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COLOMBO AND THE DERBY.

Before Colombd won the Two Thoualand Guineas London critics predicted'that he would -probably start the hottest favourite on record for the Derby. His victory in the Two Thousand Guineas -was please ing, but the race over the Bowley. mile at Newmarket is a very different matter compared with the searching mile and a half of, the-Derby at Epsom. This has been proved on many occasions, and never more so than' when Macgregor failed in the Derby in 1870, after fairly romping over the opposition in the Two Thousand1 Guineas.- Macgregor was considered to have the Derby at his mercy and'went to the-post at very short odds, but he failed' to get closer than fourth.

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COLOMBO AND THE DERBY., Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 120, 23 May 1934

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COLOMBO AND THE DERBY. Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 120, 23 May 1934

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