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DONCASTER ST. LEGER

CAMERONIAN'S LAST RACE

'OPPOSITION IS STRONG

Outstanding candidate in the St. Leger, J*i miles, to be contested at Doncaster to-day, is the Two Thousand Guineas and j t>erby winner, Mr. J. A. Dewar's Camferonian, by Pharos, who is expected in most Quarters to add his name to the sc $jet company of triple crown winners. The by him in the closing stages pi the,Der.by, when he succesfully contested ihft:challenges of his opponents, established bis right to. be considered paramount at that date among the staying three-year-olds-of the year, and at most recent advice the. only horse that was being spoken of as likely seriously, to menace his supremacy in the season's final classic was Sir John Rutherford's 'Orpen. "' Orpen^ by Solario, may well prove a danger- to the' assured' favourite. He was thirdl in -the Two Thousand Guineas and Becond in the Derby, and has since been victorious in the Hardwicke. Stakes, 1% mileg, at Ascot, and also in the St. George Stakes, one mile and iive furlongs, at Liverpool,, carrying 8.7. In the last-named race, which' is reckoned to be. one of ■ the most 'reliable St. Leger trials, Orpen was conceding'2Blb to the next on .the list, but he-' came' through at the distance to yln-like a real stayer. - . ".. • Another1 horse who may turn the tables lon Cameronian is Lord Roseb'ery's Sandwich, by Sansovino, who was third in the .tJerby,~arid" subsequently' succeeded over 3% miles in: the King Edward VII. Stakes at Ascot, but was beaten into thifd place at Caerleon and Goyescas in the Eclipse Stakes, 1% miles, at Sandown Park. Commenting on the defeat at Sandown, "Augur," in the "Sporting Life," says:— "Whatever one may think of his, (Sandwich's) chance at Doncaster, it is certainly not, in my opinion, discounted by his failure at Sandown Park. As between him and Goyescas/ the. test showed the latter to be the speedier. Sandwich had better Tunning lnck,thah* at Epsom,'and so at the end of a mile and a quarter he was Dearer to Goyescas than had been' the. case in the Derby/ ' ' '„:-,'' M. M. Bbussac's Goyescas, by Gainsborough; fourth in the Derby, is also another prospect for the St. Leger. He has been veil fancied in his races this season, and has'usually run prominently, but so far he has failed to earn a bracket. He was second in the Two- ■ Thousand Guineas, beating Orpen. Several English critics still give "him: a chanpe of opening his three-year-old account in the St. Leger. ABE THEY STAYING LINES? It may. be of interest to recall that the ''Special Commissioner," one of England s most noted ■ authorities on breeding,' does toot like the lines of Cameronian, at least from * staying point. He says: "It'isTiot difficult to* fathonimy reasons for having opposed Cameronian in the Derby., By Pharos, a son of Phalaris, who never really got further than ten furlongs in decent company, though, it is irue,-he/ did win a Liverpool Cup over a mile and. 4 half, Cameronian comes from Una Cameron, a half-sister to The Cfteetah," The Cheerful Abbot, and Sunny Moya." Una Cameron never won a race in eight-attempts, but was by Gainsborough from; the Oaks winner, Cherimoya, by Cherry 33ree out of Svelte, a St. Simon mare who also produced Velvet. ■_ "Here there, are admittedly staying lines through Gainsborough and Cherimoya, but the stamina on this mare's side is. morWapp'areht than real, as will be seen if orift briefly glances at her tail-female reiord. " Hefc great great-grandam was a mare:called'"Highland'Lassie;.-by Caterer, who raa .thirteen, times, but was successful. onjjr in a small race at- Newmarket, and in the Coronation Stakes (one -mile) 'at Ascot,:.'arid was the only produce of Jier dam, Glemrowrie, to win mote than '•£IOOO in StakeSj'except fot a; half-brother, Monarch; of the Glen, who collected.£lo93 At distance's-'np-to a jnilei : '■■'■ "•'■■'■' "From , Highland , Lassie, to :Musket, tame. Sousier. Queen,- who won- one:race, ■worth: -.£575, over; a. mile, at Ascot, and .then; at the^ stud to Isondmy produced Kri© Lady, who 'ran' only' twice as,.a. two-year-old and' earned brackets in" & small race'at Windsor and in one'at Leicester. In the paddocks, Fine Lady was iespon»ible for Cherry Ripe and Cherry King, who ■ both ■ had .small races' 'over a mile ■and a half to their credit, and also for Svelte, ...» daughter of St. Simon who ran four times without success. At the stud, Svelte became the dam of Velvet, who won seven/races, mostly over a mile, worth '£2596; Syringa, ran nine times without 'success; Spruce, ran twice without, success, and Vas sent to Belgium; Rockmint, ■who had the same .record; Sandow,- who never Tan '; arifl Cherimoya, who won the Oak* after only appearance on a racecourse. ■■:•, ;-.-■ .-; ' .. ■ ■'•-... "Cherimoya's progeny were not much better, as she was the dam of Granby, who ran sqjten .times without a bracket,: and was sent to India; bay colts by Cicero and Lemberg, who never ran; . Sunny Moya, who won two races as a twovyearo.ld; T7na Cameron, who ran eight times without' success; and The Cheetah and The Cheerful Abbot, who are still racing. "Here- the stc.y ends, and knowing it ,1 cannot follow how anyone with a. knowledge-: of breeding could predict Cameroniatfs, splendid horse though he is, winning .the Derby; or .other severe staying tests." r It is definitely, stated that the St.' Leger will be Cameronian's last race., His value as a stud proposition would make it unprofitable to carry his racing career beypnd this season. , ■ ;';

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DONCASTER ST. LEGER, Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 61, 9 September 1931

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