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THE TWO THOUSAND

PAY UPS NARROW WIN

(From "The Post's" Representative.) LONDON, May 2. Lord Aslor has now won all the classics except one. The Derby lias so far eluded him, though lie has been runner-up on lour occasions. The Oaks have been his quite frequently. Now lie is very hopeful that the Derby | will come to him on May 27, special (reason for the sanguine outlook being the success of his colt, Pay Up, at Newmarket this week, in the, Two Thousand Guineas. Pay Up is by Fairway out of Book Debt. He is trained at Manton by J. Lawson.' The event had a very thrilling finish, for it was only by a short head that the colt won from the Aga (Khan's grey Mahmoud, who was not jso well fancied as the same owner's ] Bala Hissar, who all the winter has been regarded as a "certainty" for the Epsom classic. This week, however, in the important mile event at Newmarket, Bala Hissar was among the sixteen who "also ran." He was one of the first beaten. Three lengths behind Mahmoud was the outsider, Mrs. J. Shand's Thankerton. By Pay Up's victory in the Two Thousand, ante-post Derby transactions have been revolutionised. The first favourite for the Newmarket event was Sir G. Bullough's Daytona, - who had shaped well recently but who could do no better than fill the tenth niche this- week. Lord Astor had anj other runner in Rhodes Scholar, who | came fourth aVid who already had jbeen considered as a possibility for the Epsom race. Now it is thought in expert circles that the comparatively backward Bala Hissar has been so considerably over-ridden that doubts are expressed about his now being a serious factor for the blue riband. Sporting critics publicly say: "Pay Up and Rhodes Scholar are almost certain to defeat at Epsom all they met at Newmarket, and it is extremely doubtful whether a newcomer can be fancied to. lower the colours of Lord Astor's distinguished pair." A SHADE FORTUNATE. Pay Up's victory in the Two Thousand was immensely popular, yet he was thought a shade fortunate to beat Mahmoud by a head. The Aga Khan's colt, who was carrying second colours^ jumped off slightly behind the field in an otherwise perfect dispatch. To obtain a clear run Donoghue, on Mahmoud, had to forfeit a little ground by going round some horses below the Bushes, and, with that accomplished, he brought his mount with a beautifully-timed effort to head Pay Up coming out of the Abingdon Bottom. Mahmoud stuck well to the task, but Pay Up finished the more strongly to come again and snatch a short-head verdict. Thankerton, three lengths further away, was third, just in front of Rhodes Scholar, followed by Monument, Abjer, and the King's colt Fairey. ' Thankerton is trained at Middleham by Gerald Armstrong, and is a halfbrother by Manna to Quashed, last year's winner of the Oaks. Though Thankerton has a Derby winner as a sire, he is technically half-bred, as his dam. Verdict, is not in the Stud Book. Although Lord Astor bred Pay Up, his victory gave considerable satisfaction to Lord Derby, who owns not only his sire, Fairway, but also his dam, Book Debt. Book Debt is fullsister to Book Law, who is the dam of Rhodes Scholar, Pay Up -looked the fittest horse in the Two Thousand. The general uncertainty about the Derby is probably due to the very disappointing performances of several colts who have claimed most attention in that connection, one being the French-bred Abjer, who looked a picture, but who is thought not to be very amiable. Miss Dorothy. Paget's Wyndham—last year's Bossover colt—pleased in the paddock, but at the end of six furlongs he dropped back, and finished twelfth. • . • : •- THE FILLIES' CLASSIC. Yesterday afternoon Lord Derby achieved v a very popular. victory witlv his Fairway filly Tide-way, It was her first outing this season, but she was well fancied at Newmarket and was fully expected to last the mile. Tide-way was a smart two-year-old, and it is worthy of consideration that when winning her first race she defeated Pay Up by two lengths at sex allowance. ' Later she won running away from Outbreak over six furlongs at Goodwood. Lord Derby's colours were also carried by Feola, a filly leased temporarily from the King. Feola was by no means without a chance. She won over seven furlongs at Kempton Park recently, giving 151b and a neck beating to Fair Play. Feola stays well and was concerned in the finish by coming second, with Mr. R. Watson's Ferrybridge third. The field numbered 24. There was in many quarters considerable preference for Ferrybridge,, be-cause-her form was good and she had had the benefit of a recent important race—indeed the Guineas was regarded as "all over" hours before the race. This was another' instance of the danger of prophesying unless - you know. - The triumph of Tide-way makes the sixth One Thousand Guineas that Lord Derby has won. It was a beautiful race to watch, and it could be seen that the two •public fancies, Tide-way and Ferrybridge, were going to be .concerned in the finish. Tide-way-was the dominating figure in the middle of the course, but there was never much more than a length between them. Ferrybridge put in a very stout challenge in the Dip, and probably got within a neck of Tide-way. There was every, promise from that point of a stirring battle between the two fillies, but in the last 200 yards Tide-way, by virtue of better stamina, drew away to win in very nice style.

(By Telegraph—Press Association.) l'OXTOX. May 2.V Acceptances for the Toxton TiarinB Club's Winter Meeting,- to be hold on Saturday next, arc us follows:— 11.15 TRIAL STAKES, filiO; fi furlongs. Garter Red,... S r> Golden Ann .. S '< Kentucky Sons S 5 Sunder . S ."> Hellas" S 5 Trcvclyn Hold S 5 Kuenzori S 5 12.30 POIIOUTAW1JAO HUltDLES, £100; 1 mile and T> furlongs. Speed 10 u llrown Pearl ..ft 0 Jtoynl Kiiif ..10 ;-! filenvano .... 0 0 Kanla 10 I To KangiCount Wlllnnyx n 11 tumau ft 0 Spender n !) Vivienuc .... I) 0 I Blue Boy 0 5 1.10 .i'OXTOX CUP, £110; HI miles. Prostration .. 0 0 Roso Val .... 8 1 Davlstock S 7 Lapel 7 11 Diatomous ... 8 7 Alchemic 7 4 fi.i.v Boy S 0 Hunting Lodgo 72, Slippery .... 8 2 1.55 ' . . . I HI3IATAXGI HACK HANDICAP, £75; 6 - furlongs. Viuco '.■ a 0 Ballms 7 12 First Chapter. 8 11 Maestro 7 10 • Stato Bank ... S 7 Otauru King .73 De Troi S C Minnow .. 7 0 Happy Hunting 8 2 Queen of tho Golden Chest .7 13 Orient 7 0' 2..10 - WHinOKINO HACK AND IIUXTERS 1 I STKEPLECHASE, £S0;-'2',i miles. Royal- Banquet 10 10 P.attlegroimd .ft 0 King ■ Tiiura I.nd 'J ■!> Thomond 10 0 Tiger lilll ... 9 1 ! Croydcn fl 10 lllaw.ii-ra !» 0 The Ranger .. U 11 Otalii 9-0 3.20 KEBBKLL MEMORIAL HANDICAP, £00; 7 furlongs. ■ ,| West Tor fl 2 Land Tax .;. 7 11 Dlatomous .. !> (I Arikira .... 7 7 Taknkiia S 12 Beau Gallante 7 5 Gay lioy S 0 Ronnic-Kini; .. T '.a Slippery S '• Itoyai 3Jeiifr.it . 7 (I i Limulus .... S r. Brown 1-carl . 7 0 .iuhilce Song . 8 S ' | 4.0 MOUTOA HACK IIANIliCAP, £S0; S 1-fui-loiiKs. Blue Boy ? 2 Sunder 7 0 Rclpar R n Trcvelyn" Hold T 0 Dc Trop 8 S'Script .... 7 II StilcliMrU .. 7 11 Jlniturleusc .. 7 0 Iiuvival ....7 6 I

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THE TWO THOUSAND, Evening Post, Volume CXXI, Issue 123, 26 May 1936

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