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REIGH COUNT

FIRST WIN IN ENGLAND

Pm.nf cab'cs did. not advise that Rcigh the i'J£°r VIF Secoud t0 Invcrshiiiln the Ascot Gold Cup, won the Coronation Lip at lipsom at the Derby Meeting. With J-i He was opposed by eight fair handicappers and just scraped home from Athford, who runs iv fhe same interests as Ingo, and who earlier in the season had won the Spring Cup at Newbury and Ureat Jubilee Handicap at Kempton Park According to accounts the riding of J Uiilds was mainly responsible for flic victory of (he American horse.'Lang, the U.S.A. jockey, who was taken off, was to cave ■ unmc-diiitcly for America. The sporting Life" comments:—

When heigh Count ran in the "Jubilee" he took charge of his jockey goiug to tho post, but Joe Childs had him in a vice in

the preliminary ranter for the Coronation Uip. lie had him in perfect command also when pulling him up in the padflock. Is or did the American liorsu civc Childs any trouble when coming under the starter's orders. He jumped otY fourth but immediately J. Childs steadied him' and pulled him back last. The pace that Monsieur Neuf and Silverstead set was not. a strong one, and when Monsieur Neuf dropped out, Silex Major took his place At .the top of the hill Rcigh Count was still in the rear, but his jockey had him tight by the head.

Ho moved up going to Tattenham Corner, and it was there tint J. Childs displayed his line generalship. In t;ikii)s another pull there he prevented him from losing the balance of his stride and running wide. When Reigli Count had his head turned for home, lie drew up qu the outside. Meanwhile Athford had secured tile rails and incidentally the lead, with Pluntago going well between the pair. Below the distance Cyclonic improved on thp right of his field, and once looked like winning.

At the distance J. Childs was compelled to feel for his whip. This, seemed to come as n surprise to the American horse, who rolled on to Plantago. Childs pulled him off, and "feinted" for his final great effort. Athford answered the challenge in the boldest possible manner, but stumbled in his stride a. few yards from he "chair." Reigli Count, ridden with great ability, squeezed home by the shortest of heads from the "Jubilee" winner, whom he was meeting on 121b better terms than at Kempton

Chick Lang, who rode Reigh Count in his previous races, informed one of our representatives at Epsom that he is returning to the States shortly. The victory of Reigh Count has handsomely repaid .Mrs. John Hertz for her sporting enthusiasm in brinffins! the chestnut to this country, though without a doubt the bump ho gavu l'laiitaifo, laid him open to disqualification. Hie rule reads that if a horse bumps any lior.se in tlio race lie is liable to be disqualified. However, it is satisfactory to record that no objection was lodged. Beary wanted to object, as he said that Keiph Count pinched his horse on the rails in the last few strides, but E. Dawson would not sanction the complaint.

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REIGH COUNT, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 20, 23 July 1929

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REIGH COUNT Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 20, 23 July 1929

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