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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8056, 5 November 1889
The result of the Melbourne Cup will be issued by us as an “ extra ” at about six o’clock this evening. Owing to the scant support given to the movement by the Otago Chess Club* the proposal to promote an intercolonial chess tournament, to be held in Dunedin during the Exhibition period, has been abandoned.
THE C.J.C. MEETING.
[From Our Owk Reporter ]
CHRISTCHURCH, November 5,
It was a delightful day though rather warm, and the attendance was fully up to the average. The Governor reached the ground shortly after the Hurdle Race was determined. For the Hurdles AI;Ua was served ■up a warm favorite; and next in demand came Satan (who carried a lot of Otago money) and Ivanhoe (who was steadfastly supported by those who witnessed his recent performance), Ahua and his stable companion led the field a merry dance till nearly a mile and a-half had been traversed, when the horses closed up } but the want of condition told on the top Weight, ivanhoe, who was in the pink of condition, wihnlug easily in the run home. For the Maiden Stakes, for which fourteen saddled up, Chain Shot and Rose Argent divided the favoritism ; but whatever chance the former had was completely extinguished by the miserable start, of which Rose Argent and Alcinous bad all the best. Mr Stead’s fillymaintained her advantage throughout, winning very comfortably in the good time of Imin 4482 c. The following are the results :
HURDLE RACE, of 100 eovs. Two milce. Ivanhoe, list 31b .. .. •• 1 Ahua, 1 let 12 b .. .. .. 2 Scc'etary, lOst.. . .. •• 3 Tornado (11.0), Satan (9,10), College Boy (9.8), Securus (9 7), Waipapa (9.0), and Cathedral (9.0) also ran. Satan and Securus led for a mile and ahaif, when the latter gave place to Ivanhoe. A great race between Ivanhoe and Ahua ensued, but the top weighed baulked at the last jump, and was beaten by a length and a half; Secretary, another length off, third. Time, 4min s}sec. Dividends, L 5 14s and L 4 18s, MAIDEN STAKES, of 100 eovs, Thrcc-ycar-olds, 7st 7b; four-year-olds and upwards, Sat 21b ; mares allowed 51b .geldings 31b. O.ie mile. Mr Stead's Rose A gent, 3 vre, 7st2lb (Cusdin) .. 1 Mr P Bullet's Repose, 5 yr?, 7st 111b (Holmes).. 2 Mr Harris’s Red Ensign, i yta. 7st 111b (Harris) .. 3 Chain Shot (8 2), Alcinous (8.1). Stoat (711), Miss George (7.11), Von Tempsky (7 7), Helmsman (7.7), Road Metal (7 7), Investigator (7.7), Don Ciciar (7 4), Cypriote (7.2), Charming (7.2), and Fiesole (7.2) also started. Rose Argent led forashortdistance, but was passed by Red Ensign at the bottom of the course, where Chain Shot made an filort, but died away. Rose Argent again headed the field, end won easily by a clear length and a-half from Repose, who cime fast. Red Ensign was a good third. Time, Imin 43Jsec. Dividends, L 3 16s fid and L2 18s fid, NEW ZEALAND CUP, a handicap sweepstakes of ■2O sovs each, with 1,000 sovs added; second horse to receive 200 sovs, and the third horse 100 sovs out of the stake. Two miles. Mr S. Goliad’s hj c Tirailleur, by Mu ket-Florencc M’Carlhy, 3yre, 6st 71b (including 21b overweight) (Collelo) 1 Mr G. G. Stead's gr o Soots Grey, by Musket—Maid of A'hol.Syrs, 7st2lb .. .. (Cusdin) 2 Ur J. Stephenson's hj hj Occident, by Lapidist-Tho WesM vrs. 7st 91b .. .. (Chapman) 3 Mr E, Cults’s b m Dudu, by Somnus-Fatno, 5 yrs, 9it , •• 0 Messrs Hearn and Kennedy’s b hj Keeluso, by Dmicl O’R urke-Valtarlna, 4 yrs, Sit I2lb .. 0 Mr G Hunter's blk m Whisper, by Albany-Till Tale, Syr, 7st 12b 0 Mr J. Jones’s blk hj British Lion, by Leolmus— Spritroll, 6 yrs, 7st 101 > .. ■ ■ 0 Ur II Lunn’s b hj Wakatipu, by The Drummer— Corisando, 5 yrs, 6>t .. .. . • ■ • 0
All the acceptors faced the starter. Tirailleur, on whom Collelo was riding 2lb overweight; went out a fiihi favorite. The Yaldhuist party planked their dollars down on Scots Grey right royally; but some knowing ones declined to follow the lead, averring that the grey was palpably lame. Consistent supporters of the stable, however, strongly disputed this, saying that the colt would beat far more than beat him. The Otago money followed Occident, and some reputed clever people steadily supported Wakatipu on the strength of a phenomenal gallop he did last week. The stable connections, however, had no confidence in him, owing to some ailment affecting him since yesterday, and at one time had a thought of scratching him. From an even start Wakatipu led the field at a merry pace for nearly a mile and a-half, Scots Grey (who had been his nearest attendant the whole journey) then giving him the go-by. Entering the straight, Recluse made his effort, but the weight told. Dudu was never dangerous. Tirailleur, who had been lying very handy, then started off in pursuit of Scots Grey, catching him opposite the outside totalisators. A desperate race home ensued, the favorite winning very comfortably by three-quarters of a length, Occident four lengths away. Whisper was fourth, Dudu fifth. Occident finished very badly, running all over the course, and finishing under the judge’s box. The last mile and a-half of the journey was done in the capital time of 2min 39sec. Dividends, L2 2s and L2 11s fid. The win was very popular, as Mr Gollan’s colt had been steadily supported since the Hawke’s Bay meeting, revealed his form. He is coupled with most of the Melbourne Cup favorites in the double wagering on the two big spring handicaps. WELCOME STAKES, a sweepstakes of lOsovseacb, with 250 sovs added. For two-year-olds. Four furlongs. .... . MrE. Cut’s’ab or br o Pygmalion, by Apromont —Nautilus, Bst 51b .. .. •• •• 1 Mr 0. 0- Stead’s b c Moraine, by Apremout— Miss Flat, 8«t s!h .. .. •• •• “ Major Gcortro’a ch o Bcpusal, by bust King— Mimphi*. Sit 51'o .. •• •• 3 Mr P. Bullci’h be Biy Kb p, by Cftdogtin— Circyra, 8 i sl’> • ■ ■ •; ® Mr Atkinson’* br c Ba Trovato, by Aprcmont Flattery. 8d 51b .. .. • • •• 0 M*j <t Gio'fi’’* b f Vcndc'ta, by St. Aloans— The Maid, 8-t •• 0 Mr J. 0. O-mond’s b f Lullaby, by Apremont— Hammock. 8-t .. • • •• •• 0 Mr W. Fowlin'* b ( Watercress, by Ts dull—Water b f Inez, by Albany- '/A ioa, Sat 0 THE ENGLISH DERBY. (By Electric Telegraph.—Copyright.) (Per Press Association.] LONDON, November 3. The Hon. J. White’s Derby candidates arc in constant exercise at Newmarket, THE V.R.C. MEETING. (By Electric Telegraph—Copyright.] (Per Press Association.] MELBOURNE, November 5, (Received November 5, 1880, at 1 p.m.) The weather is glorious for the second day’s racing of the V.R.C. spring meeting. Mild spurts were Indulged in this morning, nothing going better than Chicago; albeit Melos, Carbine, Bravo, Oakleigh, Prince Consort, Benzon, and Chetwynd_ are all looking splendid. Chetwynd is in specially good condition, and at Tattersall’s late last night 5,000 to 200 was accepted about him, whilst Prince Consort was heavily supported at 1,000 to 25, Bluouose has been backed lo win L 3.000 at 100 to 1. Tim same price was o fluxed against Chaldean without leading to any business.
'l'he following ate the latest tips!— “ Augur” in the ‘ Argus ’ goes for Melos 1, Bravo 2, Chicago or Knight of the Garter 3. “ Asmodeus ” in the ‘Ago’ fancies Chicago 1, Melos 2, Prince Consort or Knight of the Garter 3. Hales is to have the mount on Benzon.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8056, 5 November 1889
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