American Colts Triumph: August Belmonts Norman III. Proves The Victor In The Two Thousand Guineas.; The Kentucky-Bred Son of Octagon Easily Runs Away from the Cracks of England--King Edwards Perrier Runs Disappointingly., Daily Racing Form, 1908-05-07


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AMERICAN COLTS TRIUMPH AUGUST BELMONTS NORMAN III PROVES THE VICTOR IN THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS The KentuckyBred Son of Octagon Easily Runs Away from the Cracks of England King Ed ¬ wards Perrier Runs Disappointingly London Mny 0 Tho first of Englands clas ¬ sics for threeyearolds the Two Thousand Guin ¬ eas was run at Newmarket tliis afternoon and re ¬ sulted In an unexpected lint signally decisive victory for an Americanbred and owned colt Mr August Itel nionts bay colt Norman III Iiy Octagon Xiueveli winning easily by three lengths with Mr A F Hassetts brown colt Sir Archibald by Desmond Arc Light second and W Hall Walkers chestnut colt thirdThe White Eagle by Gallinule Alerry Girl third The race was run over a heavy course rain fall ¬ ing throughout the afternoon Ills Majtesty and the Prince of Wales were among the spectators Seven ¬ teen of the presumed best threeyearolds in Hug land started with King Edwards Perrier a great favorite at r to 4 against It was 5 to 1 against Sir Archibald and 100 to 7 against White Eagle while Norman III was an outsider at 2ri to 1 After a long delay at the post Alereutio took the lead and showed the way to the straight where Norman III quickly passed him Perrier never llattered and was hopelessly beaten at the end of seven furlongs The race which is over the Rowley Mile was run in 144 Norman III named after Mr Belmonts son is a bay colt by Octagon Ninevah and was bred at the Nursery Stud lie has not been mentioned In the betting on tlu Derby to which lie is eligible lie is also in the St Leger at Doneaster Grand Prix de Paris Royal Hunt Cup and Hardwlcke Stakes at Ascot and Newmarket St Leger Last year Norman III performed nine times and won twice iu the Molesey Plate at Hurst Park before a mod ¬ erate lot and the Exeter Slakes at Newmarket in which lie beat Indian Hunuer by three lengths He was third to Sir Archibald and Orphale in the Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket and third in tho Criterion Stakes also at Newmarket to French Partridge and Primer His other performances were not noteworthy being Fifth behind Little Moose In the May Plate at Newmarket fourth be ¬ hind White Eagle and others of lesser note in the Ascot Hiennial fourth in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood fourth behind Ednam In the Peudergast at Newmarket and nowhere in the Dewhurst Plate at Newmarket for which Hichard Crokers Khodora beat Perrier

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