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PASCH CONVINCINGLY

THE TWO THOUSAND

< UNBEATEN RECORD TO DATE

' .'(From "The Post's" Representative.) ! LONDON, April 30. h -Pasch, a son of Blaridford, sire of fqur Derby winners (Trigo, Blenheim, Windsor Lad,'and Bahram) won the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket by two lengths. Goridon Richards, who Wfs winning the race for.tKe first time, was so pleased with the horse that he predicted confidently that it will win the Derby, in which he has never ridden a winner. Pasch is owned by Mr. H. E. Morriss, fct present in Shanghai. and whQ 'won the Two Thousand Gtiineasi .and the Derby in 1925 with . Manna. ' •' Pasch started favourite and his con- „ Vincing victory was watched by the King;, who had flown from Windsor « the previous day. ' The second horse was Scottish Union; by Cameroniap— Trustful, who; was a length-and a half iilt front qf Mirza/II, 'by Blenheim — Mumtaz Mahal, carrying the second cap oi the Aga Khan. Portmarnock, generally regarded as Pasch's most dahgertui riVair was fourth, Unbreakable fifth, and Pound Foplish sixth. INITIAL DISADVANTAGE. ' ' >Pasch drew-the extreme outside of . field, a grave disadvantage foT the coarse. Portmarnock was number one. Gordon Richards had Pasch out of the Sate like a- flash and was leading for le first quarter of a mil,e. He then steadied : his mount and was passed by Sparabeii. The Frencn colt Rafano appeared,.to be .the. most prominent of those on the Stands side. Tirst to be beaten- was Tahir,' first

cap ior the Aga Khan, and whose pre- / viotis slight lameness had its ill effects \ after all. He cracked yp after half a mile had: been covered. Richards sent Pasch into the lead ' kgain, Mirza H; at the time a little behind hjrt, being oh a'tight rein. Scot-tish-Union was. also going, well in the /middle of the course, but Rafano was next beaten and Portmatnock was be- ■ ginning to look as if he had had nearly enough. , In the Dip Mirza H' appeared to be much more of a danger z to; Pasch than Scottish Union, but the Aga Khan's colt failed to stay up the hul to . the winning post, and was beaten—"but by no' means disgraced— into third place: .- ' » • ."Hecould have carried another 71b and'still have won," declared Richards after the race. "Pasch* was splendidly Oiit of the gate, and gained a length on' all tie others. He was so full of dash and .energy that I allowed him to stride along for .a while. All the time he- was looking around him like, a

advice. ■ "When at last He settled down I took a pull at him and Scaraben and Cave Man went about a length in , front of ■me as we were 1 approaching "the BUshes. Those two dropped away as we began to- go. down the; hill, and P?sch was ill'front again. • He still ran dutinctly. green; -, and that is why I never ceased riding, him. He was an easy winrier,-<and I really cannot see what can beat him in the Derby." It tops the second race of Pasch's cawef.' v ;Trained by Fred Darling, he was riot rum last when he had 4 narrow escape from an injury that might have marred,him. He hurt the taetern joint of-hiyrtear foreleg, nearn splitting He had rejovered by,,the autumn, but it was decided not to do anything with him until this season.. Eleven days before the 'Two Thousand Guineas he won convincingly at Kempton Park. ; .value of the Two Thousand ' Guineas to the ( winning owner is £9241

'T" . THE OtfE THOUSAND. ;■ V'. While a favourite won the Two Thousand Guineas, the 1 three most-fancied fillies failed rather . badly in the One Thousand Guineas' two days later. Stafaratta, Radiant, and Scotia's Glen .were outpaced in the first - quarter-mile and were-never. prominent.' , \ • The winner, Rockfel, began her career last' season by running, unsuccessfully in a Seller at Sandown Park in.July. She did not show any kind of form until finishing third to First P" in a Maiden Plate at Newmarket in September, but wound up the year with a victory at-York, and was given 7st 101b in the Free Handicap. She was none too lucky, in the running . when in that event three wseks ,ago, but still managed to„ finish third 46: Lapel and Old Reliance. Her last outing before yesterday's race resulted ina victory - in moderate com-pany-over the Epsom mile. 'Greatest satisfaction is that my Derby winner, Felstead, is > the sire," said the winning owner, Sir Hugo Cun- , line-Owen,; after, the race. "As tne dam Rockliffe a stayer, and Rockfel is already an Epsom winner, I don't see why the form should be reversed in the Oaks." • Neither the owner nor; the jockey (S; Wragg)- or the, trainer (Captain Q. M.- D. Bell) had previously been successful in the One" Thousand Guineas. Rockfel and Laughing Water were prominent: from the start, with Nadine •and Sweet Corn alsoi to the fore. La-Li and Sfafaralla were clearly beaten in thft Dip, but the winner drew away a§ain on the rising.ground to the winning post and had a length and a half to spare'passing the post. Solar Flower came late o'ri the scene to secure third ■ place three lengths behind' Laughing water. Both placed fillies started at outside prices. Ann of Austria was a fair fourth., - -The value to the owner was £8051 ' 10s. APPRENTICE RACES , The Canterbury branch of the Racing Owners', Breeders', and Trainers' Association has forwarded to the Dominion, executive a remit recommending that during- th 6 flat Taring season riot less Vtha'ri; one race each day of every meeting should be set aside for apprentice riders. It was also-decided to write to the Amberiey Racing Club, asking that improvements be made to the racing track Before the next race meeting. AUSTRALIAN ARRIVAL " Leslie ■ Gough, a Australian "hurdle and. steeplechase jockey, arrived at Auckland by the A6rangi from Sydney this week, and he intends following his profession here. Gough has had a good deal of experience in Australia, having ridden in Victoria, South Australia,- New South.tyaleSi arid Tasmania. Among his successes were Davanthus at Moonee Valley, - Chatter Boy in the Brierly Steeplechase at Warrnambool, and Gaskill in the Cup Steeplechase and purdles .at Hobart, Tasmania. He can tide about 8.12. . KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ! Lawrin, winner of the greatest of American classics, the Kentucky Derby, is a brown colt by Insco ..out of Margaret Lawre'nfce, and his lines are full of eminent English equine names. His sire was by Sir Galahad 111., a son of Teddy from Plucky Liege, by Spearmint from Concertina, by St. Simon, and his dam Was by Vulcain, a son of Rock Sand, the sire of Tracery and # the dam of Man o' War, from Bohemia, by Wagner. , LawWri was raced 15 times as a twot ydar-old for three wins and six secI onds. On January 22 he won the I Hialeah Stakes, a six-furlong race for I three-year'-olds. He won by three I lengths, running the distance in lmin | jisec He is owned by Mr. H. M. I yfobll, of Kansas City.

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PASCH CONVINCINGLY, Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 116, 19 May 1938

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