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SPORTING NOTES.

Menschikoff was kicked recently at Caulfield, but is said to be all right again. Good accounts coma from the E-ouin concerning Lupeme, a half-brother, by the Government stallion Lupin, to Brighton. After a laps© of several years the success of Dan O'Brien's colours on Multifid in tho Canterbury Cup last week was very popular. Isolt's sister, Lady Lyonors, showed a lot of pace in the Cressy Welter Handicap on Saturday, and she should win a race before long. Savoury ran a good race in the Members' Handicap, but had no chance at the finish with King Biliy and Ballarat, though he beat a'l the others. Intelligence, though a speedy filly up to a mil«, is evidently not a stayer, her collaDsp in the Oaks soon af tex reaching the straight being very sudden. Montigo, who won th© Otaio Plate, is a five-year-old by Strowan, who won tho Middlepark Stakes in Mr G. G. Steadi's colours. Montigo 19 a useful sort of gelding. Sir Georgo Clifford has won the Pioneer Handicap three years in succession, with Glenowlet, Kirrienrair and Glenculloch, all of whom are by Claranald — Madcwla. Wirral improved out of all knowledge between the first and last days of the Canterbury Jockey Club's, meeting, and ho should win a big race before the Reason closes. No hon?a competing at the rocent Riccarton meeting ehowed more consistent form than Stronghold. Schooling and racing over hurdles have evidently improved 1 him a lot. A good-looking brother to the champion Australian three-year-old, Poseidon, by Po?itano — Jacinth, is expected to elicit keen competition at the Sydney yearling Bale3 next Easter. • It- is reported that an Aus-tralwin -sportsman made an unsuccessful cff:T of 18,00053 for the English 'two-year-old colt Slieve Gallion, who has been a good performer during the present season. Petrovna's two displays at the barrier on Saturday sug-cested that the Stepniak mar© was growing tired of racing. She refused to otart ence before, on the second day of the a-utumn meeting.

The hard going at RiccaTton found out a good few of the horses engaged at the recent meeting, and peveral of them were rhowin? unmistakable signs of soreness before the end of the week.

Seal Rock, after a moderate display in the Derby, showed a surprising turn of fneed in the cWinsr stages of the FpTid*lton Handicap. Tho half-brother to Gladsome may yet develop into a- useful horse. Tho Australian jockev, B. Oar«!aJre. after a few months' sojourn in England, has gone to Austria under engagement for a year. He opened au=piciouslv in fbo new country, ridin? a winner the day after his arrival. Instances of what our American friends would describe as " supine horsemanship " were in plentiful evidence during tho recent meeting at Riccarton. Thero is certainly a dearth, of good riders in th© colony just now.

News comes from Melbourne to tTio effect that Cla.rence O'Neill, who was in an hospital in that ci.ty for several months, as tho result of a broken thigh, will probably again be forced to have tho thigh re-broken and reset.

Molodeon carried Bst Sib and won, the principal event at the Sandown Park meeting, near Melbourne, last month. He just won by half a length, and hud to survive a protest for crowding Tulkerco or. the rails at tha finieh.

The once powerful stable presided over by Jarnea Scobie, Rt Ballarat, annexed its first race for several months when Katanga, by Hotchkiss — Crescent and therefore full-broth-er to Starshoot, won the Trial Handicap at Sandown Park.

According to a report from Melbourne. A. West's stable at Caulfiold is likely to havo aclearing solo shortly of some of its highpriced horses. This stable, it may be mentioned, shelters Monschikoff, Cuneiform and Delaware at present. Buccleuch, by Benzoin — Reverie, created a favourable impression by his running at tho Canterbury Jockey Club's meeting, and he looks like- winning a big race later on. Ho is, it may be noted, a half-brother to that good but unlucky horse Y/cibeck. There appeared to be a yood deal of un..©cessary bumping- in tho Suburban Hurdle Handicap. Leesido got all the worst cf the deal, or he- would probably hnvo beaten Sardonyx just as easily as he did in the cas& of tho "no raco " earlier in tho day. _ Signalman refused to leavo tho mark in either of his engagements at the recent, meeting at Riccarton. As ho wound up last season with a similar performance at Trentham, his backers have now ,had three experiences in succession of failing to get a run for their monev.

The Lark cost backers a- lot of money during the recent meeting at JRiccartcn. He was heavily supported in each of his four engagements, but he seemed unable to pace it in the early stages of his races, though ha was always running on voll when it was too late.

The start for the Metropolitan Handicap at Riccarton last week was far from being 1 one of Mr H. Piper's best efforts. Star Rosa, Crichton and Armistice got a lot the worst of it, and, &3 so oi.an happens, Ellerton, who had caused some delay, was one of the best away. Curiosity gave hi.s customary acrobatic performance each time he started at Ricoarton. It seemed like courting disaster to gut a small boy en him in the Kandolph Handicap, and, after careering round, ho eventually dislodged his rider when the barrier went up. Red Gauntlet, who won tho Jockey Chib Handicap at Riccarton last week, was successful in tho same race in 1903, and deadheated with Savoury a year later. Red Gauntlet, as a two-year-old, won his first race at Ri~-arton in the spring of 1900, so that he is now eight years old. Many racing men had an idea that in the Melbonrna Cup Pcseidon, as winner of the Cauifield Cup, would have to put up 101b extra on top of tho 7st 61b to which his weight had already been raised as winner rf the A.J.C. Derby, but it was decided by the V.R.C. Committee that the colt's Cup weight should be 7st 6lb.

A Sydney paper, in order to get over tho difficulty caused by tho new Act, which prohibits tho publication of betting prices, has started a column, which is headed " Conundrums." Below that headline is printed Poseidon, and should his price happen to be 4 to 1, fcur daggers follow tho name. In order comes Solution, and. assuming that her quotation is 5 to 1, five daggers are given.

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SPORTING NOTES., Star, Issue 8779, 16 November 1906

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