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ONE UP'S AIL WAY WIN:
FLEMINGTON LISTON STAKES
'! Flemington,-The English horse One Up, hav- ing its first race in Melbourne-he raced four times in Queensland in the winter--created a fine impres- sion by the manner in which he won the J. L. Liston Stakes this afternoon. One Up led soon after the start and he was not afterwards headed. Ellerslie raced up smartly and almost got on terms with him round the turn, but One Up; fighting on gamely under the whip, won by 1] lengths, with Ungar third. ' ;
One Up, who is engaged in both Cups with 8/7, started at 16 to 1. There was little money for him in the ring.
Although the early pace was slow, speed was clapped on in the last half-mile and One: Up was timed to run that distance in 47] seconds. Ellerslie was not disgraced, but Ungar was disappointing.
The early pace was slow. One Up, beginning well, was allowed to race along in front. At the half-mile he was' pulling so_ hard and so were the horses behind him. .
Pur tell, on Ellerslie, realising that he could not afford to be
giving so much, start allowed his mount to go round thc field sharp- ly and on the turn he was almost o» terms with One Up. Ungar was behind' them, while Stamen was going well wide out. .,:
Ellerslie struggled' hard about Hi furlongs from the >post to get
on terms with the English horse, j bul One Up was stretching 'out j very freely and Ralph was riding him hard. j
Breasley, on Ungar, seemed un- decided whether, to wait for a run on the inside or to. go between Ellerslie and One Up. Finally he decided on the. latter course, but Ungar made' only a half-hearted effort and it was obvious 100 yards from tho post that he could not
Timekeeper scored an easy vic- tory in the Sandhurst Hurdle in which he defeated-the consistent Regular Treasure with Bokarra a poor third'. .
The field was'fairly moderate, with the exception of Parilla's Pride, who a fortnight ago- won the Adelaide National Hurdle. He was always favorite today, but toppled over at the hurdle near the Ave furlongs. He was a fair way back and had jumped rather high at most of his hurdles, which he found much different to the brush in Adelaide.,
.Lombardy, who was the leader facing along the river-side! crashed nt the hurdle at the half-mile, and left Regular Treasure, and Time- keeper in front from Chief Com- mand. Timekeeper, on the out- side, got thc upper hand enter- ing thc straight and cleared the, last hurdle not very cleanly. His pace on the flat was too much for Regular Treasure and he defeated that gelding comfortably. Bokarra struggled in Into third place, beat- ing a tired lot.
Regal Scout, in beating, a huge Held in the Chesterfield Handicap, proved himself one of. the smartest
sprinters and most promising 'of Hie present batch of three-year aids. He won narrowly by a neck from Spoor with Noble Prince a tjuod third.
. Backers showed skill in their judgment.
Although lt was the largest field in recent years down the straight. Regal Scout was favorite. Regal Scout, whose main mission this spring is the Caulfield Guineas, has now had eight races for six wins.
Regal Scout was always well placed and Purtell waited until about a furlong from home before uskiug the colt to gather up thc leaders. He responded splendidly after a short, sharp struggle with Spoor close to the post and he was leading the big chestnut when the winning line was reached.
There was a batch of horses very close together following Regal Scout and Spoor and the Judge culled for n photo before hoisting ?îoble Prince as.the third horse.
One of the horses tu finish close up behind the placed horses was tho Melbourne Cup topwclght, Carbon Copy.
Curbun Copy BH!V.\v«h he finish- ed well could not get up to the leaders over the short distance
However, at the same time his performance. was satisfactory and he raced kindly and the outing will do him good.
Spoor, did not weaken a great deal and he was able to beat Nobie Prince Cleverly. High Tar. was beaten for third money by about a head. El Faloos was only a few inches away while . Kintail," Com?, mend and Carbon Copy finished almost in line. , - ? ; -
The two most satisfying perfor- mances were" by Regal" Scout and Carbon Copy. However, High Tar did quite well and he will be im- proved by the race.
Chicquita, a three-year-old filly, proved herself a galloper above the ordinary when she scored a ridicu- lously easy win in the Effingham Handicap, first division.
Chicquita proved the good thing thc betting indicated by leading practically, throughout to win by four lengths from Patron with Syrian Sun a fair third. :
Chicquita was first to show out, and when the field had gone about a furlong'she was joined in front ¡by Syrian Sun. Bbghasi, Greek Legend and Prince . M'arbec were also well placed.
JYaymouth, rider of Chicquita,
¡ allowed. Syrian Sun. to keep him
[company until the sti'aight was reached, when he gave the favorite more rein; Chicquita quickly strode away from her rivals to set up an unassailable lead.
There was a mild "demonstration when the.. South Australian colt, Royal Pharos, won the Effingham Handicap, , second division, Last week wneh 'Royal-Pharos started strong . favorito and failed at Moö nee Valley it was alleged he was hit in the eye with a clod of dirt:
Today his rider, S. Ralph, made sure that ho would avoid the same misfortune and led all the way. His win w'as received with mixed [feelings by. many of the patrons
in the paddock, hill and flat, al- though there'were cheers to coun- ter the jeers.
Royal Pharos had such a handy lead rounding the turn that it was obvious he would win a long way from home. Centurion finished gamely, but he was beatón rather easily. Accordion was a fair third. . The judge called for ? a photo before awarding Accordion third position over Freighter and the margin between the two must have been very small.
Royal Pharos reared and wheeled a good deal before the start, but*4ie was fortunate enough to be standing quietly when the
barrier lifted and he immediately went to the front.
Others well placed were Cen- turion, Gilt Archer, Freighter and Laos. At the half-mile Laos was very clase to Royal Pharos and Centurion was going well behind them. Accordion had moved up and so too' had Southland.
However, approaching the turn Royal Pharos shot away and the advantage that he obtained at this stage of* the' race made defeat for him out of the question. Centuri- on was hard ridden in an endeavor to overtake tho leader and a¿ though ho gradually made AXP ground. Royal Pharos had too
much start. ? .
South Australian- stables had their third win .when Pistol Chief struggled home ? by a, nose - from, Mannkau iii a magnificent, finish in the Anniversary Handicap.
Tibekpeeper and !. Royal Pharos were the other, two South Austra- lian', horses'to wio today.
For the second time since: the in- stallation of the camera the win- ning margin between; the first two horses was a nose, ,
¡ Pistol Chief, who came to Mel- bourne . with the reputation of being a stayer, lived up to it by contesting every inch of the last furlong.; Pistol Chief is a good type Of staying handicapper* arid because of the prohibitive weights he gets in South Australia his con- nections plan to race him in Mel- bourne for some time. V
Pistol Chief embellished his amazing . record for having won 12 times at his .last 13 starts. ?
Racing to the Ave furlongs post Pistol Chiefs rider, Williamson, became aware of the danger of Manakau, who had streaked away. Pistol Chief made up. his ground until rn "a ' position to< challenge Manakau a little more than a fur log from-' the post. Thereafter they had a great struggle.. Mana- kau fought back gamely but Pistol Chief just won.
The favorite, New Cashmere,
raced sourly throughout and at no stage "raised the hopes o£ sup- porters:. . " ,
New Zealand-owned - and Ade aide-trained Sage King showed his best form since he; reached Aus- tralia in finishing full of running to . defeat Draitsmah and Mile End in the Anglesey Handicap.
Sage King, who is engaged jn the Cups, ran tho nine furlongs in 1.51%, which is only rne sec- ond outside the Flemington re- cord.;-'" ' - -,: '
Sage , King took charge enti*r in. the straight and although chal- lenged by Draftsman and Mile End had no trouble beating Drafts- man by two lengths, but the judge called for the camera to decide the third placing between Mile End and Queen's- Court and the
placing went to. Mile End. . . Leading jockey. Jack Purtell in winning-; the Anglesey Handicap on Sage King kept up his growing reputation for riding the last win- ner. of the day. ' oh metropolitan
courses. ? " ?. ; ' ?? . -