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THE ST. LEGER

SOLARIO'S EASY VICTORY. By the recent mail has come die details of the Doncaster St. Legcr, the last of the English three-year-old classics. Irish-bred horses filled the places in Solario, Lambo, and Warden of tho Marches. Excuses were made for Manna on the score that he was found to bo lame on tho off foreleg after tho race, and if tho knee trouble proves to bo really serious he may not be seen on the racecourse again. How far the mischief affected Manna/s chance of winning cannot'be definitely said, but all the jockeys who wore questioned after the event stated that Solario was always travelling the best of any throughout the journey. Sir John Rutherford made a aplcntlid bargain when he purchased ' Solario at Doucastor out of the Earl of Dunraven's stud for 3500 gumcas, Unfortunately it was not at all a pleasant afternoon for the big race All day a light rain had fallen, anc 'this hccanicffiuuh heavier just before the St. Lcgcr. The lot of that proportion of the vast crowd which had no shelter was unenviable.- As luel would have it, the weather cleared uj: immediately after the chief event and it was quite line for the remain ing races. There were .fifteen com petitors, the meanest of the paxtj being Hotun-Nor. Manna's appear ancc did great credit to his trainer The natty little colt was full of nras cle and carried a splendid polish. His stable' companion, Warden of the Marches, who wore blinkers, is alsc a son of Piialaria, but is more rang' than the Derby winner. Solario hai grown into a grand colt, and it was at once apparent that ho had done well on his preparation, having pul on substance and muscle sinsc tht summer. History has repeated itseM in that Solaxio, like Salmon-Trout has won the St. Legur after' carrying off the Priueces of Wales's Stakes a i .Newmarket. Both Bnccllas and St. Bocan looked better than they did or Derby Day, while Xambo was one od the best looking of the party, statc-E an English exchange. Picaroon was naturally still a little slack in his middle piece and quarters. He gave no trouble on parade though he was inclined to resent restraint upon going to tJie start. Ht showed the York running to hay( been false by finishing in front o Spelt-home The light was so ba^; that it was impossible to secure ; clear view of the race from the toj of the stands. As soon as the. tape: were raised we saw Manna dash ioraj with the lead on tho rails, and, whei the field had fairly settled down St Bccan was at his quarters. Sularic was always in tho first four or five Nearly a mile had been covered be fore Manna, surrendered to St. Bcca.ll who held it for only a few strides Solario then swept irresistibly inti the lead. First Warden of tin | Marches and nest. Zambo mad? an at tempt to overhaul him, but with nite: lack of surcess, arid tin; Kcwmarke colt won with consummate casr. Pie ' aroou plodded on bravely to thiv end and was fourth, well clear of Sir Ken . jaeth and Bueellas. .■■■•-. Naturally the result was general];

popular, for Solario had been well backed for the race ever ainee the ante-post bettLng opened, and he wound up iv joint favouritism with Manna.

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THE ST. LEGER, Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 94, 17 October 1925

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THE ST. LEGER Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 94, 17 October 1925

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