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'"Togo" Johnstone on Galcador Wins His
The French-owned Galcador, ridden by the Australian "big" race!' winner, W. ("Togo") Johnstone, won the Derby yester- day after a thrilling struggle up the straight from the American-owned Prince Simon, the 2/1 favourite.
Prince Simon tried to lead al lt ho way and just failed by a head*
The race was worth £17,010 to. thc win- ner, the richest prize in the history of the
Galcador started.,, at 100/9, Double .'."Eclipse;* at 40/1, was third; '?'The winning margins were a headband four lengths.
Australian.. Arthur .Brcasieyjs mount, Telegram the Second', was fourth. Edgar; Britt, on/Rising. Flame, was Hf th. :'-Tommy .--Burn, on. Babu's, Pet, was Idth, and Gordon. Richard's, mount; Napo- leon.; Bonaparte; was nih:
. It-. was "Togo" Johnstones second Derby.win in three years,. Last,. year 'hie: rode the second horse.: ;'.:._':'..- ;. ; '.¦:?
Prince'Simon led round Tat tenham Corner, two lengths eleni' of Galcador, Who. was then fourth/'-,.' ¦'.'."; " " ?'"
.Galcador challenged a. furlong
t r.6rri't homq; ..arid' got.to ..the Jr out' wtth 100 yards to go. Prince Simon hung on gamely, but could not'' overtake ;''tho:'-;','French, colt, who' was g'ivcri thc verdict, by ii
head. .,'.."' ',.' ' :
When tho. favourite, ? Prince : Simon,: lcd ;;the Acid of.v25f- into the.'s'ti'hlsfht.the enormous crowd
started cheering what looked like ! a certain winner! v ? Johnstone i
then made his . characterlsl.iT: challenge on' tho outside', .slowly overtaking the favourite.
Prince Simon rah:on.again in the last! 50 yards,.,but.failed lo overtake Galcador..:Itwas a great triumph for Johnstone, who has.now:won eight English, olas
sics. ?¦-.'¦ ?' 7;
Bookmakers said; Galcador's
win gave thom a slight; profit on tho race. Most'said they heaved a sigh of relief when the fav- ourite was beaten. Doubles book- makers, however, face.a. big pay out," as tho.winner was coupled for Large sums' 'with,'A'smena, winner of the..Oaks.7
Johnstone; said. he., was disap- pointed when Galcador drew No. j, position,,.'&ut thc/colt.'had the speed to take up a good position from the start. Ho had to make his challenge, too. soon, ,and just held off Prince Simon',
:-Hc added f'"It',B quite rerimrk ;able he won,to/day. He is essen- tially^ a7 roller, : We haye three j horses better th/ari,/Galcadorin ! tho .stable/, ,/all of. -.jiyhbtn might Ihave won moro/ .easily.; \7