TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS
APRIL; THE FIFTH; SIXTH
.- In! winning. the Two Thousand '.Guineas at:Nevyniarket on 27th April, Mr. W. M.
<t ;. Singer's Gainsborough colt Orwell re-
gistered a really; sterling performance, ac-
cording 7td' a detailed description of. the race just, to hand, and it was little won-
der that' he,'afterwards.,ruled such a pronounced favourite'for the Derby, in; which he was;destined to fail so disriially. The surprise: of th~e Guineas Tunning .was the excellent display given' by the' rahk7 outsider, April the Fifth, the Derby winner to;be,'-wh;p finished sixth.
■ There MyerO'only eleven starters for the Newmarket;mile classic, ''not.---fourteen as vvas J cabled. ;7Those of the.iexpectcd/field whof'didjnpttgo' to the post .were Andrea, Sir.iTrobpsiyand': Coc-kpen; the last-named, wh©w^|ruling secpnd^lioice. to - Orwell, bMng.ivsenM-ti6nany.';..-.^i.tHdravvn '. "on the morning, ofjthe.race owin'g.Tto: developing aTteiriperatiffie.^? 7" ■';/•:■ ■'/■'■ -y '77 -y:yj,. &ce9rding7tp7Meyriek ' Gb'odfs-..account ih}tlie7>' : 'Sporting.Life," Orwell .was well museledjup-wheii7paraded;inthe paddock, andT^^dpcility "'itself7there7a'nd';'when going -to the;post. ' He was taken clown the course by his stable companion, Spenser, aud did not pull in the least. April the Fifth, carrying plenty of gloss on his big frame, vvent down" faster than the others, and was not outclassed in action and. looks as many expected him to be.
Miracle, who started joint second favourite with Loaningdale, did not attract by his appearance, as he is a very big colt,, with a- plain head and lop ears; He showed rather high knee action, and while at the post was very much on his toes. Loaningdale and Paddington wcio also fidgety. , > THE RACE DESCRIBED. , From an excellent dispatch Dastui was the fiist to bieak the line, Miracle being the last to 3ump olt but losing not inoic than a length. Dastur. v. as immediately btcadied, and Wjveln and Rolling Rock, ion the stands side, made the iiiunmg jiisl ahead ot Cluslme,-Hespoiuo, Oiwcll, Maiacle, and bpensei. When thiee fmlougs hadjbecn covcicd Miracle raced .up in line with tlie two pacemakers,, and might have struck the front. Half-way.across the Flat Wjvein, Rolling Rock, Clustine, Miracle, and Hesperus were almost in line, in fiond of Dastur, with Orwell, held .tight by the head, two. or three lengths behind. Going up the hill Oivrell was shut out from an opening. His jockey, not finding a a clear course in his own place, switched him quickly to the left. Meanwhile Dastui had taken up the lunnmg from Wyvein, Clustine, Hesperus, and Spenser. At the Bushes, Dastur had a two-lengths lead, but .immediately aftciwar^s 'Jones let out Oiwcll.. The favourite slipped in between Hespeius and Wyvern, 'and put in,such a fine spuxt that before' he had 1 eaehed the Abingdon Mile Bottom he had diawn level with Dastui. As" he- met tlie lull Orwell drew out, and Dastur, gamelv as he ran* on, had no chance of holding the Manton colt, who went on to win in tha smoothest possible styla bv two lengths" A .length • and a half divided Dastur aud-the Fienchbred Hesperus, who filled the minor plates. * Wyvern, who w'a"s prominent thioughout, was two and a half lengths away fourth, a head in front of Spenser., fifth. : After an interval of three lengths came i April the .Fifth, sixth-. Clustine, who p ran.fast, ..was-a length away seventh, and ; Miracle, who'showed fine speed for six [ furlongs, eighth. ' 'Loaningdale, who ran i disappointingly and was eased up,, was r ninth, Rolling Rock, beaten two lengths r from home, was tenth, aud Paddington, f never prominent, last.
- ORWELL'S TIME. ' Orwell's time for the Rowley Mile was lmm 42 2 osec, w Inch, considering the softness of the going and the slight head wind, iv as b> no means slow. J. Chltds,
thii^fidei-. of Loaningdale, 'did not think that;.';;it7%as7a vy ell-run race, describing tKq!^|)ape'7as";'distinctly slow, but R. A. Jones ?aiid7'C. '-Elliott, the riders of the: winner .-land:" Hesperus ; respectively, disagreed with him. Had it been a falselyrun i.race, however, • the grey sprinter, Clustine, would probably have shaped a lot better, as , : he7 had looked the fittest horse in the-pafade77 .'
Orwell had prcviouslv deceived many*o£ his critics in his laces, because, vvlieu ho was taken', to the front, and fiom the moment his jockey let him down, he
had pulled up automaticalI}, thinking no doubt that he had "accomplished all that vvas required of him But why could blame him for that? Further, he showed' the action of A sprinter, but that agairi vvas, deceptive, for his ability to get a ml let and even fuither could haidb bo I doubted after his smooth win 7in the | Guineas (The Derbv, nev crtheless his since reriewed the doubfs that had carhei existed about his stamina ) '
Few t of the cutics expected April flic Fifth to do a<f well as he did He was the rank outsider of the eleven staiters1 Ills jSnal price hemp: fifty to one twice as long as tint of Hespqi-us and Spenser,1 the remotest fancies of tho- others His ownei,,. Mr Tom Walls, the well known ictoi, might have closed down his Epsom stiblc aftei his serious illness of last v cai but for the fact that he had noted big possibilities in the colt Apul the Tifth isr described as a good looking son of Cng an Er.in, and he sub->cquenltv-proved in the Derby that ha was still a. long way .from his peak on Guineas Dav.
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ORWELL'S BRILLIANCE, Evening Post, Volume CXIII, Issue 135, 9 June 1932
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