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NOTES AND COMMENTS

(By Sir Bedivere.) As was expected, Sunstar triumphed at Epeom. On laat seanon'e form ho was not particularly fancied, but when Pietri and at least on© other of the cracke became affected in th© wind the winner had to be searched for elsewhere, and, on the strength, no doubt, of a satisfactory trial, Sunstar wae solidly supported nearly two months ago. When the last mail to hand left England his chance wae in high esteem, and as m th© interval h© has won both the Two Thousand and th© N©wmarket Stakes it majF be taken for granted that he went to the post yesterday one of the hottest favourites on record. Tho only f«ar was that he might not stay. This because his sire, Sundridge, was himself more noted for brilliancy than stamina. The success of another of Sundridge's 60ns, in The Story, w.ho won the Prince of Wales' Stakes over the Derby course on 18th April, must have put heart into Sunstar'a admirers, however, and there can no l*nger be any doubt that Sundridge's deecendante, who ore described aa grand looking horses in every respect, are going to shin© over all distaneee. Mr. J. B. Joel has not previously won the Derby, but in 1907 he waa successful in th© Oaks with Glass Doll. Unlik© Sunstar, Glass Doll, who wns only a little bit of a thing, waa quite unbefriended, and on the day it wae practically a caee of " write your own price" so far aft she was concerned. Steadfast, who is described by "Vigilant" in th© Spoilsman as a "great, slashing colt," may not have been Been quito at his best. H© wound up a profitable season last year with three successes on end, but when first called upon to carry silk this year he was distinctly backward. This at Liverpool, where after being badly hampered in an attempt to get through, he ran third to Seaforth and Athelstah in th© Union. Jack Stakes. Still so far as ho and Sunstar are concerned tho form can only be , accepted as true, for it will be remembered that 'they filled the first two places similarly in the Two Thousand. What Royal Tender may be I cannot ascertain. No colt of this name raced last season either in France or England, nor 1 was any 6i?ch entered for either of the principal spring handicaps. Possibly, however, he may prove to be Capt. F. Forester's colt by Persimmon out of Tender and True. , . Polymorphous recently underwent an operation for respiratory troubles at the hands of ftlr. Edgar. So far as is ascertainable at present the Multiform horse is likely to b© inuci} benefited. T. Pritchard left for Auckland by today's mail for th© purpose of riding Whakawoira and Lord Possible in their Ellerslie engagements. Paisano will b© piloted by. Rangi Thompson; and C. Cress is to hay© the mount on another fancied candidate for the Great Northern in Bully. Glenspring was brought over from Blenheim this morning in view of hie tOtaki engagements. Further news ia to hand concerning th© death, of Herendale at Canning Park, W.A., whose owner it will be remembered was disqualified for life by [ the stipdendiary stewards' on the ground thai his mare had been doped, and in ' his/ f,e,jMn % t tho veterinary fimgeon; who mad© a post-mortem examination 611 the mare, stated that h©* had found a puncture wound in the neck such as might be mad© by a hyperdermic syringe used to inject strychnine. It is, now surmised' tliat the actual cause of death was th© injection of air into a blood, vessel. This travelled in th© natural course of circulation to th© heart - and so brought about £he mare's end. i Los Angelos, who has been 6pelled since the C.J.C. autnimn meeting, has again joined th© active brigade under R. O'Donnell's guidance. Our best handicap performer its said to b© in grand health and will, no doubt, be nominated for fche next Now Zealand Cup. Stepmeter, who was successful on each day &t th© North _ Otago meeting, is spoken of as a sprinter of more than average ability. He is. a five-year-old gelding by Stepniak from Wallace's daughter Demeter, and thus claims Kora j as own sister. 1 After many failures the New ZealandI bred pony Gloss— now known as Miss> I Soult— -iB at length beginning to show | j Australian racegoerß something of hei true form. At the Victoria Park Meet- ] ing, held on the 1 17 th of this month, elte I waa sent out a hot favourite for the 14.2 , Handicap, and though slow to get going. > she came away at the right end, and won decisively by two lengths. When in Wanganui last week Mr. Geo. Currie showed me a yearling full brother to this filly. me coll' will mak« neatly two of hia ©ldor relative, and apart from, his feet, wTiich though sound are, in common with those of many members of the Musket tribe,

■<mall, he is a very nice youngster inejeed. H© has since been shipped to Auckland. James Scobie has definitely decided t« abandon his old quarters, at Miner's Kcstj Ballarat, and has purchased Pytchley Lodge at FelmLngton. JPytehley Lodge was established by the late g, G. Cook and the number of it* 10080-boxes is to be added to. Coming on tho top of tho removal of Alawa and other horses to Caulfiold, Scobie's chance of residence will mean that in future th© goldfields town will be of comparatively little importance as a training centre

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NOTES AND COMMENTS, Evening Post, Volume LXXXI, Issue 128, 1 June 1911

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