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ANOTHER CHAMPION ?

AGA KHAN'S CHAMPAGNE

(By "Air Mail.") (Special to the "Evening Post.") LONDON, September 14. The Champagne Stakes, on the first day of the important Doncaster Meeting, seems to have decided which is the best two-year-old of 1935. In the field s>f eleven the favourites were H.H. tfc3 Aga Khan's French-bred grey Mahmoud (Blenheim—Mah Mahal,, by Gainsborough) and Miss Dorothy Paget's smart Bossover colt (by Blenheim); When they met at Ascot the Bossover colt had finished some way in front of Mahmoud (5 furlongs). After that Mahmoud won at Newmarket, and then over six furlongs at Goodwood in the manner of a good colt. And Mahmoud set the seal to "his claim by: scoring in the Champagne. The Doncaster runners were Bossover colt, Mahmoud, Black Speck, Veuve Clicquot, Squadron Castle, M. M. Boussac's Abjer (Asterus—Zareba), Bold Encounter, Lady Abbess filly, Mr. J. A. Dewar's Vanbrugh (Blenheim— Sultan Ranee), Bydand, His Grace, and Lord Rosebery's Bonspiel. The Bossover colt, who was nearly as strong a favourite as Mahmoud, lost ground at.the istart, but it is doubtful whether he could haVe beaten the Win-: ncr, who stayed the six furlongs well. Indeed, Bossover was only third, for the French-bred Abjer was second, two lengths ahead of him. Mahmoud, towards the far side, was quickly into his stride and brought the field along, pursued by -Veuve Clicquot, Lady Abbess filly, Bossover colt, and, Squadron Castle, ,with Bpnspiel heading the remainder. At about half-way, Mahmoud was in front of Veuve, Clicquot, Bossover colt, Lady Abbess filly, Abjer, His Grace, - and Bonspiel, with Black Speck the most conspicuous of the others. Abjer clos-ed-with Mabmoud and Bossover^ colt in .the. .last furlong, the' three racing practically •'together, • but Mahmoud held oh; tP his. lead, and, making all the running, won by three-quarters of a length., ... ' . ' , • ' ■ Mahmoud gets, his colour, from his dam, Mah Mahal, a Gainsborough mare from. Mumtaz Mahal, by The Tetrarch, from Lady Juror's dam, Lady Josephine. F. Fox, was the jockey/

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ANOTHER CHAMPION ?, Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 88, 10 October 1935

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ANOTHER CHAMPION ? Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 88, 10 October 1935

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