Lesbia Defeats White Eagle: Flairs Sister Beats the Crack Colt in Champagne Stakes, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-25


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i : LESBIA DEFEATS WHITE EAGLE. Flairs Sister Beats the Crack Colt in Champagne Stakes. The hitherto unbeaten English two-year-old White Eagle met his first defeat in the Champagne Stakes at Doucaster and to the consternation of his backers, was not even placed. The line filly Lesbia, a full sister to Flair, the winner of the One Thousand in 1006, proved the winner under Danny .Mahers skillful riding. Another good filly. Arden-j trlve. was second and the Duke of Westminsters . colt Vamose, a full brother to the famous Flving ! Fox. was third. Naturally the result led to a I great amount of comment and it is interesting to note there was nearly unanimous opinion to the effect that White Eagle had been injuriously affected by bis tremendous race with Richard Crokers filly Rhodora at Sundown Park. London Sporting Lifes account of the race said: Taken on the previous performances, the Champagne Stakes was as full of interest to the veteran sportsman as the St. Leger itself. It was thought that White Eagles iremendous struggle under welter weight with Ithodora at Sandown had strained his constitution, as it had that of Tra-inair and several other good two-year-olds, which amy account for his starting a 6 to 4 chance. He ooked well, but has got a bit more on the leg. Ar-lentrive, rather narrow to look at, was not so much .ancied as Lesbia, a sister to Flair, which had greatly Impressed the critics by the way she polished off Flying. Scud and Morena at York, and through the latter was supposed to hold Vamose safe. Lesbia, on whom Danny Maher adopted crouching down tactics, was followed by White Eagle and Ardentrlve. with amose on the rails, and coining around the bend, backers expected to see the favorite take his place. The bulldog coinage that had characterized him at Sandown was, however, lacking, and entering the straight the shout The favorites beaten explained the situation. Vamose was also in difficulties and Ardentrive came with a wet sail. She, however, could not get on terms with Sir D. Coopers filly, which, with .her eyes opened at York, did all that was wanted and, keeping a lengths advantage up the final straight, won amidst a scene of the greatest excitement, by that distance and in such a style as suggested that she had a bit extra to put on if necessary. Though not a big one, the winner Is a nice filly, covering a lot of ground. She is en-zaged in all the classic events next year except the Two Thousand Guineas and if she only goes on in the right way will make a flier." Many of the greatest of English horses have in their youth won the Champagne -Stakes, the winners of which since 188C have been as follows: 18S7 Ayrshire. 1S98 Mark Forard. 1SSS Chittalxb. 1899 Democrat 18S9 Riviera. 1900 Orchid. 1890 Haut Saonc. 1901 Game Chick. 1891 La Fleche. 1902 Rock Sand. 1892 The Prize. 1903 Pretty Polly. 1593 Ladas. 1904Galangal. 1594 Solaro. 1004Verdiana. 1895 Omladlna. 1905 Achilles. 1890 Velasquez. 1906 Slleve Gallion. 1S97 Ayah. Dead heat

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