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TOPICAL COMMENT

SHADOW CAMP RESUMES Shadow Camp, which was under suspicion because of a swelling- on the left Hank, has been p.ut in work again by C. Carmont at Te Rapa, and the son of Dark Shadow appears to be standing up all right to work. NOW AT TIMARU Flying Hawk, which is still owned by Mr. P. Louis, Wellington, is now a member of W. P. Hogan's stable at Washdyke, and may reappear at the hunt meeting this week. He has not raced since the Otaki meeting last October, when he finished unplaced in a hurdle event. TYPHOON A PICTURE Typhoon, which has been spelling since hiL- ill-starred visit to the Canterbury Ea.-jter meeting, but lately has been given light exercise, is reported to be looking better now than at any other stage of his career. He has taken on a lot of condition and has filled up his immense frame. He is to be put into training again shortly, and the main handicaps for stayers during the spring and summer will be his principal missions. J. CROSBY'S STRING Corsac, Home Again, Island View, Battle Royal, Non Plus and an unnamed Ninth Duke gelding, comprise J. Crosby's team at Te Rapa. Corsac is to contest the hack and hunters' hurdle event at Pakuranga next month, and, with a hurdle debut in prospect, he has been getting through some useful schooling tasks at headquarters, a department in which he has shown marked aptitude. Home Again and Non Plus are also being prepared for- the Pakuranga fixture.

FLANS FOK SOUTHERNERS High Play and Immediate, which are to be taken to Australia shortly by E. J. Ellis were left in the Winter Cup in case transport arrangements were put back. A Timaru report states that neither is likely to run at Riccarton. but High Tlay may be given a race in the Claremont Handicap at the South Canterbury Hunt meeting on Saturday. As the Washdyke course was out of commission for some days after the snowstorm. Immediate and other members of E. J. Ellis' team were taken to Oamaru, where track conditions were considerably better. First In and Grill are now to leave from Dunedin direct for Melbourne, and it is considered probable that First In will race each day at the Grand National meeting. The Australian ban on inter-State travel does not apply to New Zealand visitors, provided they take their own fodder with them.

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TOPICAL COMMENT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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TOPICAL COMMENT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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