Great Racing of the Epsom Meeting: Thrilling Finish for the Derby between Lemberg and Greenback-Sir Martin in Grand Form, Daily Racing Form, 1910-06-16


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GREAT RACING OF THE EPSOM MEETING. Thrilling- Finish for the Derby Between Lemberg and Greenback — Sir Martin in Grand Form. I otnion. Eng.. June 4. — The annual excitement of Di ih ne.k has | Kissed and ikiw everybody interested knows the names of the new winners ot the Derby ainl Inks. The Kpsom meeting of this year was •|iiiet and decorous in •••unparisou with that of last ear. ;lie recent death of King Edward Influencing the great crowds in attendance to that token of i.s|« ct to his memory as the tirst sportsman id the world. The attendance was alioui as usual in num-liers. but even the close finish in the Derby failed to arouse anything like the demonstration that followed the return ot Minora to the scales last year. The racing of the meeting was in many was superb. The Herhy was a fiercely contested and fast ruti race and in the Coronation Cup Sir Martin gave evidence that he is a worthy antagonist for Hayardo. inkqiop proved unequal to staving the inili ;miiI a half of the Oaks rout.-, but the St. Frus-• in in Kosaline filly, which finished third to her for the Urn- Thousand, came out under her newly bestowed name of Kosodrop and proved more than « qu:,l to the task. The one drawback to the llerby was that Neil Cow had develo|H-il a curb within a tlav or two of tie race. What measure of influence it had in affecting his running in the great race-is one ..f those things that must always remain a matter of opinion. His admirers gcnerallv lav bis running unplaced to it. It was much the fastest Derby ever ruu and the result was in doubt to almost tin- last stride and then only decided by a neck in favor of Lemberg over Greenback. Tie extraordinary speed of tli.- iai-e was due- to Greenback. He took tin- lead at the start and s-t a marvelous pace until tin- race was almost over. This pi-rformaiii f Lord Villiers colt was the outstanding feature of the race. Maintaining his bad until .iImiiii the distance, he was there caught by Leuilwrg. which almost immediately appeared to falter eery slightly, with the result that Green back gc.t hie head in front again, but onlv for a stride o; two. after which I-mberg took the had and w-itnstood the- further attentions of his persistent rival. Opinions differed as to the case or otherwise of the victon. for although to all ap| earanccs Dillon bad to call upon his mount for his liost effort, the eolfs supporters declared that he had a good deal in hand. Others there were. too. who professed to have discerned signs of ungencrousnoss in Leinhcrgs display, but it is probable ihat this is a wholly mistaken view. With regard to Greenback, he was. prc-iimal.h. ridden st: idly to orders, and that the policy adopted was a sound cue was abitndantlv evident, yet it is by no means certain that if he had not beta mad. quit.- so much use of during the intermediate stages of the race, he would not have won instead of suffering a narrow defeat. The race-was run in 2:351. displacing Spearmints previous re.i.rel of 2:39$. It was in all reapmta a grand race. Charles OMailey araii third two 1 ngths BWaf and four lengths farthei back Neil Cow was fourth. It had lM-iii anticipated that Bayardo would run for the Coronation Cap ovr the- IbThv e-ourse. but ||.- was not started, the hard track MBB the assigned reason. This left as opposition to Sir Martin Eticli cracks as Bachelors Double. Lowrien, Mus taplia. Deaa Swift. Mirador. Boml.a. Siinbright and Bonnie ha nee. all hut the last named great winners mid stayers. Rut Sir Martins 120 pounds seemed but fc aiher light to him and from start to finish he made a spectacle of the others and won in a canter in precisely tie tim.- of Lt-mhcrgs Derby. 2:354. The acliievemeni of Sir Martin give-s rise t,, many reflections. The Hdef one- is that he has at list hid an ..piM.rtunily of proving that he i- beyond doubt a high elaaa borae. Ami he looks one-. His victory yesterday was t 1 1 « - more meritorious W-cause when at the Jiost in- was badly kicked liy Bachelors Double-, the result l.c -ins a nasty wound on the point of the-near sboulib-r. Keedfaaa to say. his backers of last year .•onte-ml that this race showed that In- Wiul.1 surely have- wit the Derby but for that unfortunate fall at I. nli. tin Coraer. ltlue Star, the- highest priceel vcarling sold at public- auction last ye-ar. Lord Mic-helbam having pur-chas -d Net for 6 p;o. maele her bear to public life in the- W". Mb ne- Stake* |«0 irdaj Previous to tin-race le- walk.ei in the paddot k with a listless air. j giving tin Inpr. tadoa that she was in need of a race to shariteii li.T up. That the daughter of St. Frus- ipiin bad not heea hurried in her preparation was evident. Though unplaced, she ran with some proini j in ii e to Im-Iow tin- distance, tor she was lving at Femmorz quarters us the field turned into the line for iKlllle. Mlnorti has arrived at Bitssl.-v to be trained by IVrgusse.n with tie- remainder of c,,|. Hall Walkers leant. l.llci.-l I x II.- »as :it Ppsom looking quite ivi-.iv. red I »fter Ma Jong Ulaeas. K -l atir. a two rear aid hay cit. by Keiston -Browsv ■ i nelidate for next years Derby, the I pr«4»erty of K. M. Dale, has safwly arrived at Beck-1 bainptiti from aiiada. anil will -be traiued for his future engagements by S. Darling. Cotloman. M. Maurice Kphrussis winner of the Irix tin Conscil Munici|ial in 10o ». with Tad Sloan in the saddle, has been sent to his new home in Italy, where he will stand at the stud of his present owner. Signor Bocconi. F. Teinpleiiian. who so nearly won the Derby on Lord Villiers Greenback, is descended from the renowned jockey. Sim Tenipleiiian. who won the great F.psom classic three times, namely, on Blooms-hurv 33331, Gossack 1SJ7 antl Surplice ISIS. Tenipleiiian is apprenticed to Hallick. the Lamhemrn trainer. Neil Gow is not the first animal by many that has missed the Derby after scoring in the Two Thousand Guineas, the following during the past thirty seven years all having failed to win the "Mae Riband" alter proving successful in the Newmarket classic: Jang Forward. Atlantic. Petrarch. Peregrine. Paradox. Kirkconnel. Gorgois, Slieve Gal-lion and Norman III. Danny Maker slill maintains his unchallenged leadership of tin- jo.-ktvs and has scored almost twice as many winning mounts as liiggs and •. Trigg, his closest competitors. I"p to anil including June .".. the records of the most successful riders of the year were : Jockcv. St*. 1st. 2d. 3d. LUp. I. C. Maker, D 150 35 25 14 70 2333 liiggs. W 158 18 IS 20 00 11.30 Trigg. C ISO 18 18 22 122 10.99 Griggs. William 122 17 Hi 13 70 13.03 lark. J 77 15 13 In 99 13.48 Saxbv. W Ill 15 12 13 71 13.51 Griggs. Walter 105 13 4 10 72 12.3S I o. F 105 13 IS 17 117 7.S7 Randall. H 100 12 17 7 70 11.32 Wootton. F 04 lO 13 5 30 15.S2 Foy. C 105 10 8 0 78 9.52

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