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THE CORONATION CUP

WINDSOR LAD AND EASTON

i (From "The Posts7' Representative.) LONDON, June 8. The Coronation Cup is a prominent event during Derby Week. In this year's field of four, Windsor Lad and Easton started joint favourites. Windsor' Lad won the Derby and the St. Leger last year, and this week at Epsom he gained a brilliant victory over Lord Woolavington's Easton, who was second in last year's Derby. Windsor Lad was eased in .the last ten yards, and he won by a.length. and a half. The distance between the two in the Derby twelve months'ago was, a length. The'time of Thursday's race-was 2min 33 Msec, which is': considerably faster than Bahrain's -time on Wednesday. Windsor Lad is the Irish-bred son "of Blandford, and is now owned by Mr. M. H. Benson. . Easton is the" French son-of Dark Legend. It is recorded that two more perfectly-trained colts have never been saddled for -. a race than were Easlori and Windsor Lad when Fred Darling and Marcus Marsh put them down. In the paddock inspection, there was nothing to choose between them. Their dispositions are different. Easton on his toes .was full of fire and eagerness; Windsor . Lad was placid and unconcerned, taking it all as a matter of course: The limning showed once again what the great gulf is between the best classic form and the best handicap form. Coming to the Corner, Smirke shot Windsor Lad past Beresfell and got a first run, which took him round the turn three lengths in front of Easton. Gordon Richards meanwhile was holding up Lord. Woolavington's colt. At the distance he took closer order, and then Smirke had to shake up his mount, who is lazy when in front. The' response was instantaneous. Easton has a magnificent burst of speed, but it was soon obvious thaiWindsor Lad.has speed just as good, and, in addition, has the finer stamina. Easter never could get to his rival, and Windsor Lad was aivery comfortable winner of a perfectly-run race.

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THE CORONATION CUP WINDSOR LAD AND EASTON, Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 1, 1 July 1935

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THE CORONATION CUP WINDSOR LAD AND EASTON Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 1, 1 July 1935

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