PASCH'S EASY WIN
VALUABLE ECLIPSE STAKES
(From "The Post's" Representative.) LONDON, July 16. Pasch, the hot favourite for the English Derby, in which he ran third; restored himself in public favour by winning the valuable and important Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park, and will probably now be the early favourite for the St. Leger. By his win he proved that oyer a mile, or a mile and a quarter, he. is the best of his age. He finished three lengths ahead of Fair Copy, who was another two lengths in front of Cave Man. Scottish Union, who ran second in the Derby, was fourth.
Gordon Richards, who rode Pasch, Jiad. his first winning ride in the "Eclipse Stakes. In the light of the result it seems that the colt was beaten In the Derby solely because of his inability to come down the hill, and I hot in consequence of his lack of stamina. After the Derby Richards said that it was the downhill section which caused the favourite's defeat at Epsom. . «
No horse could have run more stoutly than Pasch did when he overhauled Blandstar and Cave Man at Sandown yesterday. These two horses were in the lead at the turn into the straight, with Scottish Union third and Pasch fourth, Fair Copy also being handy. In the straight Blandstar and Scottish Union were in trouble. With two furlongs to go, Pasch made his effort, followed at once by Fair Copy, but the former went on to score impressively, Richards dropping his hands before the winning post was reached.
The race was worth £8868, with £500 to the trainer.
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PASCH'S EASY WIN, Evening Post, Volume CXXVI, Issue 46, 23 August 1938
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