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NOTES AND COMMENTS

(BY "VEDETTE.")

General entries for tie New Zealand. Cup, Meeting close next' Frii day.! 'Payments are also due at the same time :for the New Zealand Cup, Welcome Stakes, Derby, and Oaks^ and acceptances "for. the Stewards' Handicap. ;: ■ c,y '■.;■"•■;■;■)■-,..;■- •■;■"■■■ .;:-. . Acceptances '• for the Auckland Racing Club's Spring' Meeting and final'payments for the; Great "Northern . Guineas and Welcome Stakes are due next Friday. , '■'; -V, ;V- .V: T- ''. ' ; . . In framing\the 'weights for the Stewards' Handicap^ Mr. J. E.; Henrys has given, every inducement for they best horses to go to x. Riccarton. 7lt was a foregone conclusion that Royal Blood would bo- top-weight, and, with the impost allotted—9.o—such a- proved high-, class sprinter has been given a good chance. Tukia does not appeal with ■8.13, and, taking a line through the C.J.C. handicapper's: estimates, both she and Royal Divorce .have good chances at Trentham next Saturday. Working the opposite way, of the horses-engaged at^both Trentham and Riccarton, ■.-Mr,': Coyle's tip for the Stewards' Handicap isPeneus, who has 7.12 at Riccarton as iagainst 8.6 at'"Trentham. The handicaps -confirm the)1 impression that the entry, for the big six-furlong race at Riccarton is of good deal better, .class than', was stated in"some quarters)' and a contest should eventuate well worthy of; the traditions of the race. At the present time all one can say is that the winner is .well concealed. - ■ ■'_ Most of the horses * engaged in the. Shorts Handicap at Trentham on.''Saturday who.have, been weighted for the Stewards' Handicap .will be called on to ■ carry extra poundage at the Wellington Meeting.--. The .following shows -the difference in weights :W I •' >

I-/.Red';.Wink, despite his win at Oamaru, di«s not incur a penalty, for the New Zealand Cup. Red.., Wink has a good racing weight to carry at Riccarton, and, providing- a sufficiently strong boy can be found to hurry him along at the end of the two miles, he would have more than an outside chance. The Winkie gelding is a very useful galloper, of whom" the best has yet to be seen. Deucalion will not lose any of his numerous adrijirers by his first and second at Oamaru.' '■ He/too, escapes a penalty. s . .-'•:■; Quinvardia, tho winner of the. Marsden Hack Handicap at Whangarei on Saturday, is a three-year-old brown filly by Quin Abbey from Bouvardia, hence the: rather hopeless name of the unfortunate animal. ■ ■. ■ The Black Jester—Lauda hoise Lapidary seems to be improving with the racing he is receiving. ' Although the form of Arch Amie, with whom he deadheated on Saturday, .is nothing to enthuse about, he was carrying 9.12 in the yery heavy going. Triangle, who won the Gwyii Nursery Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday, won the Dequetteville Stakes in Adelaide. At Caulfiold on 4th October in the fillies' division of tho Maribyrnong Trial Stakes with 8.2 she was beaten by two and a half lengths by Laveuso, 7.9, who finished third last Saturday. The latter had Hlb tho worst of tho weights as compared with the race a fortnight earlier. Ashtaroth, who divided the pair oh Saturday, was not a starter in tho Trial, but was in third place behind Chignon 'in the Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick. Feathernest, who finished second 'to Pursor jn the Caulfield Cup, is a halfbrother by Featherstitch to the Auck-land-owned Illumination, Feathernest has been racing consistently lately. > for, following up a win at Hawkesbury 'ho raced fairly well in tho Epsom Handicap, and then was a close fourth in the Metropolitan. He should soon win a good race. The tracks were heavy at 'Riccarton on Saturday, and apparently Palestrina galloped well over a mile and a quarter with Tresham.' The pair ran tho first three furlongs slowly, and then completed tho full distance in 2min 14 2-ssec, with Palestrina going bettor than her mate. Firestick, assisted by Gamobag over the last five, galloped six furlongs in lmiri 16 4-ssec. The pair finished on torms, though the'former had, a very light boy up. ' Rich Prize and Rivalry, jumping away from tho; six-fur-long peg, wero together all tho way after leaving the journey bohind in lmin 17 2-Ssec. Giantkillor, alone, covered five furlongs in lrriiu' 7sec, and Lava moved freely when leaving half a mile behind in 51sec. Later, when the tracks were cut up, and, accordingly slower, Carpentiei\ ran five! furlongs in lmin 8 2-ssec. , Victory Bond seemed to-finish a little'better than Cyrene at the close of four furlongs run in 51sec, a fair showing. Centrepiece, by The Ace from the Martian mare Equipment, is x the only two-year-old that Sir George Clifford has in commission.- It is reported that.he is backward in condition, and although showing some promise, it should be some time before he will be amongst the winners. ... . • ; H.H. the Aga Khan won three big classic races this season; the Two Thousand Guineas with Diophon, the French Derby with Pot au Feu, and the St.1 Leger with Salmon Trout. "■■;■• ._Although, the Derby winner, Sansovino, was>.beaten out of a place in.the St. Leger, ; he was not' disgraced. J'The Times" rating; correspondent writes concerning him as .follows:—"A conspicuous figure in the paddock, with a heavy cotton-wool bandage on his near hindleg, Sansovino lacked the splendid muscle lie showed at Epsom. On parade he appeared to walk rather stiltily, but he made a good show upon cantering to the start, while^ in the race he was not disgraced, remembering the vicissitudes which had befallen him in his St. Leger preparation. Had ho been fit and. well he would assuredly have had something to do with . the finish." . . Five years ago Lord Furness gave the astounding price of 16,000 guineas for the, broqd mare Salamandra, who was. in foal _to 'File Tetrarch. The foal produced in due course was sold to the Aga Khan for-3000 guineas, and is-iden-tical with this year's -St. Leger win- : ner., Salmon Trout. Salumandra v 'by

St. Prusquin from Electra, by Eager from Sirenia, by Gallinule. Horses- imported from Australia won three events at Whangarei .on Thursday—Cawnpore, Sandstar, and Cool Stimulants. All of them' scored fairly comfortably at the finish. Praiseworthy, who also. comes from the other side, filled a minor place in the event in which he was engaged. Joy Ride ..drew the outside marble in the Manaia I Handicap at Whangarei on Thursday and tailed .the-field'for about .two furlongs; writes /'Whalebone." He then.commenced to move up, and under the whip was striding along in great style at the finish, though he could not reach Abbey Bell and Nocturne. Joy Ride is rapidly coming into : form, and over a little longer course he would be difficult to beat even' now. He is still capable of improvement. Hoariri, the Antagonist—Country Picnic colt, though he^did not win a race last season; showed promise in some of his essays. . He was produced for the first time this season at Whangarei on Thursday, when^ he captured the County Handicap.., He !S won the Kauri Hack Handicap 6n: Saturday. ! ■"" ■

ijinerShorts. Stewards', ence. stlb stlb 1b Tukia .......... 9 l 8 13 2 Mireusonta ... 8 11' ' ": 8 '6 5 Songbird ...... 8 10 8 5 5 Royal Diyorce... 8 9 8 8 £ Hipo ■... .;.. 86, 8 2 I Ponous .....:... 8 '6 7 12 8 Master Sandstone. 8 1 • 7 11. 4 Suggestion , .... 8 0 7,8 6 Eeremoana ...... 8 0 7 7 7 Last Crust 7 6 6 12 8 Foolls Paradise 7. 0 6 10 ■ 4 Firestiok ...... 6 7 6 7 0 Subjection ... 6 7 ■ 6 7 0

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NOTES AND COMMENTS, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 97, 21 October 1924

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