John M. P. in the Grand National.: Thomas Clyde and Foxhall Keene Also Have Entries-Old Chit Chat Among the 65., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-31


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JOHN M. P. IN THE GRAND NATIONAL. Thomas Clyde and Foxhall Keene Also Have Entries — Old Chit Chat Amonn the 65. For the Grand National, which is to be ma over the Alntree Course in England in March six:.. steeplechasers have been nominated. A! the In I 1 Of tli- list i- King Edwards seven year old bay geld Ing llaxman. by I lack lor- Circe. This horse mat with an accident after wfjntng :ae three faces in which he ran in 1905 and he ha*; BOf been out sines, lie was regarded as a pretty smart horse ami his presence as ., candidate for the prize at Alntree is taken as meaning that his trainer 1„ lieves him sound enough for the hrytag Journey that this race • nails. Commenting upon others among tin- candidates, the Thoroughbred BeconTa correspondent in land M s: "Last .cars winner. Ascetics Silver, is again engaged, ami another previous winner in the entrj is Drumcrea. Horses engaged that have gone close ate Bed lad second last gear, Aunt Mary third, Crautacaun fourth and Wolfs Iolly fifth. Nap per Tandy, Buckaway H. ami Banunculas, were see • mI. third *nd fourth in 1905, Detail was second-in 1903 and Matthew -. ad tin- arevtona season. Mr. Foxhall Koines Prophet III., which met with a mishap of some kind and did not see the post last sea son. is again nominated, and Mr. Grant Hugh Browne has given John M. I, a chance of redeeming his character as a juniper. Oilier onirics with American flavor are that of Cinders and Da. inc. both belonging to Mr. t, ryde, "if Ranunculus should be reasonably weighted by the handi. appcr. it ma In- worth remembering that In- was unlucky iii being only fourth ba Moifaa two ago. year he met with an accident almost on tile eve of the taee ami could not inn. in ders, il may In- added, is also in the almost equally valuable Lancashire Handicap steeplechase, run on Easter Monday, and should she fail to win the mere Important race owlag to inability to negotiate the big fences, she can -. arcely fail to get over the leal Imposing obstacles at Manchester. "The oldest chaser in the Grand National i* the fourteen year old Chit last, which ran BTfond • I the Cesarewitch to St. Bris in lvx.;, with l.aodamia. Piety, omit Bchoniherg and others in-hind him, while in the Cambridgeshire in- finished fourth to Wink-helds Pride, Torker and Laodamia, iu a brilliant held. Poor old Chit Chat. A geldtag tastes- all the slavery and none of the sweets of life, and sm . ambitious three-year-Old days he has sunk as low as little selling races over jumps, now for some reason to be honored with a place in the Grand National i ntry in his old am-. ••Truly, he was a pretty f."od three-year-old to run Telescope I four years i to a head at a difference i : only ten [MPUiids at Doneasler. for ihe latter had a year previously made a good tiiit of it in Sir VistoS Leger, and won i.ihMl -ices after tip had incasinel strides with Chit Chat. Ihe gelding belonged to Mr. A. F Calvert, who at one time made a fortune in mines and bicycles, but did not do much good on the turf, beyoad wiaaiag ihe Jahilae with Clwyd. before losinp: the greater part of his money. "!. Peek, now traiaer for Mr. PoIjbssIbs Joel used to train for him ami won a number of little races, and they thought that Chit Chat was a -good thing for one, if not both, of the big Autumn Handicaps. The Oesaie witch t did not see, but the Cambridgeshire, with Winkt.elds Pride galloping home a i easy winner from Yorker, with lawdamta and Chit Chat neart-sf of the rest, is BBforgottea. Poet Yorker. Never was a horse made to lie dt.wn SO eomplehery as he was by WlnhBelda Pride. The winner fairly ran the heart out of him and he n ver won a race afterwards We had some goad three- yeai olds that year, and Sir Bhandell Maple was al most as aaagaine about Torker as Mr. Calvert was about hit Chat. Winkflelds Pride was knocked out to IIOO to 1 at Sandown the Friday before the race by a haul main who. thought he waa amiss, bwt s.kui came back and started absolutely favorite at 5 to 1."

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