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THE TURF

NOTES AND COMMENTS

(II "SIR LAKCELOI.")

Tie Australian Jockey ■ Club's Meeting: opens on Saturday next. Mr, T. M. JWilford witnessed the race: between The jffawk and Beauford in" the Hill' Stakes, and in view of the great interest taken jn the doings of the New Zealand horses aft Eandwick his account of the race .«ho.uld be worth following. Under date 19th inst. he writes as follows:—"Dear 'Sir Lancelot', —Just a note to tell ycu that I went to Randwick on Saturday, and saw the race between. The Hawk •nd! Beauford. The public here would Jha-« nothing but Beauford, but I stuck *o The HawkJ .;'. Jefferd and I looked Beauford over carefully He's a loose, limber, slack made horse, with quite a lne»n forehead, But with magnificent quarters. He is the best walker I have *vsr seen. He put his ears back when JheV tried.to get him out of the stall, land; did riot impress me favourably. He las' a tremendous burst of epeed, and lounded the straight well clear of his field, The Hawk ..being at least three lengths behind him here, lying third. Lady Valais was on the outside of BeauJord about half a length behind, and JThe Hawk had to come round the turn, toick up his three lengths, and make for tome. This he did with the most consummate ease, getting on to Beauford's tail opposite the St. Leger stand, catchIng; him in a couple of strides, finishing pny pretensions he had in the next fifty jyarfls, and winning in a common canter. It jras a most impressive performance. fie;finished sound as a bell, full of (running, ancl-is naturally first favourSte.'for the Epsom. He has, however, y big: weight jto carry, and one of the *niteiders like Bardoleur, among the kayea atone division, may trouble him. v •' ■ I went with Eric Connolly and feodby to see the Valais two-year-olds, Sand was much impressed with them.' jOne hundred and thirty two-year-olds twill have a. try-out at Randwick to-mor-row- morcring in twelve divisions over Bye* furlong 6."

Highland has made a good start for Rie£ season by capturing the Avondale ICug,. worth-1400 soys to the owner of Ihe-r winner. Last season' he won the /Wahganui Guineas, the King Edward {Memorial ;afr;Ellerslie in the spring, and ithe-Thompsott Handicap at Trentham in JtheJantumn;. ' -.. . ■

Several,? of the Trentham contingent jthat races at Otaki did not -wait for ihe^condudirig day, owing to the: track fceirig unsuitable aifter the IjTet? wealh.er. H. ■ D. O'Donnell and C. Pritchard' were among those who returned home. .■ ■ .V.

AIK Webster,; -who headed tie list of Dominion 'j-traineiß- last season, rstarted Several r: of-his team at Otaki, but the jbeareßt .he'got. to a wiii"-was second with ißoitectb];j^'Lopally^tr^ined horses; more feiao held their own. with the .visiting fcontingentV .F. -ffiJjg'oEt scored with pountecr;3;ttaclv and: Imperial : Spark, iuid! E,^: Penman: T^ton two races with JEappy^pays, while minor places- were filled by'other local ones. Notwithstanding'the great amount of rain, the paoipg 'tract was in good order, and in Jhis department the club is fortunate in having a capable caretaker in Mr. J. w. List: •■. ■ .'■■■■•■

T]he -New Zealand Cup candidates soifiinate,d': for the Masterton Meeting Mer Scion; Vagabond, Quest, Insurrection, Sluraahi, Little River, Kilbird; Jftlgoufi^Heleri Rufus, Alabama, Zero Pour, 'Counter-.Attack. . : Althong'h,;ParW;'is- still trained by F. Jilley at; Fbr'dell',. she js now owned by Mrs. M: M'.Vfctedkmbre,' a sister of Mr. £ Duncan; V":rv ' '

It was; thdlighfc,'that.. 'Galliard (Absurd "-Noreen). Vould 1 improve on. his Wansranni; 'performance^ in' the Avondale Btakesy.^biit r He ■"again'.flnished 'out of A plewe, '.'.aSd/is revfdontly-not so good as Jug make him out to be. KilJtochra won again, W. S. Bagby having jtheT mount, as his brother could not do the; weight., .Killochra coat 525 guineas as y, yearling, and has proved a cheap purchase, having won 760 soys in stakes Un his first two starts. Mr. J. G. Duncan' also receives 25 soys as the breeder <Dl the Avondale Stakes winner.

Mr. W. P«. ■ Kemball is a handsome supporter of the Masterton Racing Club. Jn-sixteeh races.he has made eighteen piominations.

•' Several New Zealand Cup candidates •were successful at the Ashburton and Dt^ti Meetings. Prince Ferouz, Dame BtraitlDCE,... Happy Warrior, and Paleajfcrina were successful in the South, and iAdmiral Codringtbri, Counter' Attack, land' Alabama won at Otaki. Although the; last-named scored twice, he can go Bn -winning before he incurs any extra Tveight in the Riccarton race, in which te "was handicapped with 6.7. With ithe full penalty, he will only have to carry 7.7, which is not a heavy impost £or«a four-year-old. Messrs. W. Hume and A. J. Toxward. the- -well-known owners, returned from 'Sydney by the Maiinganui on Monday. 6taf Ranger showed signs of soreness BhoTftly after he arrived in Sydney, and, acoording to some of the Sydney writers •was lam a : after'.tho Rosehifl Guineas. Ho ifaa*: since been ivithdrawn from the CaulEeld Cup and-.A.J.C. engagements, and |t would not-be surprising, therefore,'if Jio jeturned to the Dominion at an early dat«. ffince he won the New Zealand ,Cup with Lady Lucy, Mr. Toxward has l-#t. had much luck as an owner, and jhe \ha3 .been very unfortunate with the %1-bEeny of the mare named and Gipsy fßelle. ' ' l•"

The Cave Plate nominations at Mas*9fton include the two two-year-olds imported by Mr. V. Riddiford from Eng,Jarid. and two owned by Mr. W. J. Ooffcensen and purchased in Australia. The only Trentb.am-trained horse to jwin- at Otaki was Backsheesh, who scored twice. The two races he won jvefe worth 380 boys, and lie could have been purchased lately for 100 soys. He would have'been a good proposition for IWeSst Coast Christmas meetings. It looks as ;f a mistake were made in Jiofc- sending Rsremoana to Auckland for JheuGuineas." The fact that Queen March plejj on the first day may have had •omething to do with her failure on the jecpiid day. The winner of the AucklanxT three-year-old classic, Pompey, (tarted three times as a two-year-old, puts- did not show any form. Pompey is byjimported Luoullus from Soaquil, by Beaton Delaval from Monoquil, by Cyrenian—Wairongomai. The, dam of Pompey-is a half-sister to Soltano, Ar»an", and, other performers. The only progeny of Seaquil in the last Stud JJook issued are by Elysian and Quin Abbey.

Anticipate . anid Dodo were nrfc brought through to Otaki. Their owner, Mr. J. B. Gaisford, witnessed the racing on the concluding day of the Maori Meeting.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 75, 26 September 1923

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THE TURF Evening Post, Volume CVI, Issue 75, 26 September 1923

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