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An interesting feature of the acceptances for the Wellington Meeting consists in the' fact that the topweight remains in every race. . : : - :Though not accepted on the first day at Trentham, Horowhenua and Tooley Street are reported from Auckland as 'possible 'runners'on the final days. Valpeen is working regularly on the Matamata track, and he is said to have improved since racing at Ellerslie. His mission is a third Grand National next month. Count Roussillon, a former Trentham horse who would have surprised many if he had gone on very far, though he won a race after his transfer north, has now been turned out till the ne.w season. Royal Dance, who is engaged in open sprints at Trentham next week, is reported from Matamata to be a very fit horse. He will carry the colours of Mr. J. Clothier, who has won* at Wellington on several occasions with Lord Val and Prince .Val. - Monastic, who suffered a slight mishap last week, is now on the mend again and he is to resume work next week with the cross-country events at the Grand National Meeting in view. Llyn Dhu went' over a round of the country at Hastings on Tuesday without ever putting a foot wrong. He is considered to be a prospect for the minor jumping events at Trentham next week. The winners of the Grand National Steeplechase in the last four „ years have been nominated for the coming race. They are: Billy Boy (1932), Thurina (1933), and Valpeen (1934 and 1935). The acceptance of Maine for the Whyte Handicap appears to have surprised Hastings track-watchers. Nevertheless the mare, though she has an ugly joint, was capable of galloping right away from Glen Rossie in a trial over a mile on Tuesday. Caen has been working well lately at Hastings, and she is mentioned as one who might • surprise at the Wellington Meeting next week. Though generally she has been a disappointment to date, she is a speedily-bred younger sister to Maine who may yet live.up to family tradition. Entail has made his reappearance on the Wanganui tracks after a spell of some weeks, which has evidently done him a lot of good. He has built up a good deal and hfe should prove better than ever as a four-year-old. Pakanui, who claims two engagements on the opening day at Trentham, where ho won a double at the last meeting, is reported to be looking big and lusty at present, despite his strenuous autumn racing, but it is also, mentioned that he hardly puts the vim into his work that he did a couple of months back. A. E. Ellis has been mentioned as the rider of both Wotan and Vocal in the Te Aro Hack Handicap at Trentham next Tuesday. Possibly L J Ellis will be on Wolan, as his only rides yet announced are Wino and Do Friend. Though he- declined his Jirst-day engagement First Chapter is likely to be produced on the final days at Trentham. In a gallop at Hastings on Tuesday he gave over a stone to Padishah and finished on terms at the end of six furlongs in Imin 17,isec. He may take. on open company on the final day next week. A. J. Peart is at Riccarton with the two Southland jumpers, Parasang and' Signaller. He also has charge of Double Shot, a flat racer in R. E. McLellan's Invercargill stable. These three are engaged at Trentham next week, and Peart will bring them north tomorrow night. Parasang will not be ■ racing till the final days, but the other pair are acceptors for the first day. Mumtaz Mahal, who was foaled to ■ The Tetrarch and Lady Josephine in 1921, became known as "Flying Mumty" ■ —there probably never, was a faster ' racehorse seen on the British Turf. She I [ cost the Aga Khan 9100 guineas, and i ' she won £13,933 in stake-money for' • him. When retired to the stud, she had | 1 a colt by Son-in-Law. then twins by i ' Gainsborough, and then in 1928 a grey I L | filly by the same sire. The filly was ■ called Mali Mahal. Man Mahal did not do much on the Tiu-f, and at three years of age she was sent to France. ■ where she visited Blenheim. Her first i foal was Mahmoud. this year's Derby

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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF, Evening Post, Issue 156, 3 July 1936

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TURF NEWS IN BRIEF Evening Post, Issue 156, 3 July 1936