THE O.JC. MEETING. Second Day.— Thursday, November 11, [By Ocr Own Reporter.] There was an excellent attendance. A strong sou’-wester was again blowing, but the weather was not so unpleasant as on Tuesday, The course was very fast. The Governor and party were early visitors. Results;— MIDDLETON HURDLE RACE, of 150 sovs. Once round and a distance. 811—Mr Hope’s Missfire, 11.12 ... (Moore) 1 3r.fi—Mr Rutherford's Social Pest, 11.9 (Clarke) 2 80—Mr Bradley’s Powder Monkey, 9.0 (M. Kingan) 3 Also started; 152 Ilex (10.11, Robertson), 103 Dundee (10.3, Cochrane), 118 Lobo (10.3, Byrne), and 101 Haiti (9 9, Hands). Ilex and Dundee showed the way at the fall of the flag, Missfire leading the rest. At Cutts’s Powder Monkey got into third place, Social Pest next. At the next hurdle Kaiti fell, dislodging his rider. Along the baok stretch Dundee still held command, Ilex third, followed by Missfire and Social Pest some lengths away. Here Lobo ran off. At the kennels Dundee led Powder Monkey by two lengths, Missfire heading the rest, who were well bunched. Before the top turn was reached Ilex had retired beaten, At the top turn Dundee led Missfire by a length, Social Pest another length away. Dundee had now had enough, and allowed Powder Monkey to lead into the straight, but once heads were fairly turned for home Missfire drew out, and giving the light-weight the go-by, sailed home a comfortable winner by two lengths, Social Pest having supplanted Powder Monkey shortly after the final hurdle was negotiated. Time, 3rr.in o 2-osec. Total investments, £1,277, Dividend, £3 13i 6J. • Acone and Defiant are scratched for the Criterion Handicap. CRITERION HANDICAP, of 200 sovs. SeveS furlongs. 365—Mr Stead’s Uniform, by Hotchkiss Formo. 8.3 ... ... ... (Derrett) 1 509—Mr Webb’s Boreas, 8.12 ... (White) 2 89—Mr Curran’s Vanilla, 8.0 ... (Burns) 3 Also started; 314 Sedgebrook (8.4. Price), "I Belle Clair (8.3, Brown), 144 Vandyke (7.12, Matthews), 07 Culverin (7.8, Wilson), 116 Venus (Rainbow), 46 Dottrell (6.10, Hendrick), 25 Crescent (6.9, Radcliff), (S Paladin (6.7, MacDonald), 91 Zephyr (6.7, M’Clusky). Boreas darted off the moment the tapes were released, closely followed by Belle Glair, after whom came Crescent, Vandyke, and Uniform. That order was maintained to the entrance to the straight, when the mare retired beaten. At the distance Uniform ran into second place, and catching Boreas just below the people’s stand drew away, winning comparatively easily by two lengths ; Vanilla four lengths away ; then came Paladin, Vandyke, Culverin, 'and Sedgebrook. Time, Imin 30 3 usee. Investments, £1,935. Dividend, £4 Iss. Uniform’s brilliant running, compared with Tuesday’s form, was the subject of a good deal of adverse comment. DERBY STAKES, of 750 sovs. One mile and a-half. 1,062—Mr G. Stead’s b c Multiform, by Hotchkiss—Formo, 8.10 ... ... (Derrett) 1 59—Mr H. Goodman’s hr c Mountebank by Medallion—Vaultiess, 8.10 ... (Pine) 2 77—Mr Lowry’s be St. Conon, by St. Leger—,no Sapphire, 8.10 .. ....(Gallagher) 3 199—Hon. J. D. Ormond s ch c Defiant, by Dreadnought-Legacy, 8.10 ... (Davis) 0 After the quartet had paraded Mr Piper took them in charge, but at the word “go ” ■Defiant, who lay. alongside the rails, unfortunately whipped right round, taking no part in the race. The favorite had outside place. On the word being given Multiform drew out, with Mountebank as his nearest attendant. At Cutts’s Multiform led Mr Goodman’s colt by two lengths, St. Conon immediately behind, lying against the rails. At a mile the favorite was a length and a-half from the other pair, who were racing together. At the six-furlong post Multiform slightly increased his lead. At the five furlongs St. Conon fell back. At four furlongs nearly threelengthsseparatedeichofthethree. The favorite entered the straight with over two lengths’ lead, and without the Semblance of an effort, as Derrett sat like a statue, the son of Hotchkiss passed the winning post three lengths to the good, twelve lengths between second and third. Total investments, £1,407. Dividend, £1 3i 6d. The different stages of the journey were thus timed ; Quarter-mile, 29iseo; four furlongs, Se^sec; six furlongs, Imin 215 se c; mile, Imin 48Jsec ; mile and a-half, 2min 41sec, The victory was received with hearty cheering, and the winner received the blue riband at the hands of Lady Ranfurly.
JUVENILE PLATE, of 300 sovs, - Five furlongs. 93—Hon. J. D. Ormond’s ch c Daunt, by Dreadnought—Orientale, '3 yrs, 8.12 (Davis) 1 1114—Mr G. Stead’s ch c Gold Medallist, 3 yrs, 9*7 ... ... (Uerrett) 2 198—Mr M. Hobbs’s ch g Dundas, 2 yrs, 6.8 ~ „ , (Macdonald) 3 11G—Mr a. Mercer sl> c Blazer, 3 yrs, 8.4 ... 0 105—Mr J. Cassidy’s b f Bracelet, 3 yrs, 8.2 ... 0 Bracelet darted of! with the Lai, after whom came Daunt just in front of the favorite. Entering the straight Gold Medallist was two lengths behind Daunt, and though Derrett made desperate efforts to catch the leader he never could get on terms, and the hith< rto unbeaten colt suffered defeat by -a clear length ; Dundas three lengths off. Time, Imin 2 4-ssec. Dividend, £ls 18s 6J. A great cheer was given for the winner and the trainer. METROPOLITAN HANDICAP, of 400 sovs. One mile and a-half. Mr Chaafe’s St. Paul, by St. Leger—Satanella, 4 yrs, 8.13 1 Mr S. M'Guinness’s Waiuku, aged,i9.7 ... 2 Mr W. Davies’s Leda, 6 yrs, 7.3 ... ... 3 Won easily by two lengths. Time, 2min 39 l-Ssec. Sf.i.uxg Two-year-old Race. Fulka 1, Ben Farley 2, Fatigue 3. Dividend, £3 7s 6d. A London cablegram states that Merman has been backed at 100 to 14 for the Liverpool Autumn Cup. Concluding results at Auckland yesterday;— Hunt Club Hurdles, Nor’-weat, 19j; Shorts, Eton, £34 7s; Tally-ho Steeplechase, Conscript, £5 2s; Farmers’ Steeplechase, Mollyhawk, £2 16s. On the second day of the Napier Suburban races First Shot (£3 14■) won the Puketapu Handicap, Drury Lane (£2 1-) the Hurdles, Aphony (£2 8-) the Taradalo Handicap, First Shot (£2 10?) the Green Meadows Handicap, Aphony (£2 2 j ) the Flying Handicap (. f er Te Hapuku had been disqualified for foul riding), and Daphne (£7 6?) the Ladies’ Purse. Further results at the Plumpton Park trots yesterday : —Selling Handicap, Sweet, £l4i; Riecarton Handicap, Colonial, £5 14j ; Nursery Handicap, The Baron had a walkover ; Telegraph Handicap, Cocky, £l3 10s, Hordern being disqualified ; Final Handicap, Little Willie, £l4 16j. Winton results; First day: Hurdles, Rebel, £2 9s ; Guineas, Green Baby, £1 7a; Cup, Emmeline, £2 10s; Trot, White Wave, £0; Maiden, Decoy, £1 8s; Flying, Battlefield, £2 03 ; Harness Trot, Mick, £4 15s. Second day ; Hurdles, Rebel, £4 14a; Tradesmen’s, Emmeline, £2 2a; Stewards’, Glenelg, £7 83; Maiden Trot, Joe, £1 18a; Selling Race, Zillah, £1 15s; Prince of Wales Stakes, Paru, £4B 6.3; Trot, Artist, £54, On the second day of the Taratahi-Carter-ton meeting Bikoline won the Hack Maiden, paying £2 s‘, Undine the Grand Stand Welter (£ls), Ned Kelly the Second Hurdles (£4), Whairio the Carterton Handicap £2 ss), On Dit the Telegraph Handicap (£2), and Voltaire the Olareville Handicap (£2).
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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10468, 11 November 1897