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RACING.

NEIL GOW WINS THE TWO THOUSAND.' -.. .' Everything about this Two Thousand was gorgeous "except the attendancc—ibeav^tifu'll sunshi(he jrepl'acfed the vile weather of Tuesday, the field embraced all the stars, and the ; 'finis'h was superlative. I did think the potentialities of this great race would bring the multitude to Newmarket in exceptional numbers, but the attendance was only an average one for Guineas day. What do people want? Lord Rosebery was present with his two 'sons, and all three, with various members of 'the Rothschild' family, were interested observers ,pf Neil'.Gbw as he walked round the Birdcage. Except for his tendency to legginess the colt would have few critics of his appearance. "Nothing looks better than yours, my lord," Sam Darling remarked to the Primrose earl. "Yes," replied Lord Rosebery, ."he. does look well, and he seems quiet -to-day." -Neil Gow and Tressady cantered down to the post side by side, and the former gave no indication of his well-known idiosyncrasies ,until reaching the post, but there h^fef used to line up for a time. It #as Lemberg, however, who created the most trouble— a surprise ing fact, in view of his character for sedateness. He and' Neil Gow were drawn together 6n the stand side, and to this was confined all the refractoriness. It was not of a violent nature, however, nor very long continued, though I. suppose the enemies of the gate would point scornfully to a .delay ofeigrht minutes.' ' Neil Gow never does jump off with the alacrity of a good beginner, but he was not at much disadvantage in this respect on Wednesday, and how-' -$^©£*they started he was quickly on terms with Lemiberg. Placithe donkey work unby Whiskbroom, and >by nnj^^ % ,^iird only V couple of le^hsV|fe|dnd the Derby cracks the Ain^b^l{|rr^>ly bore ouy the stories of; fbif^ improvement since the Craven St&l^^'fpne or two people impetuolllpshouted for Whiskybfoom, but th^fi^|lce misjudging . the angle. Befoi^pey passed the American the rieeJ^arly was a match between. ;NeilJ;pow ,and Lemberg, and all the ;^a^ilrorn the Bushes ibheir jockeys ignore the rest. They i\Vatcihed[ each other like a cat waching Va' 'iripu|e. Maher probably > did not go ahead with the chestnut, v|v^a- if he could, relying on an electrifying burst up the hill; but at the ''s^fe'time he saw to it that, when -Dallon; shook up Lemberg lie got no J^preciable distance away. It se'em■^dvtoi me Lemberg had a good neck entering, the Dip, but up i- the' hill the phenomenal climbing 'caparity of the other soon brought h ! im ; up level, and then was fought /put one of the most malignant fin■isihes ever seen on NeSvmarket Heath, had the worse ground with ■Neil Gow on his whip hand and so Close as to incommode him slightly at the crucial juncture. Anyhow that was the impression convej^ed to me, and I thought Dillon took a ■pull, at the near rein with the object of easing, the position. Certainly Lemberg for_ a few strides had his head sideways. He. was. 'beaten a Ihort one, perhaps a little ibit unluckily, and I really believe he will turn the tables at Epsom. R.G. :

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RACING., Grey River Argus, 2 July 1910

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