ST. LEGER SUCCESS
RICHARDS ON CHULMLEIGH
(From "H"> rwW Keprewnl.tivc.) LONDON. September =• thiS nw^nin g at Sun had done everything a^ed ot him, and M. Beary (jockey) and F. &. Butters (trainer) were sanguine that he would win. He was trained te^concert pitch. However, in the field oi fifteen, he was beaten by Lord Glane lv-c Sinsaoore—Rose o: England colt ChuSX^howas ridden by Gordon RichSdl Lord Derby's Fair Copy was feconTand Mid-day Sun only third.
DATING BACK TO 1776. The St. Leger Stakes is an event about 1 mile 6 furlongs and «2 yaids The race was named after 1 Lieut General A. St. Leger, who, mimsut eested that a sweepstake tor thieefSds should be hei: at Pcfteasten It has been run ever since. A woman owner has never lifted the coveted prize. Today there seemed every likelihood that one would. Chulmleigh was bred by his ownei. who paid 3100 guineas for «ose of inland as a yearling. The dam is by Teddy from Perce-Neige, a half-sister to Winalot, by the Guineas winner Neil Gow from Gallenza, b> Gallinule. He belongs to the No. 3 Bruce Lowe family and is a third foal. , When Lord Astor scratched Cash Book on account of the hard going, the sequel was the release of Richards to ride for Lord Glanely. The runners were keenly scrutinised in the paddock, and there were attractive colts among them. None took the eye more than Fair Copy, a fine quality colt who looked a .picture. Midway Sun, however, has many good points, , and was on the best of terms with him--1 self. Solfo and his stable companion both looked hard and well, as did ths grey Sultan Mahomed, owned by the Aga Khan. The last-named drew the inside position on tho rails, with Chulmleigh and Jandsprite alongside him. At the other end of the line were Renardo, Goya 11, and Maranta. THE EACE DESCRIBED. "The Evening Standard," shortly after the race was run, published a telephone description by its-_weJ-known expert, "Ajax" (Mr. J. H. Park), who 'phoned:— '',„,, "The race was the most wonderful I have ever seen. I shall never forget the stirring spectacle when at least half a dozen horses held winning chances in the last quarter of a mile. They all looked well in the parade, and the only one wearing blinkers was Perifox, who was very much on his toes. "After some little delay they were got away to quite a good start, though Renardo hung fire a little. Chulmleigh , was the first to hit the gate, and he was ■ followed by Sultan Mahomed, Sweet . Content, Senor, Solfo, Full Sail, Mar- , anta, and Fair Copy, with Snow • Leopard bringing up th ' rear. ; "After going a quarter of a mile, i Weston dashed Maranta into the lead, ] and shortly afterwards Renardo moved i up into second place, the pair being i followed by Solfo, who was heading a closely-packed group at that stage. i "They were still closer together as they made the turn, but I noticed Peri- : fox moving up into about fourth place. : only to drop aWay again. As they : came into the straight Maranta was : still in front, and Weston was riding ] hard to keep his position on the rails. ; Renardo was still lying second in front j of Solfo, and the others then spread \ out across the course to make their ; challenge. A SUSTAINED RUN. "A quarter of a mile from the finish '■ Maranta was still in th lead, but Renardo was losing his position, and then came Solfo, Senor, Sultan Mahomed, Goya 11, and Mid-day Sun, who did not look as if he had much room to make his challenge. "Fair Copy was taken to the outside and he began a strong run which even- ] tually carried him into the lead with i less than a furlong to go.. It then seemed that Fair Copy was a certain winner, but to the astonishment of the 1 crowd, the long-striding Chulmleigh got ; going in earnest and, gradually over- < hauling Fair Copy, got up in the last ' 20 yards to win a sensational race by , half a. length." '
Lord Glanely's colt had finished so strongly when narrowly beaten by Mange Tout over one and a half miles at York a few days ago that it was expected he could get the course in a field of doubtful stayers. Still, through Mange Tout, he had the worst of the argument with Solfo.
Lord Derby's Fair Cppy is a brown colt by the St. Leger winner Fairway out of Composure (a half-sister to Bosworth, Tranquil, and Hyperion's dam Selene), by Buchan from Serenissima, a Minoru mare who; like Sansovino and Ferry, was out of Gondolette. He is a member of No. 6 family, and is a fifth foaL
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LAST-MINUTE MOUNT, Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 79, 30 September 1937
LAST-MINUTE MOUNT Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 79, 30 September 1937
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