NOfES AND COMMENTS
' (BY "KAN<3ATrR,A."} i
FAMED EPSOM DERBY
THIS YEAR'S RACE ' TO-DAY
ORWELL HOT FAVOURITE
Iv the • very early Lours o£ to-niGrrow-morningi New Zealand time, there will come a brief message, less than a dozen words, over the cable lines from England. It will announce the result of this''year's Derby at Epsom—and the cable offices, at this end of the world will close lor the night. , .-. ■ . . No racing, event of the year has such a wide interest as the English Derby. Cable lines are held open to send out the •result to the furthest ends of the world, bo that people throughout the Empire, and in all other racing countries of the earth, may know the winner of the great classic as quickly as or even sooner than many: of the people of Great Britain itself. \ The "blue riband" conqueror becomes the horse of the- racing year. TO-DAY'S EPSOM FIELD. ■ This year's field, which will parade on the famous Epsom Downs this afternoon, is not so large as it often is, but it contains all the material for a really great contest.-, . . VTh'e outstanding contestant is the magnificent Gainsborough' colt, Orwell, who, at "-cable. advice yesterday, was. one. of the hottest favourites for years. Although a few,'critics have questioned his staying abiliijy-j'as tney usually do with the favourite prior to Derby Day, yet it is very generally conceded that few horses in; other years 'have appeared to hold such a ; mortgage on the race as this year's' favourite does.. If. Orwell is beaten the racing world will :be. astounded. Orwell raced 'last-season as the Golden Hair""(name of his dam) colt, and in six starts he* lost only the. first* • the Great Surrey Foal Plate, five, furlongs, in -which, •when not ready, he finished third to Gree^nore and . Heloise", .two moderate youngsters. Then followed easy wins in the 'Chesham Stakes, five furlongs,/ at Ascot, the National Breeders' " Produce Stakes, five furlongs, at Sandown Pari, the Chesham Stakes, five furlongs, at Doncaster, the Imperial Produce Stakes, blx -furlongs, at Kenipton. Park; and the Middle Park Stakes, six furlongs-, at Newmarket.'. This season "advices to hand show that he has started twice, -in the Greenham Plate, one mile, at Newbury, and in tt»e Two Thousand Guineas, one unto, at Newmarket, both of which he yon with ease. The colt is owned by the AngloAmerican sportsman, Mi. W. M. G. Singer, who has not previously won the Derby, and who, owing to illness, will not be present to sec his representative run this year. Mi. Singer s',5', only classic successes to, date have been the St. Legcr with Challaeombe in 1905, and this year's Two Thousand with Orwell. ORWELL'S RIVALS. 'Selected aa Orwell's most serious rival is the Manna colt Miracle, who is owned by Lord Roseberj\ Miracle had an unbeaten record last year, -winning the Selsey (Stakes, six furlongs, at Goodwood, and the Gimcrack Stakes, six furlongs, at York,1 at his only two starts. This season his first race was in the Two Thousand, ie -which he was unplaced, but he subsequently scoied in good style m the threc-veai-old New market Stakes, one and a quarter miles, Rolling Rock and Bulandshafr easily by four lengths- • The sires of-both .Or.w.eU.and Miracle, le^pechvely Gainsborough and Minna, both won the Derby in their year Gainsborough was a triple ciown tunnel, and Manaa'scored in the Two Thousand as tvell as the Deiby. Neither has yet sired a Derby wmnei. Ot the lemtiinmg twentj-oue piobable etaiters the most fa\ouied,at Monday's call were- the' French biocl and Prenchowned Hesperus (who wib third in the Two Thousand),' Cockpen (unbeaten in three starts last season and lated onlj 21b below Oiwell in the Fiee Handicap), Dastur (second in the Fiee Handicap and m the Two Thousand), April the Fifth (three times unplaced last teason, but apparently showing better form as a; three-year-old), Firdaussi (who will play second string for H,H. Aga Khan to. Dastur, .but, will have only to follow the 1930 "victor, Blenheim's, steps to make things interesting), Poitofino (winner of one race in nine starts last season), and Wy\cin (miner of his last race m six starts last reason, and third eaily thi3 season in the Fiee Handicap, whose •vfmner, Rolling Rock, by the hji, did mot meet the final Derby, payments). , Among the other torn teen' possible runners none is given special mention, in a Derby connection, and it is appaiently considered very remotely likely that the -winner of to-day's lace "will come fioin their number. ' THE PROBABLE FIELD. The j probable field for to-day's riice, numbering twenty-three .it lit st ulvicc, is as follows, named in the order of favountism so far as such is asceilamablc — 'Horse. v Owner. Sirs , Orwell W M G Singer G itnsborough , Miracle Lord Koscbery Mnnna Hesnerus M Boiissac Worus i Cockpen ..-■ M. Woolavingfon Buchnu Dastur ' H.H. Aga'Khaa Sokirio April the Fifth T. Walls Ok;; un Ernn Hrdaussl • H.H. Aga Khan I'haros Portofino . Lord Derby Sonsovino - WyVern ' ■■• Sir L. Phillips Coronach Andrea' Sir 3. Rutherford Solario Bacchus. 'C.Ha-I. . Bhuidhaonach ■ Buckle P. Haldin ~Suchiui Celcbrator • K. Crokcr Grimd Parade Corey - K. Croker Aditol Jackdaw n.- B. Jr. Slocock Jackdaw Jhveh- .".- • W. Llttauer Hurry On Lciglion i W. H. G. Singer Gainsborough Peter Planet G. Barclay Planet Royal Dancer B. Esmond Blandford Spenser S.. Tnttersall Hurstwood Summer Planet C. Oulliver Planet Sunnyborough J. A. Dewar. Gainsborough Totaig Sir K. Fraser • Dawson City ilt may be noted that among",the Bires named.five have won the Derby themselvds,.these being Gainsborough, Manna, Grandl IParade, Sncsbvino, and Coronach. Sires ir. the list who have previously sired Derby winners are Pharos (Cameronian), . Blandford (Trigo and Blenheim), and Hurry On (Captain Cuttle, Coronach, and Call Boy).
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RACING NEWS, Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 128, 1 June 1932
RACING NEWS Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 128, 1 June 1932
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