THE DERBY FAVOURITE
COLOMBO'S CRAVEN STAKES
(From '''The-Post's": Representative.)
LOXDOJf, April 24.
The Craven Meeting at Kewmarket was ani important ifixtu're for Turf 'enthusiasts. It was a high-class meeting, and the public were able to see the performances of some hoises itom ■whom, gieat thingb are expected Tiibt and ±oiemo-,t theie vis Colombo This unbeaten colt, 'favourite for the Deibj on June 6, v.iij luniimg lin, hist lace as <i thiecien old He gained the Cia\en fctilves, one mile, in .1 canter b\ tour lengths, and so lcgistcied Ins eighth buccessne Meloiy Loid Glanelj ldtei snd "I belle^e him to be a colt of the ■\ciy highest chss, and a good judge told me last yeai that in his opinion he is the beat lioibe hince Isinglats." Isinglass. \\on the Deibj, the St Legei, and the Two Thousand Guineas m lbO3. W. Johnstone, the Australian,-Avas tlie.iidcr of Colombo, as lie mil again be at Ep om. POWER AND RHYTHM. Colombo is b\ Manna fiom Lad\ Xaune, b\ Chaucei He v.is bied bj Sn Alec Black, and is trained by Captain T. 'Hogg it Xcnmaiktt Bj his eftoitless displa\ Colombo earned golden opinions It may be said that he beat nothing, but he could do no more than show his mals a clean pair of heels "In his race (mites "ilevnck Good" in the "Sp'oiting Life") his action was peifection. He has the powei and rhythm, and he stretched out on the hill "to the winning post, gatheung his hind legs under with the le\eiago that is pobse«scd only by the heaiticst ot gal lopers.
"The son of Manna has made immense improvement since his two-year-old days, and his condition reflected the ' greatest credit on Captain Hogg. The colt's quirteis aio tullei, hi>> neck moie m\isi culai, and his ulis rounded and better sprung. Altogether; he is more o£ a classic colt now in looks thijn he promised to be in his first season. I. have never seen a hoise -\vhich has de\ eloped &o satis factonlv m six months, and, judging by the ca'iaher i\aj in ■which he tioated his mals, he has imploded as much in abihtj as in looks."
The judge lulcd that Colombo beat Osman Pasha by four lengths. As ■fie Aija Khan's colt was in leccipt of 201b, Fiank Butteis -mil need to gallop Umidwai to be two and a half stone superior to Osman Pasha for him to hold a chance of beating Colombo in the Guineas 01 the Derby. , Johnstone just let him go along and never tried to hold him up. He went a-nay fiom. the ivhen he -wished, just as he used to do in his two yeai old days, uith that delightfully easy action that has alwajs been his most marked characteristic He never seems to be extended. At the stait he appears to be only cantering, jet the 1 other jockejs are pushing their horses to try and keep -with him before he has gone a fuilong It is the impression of immense power he gives that is so stuking. He was a strong colt last jeu, but he has muscled and stiengthened since to an almost abnormal degree. As summed up by another Turf \\liter "He has the fiont of a Grand National horse (and tremendously poweilul quaiters and second thighs'" A DEBUTANTE FILLY. At the moment the second favourite, for. the Ep'jom race is jSle^lie^al Knight, "one of the most notable^horses engaged in tho 1 ear's classic events Keenly mteiested weie racegoeis to Newbury a few days eirher, and bad was the shock they received wlien Mr Dewar'g ( hQt three j earold colt from the Beckhampton stable, with the champion Goidon Richard? up, was defeated with ease by an unconsidered outsider, a filly named Zehna, wlio was having her first race in public, and who was the only filly m the field She was in receipt of 101b 1 Zelina is homebied by Blandfoid from Zoii, and the dam is a daughtei of Air, Alichalinos's good Capibudgeshire winner Zmavia, so,the blood is all light Zehna is in tho Oaks and St, Xiegoi, but was not enteied for the One Thousand "" " Medieval Knight looked tlje little gentleman, in the paddock, and,lie appearsl^ have done," plenty, of work.^ EichaTdsi always had^him nicely placed Vnear* tn<} Tills tor a challenge and he rode him right through, but Zehna was alwa>s going too well in the lead One mil* imagine the dplight of "Ste\c" Donoghue w hen he w eij»hed m on the filly Medial Knight is icfeired to as an attiactno mdiMclual, with one stiiKing peeuhaiilj He has a very short back, and he does not stand o-\ei as much ground as most good slaying horses He has an aveiage depth of girth, and because of his compact build appears to <be shghtlv "on the leg" This impiessfon may disappear as hel matures. The third •favourite for the Derby, Mr, Dewar's Lo Zmgaro, duly obliged .at Lingfield on Saturdaj J. *, SAM HEAFTS EECOM) (From "The Post's", Representative.) ' JjOXDON, Jipiil 24 The late Tied reeoid of 2747 winners was equalled at Brussels on Sundly by Sam Heapy, the rnglish jockej, when he Won the l'rix do L'Espinette on Baron Brugmnnn's1' Fletrange at' Boits fort. ' Heapy has been riding in Belgium for the past 33 yeais Ke is a nephew of the iamous Loates brothers, who gave him his tasie for horses.
Heapy has been first past the post 2701 times iv Belgium, 34 in Holland, C in England, and 6 m I'iflnce He is 52, and &ajs he feels about 2o He bbtn in iCnghtid in 1882, foui 3 ears before the death of. Aichei He started his victorious caieer in Belgium by head ing the list of v inning joclvejs -nith 59 firsts, and in 1904 he became jockey to Baron Brugmann m ivhose service he is still Since 1924 he his been the baron's tramei as well and now he has a stung of 63 thoroughbreds in the stable at Stockel, near Bius«eli Ho Keeps his weight round about 8«t 9lb by light meals and going eailv to bed At the end of last ) ear Gordon Richards, -with 210 Tunnor*, beat Archer's record of-240 vraneis in n single jeai This brought Eichaidb's giand total to 1411
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THE DERBY FAVOURITE, Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 127, 31 May 1934
THE DERBY FAVOURITE Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 127, 31 May 1934
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