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Special. PALMERSTON N., this day. Final gallops of local horses engaged at the Hawke's Bay Hunt Club races at Hastings on Saturday attracted most attention at Awapuni this, morning. The course proper, where the flags were out 36 feet, was dead, but in excellent winter order. x Lightfair (Andrews) gave a sreatly improved display over a round of the country, pleasing more than other Russell Memorial Cup candidates in Merger (Baker) and Taane Pango (Rouse). Merger was again finishing on strongly, but Taane Pango lost ground at the double.

Gold Money Song (Andrews) surprised by getting in badJy at two of his hurdles in a once-round school. He lost some skin, but pulled up fairly well.

Spiro (Buchanan) showed to better advantage than Ideation (Rouse) uv a fast bout over four hurdles, though the latter's gear slipped in the concluding stages.

The best sprint of the morning was credited to Theolateral (A, Waddell), which covered five furlongs in 1.6 4-5. the last half-mile in 54s—a good effort by an improved horse.

The novices, Specialist and Newall Post, finished on terms over five in 1.9, the last two in 26 3-ss. Tid Apa ran an easy five on the bit in 1.14. Speed King ran the last three of his five in 425, Lord Bradbury and Sir Bradbury coming home from the three in 40s. Controller could have improved on his three in 40 3-ss. Solver ran an easy once round, coming home the last five furlongs agairst the bit in 1.11. Sporting Gold ran the last six of seven furlongs in 1.26.

Foxbrae covered five on the plough in 1.9, but the best effort on this track was a mile by Blackwater and Peach King in 1.47 1-5, the first six in 1.20. Blackwater went exceptionally well. Valky's Boy, looking in great fettle for Saturday, was let off with light pace work.

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IMPROVED DISPLAY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 179, 31 July 1945

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IMPROVED DISPLAY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 179, 31 July 1945

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