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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

"Wager."—Chrysoatom won tho Stoeplechaao at Randwlck on tho Dual duy of the A.J.C. Autumn Meeting In Sydney last year. Ho also won both nteepleeliaiies at tUo A.J.C. Juno Meeting nfc Kiindwlck two mouths later.

Acceptances for tho Grand Nationals and Winter Cup and nominations for tho minor evonts at Riccavlon next month are clue on Friday, at 6 p.m.

Nominations for tho ChristchuTch Hunt, Club's meeting close on Friday at 8 p.m. Sir Rosoberry and Boonientay ore booked to leave Auckland for Riccarton next Tuesday.

Apex has been returned by R. Longley to his owner. Apex is an erratic jumper, who would have to be placed vory carofully to pay even expenses. Frenchman and Apache arrived back at Riccarton on Saturday. The former raced very badly at Treutham, and will have to show more than vast improvement to win a race at the Grand National Meeting. Perhaps it might be as well to suspend judgment on him in the meantime.

At the Winter Meeting at Ellerslie, Killuto raced in a very promising fashion, but failed a week later at tho Franklin Meeting, held at Avondale. According to all accounts, he is training on well at Ellerslie, and may make amends at the Pakuranga Hunt Moeting. The rising two-year-old colt by Catmint from Loloma has grown a, good deal since being taken in hand by J. E. Thorpe, and is one of the biggest of his age at Ellerslie, writes "Archer." He haa had a few short sprints and shapes satisfactorily, but may require plenty of time. According to Riccarton report*, Lord Ashlea's hock is still giving trouble, and it is unlikely that ho will be seen out again for some time. According to the Christchurch "Sun," Mr. A. Chishohn arrived in Christchurch over the week-end to make arrangement* to have his mare, Glentruin, trained at Eiccarton. She is expected to arrive in the course of a few days.

Despite a very strenuous season, Broadwood is reported to be looking very big 1 and bright. He is one of the,beet gallopers trained in and around Auckland.

So far as present Intentions go, Waikawa is to take his place in the field for the Grand National Steeplechase and will probably be sent to Riccarton for the Hunt Meeting on Ist August, when he will have the opportunity of going over country somewhat on the lines of that required for the big jumping test, states the "Waikato Times. His trainer, Phil Brady, is giving the Spalpeen gelding as much work as is possible at Te Rapa. Waikawa is best suited by a left-hand-ed circuit, and he will get that at Riccarton. He has not had a race for over twelve months, and will be all the better for as much as he can get in this connection between this and the Grand National. Waikawa, who is an aged gelding by Spalpeen from Repitition, was last successful at the Hamilton Spring Meeting in November of 1923, when he won a double amongst a moderate lot of 'chasers.

The Waikato-trained sprinter King Merv is reported to have recovered from ill-effects of cold which troubled him about Easter time. He has had a good spell, and put on a lot of condition, and it will be some time before he is ready to race. It is stated that he will be a competitor in short-distance weight-for-age and set weight races jn the main next season.

Lord Astor's filly Saucy. Sue, who won the Oaks, is declared to be the best filly that has been seen since Pretty Polly, and, before her, Sceptre (writes our London correspondent). Saucy Sue covered the mile and a half in iaster time than did Manna in the Derby, The going, of course, was better, but she was never out of a canter, and she would probably have won by fifty lengths had she been ridden out all tho way. In none of her five races haa Saucy Sue been extended, and what the public would like to know is if she is better than Manna and her stablecompanion Picaroon, who was favourite for the Derby until a mishap overtook him. All three are engaged in the St. Leger, which is run at Doncaster in September, and this is going to be the most interesting classic race for a long time.

At Ellerelie on Thursday morning, Sir Roseberry (E. Garrett) and Llewellyn (T. Chaplin) led Ginger Carl (D. M'Mullan), Torch (B. Nixon), and Auburn (H. Tinker) twice over the sodwall double, and stonewall. The first-named two fenced well, while the others made no mistake (says the "Herald"). In a letter from E. W. King, received in Christchurch last week, it was stated thai> Many Kittle jumped "but very smartly from the barrier in his race at Bosehill, but had not gone very far before he slipped, and was almost down. His rider, F. E. Jones, and the horse made a good recovery, and were soon racing after the field. Then Many Kittle broke down, due ; King thinks, to the mishap after leaving the barrier. If Many Kittle is able to travel, he will be sent home this week, and as Pilliewinkie is not expected to race before September, F. E. Jones is likely to return to New Zealand at an early date.

Mr.' J. Bull stated at Trentham that it was unlikely Omahu would go to Riccarton, though he might yet decide to send him. He iB not in the Steeplechase, and his Trentham form over hurdles was not encouraging. According to all accounts Solferite is bowling along in great style in his work at Riccarton. He looks all the better for the two races he had last month, and he can be marked off as a likely sort for races up to a mile at the Grand National Meeting. Rich Prize and Eetrospect are a likely pair for minor races at the Grand National Meeting. They are going well in their work.

Sun Up is doing only steady pacing at present, but he is building up nicely, and A. M'Aulay will no doubt have him in good order for spring engagements.

Boadieea, is getting into racing shape, and this solid little mare will bo worth watching in the spring, when she has had a couple of races to sharpen her up. Tarlcton has rejoined A. M'Aulay's active team. He is doing only easy pace work at present, but he comes to hand quickly, so their, is plenty of time to fit him for the, spring meetings.

Carnot has been taken in hand again by P. V. Mason, and will bo yot ready for' racing in tho spring. He is a useful galloper, who may win a good stake next, season.

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for spring racing. He seems to be quite sound after his spell, states an exchange. Yesterday morning Tigerland (W. Scobie) and. Charlatan (A. Peart) wore responsible for one of the finest exhibitions over the schooling fences that has been seen at Riccarton for a long time, writes " Mascot." Starting off at tho brush at the top of thu straight, and going once round again, taking soven fences in all, both horses finished abreast. Charlatan's showing was a wonderful improvement on any of his previous essays over tho schooling lonces. Thoro is a growing disposition on the part of early speculators to support Tigerland for tho Grand National Steeplechase, and if ho goes on all right in his preparation he is likely to bo oiio of tho popular picks locally for the big cross-country race at Riccartou noxt month.

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ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS., Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 13, 15 July 1925

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