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GODIVA'S DOUBLE WIN

OAKS AND GUINEAS

APPRENTICE'S FINE FEAT

(By Air Mail—From "The Post's" London Representative.) LONDON, June 19. For the fourth successive year the winner of the One Thousand has gone on to win the Oaks, the Hyperion—Carpet SHpper filly Godiva bringing off the double this year. A dual triumph was registered also by the apprentice jockey D. Marks, who is attached to the Royal stable. Godiva is temperamental and will not race for every jockey, but she is tractable- with Marks, who understands her idiosyncrasies. It must be a long time since an apprentice has won two classic events in one season. He has had only seven mounts this year and has had five victories. The Oaks, like the New Derby, was contested at Newmarket instead of at Epsom. The field consisted of 14, Godiva being the established favourite. Once again the Manton stable was out in its calculations, for Lord Astor's Golden Penny was beaten more easily by Godiva than in the One Thousand Guineas. Drawing Price, a stable companion of Golden Penny, settled down to make the running, and as she came round the bend into the straight she was clear of Mannawind and Self Portrait. Towards the end of a mile Dame de Treffle, Joan Drake, Golden Penny, Silverlace 11, and Godiva were all closing on Drawing Prize, who by this time was beginning to weaken. Godiva continued on in fine style and, with a minimum of .effort, strode into the lead half a mile from home, and, displaying no signs of faltering, she quickly shook off the attentions of Silverlace 11, to win easily. Valeraine was ridden out to take third place from Golden Penny. The start for this race took place a long way out of sight of the stands behind a belt of trees, and it was learned after the riders had come back that Godiva began very slowly, and at one time was some 15 or more lengths behind the pacemaker, Drawing Prize, who was in front when the colours could first be seen. Yet soon after the long straight had been reached Godiva could be seen coming ?£J. n + ,f wid.eroutside. Five furlongs trom the finish she came across the ;.! wulear of them > and as she went past the more experienced riders it is ht ai ed + T,0n g?od authority that Marks bade them farewell. fh?°t?+Y a h*. s n°w won six races, of the total value of £7804.

LONDON, June 19

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GODIVA'S DOUBLE WIN, Evening Post, Volume CXXX, Issue 28, 1 August 1940

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GODIVA'S DOUBLE WIN Evening Post, Volume CXXX, Issue 28, 1 August 1940

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