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I ."''SUCCESSES OF ORPHEUS. * . |

(From Our Own Correspondent.)

LONDON, June 7

The state of the racing tracks is still board-hard, but the horses are becom- ing quite innured to the new conditions, some more than others, of course, with the result that it is almost an every- day occurrence now for a horse to win more than once at the samo meeting In the case of quite a number penalties have not had the slightest effect It has already been recorded in these noies how Sir H Cunliffe-Owen's Or- pheus won the Duke of Cambridge Han- dicap at the Newmarket July 1 meeting from Lacrosse and Mintleaf Well, the following day, instead of adhering to original intentions and running Mount Royal against Lord Carnarvon's improv- ing three jeal old, Franklin, and others foi the Princess of Wales' Stakes of close upon £2,500, it was decided that the stable should be represented once more b-. Orpheus When the news he came known one's ideas about Franklin being a good thing naturally were con- siderably modified Certunly, the( lat- ter would have triumphed had Orpheus stayed away As it was he was consign- ed to second place, and any regreta Lord Carnarvon may have had about the change of plans of the opposition re- sulting in a few thousand pounds going into another's pocket may be softened by the knowledge that his colt was beaten by an uncommonly good horse. Franklin did, indeed, finish nearer to Orpheus than the four-year-old Lacrosa« had done on the previous day at a Sound difference in Orpheus-s favour,

[ector Gray, the New Zealand jockey, again had the satisfaction of piloting the winner. Copyright ran well, secur- ing third place This three-year-old is rather long-backed, and generally weak about the middle piece, but he stays all right He might easily oevelop into a sound Cesarewitch proposition Having won a nice little som during the meet- ing, Sir H Cunliffe-Owen decided to patronise the bloodstock sales, and he expended 8,000gns upon some j earlings from the National Stud, one bcipgi an own bi other to The Panther, the sensa- tional Derby fxuluro of 1919.

Two other of the best horses in train- ing were also seen out at this Newmar- ket meeting, and each was successful Under the heavy buiden of S 6 Lord Durham's charming filly Barrulet secur- ed the Girton Handteap, and, though it was only by a head trom the lightly weighted Harissa from Alec Taylors stable, it was, nevertheless, a fine per- formance. How she came to be un- placed in the One Thousand GuineaBwill ever remain a mjstery Certain it is that, up to a mile, she is undoubtedl} the smartest three-year-old fill) in the country. Carslake was the Jockei m

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this instance, and he had another win

| nmg ride on that brilliant sprinter,

Tetratema, in the July Cup Princess of Mais made the famous grey gallop, though, admitted]}, ho v.as not all out at the finish The meeting finished up appropriately with an end to the vexa tious run of bad luck on the part of the King's norscs And tht one to b*ing distinction to the Royal colours was tho two year old Springbuck, who had three lengths to spare at the judge's box against the second and*ele\on others in the second division of the Princess's Stakes The victory was received with unrestrained choonng and applause One of the best two year old fillies, so far seen out wa3 exploited in the iulburne Stakes I refer to Mr Marshal Field's Golden Corn, who raced away from her field in the most impressive style, and won without being asked for a serious effort She is stronglj made, and has unusual sire, quality, and symmetry of outline She cost 1 floOgns as a j ear

ling Before leaving Newmarket it should be mentioned that Mr G D Langlcv, the Anglo Indian sportsman, brought off a nice double when his three year old Pride of Ulster cleverly won the Hare park Handicap of £1 000 by a neck from Mountaineer, the favourite, and Golden Treasury beat a big field for the Three year old Maiden Plate I un- derstand that Golden Treasury is now on hti \a to India She is a broT n filly bv Golden Sun Sanction, and very

useful over a course from fiTC to seven furlong

The London Cup it Alexandra park ind the Bibur«. Cup at Salisbury have both gone to good horses Mrs Alger non Co\ s Grandcourt (who has a New bury Cup to his credit) carrying top weight, hid an easj victory in the former race He has an undoubted lik mg for the irving pan shaped tracR" in North London for he won the London Autumn Cup two ycais ago The opposi tion wis not Tcry formidable on the pic sent occasion though I ord Rosebery's Vertigo who had run fmspear to a heirl it Brighton, was a warm favour ite Ginndcourt was smartly away from the poFt, and raced in comfranv with Vertiro Then the three year old Dcr Tish took the lead but when the horses ewmc into view again Grandcourt was in front, and it was obvious from that point thit there was not tho slightest danger of his losingMns position Der vish wjs tnc runner up This horse, the previous d ly it Newmarket, had thrown his jockey i Gre«, ) on goinr; to tbo prst for the Milton Handicap, and bolted down the Cambridge road But for this escapade, which is bound to have un- nerved him] he might have been even

a more serious menace to Grandcourt

Lacrosse mido atonement to his owrer, Mr Solly loel, foi his failures in the Royal Hunt Cup (7 furlongs) by win- ning the Biburv Cup (1J milos) from Holbcach and King's Idlei He onh got there by a neck, and was rather lucky in that at a crucial moment Donoghue on Holbcach T/as squeezed to the rails, and could not use his whip Still, he atajed the distance well, which is what Vnosl people did not anticipate Mint leif, who had run third to Orpheus and Lacrosse at Newmarket won races on consecutive dnys Ht Nottingham, so that the form has worked out pretty .veil

ASCOT GOLD CUP INCIDENTS

Juno 23

It is quite- extraordinary how the Ascot Gold Cup has frequently been associated with unpleasant happenings. Why it should be so one is at a loss to know, for it is never contested by a big Held such as'would cause crowding, and the course is about the faircst_ in the country, if we except the two Newmar- ket courses. It .may be extra keenness to win and n willingness to take risks that combine to bring about ill-feeling »nd trouble generally. Only a year ago it is recalled that a most popular fa- vourite in Buchan was disqualified" for

hiivin^ crn«^i>/l Tnnirlnr« i-ln.« ' 1,*IV,A

jiaviii^ crus.íe'u iuugjci» c{osc nome.

That was most sensational, even though technically it was a just decision. Then if -¡re go back ti just before the war it will be recalled that Tracery was brought down through the act of a mad- man". ' It wan the year when Prince Pala- tine won the cup for tho second year in succession. Some years ago, too, the French horse. Eider, dead-heated with The White Night, but was disqualified for bumping and boring our horse.- The stewards, I am sure, hated adopting such a decision where a French challenger was concerned, hut the offence was most flagrant, and there waa no alternative.

Last week, after Periosteum hud beaten Happy Man a length for the Gold Cup, the rider of last year's Derby win- ner, Spion Kop, returned ito.HCale -und lodged an (objection against-Hcllhóuse, the jockey of tho French horsp,' Juveg niour, on the ground of foul riding, a very serious charge, indeed. Tho French- man-had finished third, nnd Spion Kop fourth. The upshot was that Juvcigncur was disqualified for third place, which was given to Spion Kop, and, though the charge of foul riding was reduced to reek lots riding, Bellhouse was suspended for the remainder of the meeting. I Ruppose he packed up'find went back to

Franco at once. 'The" incident I have related did undoubtedly disfigure the nice, but if it had a redeeming feature it was that it did'not concern first or second. e

Periosteum, who won, is a four-year old by Radium, and cost his present owner only 283gns. as a yearling. What a wonderful bargain to be gained by a man, Mr. B. Irish, a Fenland farmer, who only possesses this one racehorse! A Gold Cup winner evolved from a 285 gns. ycarlingl But, then, talking about bargains in horse flesh, what of Happy Mun? Ha coat Mr. Fred. Hardy 30gns. as a yearling, and ho only lost this Rdprome cup trophy by a length, A year ago he won tho Ascot Stakes, and last; week, he was an unlucky loser, in my opinion, of-the Cup. His .jockey, Stry dour, did not show particular intelli- gence in the place he kept in the race, but it was not his fault when he really did begin to put in a long challenging .run that Silvern should hhve rolled to- wards the horse and unbalanced him.

Silvern was beaten at thex time, and rolled as ho did through failure to stay this severe two miles and a half. Both

?first ant] second-are grand stayers, and both, moreover, are recruited from tho handicap class. Periosteum's advance was tardy to begin with; indeed, he did nothing until a .three-year-old, but this year he has progressed to a marked ex- tent. He was a winner at York; he car- ried a 101b. penalty, and won the Queen's Handicap of two miles at Kcmpton-park; and then was goo.,

enough to account for Na .small field, which included an Ascot Stakes winner in Happy Man, a Derby winner in Spion Kop, a Grand Prix winner in Comrade, a second in the St. Leger, and a Cesare witch winner in Bracket.

On the same afternoon'at Ascot we saw Craig an Eian, second in the Derby, appropriate with becoming ease the St. James's Palace Stakes He had only two moderate horses to beat Then the New Stakes, which so often bring out one of the outstanding Iwo-year olds of the SLason, was on this occasion won for Lord Jcrscv by a brown colt named Scamp, by Son-in Law He trounced a hot odds-on favourite in Lembach, who had won easily on his only other appear- ance in public, and was regarded as ex- ceptionally high class by his trainer, I Reggie Day This was one of those re-

sults that contributed to a very "Black Ascot" for "backers, and put a deal of money in the bookmakers' pockets We saw the hitherto brilliant Diadem now well beaten for the Rous Memorial Stakes bv Monarch nt onK a difference of 71b This, surely, is a case of "lag- ging superfluous on the stag" ' Diadem ought to have been retired tu t o stud long ago There was a gamule n Sun blaze, trained by Mr "Atty" Persse, for the Granville Stakes, but this race went to the big black colt, Black Gown, who bad been left at the post in a race at Newbury the picvious week For the Ribblesdale Stakes of a mile for three and four-year-olds success went to Ad- miral Su Hedworth Meux's, The Yellow Dwarf, who had won the Waterford Stakes on the previous dav These were two nice plums, representing close

on £3,000 for a moderate horse like The 1 Yellow Dwarf to pick up |

I como now to the concluding day of the meeting, and most regrettably the Derby winner, Humourist, could not compete for the Hardwicke Stake» through having broken a blood vessel at early morning exercise. In his aifienee the race opered out a lot, even though a ridiculously cramped price was taken about a four-year-old namid Lono Star that had never won a race. She made a poor show, and is evidently unreliable Franklin won for Lord Carnarvon, this being the Becond mee raco tne horse had won inside a w«ek At Newbury be had nicked up the Royal Stakes through Leighton being unable to run Here he had tho luck to have Humourist remov- ed from his path It was quite thrilling to see Spearwort, the winner of the Ascot Stakes on the first day, cow add the Alexandra Stakes of £1,722 to his owner's credit. He got home by a head from Bracket, who was receiving 91b. Possibly the latter was feeling the ef- fects of her race on the previous day Last sear's Two Thousand Guineas' winner, Tetratema, gave a sparkling dis- play of speed to win the King's Stand ¡stakes from the very fast three-year-old Vencedor, who had scored earlier in the week Owing to the very hard ground, now baaed to an arid brown,-only nine

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turned out for the Wokingham Stakes, and Santaquesf, a stable companion of Glanmerin, proved good enough to win, though only by a head.

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