How Kaffir Chief Won His Great Race., Daily Racing Form, 1908-04-04


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HOW KAFFIR CHIEF WON HIS GREAT RACE RACENaturally Naturally the running of the first big flat race of the year the Lincolnshire Handicap aroused tremendous interest in such a sportloving country as England and the signal overthrow of Land League and the other favorites by the outsider Kaliir Chief is discussed in many columns of de ¬ scriptions and explanations in the newspapers Of the running of the race itself Sporting f ifc says saysTen Ten minutes after tho advertised time Mr Coventry effected a perfect start the field leaving the gate in one unbroken line Land League and Uockbourne werp the only pair left at the start and as the pace increased they dropped back The first pair to show in front were Morgendale and Petual but oh setting down Succory stretched out in clear command of Putual and Longeroft these being well up in advance of Best Friend then to ¬ ward the right came Var and Fire Clay the latter pair in close company having at their heels Fore ¬ runner II Then came Kaffir Chief Snatch Mor ¬ gendale and Queenie V the latter with a berth to herself on the left clear of Bellatrlx and Sea Trip Coming to the Junction of the courses Best Friend and Var retired from the leading position Petual being the next to give w y Succory and Long croft singled themselves out from Kaffir Chief but a quarter of a mile from home Succory began to lose ground leaving Longeroft with a decided lead of Kaffir Chief and Forerunner II Kaffir Chief began to wear down Longeroft which faltered In his stride as he canit to the crowd anil Mr Bar ¬ nards game little horse asserted his superiority and though Longeroft was again overtaking him Kaffir Chief gallantly kept him at bay and won by a length and a half three lengths divided second and third Forerunner II was a fair fourth Suc ¬ cory ran well fifth Fire Clay not disgraced sixth Rockbourne slow to get going seventh Bellatrix never prominent eighth Petnal ran fast ninth Var tenth Catty Crag eleventh Byzlar twelfth Duke of Sparta thirteenth Morgendale fourteenth Land League did not give bis true form fifteenth the last three being Chandon Earl ston and Queenie V Time by VS Smith Sons chronograph 1 472 472Longcrpft Longcrpft in many opinions was the nnluckiest horse that ever contested a Lincolnshire Handicap He had the race in his keeping more than once in the last quarter of a mile and his jockey con ¬ tends that had he been allowed a whip he would have been first instead of second As it was when in front and going great gunr he took sudden fright at the crowds on the rails This caused him to hesitate In such a manner that Kaffir Chief was enabled to get a distinct advantage which he was able to hold to the finish with Longcrof t com ¬ ing again againKaffir Kaffir Chief is a bay gelding sir years old by Raebnrn Ingonda He ran twice unsuccessfully as a twoyearold tout the following year won three minor handicaps In nine attempts In 1906 he ran no fewer than fourteen times and scored five times Including a victory in the Castle Irwell Handicap at the Manchester NovemlSer meeting His best performance that year however was in the Cam ¬ bridgeshire in which race he ran second to Poly melus Last year he led off by tunning up to Ob In the Lincolnshire Handicap but then seemed to lose his form and It was not till the final day of the season he was seen in winning colors again taktog the Castle Jrwell Handicap

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