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This week's budget contains amongst other items an account of Waiuku'a win at Gatwick, also the finish of the Ascot meeting, and reports of big stakes at Newmarket and Sandown Park. At Ascot, the Sportsman says, sound discretion was exercised in not pulling out Cyllene for the Hardwicke Stakes afterthe work be had done, and in his absence eightf contested the valuable prize. Ninus was selected for favouritism, and Manners was backed to supplement the success he had gained earlier in the week.- They ran first and second, but Ninus well sustained the challenge he made from tho distance, and had the vt-idiot by a length and a-half. M. J. do Bremond decided to rely upon Le Senateur — who had made the running for his stable companion, Gardefeu, in the race for the Gold Cvp — for ■the Alexandra Plate, and only Nouveau Riche and Grace Skelton came out to oppose him. Evens were accepted about tho chance of tho French colt, who won easily by half a dozen lengths from Grace Skelton. Twenty runners were found for the popular Wokingham Slakes, the field thus being three in excess of that of last year. The form shown in tha, iloyal Hunt Cup is often a good index to the probable result of the shorter contest, and it proved so when Eager, on the strength of hia. second to Refractor on Wednesday, was well, backed to win. This he did in the handsomest style, for' all his 9.7, and those wha follow the fortunes of Mr Fairies representative had some recompense for the Hunt Cup defeat, and the satisfaction of seeing the beat handicap performance of the week. Most backers pinned their faith to Harrow for the Sandringham Foal -Stakes at Sandown Park, and the plunging led to his starting at an 11 to 8 odds on chance. The good thing did nob come off, however, and, failing to stay tha mile well, he made no fight when challenged insfde the distance by Sinopi, who won by three lengths. The winner is by Marcion from Simonetta, by St. Simon — Ithona, by Beadsman. The field for the British Dominion Two-year-old Raco attracted only five runners to the post, but a grand race was witnessed between Stealaway and Longy. The latter was carrying a steadier of 9.9, giving 151b to Stealaway, who won a good race by a neck from the Trenton colt, who was found to be coughing whilst at the poet. Going on to Newmarket, the July Stakes had been looked forward to with peculiar interest aa affording an opportunity for the Prince of Wales's colt Diamond Jubilee to demonstrate the truth or otherwisa of the form he had shown in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot. ' Ba had hardly reached the starting post ere ha began to misbehave. In an attempt to unship Watts he managed to break the martingale, and the endeavour of his jockey to repair the damage gave tho colt the opportunity to effect- his dislodgetnent. Once free, he galloped half a mile before he could be caught. These vagaries led to his decline, in the market. In tho race;, the Prince's colt- seemed to bo doing well for half the journey; but he declined to struggle further, and his "perverse--ness was shared by Bonarosa. This allowed Captain Kettle and Galveston, a couple ofi' outsiders, to battle out the finish, which, by a neck, went in favour of the first-named. The winner was purchased by Mr Wallace Johnstone for 580gs when the Beenham House yearlings came yip for sale at Ascot, and is by Buccaneer out of Comette, by Robert the - Devil. In the Princess of Wales's Stakes tha Derby winner, Flying Fox, was called upon by the big task before him to set at, rest any doubts that may have been entertained as to his quality. He effectually dispelled any scepticism on the point by winning the Ten Thousand Pounder in irreproachable fashion from his stable companion, Royal Emblem, who was making his first public appearance, and to whom he conceded 171b,. and a three lengths' verdict could have been largely ircreased at the will of his jockey.

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RACING IN ENGLAND., Otago Witness, Issue 2371, 10 August 1899

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RACING IN ENGLAND. Otago Witness, Issue 2371, 10 August 1899