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COLOMBO'S HOCKEY

NOT-AHE/CTOR GRAY

(From "The Posftv 'Representative.) ■ v ' " . HO^KDOX-April 6 People -who Are/ interested m 'th* Turf are somewhat r/ertutbed (because the Australian jockey/ W. IR. ffohnsrone v?\m is riding for Lcfra "Glffnely, "has -not yet fiS. ? ruck 7° Tlde- ■* "wmm<r - here, although- he didi so Tvell in 'France. He, has had the ag&rsv&tjon 'of toeing second on several occasions ■sitfee the "flat" started, and -visas 'third on the muchfancied Quartz pi mffhe Linedln Handicap The concern/ ,is all fhe greater "perhaps because JohnFftone -will steer the favourite for the Derbfr—Lord Glanely's 'Colombo— and peopJe aie -wandering if he will have to wait for < this great occasion before tweaking hvi spell of ill luck in England. Lord Glanciy 'has over fifty 'Ijorses m training.

At Keirmton -Park -this s week 'Gordon • KichardS-^atiH -a -igreat hero—"and Johnstone lad la'fling-dong jgo, which resulted' ma secorid fo^ithe Australian. Tosh, the^ winner, ;npll never race-under Ihe whip, so Richards «had to ride Mm -out with his - hands toKhdld off a .most determined chal- ' nSe !g7 "Jonnstone on lord Glanely^S' Koyal. P/aTade; it was a finish suoli1 as is riot always.'seen.. Jdhhstone used: his whifc to. mme M purpose, 'but Jtipharas; resume^ San , winning,;<way-%e,-.: (tooV ~:tia&; been ojUt/bt Jtek. ■" Hv •'"'■-■:' < "■'■'•■■' -~ A^!'w^tdhingl?:%hV tussle i^'Meyrick' Good- ihfe special 'course represerita'tive of - fSpbrting -Life/ -wrote: ■ '^fany jodqc/ys who'graduated in 'Australia have' not/lpeen powerful finishers. -Hector Gray relied more on 'his-strong knee-grip, .and, lianfls to g;et the most out of mounts > Be was Tidt •at 'all -artistic ■when he came' to use his whip. I saw enough of Johnstone yesterday' to_-:cotivince me 'that he is no Hetttpr/Shjayj" ' -

Whei 'I .'3ißcus%ea Johnstone's riding -with Captain Hogg, ihe sensible comment ■of'the trainer of Cdlembo was': • "John* stone would, not have :headed the list of winning riders m Australia and in 'France if he-was not a good jockey."

One thing is certain. 'He can use his left hand with the same forcefumess as Brownie Carslake.

Such :a determined effort did JohTsstowe put in -«n Royal .Parade 'that Richards ijust 'squeezed home by only the shortest of heads ton Tosh.

• Another commentator remarks of "Togo" .-. Johnsfone: "His jockeyship is being closely ■watched; he is due to fide the Glanely -champion Colombo in the classics. Criticism is mostly .favourable, though .purists have, been heard to fault him for riding too. shwt."

(Jbhirstona was on Colombo when this coif woli ?bbth the 'CriYeh Stakes Bnl the Two ratrasftnflGuitfeak fretfen'tly.—"Rantatira.") . • ■;. .; •™.

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COLOMBO'S HOCKEY, Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 117, 19 May 1934

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COLOMBO'S HOCKEY Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 117, 19 May 1934

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