French Invasion Of English Turf.: Crack Racers to Cross the Channel for All of the Classics., Daily Racing Form, 1907-04-02


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1 . FRENCH INVASION OF ENGLISH TURF. Crack Racers to Cross the Channel for All of the Classics. The Victory of Oh, the French horse. In the Lin eolnshire Handicap, is but the introductory chapter to a series of attacks planned by Preach racing men on the English classics this Near. Ai no period in the history of the Lnglish turf has the French man shown Bach anxiety to cross the Channel and I r.v his luck against the Savon: and almost every big race from How until the end of the season 111 have one or in. .re Preach cracks among the starters. Later on W. K. Vandcrbllt will figure among the invaders with Main tenon for the Ascot Cold Cup. it is expected, while M. Eduiond Blanc, at. Michel Lphtussi and If. Caillault will l e more strongly represented. Of this latter trio lilanc. from his nominations and acceptances, should prove the most important. His colors will be especially prominent in the Tw» Thousand guineas and the Derby. In summing up the merits of I-rench horses •■Augur." one of the foremost English experts, re marks: "In recent years we have again had constant visits from the Frenchmen, who have re pealedly made attempts to carry olT our classic 1 races, and it may be as well to look Into the ttt dentinal of some of those engaged in the ecsalag : seisc.u Naturally oae turns fust to see what If, Kdnioiid BhUK has entered, and in the Two i Thousand Batatas we tod the owner of Flying Pox represented by Vichy, and in the Derby by Oaadl Haifa and Myram. Vi.hy is a bay colt -by Cyllctie 1 out of Vienna, the latter mare bring a daughter of SpringandeM and formerly the property of CoL B. W. I.aii.l. When sent up for sale in 19M M. lilanc gave l:m guineas for her and she was then carrying Vicli.v. Bo far the latter lias not carried silk. "Oaadl Haifa is a bay colt by 1ersiinmon, out of Yesicrling. He ran four times lust year, winning twice. At his first outing he was Ix.uten half a length for the Premier Criteriam at chantllly by M. A. Aliments, smart colt Pernod. A fortnight later, at Maisons l.attitte. Oaadl Haifa vciv easily won the Prix du Bard, good odds being liet on M. Blancs colt, and some ten days later he car ried oil the Grand Criteriam on the Bids de Boulogne in reij . v style, from M. A Anmonts Calomel, a son of Simoniau. who promptly turned the tables on Oaadl II. ilia when the pair met again a fortnight later in the Criteriam lute. national on I he same course. "So much for Oaadl Haifa. M. F.dmond Blancs other Derby candidate is Myram, a chestnut colt by Flying Fox out of Airs and Graces. When tlrst seen out. Myram was made favorite for the m ilium de Deux Ans at Maisons Laflitte. hut could only finish fourth, the race being vvoti by M. BphraSSlS Ascalon. Although again well backed iu September for the Criteriuiu de Maisons Laflitte. Myram failed to finish in the first five, but at St. Cloud on the first clay of October he Comfortably beat a big field f«»r Hie irix du Tunnel. Then is little doubt, however, that if M. Blanc elects to try his luck at Kpsoin tluadi Haifa will carry his colors. •M. Michel Kphrussis Ben III., a bay colt by Brio out of Bayadere, ran three limes last year, winning the Irix Ipas at Maisons Laflitte from a big held, having earlier run third for the Irix de la Ketraile at St. Cloud. Iu November, on his third and last appearance. Beu ill. finished fourth for the lit, riutii de St. Cloud. M. J. de Iortefin has engaged in the Derby La Crele. a bay filly by Tlbere out of Qamthee. she run «ee last year, when not stall fancied, and was aaplsnrd, "M. Caillault has nothing iu the Derby, but in the St. Leger has nominated a couple iu Vladivo stock II. and Roi Hcrode. The former is a ihestnut colt by Tibere out of Verderolle and ran once ouly, being unplaced in the Irix de Deux Ans won by Sagamore at Deiuville. Koi Herode is a gray colt h.v I.e Sauiaratian out of Itoxelane. He ran just fuirly iu the Irix la Kochette at Chautillv on his lirst appearance, and later iu the season finished just behind Oaadl Haifa when the latter ran third to Calomel and La Serqueuse for the Criteriam In ternatioual. Altogether, it seems unlikely thai we shall have anything more formidable than Oaadl Haifa representing the French interests In the classics, and it has to be remembered that this colt may be required to carry his owners colors in the ITeuch Derby wid the Grand trUe of lJaris."

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