WINNER- FROM IRELAND
United Press Association—By ...Electric Tele- _. grapli—Copyrleiit;' '^ j. ' '■■"• LONDONy ; sth- June; ; Following is the result ■of'-tfie" "/--- DERBY STAKES/a Bweepstakesy.of, 100 - soys. with 3000 soys added; for three-year-olds; colts 9.0, fillies 8.9; one mile and a half.' :- • ■■■■:■"■ - ■■■•: ;■-•■■:.-_. • W. Barnett's be Trigo;by Blandlord— Athasi, 9.0 (J. Mar5ha11)..'..... ."... ... i Lord Woolavington's eh c Walter Gay, . .by Captain Cuttle—William's Pride, 9.0 (E. Fox) .....;...,......;...-.,. 2 S. Tattersall's br c Brienz, by Blink— ■.: ■. Blue Lake, 9.0 (R. J0ne5).:.".:..-:.: 3 . ■ There "were twenty-sis runners! •'•'•■ Won by a length and'a half with two lengths, between second- and third.- :-. - ■ ■' " The Derby was run in pelting rain. Kopi was badly away, and Hunter's Moon was the first to, break the line, followed by Tngo, Gay Day, Reedsmouth, and En Garde These led up the hill, and Huriter-'sMppn and Voleur were ahead at the mile post, where Trigo moved up smartly^ and, with Hunter's Moon, rounded .Tattenham corner ahead of the field. Thereafter Trigo was always going strongly and appeared to have the race -won, but -Walter-Gay challenged vigorously'in the straight, but was unable to catch. the ' . leader. Hunter's Moon was fourth. Kopi fell at Tattenham Corner, and finished riderless. -: * The Derby result no .doubt Would be something of a surprise, although.the winner, TrigO; was discussed 1 earlier, in the sear son as a likely Guineas candidate. 1. A prominent. English writer stated-last,month that. a number of the. aspirants., to highest honours had been seen recently ;at Newbury and the Craven fixture,at Newmarket, but in few cases had their" reputations really!been enhanced. ■ On"the Contrary,: the . displays, .of .several 6f': the "cracks", had left much to be desired; and it yyould appear that this iff/a year'in which-"anything "might happen," as the saying goes;: in the Derby and other:, of-the big three-year-old events. .::~ .-;:' That the position .was generally regarded as open was- disclosed,.by.the circumstances .that .on .-the Derby 9 ;to"l was offered oh the-field.- .One'doesijpt suggest that such odds were extravagant in; view of the date of the principal "classic," but there had been occasions when we should have jumped at about: half " the." figure above quoted about something' or other that seemed to stand out ..a(bit.from the rest.- .■ ,■ - ■-■. •/,.. .'; .-....... ..-." .;■ ... ■ .:'. . Trigpj the winners-did his. racing last year m Ireland, and did not i have a particularly great deal of success, although he started only five times. He Was unplaced m a' fiye-furlong novice event at the Curragh at his first attempt," and; finished third next .time, out in- a rather "Better class event,' also at --five, furlongs/, Then followed a bettereffort in the £1180 Phoenix Hate, five furlongs,, in; which he started a good favourite and defeated a field of seventeen. He started, at extravagant 6dds-on next time in the Anglesey Stakes at The . Curragh, six furlongs, .with only two moderates to beat, j; On.the second day of this meeting, with 9.7, he was beaten by ten lengths by Sbloptie 8;7, who started equal favourite, the distance again being sis furlongs. These: were-his only races asa two-year-;old. :'&. search through the files. available show- that ■he was a starter in the Two Thousand: Guineas, and had gone into R. C. Dawson's stable at Whatcorebe in Berkshire ,tp be prepared for his classic engagements. The racing contributor of the. London "Daily Tele^ graph" wrote of himprior tothat/race as follows:—"My; information ~.ia:: that Trigo is the/best threfr-year-old- at What<iombe, which means:that he'isbetter than Nijihr ski. That fact gives us a-.definite'clue through Winton to-Cragadour, and no one can vey ..well afford to ignore ■:Trigo. Through Ennis Bridge, any handicapper would scorn the idea of his beating one like Mr. Jinks. Taking the form as it stands, Trigo is anything tip. to 101b behind Mr! Jinks; at any rate, a handicapper would have no option "to give him less. _.s«t; lam much impressed ; by my: information; which .comes,;from the' traineß, him- • self, .that so far -as his - gallops- show' Trigo is his best' three-year-old 'sit'^the present time, He makes the qualification: that Buland Bala will not show his best" form on the, home gallops. Subsequent to'his Newbury success, the Aga Khan asked Trigo's. owner to put a price -on the colt, but he refused to sell." v- ■■-. -^ ■ In the TSyo Thousand,. Trigo .-started third' favourite, :but Vfailed.. TEor'. threequarters of'a mile nearly' half'the field we're placed with a'fighting chance.rTfigo, Cragadour; Gay Day,' Reedsniouth-, 1 Mr. Jinks, Hunter's' Moon, Rattlin'tHe Reefer, Walter Gay, arid Markover among them. Trigo was beaten .directly- afterwards, and; did not finish in the first: six.:. Trigo'a success' will be an, 1 advertisement'for his sire Blandford, whose stock won-;fifteen, races: last season for a" total, of:; £6453. Blandford is a comparatively 5 youig. "sire by Swynfordfroni Blaneh'e. ' .-■ N ■ : Walter Gay, the rurinermp iri: the Derby, also Btarted in the Two Thousand Guineas and pleased his friends by rattling on' into fifth place. Walter Gay, priori.^to that race, does not appear to havebeen in much j favour with the 'English critics. : - According to the records he did not run last season as a two-year-old. His prominence augurs .well for the -success"."of hjs'gire, Captain Cuttle, himself a Derby winner. Captain Bimsby, now being imported to New Zealand by Mr.- J.'Dorialdi is by; Captain Cuttle;•';'•• "•-'■ ' -''■ ;■■:.■.:' =..'•■.-;; ■":,.- Brienz, who finished third yesterday, received more nptice than either: of the colts who beat him in the Derby. He had sis outings last season for three wins and two thirds. After winning at Newmarket in April the "Sporting Life" Tfriter had the'j following about him:—Now for Brienz. Here again there is a lovely colt^ JbxA of rather a different type. He is'more comr pact, shorter on the legs, and has 1 not so much range as Mr: Jinks, but he is a powerful' colt, full of quality; and gets :oyer a lot of ground. Brienz^s race" in the Column Produce Stakes . was not as impressive as that: of Mr. Jinks, and he struck me as taking a long time to win it, but it may be thathe is a lazy colt that only does what he has to'do. Oc breeding there is no doubt whatever about his stamina, as he is by Blink, a son of the Derby winner, Sunstar, from the Guineas winner, Wihkipop,' who' was third in the Two Thousand Guineas, and second, to Gainsborough, in the Derby. Brienz's idam, Blue- Lake, is.a daughter of Gainsborough from Miss Cobalt, the dam of Diacquenod, etc., by Prided She was bred at Sledmere and bought by Mr. Tattersall as a yearling for 1600 guineas. For this owner she' won the " Criterion Stakes; ' ■. ...: :: ; ; •;
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SPORTING, Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 130, 6 June 1929
SPORTING Evening Post, Volume CVII, Issue 130, 6 June 1929
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