entrance, but the field started to catch him with a. furlong to run, where Panope, St. Leon, Good Bay, Mr. Valiant, Royal Duce, and Grey Salute were all in the picture. Royal Duce set out after Leybourne, but had no chance of getting up, though he easily accounted for the others. Grey Salute plugged. on for third, followed by Solver, Dash o' Dink and Mr. Valiant, which were practically in line. Then came Panope, Pay Acre, and St. Leon. The winner carried £332 and £483, Royal DucePay Acre bracket £399 and £701* Grey Salute £734 and £1048.
Results:— CORUNNA HACK HURDLES of £400. One railA' and three-quarters. 4 4-^SHEPHERD'S MATE, 9.10— J. Chaplin . 1 11-10—LOTTO. 9.5— P, Brady 2 I—I—ABDICATE, 10.8— W. O. Ensor 3 Scratched: courtdress, Mansura, Noble Fox, Kanul Te Koa. ' Two lengths and a half. Time. 3.Jt>i2. TRIAL PLATE Of £350. Two and Three-year-olds. Special weights. Six furlongs. B—4—MASTER ROBIN, B.O—J. McFarlane ... j 10-15—ARCO, B.ll—W. Stevens . 2 6—9—LADY CHIPS, B.ll—A. C. Messervy 3 Bracket: Master Robin and Peter Robinson. Scratched: Begowned. Half a length; three-quarters. Time. 1.26 W. WIN'TEfe HURDLES of £1250. - Two miles and a quarter. 2—I—GOOD ARMOUR, 8.13— F. Hain I I—2—ARABIAN NIGHT, 9.7— R. Heasley ... 2 13-13—THE DUDE, 9.O—W. Skiffington 3 Scratched: Royal Jay. Ramillies, Lapidarian, Abdicate, Good Fun. Neck: five lengths. Time 4.38 1 , i. SEATOUN HANDICAP of £400. Seven furlongs. I.EYBOURNE. 8.11 J ROYAL DUCE. 8.0 2 GREY SALUTE, 8.13 3 Scratched: Night Fighter, The Fake, Prince ' Whcriko, Yarrow, Chevalita, Gay Lysander, Hadrian, Palanui, Susan Lee. JULY STEEPLES of £1250. i About three miles. 4—4—KILMANAGH, 9.5— W. J. Stevens 1 2—I—TENORMAN, 9.8 —K. Thomson 2 I—2—STRIP, 10.9— R. Heasley 3 Scratched: ilunto. Town Survey, Kanui Te "Pal, Golden Memory, Paid.
AT TRENTHAM, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945
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