RACING IN ENGLAND.
EPSOM SUMMER.' Mat 30. O\KS STAKES, Of 50 soya. each, h ft, for threo-y«ar-old fillies, But 101b each ; the owner of the second to receivo &00 bo ys, and the third 160 cut of the stakes. Abuit a ici'e and a half. 148 eu.be. Mr Abington'sbf Busybody, by Petrarch-Spin-away . .. .. (T Cannon) 1 Mr R Peck's b t Suporba, by Sterling Highland Flingr .. .. .. (F Archer) 2 Sir J Willaughby'd eh f Queen Adelaide, by Hermit —Adelaide .. (F We>>b) 3 Lord Bradford's b f Whitelock, by Wenlock- White Heather .. .. .. (Tomlins^n) 0 Mr T Jennings' eh f Legacy, by Veetminster -Execution . . . . . . (J Goater) 0 Mr Manton's b f Kinfauns, by Wild Oats- Maid rf Perth .. .. .. (SLoates) 0 Lord Zetland's b f Pinta, by Adventurer— SpiegelBchiff .. .. .. (J Wfttts) 0 Mr Perkins' b I Wild Shot, by Umpire— Wild Duck (J Osbornr) 0 Sir G Chetwynd's eh f Quilt, by Hermit Patchwork .. (CWooa) 0 Betting at the start ; 105 to 100 on Busybody, 4 to 1 against Superba, 9 to 2 Queen Adelaide, 100 to 7 Whitelock, 15 to 1 Quilt, 25 to 1 Kinfauns, 40 to 1 Wild Shot. Before the fall of the flag Whitelock began to exhibit signs of fractiousness. The display of temper on her part soon increased, and five or Bix failures were caused solely by the disinclination of Whitelock to join the others. As soon, however, as her head was in the right direction Mr M'George gave the signal, and although the last from the post she quickly drew into the middle of the field. On the other hand, Superba, who got off about level with Queen Adelaide, soon took the sternmoßt berth, and after the Queen had figured in the van from Pinta, Legacy, Kinfauns, and Quilt for a couple of hundred yards, she was also ■teadied. Kinfauns held a slight lead in passing Sherwood'B from Pinta, Legacy, Whitelock, and Quilt, and the others were headed by Wild Shot until entering the furzes. At this point Pinta and Legacy jointly bore their colours to the fore from Kinfauna and C^uilt, of whom the lnst-named pair gave way just beyond the mile-post to Wild Shot, although remaining at her girths. In their hoels lay Busybody to the top of the hill, when Legacy parted company from Pinta, who thereupon rapidly dropppd into the last place. The decline of Lord Zetland's representative left Wild Shot in close attendance upon Legacy, whom she joined five furlongs from home, and they were pufsued by Quilt, Busybody. Queen Adelaide, and Kinfauns, clear of Whitelock and Superba, until half-way round Tattenham Cornnr. The favourite then took third place, and Kinfauns went ©n wide by Bide with Quilt until crossing the road , when W )d Shot, who had just beforehand given Legaoy
the go-by, yielded the command to Busybody. The latter in the middle of the course was attended by Wild Shot, Quilt, and Kinfauns (all on her left.) until halfway down the straight, when Queen Adelaide drew up, pulling double, between Busybody and .Quilt, with Superba following like a shadow in the former's heels. No sooner had Busbody been set going in earnest to stretch Queen Adelaide than the left-hand trio hung out signals of distress, and at the distance- she had settled the " Queen." The time was now come, however, for the carefully-husbanded Superba to make her effort, and she challenged in such a determined fashion that the reached Busybody's girths opposite the private stand, and it was all out of the favourite to win an exciting race by half a length ; Queen Adelaide was a bad third, Wild Shot fourth, Quilt fifth, Kinfauns sixth, Whitelock seventh, and Pinta a long way last. Time 2 mm. 47 and one-fifth sec. Value of the stakes to the winner £3425.
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RACING IN ENGLAND., Otago Witness, Volume 26, Issue 1705, 26 July 1884
RACING IN ENGLAND. Otago Witness, Volume 26, Issue 1705, 26 July 1884
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