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There was only one scratching when acceptances were taken- for the Wairarapa Trotting Cup, and a tried field of six pacers and one trotter is carded to contest the event.

Proletarian has won up to a mile and five furlongs in brilliant style, and if he strips as forward as,he was when he beat Tollgate at Epsom in October, he should go very close to winning. As the youngest horse in the field, he has much more, room for improvement. When he was narrowly defeated by Subsidy in the Great Northern! Derby two years ago, Proletarian looked certain to reach metropolitan company, and there is still plenty of time for, him to live up to that promise. He is a five-year-old gelding by Frank Worthy from the Wildwood Junior mare Waterfall.

Bonnie Direct compiled a consistent record last season, being out of the money only twice in eight starts. She won the Wairarapa Cup last year, and was again successful in • the principal two-mile event on the second day. By Rey de Oro from Wild' Pointer,, by Wildwood—Bonista (imp.), she represents good staying lines." Cimarron, who has not had a race this season, was started only twice the previous term, with negative results. • Some two years ago he won over a mile and a quarter at Epsom in 2min 47sec, and defeated Willie Derby over two miles in 4min 30 2-ssec. Cimarron is a seven-year-old gelding by Worthy Bond from Edna, dam of other good winners in Derby Lynn, Bingen Crest, and Kevin Brae.

Rare Rey was third in the Labour Day Handicap at the Manawatu Meeting in October, the only glimpse of form at two miles he has given this season. Teri Kingi was unplaced in the same race, his first outing for over two years.

Winshow returned to the winning list at the Wairarapa Meeting a year ago. She'beat Bonnie Direct in the Masterton Handicap, lj miles, and won again over the same distance from.Winaway and Parochial at Cambridge, when the track was holding.

Mabel Chimes has been a good trotter, but the early speed of the pacers may trouble her. She put up a fine effort by winning over a mile and a half at Hawera in 3min 26 2-ssec, and from 96 yards she finished second in the two-mile event later in the day to register 4min 40 2-ssec.

Proletarian and Bonnie Direct have the pick of the form, and they are likely to dispute favouritism.

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WAIRARAPA CUP, Evening Post, Volume CXXII, Issue 150, 22 December 1936

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WAIRARAPA CUP Evening Post, Volume CXXII, Issue 150, 22 December 1936

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