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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889
THE LANCASHIRE PLATE
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LONDON, September 21, The following is the result of the race run at Manchester to-day for the
LANCASHIRE PLATE, of 12,000 sovs, added to a sweepstakes of 20 sovs each for starters. The nominator of the winner to receive 1,000 eovs out of the stakes; owner of second, 1,000 sovs; nominator of second, 500 sovs; owner of third, 300 sovs: and nominator of third, 200 sovs. Two-yoar-olds, 7st 61b ; three, Sat 21b; four, Sst 91b ; mares and geldings allowed Sib. Winners extra, Duka of Portlands bo Donovan, by Galopin— Mowerlna, 3 yrs, ostl2lb(inoludlng 101b penalty) 1 Mr C. Perkins’s eh c Ohitahob, by Robert the Devil —Jenny Howlet, 3 yrs, 9st 121b (including 101b penalty) .. •• •• ■■ •• 2 —.—-— Alicante .. .. S
A.J.C. SPRING MEETING,
BVDNEV, September 21. Drizzling intermittent rain fell on the opening day of the A.J.C. meeting, and the attendance, though good, was below the average. The surprise of the meeting was the defeat of Merriment in the Derby by both of the Hon. J. White’s candidates. From the report of the race below it will be seen that Merriment had a good position for a mile, when he died away, and the representatives of the Squire of Kirkham fought out a desperate finish. The following are the results : HURDLE RACE. Two miles and a-half. Willoughby, lOst lllb .. .. ..1 Beggar Man, list 71b . • ■ • 2 Ogre, 9at 61b 3
Seven horses started. At the finish Willoughby won easily hy lour lengths. Time, smin 3sec. TRIAL STAKES. One mile and a-qu«tt>r. The Tyler, 7st 91b .. 1 Maglnua, Sat 51b .. •< 8 Little Betnie, 7at 121b 3 Won with a little in hand in 2min 16|aec. A.J.C. DERBY. One mile and a-half. Hon. J. White’s ch g Singapore, by MartiniHenry—Malacca .. .. •• (Huxley) 1 Hon. J. Wbite’a b g Rudolph, by Martini-Henry— Rusk „ .. •• (Hales) 2 Mr Lamond’s b c Sydney, by Maribyrnong (Harris) S Mr W. Cannon’s oh c Merriment, by Goldsbtough -Happy Thought .. •• - 0
Knight Templar also started, Betting: 6 to 4 agst’ Merriment, 6 to 4 Rudolph, 5 to I Singapore. _ On the fail of the flag Knight Templar rushed to tho front and led the field for a couple of hundred yards, when the favorite assumed the lead, and sweeping past the stand was a length clear of the field, Singapore, Knight Templar, Sydney, Rudolph followed in that ofejer. There was little alteration in tbp positions fyhen a mile had been left behind, bqt then the field closed up, and the favorite was in trouble, Three furlongs from home the plaoed horses were past Merriment, Singapore having the advantage by half a length from Sydney, who was between Mr White’s candidates. Entering the straight Singapore maintained his advantage, and''here fjalsa on Rudolph, a stable companion to the leader, made a
desperate effort to get on terms, and although he easily disposed of Sydney, could never get up to Singapore, who won by a length and a-half. Merriment last. Time, 2min 44sec,
EPSOM HANDICAP. One mile. Novice, flat 61b .. (Moran) 1 Dreadnought, Tat 121b .. (Hales) 2 Sorclla, Cat I2lb .. .. (M’Nulty) 8 Twenty-seven horses started. Betting: 10 to 1 against Dreadnought, 20 to 1 against Novice. From a good start Dreadnought led to the straight, where it looked a certainty for the son of the doughty Chester, but Novice, who challenged him at the distance, staying longest, won a good race by two-thirds of a length. Time, Imin 43|sec. SPRING STAKES. One mile and o-half. Hon. J. White’s Aboroorn, 9st6lb X Mr W. Gannon’s Melos, Bat .. ... 2 Hon. J. White’s Sinecure, Tst 21b ~ 3 Six horses started. The flag fell to an even start, from which Melos made the running, and even when well in the straight appeared to have the race, but Hales brought along the top weight, and, inside of the distance, got on terms with the leader, gaining the verdict by half a length. Manton also ran, but was at no part of the race daugerous, and be finished fourth, having behind him the Australian Peer and Keith. WELTER HANDICAP. One mile and a-quarter. Mikado .. -I Pirate .. ... .. “ •• 2 Hester .. .. .. . • • • •' Fourteen horses started. Won easily. Time, 2min 20seo.
At Tattersall's on Saturday night there was brisk wagering over the Metropolitan Stakes, for which Abercorn, after his win in the Spring Stakes, was made a firmer favorite, and at the close he was a point shorter than anything else, the best price being: 4to 1 agst Abercorn, sto 1 Ellerdale and Wycombe, 6 to 1 The Tyler, 100 to 4 Kitawa, Bluenose, and Locksley, 100 to 3 West Lynne and Tartar. For the V.R.C. Derby Dreadnought remains favorite at 4 to 1, Singapore 6 to 1, Dunkeld Bto 1. The sensation of the evening was the rushing of Merrie England into the market, and the colt was backed down to 7 to 1.
The Sydney Derby winner, Singapore, is engaged in the Melbourne Cup, in which he will now have to carry 7st Gib instead of the Cst 121b at which he was handicapped. He is also engaged in the Champion race. Merriment’s staying capabilities, as shown by his victory in the Hawkesbury Guineas (one mile) and his defeat in this race (one mile and a-half) was pretty correctly gauged by the writer of Sydney training notes in the ‘Australasian,’ who on the Slat ult. wrote : “ Merriment went about a mile fast. Hedies away at the finish, as also does Bernardo at anything over a mile." Manton’s defeat in the Spring Stakes was not unexpected, he having been reported to be backward in condition. Maxim has been scratched for the Melbourne Cap, Mr Stead having cabled across to the V.R.C. secretary to that effect last week.
Lorraine’s inglorious show at Timaru has greatly disgusted his numerous supporters for the New Zealand Cup. He ran last of six in the President’s Handicap. Ayrshire, winner of L 35,000 in stakes for the Duke of Portland, has gone to the stud. Donovan, the Duke’s other big prize winner, has now won about L 54,000 in stakes.
The Australian horse Ringmaster carried 7st 13!b in the Great Ebor Handicap at York, in which he ran second to King Monmouth (Sst 121b). The sum of LIO.OOO has been offered for the brilliant but unfortunate colt Friar’s Balsam, the offer coming from a Hungarian breeder.
T. Loates had on August 9 established a long lead in the list of winning jockeys in England. On that date his score stood at ninety-two, while 6. Barrett came next with seventy-seven, and F. Barrett followed with sixty-two successful rides. Trainers have been busy at Riccarton during the week (says the ‘ Canterbury Times ’), but nothing of a sensational character has been allowed to transpire. Merrie England appeared better than Chain Shot in a fast mile and a-half, and the younger horse is clearly the sounder of the two. Exchange is burdened with a tremendous lot of flesh, and cannot be got ready until the autumn, but looks like standing work. Dudu is particularly well, and the same may be said of Cynisca and British Lion, while the rest of Cutts’s string are doing good work. Wakatipu and Son-of-a-Gun are also making satisfactory progress ; but Springston does not just now give one the impression of lasting through the season. Helmsman and Vandal are much improved, and O’Brien’s young ones are shaping well. Thackeray now promises to be the earliest of Butler’s lot, but will enconnter formidable opposition from some of his contemporaries. Sultan should be pleasing his trainer, but Catamount has recently shown some temper. The police have secured two convictions against the Sydney ‘ Referee ’ for publishing advertisements of “ consultations,” and fines of LlO and L2O respectively were inflicted upon the proprietors of the paper. After his return from England Joe Scott, the well-known Dunedin pedestrian, who holds the championship belt of the world for long distance walking, decided to give up a career which had brought him a good deal of fame, but very little cash. He has, however, received such tempting offers from Australia that he has practically decided to try his luck once more on the track, and has entered for three of the events to be held in Adelaide by the Australian International Athletic Tournaments Company. It was felt in Australia that unless Scott was induced to put in ap appearance the tournament would be robbed of some of its glory, and it was therefore decided to hold out inducements sufficient to tempt him to attend. Under these circumstances, Scott has entered for the six days and nights’ go-as-you-please contest, which starts on the 9th November. The prizes are: First, Ll5O and gold medal; second, L7O: third, L3O; fourth, L2O; fifth, LlO. Scott has also entered for the twenty-five miles handicap walking match and the ten miles running handicap, provided the dates of those events do not interfere with the go as-you-pleasc contest.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889
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