Americans in the Epsom Derby: August Belmonts Nomination Furnishes the Only Probable Stater-Kings Entries, Daily Racing Form, 1907-12-11


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AMERICANS IN THE EPSOM DERBY. August Belmonts Nomination Furnishes the Only Probable Starter Kings Entries. Several American owners are represented by nominations to the Two Thousand Guineas and Ep-; som Derby of 100S. but August Belmont only made entries In the St. Leger. He has Norman III., bay colt, by Octagon Nineveh and Crossbar, bay colt, by Octagon Lucy Cross in all three events. These colts were taken to England when yearlings and both won races this year. It may be taken for granted that If either, or both, winters well and trains in good form next spring, Mr. Belmont will have a try for the big races. Of the two, Norman III. ran best as a two-year-old this year. His first start was for the May Plate at the Newmarket First Spring Meeting, in which lie finished fourth to Little Goose, Hack-berry and Cindercllo. His next start was for the Molesey Plate, five furlongs at Hurst Park, which he won by four lengths from CInderello, Damage and three more. At Ascot he ran fourth to White .Eagle, Bonspeil II. and- the Orvieto Hush colt for the Ascot Biennial Stakes, nine others finishing behind him. Then he won the Exeter Stakes at the Newmarket First July Meeting, defeating Indian Runner and Florlal. Indian Runner was the favorite at 1 to 3J, Jiut Norman III. ran away from him and won by three lengths. In his next race he .ran third to Sir Archibald and Orphah for the Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket, four finishing unplaced.- At Goodwood he was fourth to Sea King, .Aubergine and Aldebaran for the Molecomb Stakes and at Newmarket ran unplaced in the "Prendergast Stakes, won by Ednam. At the Newmarket Houghton Meeting he ran third t6 French Partridge and Primer for the Criterion Stakes and was unplaced in the Dewhurst Plate, won by Rhodora. Not brilliantly successful, he always ran well and is evidently more than useful. Crossbar ran oftcner and did less. He ran unplaced, for the-July -Stakes-and-Khedive -Plate at the Newmarket First July Meeting and the Hal-naker Plate at Godwopd. Then he won the Brook-side Plate at Brighton from Goeinon, Gera and six. others and at Redcar ran second to Sldeview for the Wilton Plate. After that he ran six times without being placed and altogether made the impression of being decidedly inferior to Norman III. Mr. James R. Keene has Masque, Peter Quince and Incognito in the Two Thousand and Derby. H. P. Whitney has Jersey Lightning, Stamina, Burgher and Bar None iu the Two Thousand and Burgher, Angelus "and Jersey Lightning in the Derby. John E. Madden has Call Boy and King James in the Derby. The Newcastle Stables Carrollton is a Derby eligible through having been entered by Clarence H. Mackay. Outside of the Belmont two, they are the only American eligibles and there is not the slightest probability of any of them being sent across. If Mr. Keene had chanced to nominate Colin,, he might be sorely attempted to try another venture in England, but he did not enter Colin. So if there is any American hope in connection with next years Derby, it rests in Mr. Belmonts pair. King Edward has three nominations for the Two Thousand and Derby, Perrier, Prospective and Court Plaister. Of these only Perrier has started, and he but once. He is a bay colt by Persimmon Amphora and ran second to Rhodora In the Dewhurst Plate. Perspective is a bay colt by Persimmon Spyglass, and Court Plaister a brown colt by Persimmon Courtly. In the St. Leger the king has these three colts and -the fillies Persian Lilac and Simpatica. Persian Lilac is a brown filly by Persimmon White Lilac that has never started. Simpatica is a brown filly by St. Simon Laodamia. She started in five races this year, winning the Soltykoff Stakes at the Newmarket Second July meeting in her first essay, and earning a reputation at once that she did not maintain. She ran unplaced in the National Breeders Produce Stakes at Sandown Park and The Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood, finished third to Quelpart and Ardentrivc for the Rous Memorial Stakes at Newmarket, and wound up by running unplaced to St. Cyril, Persuasion and Miranda in the Free Handicap on the last day of the Newmarket Houghton meeting. Despite her defeats she is held to be in the first flight of a year of singularly good fillies. But of all the kings horses Perrier is deemed the most promising and none is- more likely to be one of the Derby favorites. He is said to be a big, magnificent -appearing colt, and of his speed he gave convincing evidence when he finished lapped on Rhodora in thu Dewhurst Plate, and in front of Little Goose, Ednam, Vamose, Your Majesty, Norman III., Dibs and Pilgrims Way. King Edward has not prospered as a turfman since the days of Persimmon -and Diamond Jubilee, and a return of fortunes favor to him would be immensely popular in England. As for the star two-year-olds of the year. Prospector, White Eagle, Ednam, Sir Archibald, Vamose and Miranda are in the Two Thousand Guineas and the Derby, and such other cracks as Les hla, Mountain Apple1, St. Cyril, Rushcuttcr arid Aramlnta are also in the Derby but not in the Two Thousand. After the usual fashion there it will probably not be long until tentative quotations of odds against these picked ones appear for the two great races.

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