"NOT GOOD ENOUGH"
BLACK WATCH DISAPPOINTS (From "The Post's" Representative.) LONDON, 19th May. Very great interest was displayed by sporting writers in the appearance of Sir. •J. B. Reid's Black "Watch in the Newmarket Stakes contest, rmr at Newmarket on 10th May. It was reported that he had made very satisfactory progress since his first outing, when he had been left by many lengths at the start in the Nonsuch Stakes at Epsom. But after Wednesday's race the papers had headlines—"Bla'ek Watch Disappoints," "No -Excuse for Black Watch," "Well Beaten and Not Good Enough." "Ajax" ("Evening Standard") remarked: "Those who thought they were clever and supported Black Watch for the Epsom race prior to yesterday will now have the worst of the settling, for there was no excuse for the colt. He was beaten on merit, and well beaten at that. The colt looked well enough) and has obviously gone on in the right way since last he was seen in public, liis trouble is that he is not good enough, and on yesterday's display is only a second-rater. Sinirke was one of the first to get up his whip, and it was plain that the jockey was getting uneasy. Coming to the Bushes, Fairway went sailing past Black Watch without any trouble, and so far as the latter is concerned the situation has to be accepted." The "Sporting Life": "Black Watch did not impress. lie is little bigger now than he was when he won the Gimcrack Stakes, but has not the same hall-mark of class stamped upon him that Fairway has. . . . Black Watch did not justify the tall reports put about concerning the progress he had made, for, although well eupugh placer! in the early stages, lie was noflJconeerned in the finish." Fairway, Lord Derby's colt by -Phalanx —Seapa Flow, was "The King of the Castle", at the meeting, looking a picture. The jockey, T. • Wcston, had him nicely placed, and was never far behind the leaders in the one mile and a quarter event. About three furlongs from home he went to the front and drew right away to win casing up.' The impression one gained was that the farther, they had to go the more tie would have won by. Fred. Darling saddled the second and third in The Wheedler (Duke of Portland) and Lodore (Lord Dewar), the former of which 'was battling in the lead with Cyclonic when Fairway drew out to win his race. In the paddock he looked absolutely fit. and in the race he ran like it ;;ood horse. Not a "picture lior.se." like the usual run ot . his, sire's stock, he has plenty of length, is well ribbed and muscled tip, and has grand quarters. Whilst going to the post he moved like a machine. The snpeislitionsly inclined would have noticed that Fairway was Xo. 13 un the
card, nncl had also drawn Nol 13 in a field of thirteen runners. This, however, did not put many backers oft. Urod by Lord Derby and trained by F. Butters, the colt becomes favourite for "The Derby" on the Epsom course. At the same time, Black Watch did much, better than Fairway at ]£»som, for he finished third, while Lord Derby's and failed to gain a place, crack was beaten a long way from home
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"NOT GOOD ENOUGH", Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 149, 28 June 1928
"NOT GOOD ENOUGH" Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 149, 28 June 1928
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