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Special. PALMERSTON N., Thursday.

Taken all round, the Awapuni two-year-olds are less forward than has been the case in most years, but, while there doea not appear to be anything on the local horizon of the standard of Surmount and Subdued —outstanding in their years—it will be recalled that the critics did not hold out much hope for the Awapuni two-year-olds last spring. Nevertheless, Sona, Majestic and Controller were listed among the winners in September, while Pallas Athene and Reversion were minor place-getters.

Progress in the next fortnight will decide the programmes of the juveniles at headquarters, but it would not' surprise to see Endearer, Scroll and Yalta in action at Wanganui or Hastings early next month.

There is a disposition to regard Endearer as outstanding among the local division. This is not surprising, for the grey Nizami filly shows great quality, her general conformation leaving little to be desired. Well grown and a bigboned youngster, Endearer has developed into a massive two-year-old, but the boldness of her action in the' tasks so far allotted her leaves the impression that she will come quickly. Endearer, which looks a sales bargain at 430 guineas, comes from a great line of winners, her dam being the Australian-bred Dignified, a daughter of Dignity and Queen Warbler, which was by Comedy King from the imported Yippindale, third dam of The Trump and a half-sister to the dams of Heroic and Magpie. Endearer is an inmate of the powerful New stable. Related to Pay Roll Scroll is a half-brother to two smart two-year-old winners, Pay Roll and Controller. Jim 'Waller's charge is a son of the imported Papyrus horse Parchment and is bred from that good Paladin mare Zarisee, which has left a string of winners, including Dollar Bill, Free Gold, Beau Coureur and Theorist. Scroll is a big black colt which has been well done and he has been in light work for several months. He will require very little fast work to tune him up to concert pitch. Yalta, which is in A. Wright's stable, is a particularly neat filly by Sporting Blood from Mistress Quickly and is a half-sister to Sir Hugh, which showed good form in the S.outh. Mistress Quickly is by Solferino (sire of the dams of Palantua and Compris) from that good Kilbroney mare Dame Straitlace, runnerup in Rouen's New Zealand Cup. This filly is bred to stay, but she is very forward.

Mr. G. M. Cm-rle will have no two-year-olds for early racing, as transport restrictions have necessitated the holding at Koatanui of full-brothers to Subdued and Tremello and a half-sister to Reversion. They should be on hand for the summer meetings; and will strengthen George New's string of juveniles, which includes Cinerarious (a raking grey gelding by Foxbridge from , the imported Grey Eagle, dam of Falconbridge), Next Best (a neat filly by Man's Pal from Substitute, a half-sister to Nigger Boy and Spanish Lad), Skilled (a rather backward half-brother to Reorapa, being by Revelation from the Paladin mare Linguist) and a black gelding by Charles Fox (a brother to Rhodes Scholar) from the imported Blandsong, a half-sister to Battle Song. Miss Freda White has in hand a neat bay colt by Theio from Little Dorrit, a Hunting Song mare which is closely related to Heather Mixture and Startle. This youngster has run up the straight a couple of times and shows natural galloping ability. Mrs. Alan McDonald is not hurrying her well-grown Rhodes Scholar bay filly. This two-year-old is bred from the Lackham mare Prattler and may take a little time.

Owner-trainer C. Boyd is working on a neat bay colt by Nizami from Inform, an own-sister to the New Zealand Cup winner Classform and a half-sister to Sweet Biscuit and Broieform, their dam being the Greyspear mare Spearform.


AUCKLAND JOCKEY Advice has been received that Hector Maria, a well-known hurdle jockey, was recently killed while serving in the Air Force overseas. Leaving New Zealand in 1941, he trained in Canada, where he gained his commission. Flying-Officer Maria, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Maria, of Kaitaia, saw extensive service during the European campaign.


PLANS FOR TYPHOON That smart galloper Typhoon is to be prepared for his Australian engagements by C. J. Stowe, a Hastings trainer. The date of Typhoon's departure has not yet been fixed.


Deep Harmony, runner-up to Bruce in the first division of the Cashmere Plate at Riccarton, is a half-brother by Phaleron Bay to Piccolo, which was a runner the same afternoon in the Winter Cup. It was a sound effort on the part of the three-year-old son of Sweet Music, and he looks likely to develop useful form. POSSESSES SPEED Knight Crusader, a three-year-old colt by Medieval Knight from Vidi Vinci, showed a good turn of speed in his division of the Cashmere Plate at Riccarton. His sire, which is by Gay Crusader (winner df the Triple Crown in the days of Great War No. 1), was a wellperformed sort in England prior to being imported to New Zealand, and his darn, which is by Acre from Erinagh, by Elvsian, is a half-sister to Erination, winner of the Great Northern Hurdles, ete Thus, even should Knight Crusader not make good as a fiat performer he will have opportunities later on as a jumper.

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ENDEARER ADMIRED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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ENDEARER ADMIRED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 188, 10 August 1945

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