NOTES AND COMMENTS
(BY "Sm LANCELOT.")
The V.E.C. June Meeting opened on Saturday and will be oonoluded to-day. The Sandringham Handicap, ten furlongs, the principal flat race run on Saturday, wae won by the Martian gelding Snub. The performer mentioned is the only member of Mr. W. JR. Kemball's team to win on the other side. All his successes—three in number —have been scored at Plemington. The South Australian Fortnight will be concluded to-day with the third day of the Adelaide Racing- Club's Meeting. jXTightwatch and lan Or, the Melbourne and Sydney Cup winners, were both handicapped for the Birthday Cup, run on Saturday^ but it is unlikely either made the trip. The handicappers have at last got the measure of Dependence (who carried 51b penalty and the same amount of 'overweight when he won the Adelaide Cup). He carried 8.11 into third place behind Alacrity, who was in receipt of just on two stone. Alacrity was sired by Carbine's son Pistol, who has been a success at the stud in South Australia. Quite a number of imported horses were entered for the Birthday Cup, and one of them (Amantes) ran second. Amantes is one of Messrs. Tye's importations by St. Amant (St. Frusquin—Lady Loverule) and scored his first win in a Trial Plate" on the same course on Easter Saturday last. St. Amant has had other winning representatives in Australia in Amanus, Marie Odille, and Quiara. His progeny have also won in America, South Africa, India, and Ceylon. ■ Tama-a-roa (Penury—Electruma), who paid a sensational dividend in the concluding event at Ellerslie, was entered for. the maiden events at Gisborne, but is not now eligible to compete.. Morecambe (Birkenhead—Film) failed to complete the course on the first day at Wingatui; but was successful in hack company on the middle day, and won in the open class on Saturday. A few eeasons back, when trained by Stuart Waddell, Morecambe gave promise of turning out a high-class chaser. He finished behind Chortle the day that gelding won at Hastings. He was given another run at Trentham on the way to the Grand National Meeting, where he won the Trial Hurdles, and also ran second to Royal Arms in the National and ,to Fashion Plate in the Sydenham Hurdles.' He was then put by until the following winter, when he. ran third to El Gallo and Tragedy King in the Great Northern Huddles, and second to El Gallo in the Steeplechase. Morecambe was unlucky' in having to concede to El Gallo 221b in the Hurdles and 121b in the Steeplechase. That was four years ago, and with a long spell he lias become sound enough to win races in third-rate company. At the Karamu clearing sale Morecambe fetched 40 guineas, and his new owner: may be considered fortunate in picking up 490 soys in stakes at 'Wingatui. The southern trainers F. D. Jones and C. Christie, with their teams which competed at the North Island jumping meetings, return south to-night Art returns home by the same steamer.
The Queensland Turf Club's Autnmn Meeting was brought to a conclusion on Saturday, when the Moreton Handicap, of 1000 soys, ono mile and a-quarter, was decided. The winner, Lord Acre, carried 9.0. He was placed in the weight-for-age King's Plats, . on the opening day of the meeting. He is one of the solid linacro tribe, and has won in the best handicap company at Randwick. Everkeane, who finished second in Saturday's race, is also a well-known performer. Last season he and' Lord Acre, carrying 9.3 apiece, ran first and second in the Queensland Cup. Ever-' keane ran second in the Brisbane Cup last week. The other place-getter, Impeyan, is one of the New - South Wales progeny of Charlemagne 11., and was among the winners at tho Queensland May Meeting.
Roseway (Stornoway—Hose of Ayrshire), winner of the One Thousand Guineas, was beaten in the Oaks Stakes by Bayuda (Bayardo—Jessica), bred and owned by Lady James Douglas. As a two-year-old Baynda ran second to The Panther in the Autumn Stakes, and won the Ohevley Park Stakes at Newmarket
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THE TURF, Evening Post, Volume XCVII, Issue 134, 9 June 1919
THE TURF Evening Post, Volume XCVII, Issue 134, 9 June 1919
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