LIKELY DERBY PROSPECTS
(From "The Post's" Representative.)
- LONDON, October 19. Far-sighted enthusiasts at this period: or -the..- racing year are interested ■in deciding which is the best two-year-old,.colt, because they like to have a long shot.for the Derby, run annually on the fin;t Wednesday in June. .Until two days ago, the Aga Khan's Mahmoud-was regarded as better than I Miss Dorothy Paget's Bossover colt. But :at Newmarket this week the Middle:■■ Park Stakes, a six-furlong event ofter. spoken of as the "two-year-old Derby." was won by the Frenchbred Abje:- (Asterus—Zariba, by Sardanaple), cwned by Monsieur M. Boussac and steered by E. C. Elliott, a former wall-known English jockey who .has been riding brilliantly in France for a good many years. Abjer won by two lengths from" the Bossover colt and Mahmoud was a head away third; It so hapepned that Mahmoud dwelt at the "off," losing two lengths. Some commentators consider that this cost him the race, but there are other Turf critics who do not believe that Mahmoud, who is by Blenheim from Mah Mahal, is a stayer. In this field of thirteen there was another colt, Mr. A. de Rothschild's Midstream, about whom one is reading _a good deal. Indeed, the Newmarket Special Commissioner of the 'Sporting Life" says:— "Midstream stood out as the colt who, more than any other, looks and moves like next year's Derby winner. A.level bay, with more reach than most. Blandfords, he is a nice horse, and will next year beat all those who finished in front of him. As the race was run he could finish only fourth to Abjer, the Bossover colt, and Mahmoud.
"A taking bay, Abjer is by the Royal Hunt Cup winner Asterus from the same.dam (Zariba) as Goyescas. He is^an all-quality colt—a grand sort to follow.
"The Bossover colt is, like Mahmoud,
by Blenheim, and-his dam, Bossover, is by The Boss from a daughter of Rhodesian. ' , ' '
"Midstream is from Midsummer, a daughter •of Abbots Trace,- who was fronvDew of June, by Polymelus from Juana, by Velasquez,-. and he might fairly be described as the best-looking of alii A bright career is predicted for Mfc.de Rothschild's colt,'unless he is found deficient in stamina. Midstream certainly shortened his stride in the last furlong, which might have been due to his immaturity. : "Whether or not we saw the Derby winner in the Middle Park Stakes field, it is on the cards that Sansonnet, who won the Bretby Stakes, will gain honours in the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks. Mr. J. A. Dewar's beautiful filly ran clean away from her solitary'rival, Spioh Bridge. The daughter of Sansovino and Lady Juror will not run again this year. She has only to go the right way during the winter months to require a lot of beating in next season's fillies' classic. Mr. Dewar has a yearling half-brother to, Sansonnet, a bay by Manna, who has gone to Beckhampton to be trained."
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ENGLAND'S JUVENILES, Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 114, 9 November 1935
ENGLAND'S JUVENILES Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 114, 9 November 1935
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