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VALERIAN'S DOUBLE

MID-DAY SUN WINS AGAIN.

(From "The Post's" Representative.) LONDON, June 19. The Queen Alexandra Stakes, 2? miles and 75-yards, is the longest race on the annual calendar iri' England. Decided on the final day of the Royal Ascot Meeting, it is the event that the ever-popular Brown Jack won six times with the always popular "Steve" on his back. It is always the most popular prize of the meeting with French owners of stayers. All hopes this year centred round Mr. Marshall Field's Enfleld, last year's winner, but Sir Abe Bailey's Son-in-Law—Hainton-ette colt Valerian, who had won the Ascot Stakes on the first day, had a decided victory in the field.of six. It was a pretty race to watch. The field set off at an easy pace in Indian file, Enfield being in front of Jack Tar. TreviSiani, Negrier, and Valerian. There was no change until just before the final bend. 'Jack Tar then joined Enfield, with Negrier and Valerian next. Jack Tar and Negrier weakened two furlongs from home, where ■Valerian challenged Enfield and drew away to win by two lengths. On this day the King and Queen visited the paddock to sec the Hardwicke Stakes runners, who included the Derby winner, Mid-day Sim, and n few minutes later the Kingselere colt was winning his race from Lord Astor's horse Plaster Cast. Plaster Cast had the running, and it was shortly after entering the straight that Mid-day Sun went to the front. lie was not headed again and was a clear winner. The conduct of Flares in the straight may have made some difference, for when under pressure he began to hang badly to the right at the moment William of Valence was starting his effort, and the Epsom five-year-old was not a little hampered. Mid-day Sun mean--1 while was making the best of his way home on the rails. . The Derby winner and Mrs. Miller got a big reception on returning to unsaddle. He has a splendid record, having won four of his five races, and Fred Butters is to be congratulated upon keeping the colt in such great form from the time of his first win at Newmarket in April. There wa?.an objection to Flares's being placed third, and then another objection from Flares's jockey regarding the winner. The stewards did not disturb the_ winner but the objection against Flares was sustained, and William of Valence was placed third.

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VALERIAN'S DOUBLE, Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 17, 20 July 1937

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VALERIAN'S DOUBLE Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 17, 20 July 1937

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