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FIRST OF CLASSICS

ANOTHER FOR LORD DERBY

The first of the English classics was run at Newmarket on Tuesday, when the honours in the One Thousand Guineas went to Sun Stream, a Hyperion filly who had been very highly rated at the close of her two-year-old career. Sun Stream was bred by her owner. Lord Derby, who won the same event in 1943 with the King Salmon filly Herringbone. Actually, Sun Streams win gave her owner his sixth win in the event during the period 1916 to date. Drift, the dam of the Hyperion filly, was by Swynford from Santa Cruz, who was a daughter of the bt. Simon mare Santa Brigida. As a two-year-old Drift showed a tendency to be slow to find her feet, but she developed into a really good filly at three years, winning the Atalanta Stakes, the Breeders' St. Leger at Derby, and Caledonian Hunt Cup, 1 mile and 5 furlongs. As a Matron.—At the stud Drift produced in turn Fairhaven (.now at the stud), Tideway (.One Thousand Guineas winner), Heliopoiis, Oil Shore, Seven Seas, and Sun Stream. Seven Seas and Heliopoiis (now siring winners at the Coidstrum Stud, Lexington) are own brothers to Sun Stream. The next' dam, Santa Cruz, was another good breeder, her produce including the useful Sans Changer, who won on consecutive days at Liverpool, and, in the following year, a Brighton Cup.

The Runner-up.—Blue Smoke, run-ner-up to Sun Stream in the One Thousand Guineas, is a product of Blue Peter, a Fairway horse who m 1939 won the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby Stakes for Lord Rosebery, the | breeder and owner of Blue Smoke. Actually, but for the war Blue Peter | might have been listed as one ot the restricted winners of the triple-crown, but the St. Leger was not run. Last year, Lord Rosebery won the Derby Stakes with another of Blue Peters progeny, Ocean Swell, but the colt was beaten into third in, the St. Leger by Tehran (Bois Roussell—Stafaralla) and Borealis (Brumeux—Aurora).On Top.—Foxiana has been placed at the head of the handicaps for both the Great Northern Steeplechase and Hurdles, having 12.0 in the former and 11 5 in the latter. When he won the Grand National Steeplechase the Hunting Song gelding had 1113, and he ran second to Renascor in the Grand National Hurdles with the same poundage he has in the Great Northern Hurdles But that was in August 1942, and for a horse who has been off the scene so long his task is a formidable one. Two Failures.—Lance Wing jauilt up a sequence of four wins before the "trot" was broken in the Great Autumn Handicap, and the Irish Lancer horse then failed to get m the money at Invercargill when weighted at 8.13. He is down to contest the Oamaru Winter Cup on Saturday with 31b less. Should Silver Sal go to the post the pair will form a strong bracket. Lightweights.—The weakness of the candidates for the^Oamaru Winter Cup is reflected in the fact that of the eleven prospective runners five are on the minimum and five weighted at from 7 7 to 73. Eastern Com, third in the Timaru Cup, might well make a bold showing at Oamaru. Handy ThroughouWAlthough hehas failed to win since taking the Waitohu Hack Handicap, 6 furlongs, at Otaki, in December Dash o' Dink ran a promising race at Ashburton. He wafXays Bhandy to the. leaders and was just touched off for third. . Trip Off.—The Waimate trainer J. Ellerslie: However, the Tiderace gelding will not lack for opportunities in preparation for the Grand Nationals in Afx Up4sive. T ßlack Light was a surorise favourite for the Eiffelton HacK Handicap at Ashburton. The Salma?undifiny dwelt at^the start bu.soon moved up, only to drop out before, the straight was reached. She should make Checked—St. Joachim was unlucky not Stake part in the finish of the hack sprint at. Ashburton. He was n a handy position behind the leadeis turning for home, but when making BTrun he was badly checked which deprived him of any chance of filling a To aCeBe Rested.-^Falconbridge has finisher! racing for the season. me Foxbrldge co?t ran several sound races .bu? ■his solitary success came in h Hororata Hack Handicap at Rangioia t™ Ortnber His trainer, C. Dawson, will nbw concentrate his attention on Competitor, a Foxbndge two-year-old who won the Dunedin Champagne He gave a satisfactory display while he lasted. He is a six-year-old gelding by Nightmarch from Lost Love. An Improvement.—ln the majority of his racS Boolamskee has failed to leave the barrier correctly, and he lost a lot of ground at Washdyke through moving back as the barrier went up. He waif off correctly at Ashburton, however, and .was. always prominent He is a dashing jumper and*.should m&^-Vea.%r^ Tree who was having her second outing in New Zealand came in for some support in the Trial Stakes at Ashburton. She led nast the home turn, but then retired. Ihe is a three-year-old by Wy^ood. Abbot from Scotswood, a mare by Bold Archer (half-brother to the Derby winner Papyrus). Bold Archer1 who sired an average .of eight separate two-year-old winners in seven successive years, was a brilliant juvenile himself. On arrival m this country Scotswood had a. filly foal at foot by the St. Leger winner Chumleigh, and had been served by Fox- | hUs2Sid Success.-Nurnie,. an elder 'brother to Lord Theio, registered two I successes last season as a .three-year-!old, the second one coming in the iSmithfield Hack Handicap at Washdyke. Strangely enough, it was not till last Saturday that he scored again, in the same event.

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FIRST OF CLASSICS, Evening Post, Volume CXXXIX, Issue 109, 10 May 1945

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