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NOTES AND COMMENTS

(HI " SIR LANCELOT.")

,' Handicaps for the opening day of the Wellington Meeting are due on the 26th Hist. There do;.not appear to be any Coalitions about, and the writer does not expect JVIr. Covle to start with the maximum of 12.7 in the Steeplechase. ; English files to hand bring particulars of the victory of the Derby winner, ((Papyrus, in the Chester Vaße, of 1470 *OVB, one mile and a half. He was opposed by three 'four-year-olds, and jvon in a canter. Donoghue rode Papyrus at 7.13, "■En Boute got a slight chill, and the made to take him to Hastings were cancelled. , '.The Southern trainer P. Hogan has engaged accommodation for seven horses at' tJiQ coming Wellington Meeting.,.. ;" Pluto and some of his stable-mates-are to go up for auction to-morrow. : A ivictorian trainer purchased Farceur' privately for lOCOgns, but he failed to" pass the doctor. ' i» Kohu is a notable absentee, from, the 1 01st of entries for: the Wellington Jleetflig. The Great Jsforthora Hurdle .Bace iWjnner has gone \viong:- - •-■■ , •- The Otajro district Vis well represented Th the Wellington entry JisL'VTliQre-.are a few Auckland horses engaged and probably more would have made the trip South only for the combined country fflxture to be held at Ellerslie the week alter .Lrentham. ,j Distant Shot (Antagonist— Telescope) !?.4 ne only representative of Sir George .Clifford's stable at tho Wellington Meeting.

,: J°h» T^.. cann A a. welljnunyn. and suoceasluJ Victorian trainer, accompanied by ps better-half, amved''by''the Manuka yesterday on a health-recruiting trip. He left a team of ten horses at Glen£tmtly in charge of his son Laurie. They include Harvest King, winner of - 3 ™' 'Australian Cup, Prince Tressady /Tressady-HSomely), a half brother to himeter. the imported horse Farr Correct Trim (Cooltrim-), Soumi -(Finland—Wa r Talk), brother to Communique tdam of Correspondent). Corinjrle 'half brother to Patrobus (winner of the Melold filly by Valais-Gorilla (half sister to Kadnor), colt by Demosthenes—Skyland, Kepipue (Pipuet—Hastv Agnes), jHehcopter, by Cyklon-Poise (EarlstonSPoinard). half sister to Poitrel. . J. W. Lowe returned to Trentham on Monday with Blue Socks. The geldin-, teas not engaged at Hastings, and is to faake his next appearance at Trentham. fir. Charles- Boyle informed the writer Jhat he was satisfied with Blue Socks's performance at Napier Park, considerinz it was his first appearance in a iunrping. race. He is bred the right way for * jumper, hw dam. Bas Bleu, being % Nestor from The Hempie, by Natato t" wel]-kn°wn .iumpiua- family, jto which Norton and other good periorm- .©« belong-. . • ■ . ■Mr. James-Bull may have three reTrentham; as J Mor*W has engaged the number of' boxes

V'PiM^- ? 7f TS* hsal&y appearance (Pilot states), but his trainer. R. J. Mason, has expressed a doubt as to whe•tter he will "come back." Discussinß .Wpanußg. the other day, he remarked • 'mn >f^l, nff hlkin Z ei«ht- and he is in Jnuch the s amo position as the "athlete >ho has been kept keyed up until nearly foitj-five. If yon Rave that man ■ absolute rest from athletios for a year, and .■did not restrict his diet in any way ■Tou would not expect him to return to ■snythins like his old form. Well a pnan of nearly forty-five and a horse'of iei-ht are on about a level, and as Gloammiff has been out of racing for nearly .(a year, the chances are somewhat against *is oomintr back." No doubt that is correct, but as some of the New Zealander's (listeners vrere quite aware that he is Inever particularly optimistic where his fS. afe COnceined- they merely rfJ hw 6ir Wil! b« D twenty.three iumps in fthe Wellwgton Steeplechase. The start •£lll be near the old fi ix furlongs start on *he course proper.- The first obstacle°s the post and rails, 3ft 9in. with ditch in aero s Tf d ' + t- bSU^' 4ffi Bin- 2ft «n acres. _ The tliird obetacle is a board fence with 2ft brush &'front. Then a brush 4tt 6in, followed by the brush double in front of the stand. Near the Sd wnlf V, ». br«K.- I '»ft.-.Bin;- then, the ffh ■ft 9i "' Wltli ditch in front, ffhe next jum-p, Is the tenth and last of the round..a lo* waU,with ditch'in iront -me same jumps are:taken again- in the second rou rt d,;and the brush, board Lee! and brush: are^taken: for/the third time made to the course and-jumps'have, been $"%?*&:s* "P^ioii-of CardtaW Ikme -K Q ,'" a ;.^ cfeal '^n" at the s=;^^s;^o^ aiders to th o .lumps which have to be negotiated ■ next mont h. The iump at tjw top of the straight which caused ti ln ;lh Of n •? T k fttU, at ifc as Peneraiiy thmisht has been--dose boarded and painted black on the top. Jn f lO nt „ 2ft ledse has been planted. ■ TM,-is -after fe^o^ejmnns at-Wanmui,« in «.he : -old- days before it was mad., a brush lurdl ß ..race. The trouble last winter cut horn the previous fence, and cutting atedby hui-dles- being -placed -so -that Wmpelito™ will have Vtake a coSe ttat.w.ll .«y o ;;tVho l^s U e to i ? ht rto Sw: ati onoev-'hl^ h is now considered <-«ne,of the safest of the^jf ': •' f .Ai the aioofefleid' Meeting on the $£&BSJrMS 53SS E^*-*W-Flyin ß Writer Handicap W:-41«5. made his first appearance in Sydney ;,n tho last-named ev«nt and finished among tlie also-started divkin ,

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NOTES AND COMMENTS, Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 145, 20 June 1923

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NOTES AND COMMENTS Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 145, 20 June 1923

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