Whitneys Three-Year-Olds Abroad., Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-11


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WHITNEYS THREE-YEAR-OLDS ABROAD. At cue time it was thought that Miramichi was tiie best in .loyncrs stable, though he had no reputation until he ran third to Shogun and Sanquhar for tin Coventry Stakes at Ascot. Unfortunately, he became erratic early in his career and three times during a close struggle with Day Comet and Loul Helvoir in the Chesterfield Stakes, did be gain the winning position, only to throw up his head and refuse to continue the exertion. At 0 sod wood he dropped a bit further behind Lord Belvoir, Which Was only a head behind him. giving eight p. nun!-. York we may pass over, though he was beaten a long way by Craganour, and at our autumn meetings he was inferior to Jameson and just stalled off Golden Sun, which was giving nine pounds, while in the Cambridgeshire week the latter quite reversed those placings when Sanquhar, Golden Sun. and Pilliwinkie were the first three in the Prender gast Stakes, and Sanquhar bad lost lengths in the first quarter of a milt- in a manner quite unaccountable to the oei upants of the stands. It appeared to us that he would not go. but Maher"s opinion wis that the eolt was so unbalanced that he had to allow him to collect himself before be dare ask him to really gallop. Miramichi was some lengths behind the third horse. Pilliwinkie. which in turn was four lengths behind .olden Sun. so that his final effort carried him outside the first class, and unless his temper is to blame for it, no hope exists of his reaching it next year. Harmonicon. which is also a chestnut, by Disguise — Harpsichord, ran very consistently, as allowing for the fact that he was left at the post on the occasion of his making his debut, he was only out of tirst or second place once, and that in his last pe/ formanee. when east d up to last place in the Dew-hurst Plate, in which he found the distance loo far. At the Liverpool Summer Meeting he gave Dladn-meiios eleven pounds and a beating, and had the mneh-talked-of stable companion. Meeting House. In the rear, though receiving nine pounds. The latter. however, was by no means at his liest. and there v. as a doubt whether lie would not eventually prove the better horse. There was not great merit in the vie tory of Harmonicon at Sandown. where the best • f his victims were TbiStletOU, Phrosine, and Abov.ii -. though tles-bri.ok tinished second. At Haydock, to... Iiis best opponent was the then useful Thunder stone, whilst Parly Girl appeared to beat him on her merits at Ascot, which certainly entitled her to a higher place in the scale than Mr. Hawkins assigned her. The Middle Park Plate form was therefore bis best, as the distance is six furlongs, and there i-quite a possibility of his improving, as .Toyner never overdoes his two year-olds, and their speed is never impaired. Meeting House is a horse of good size, will somewhat better shoulders that the usual type of Ameri can. whose shoulders are as a rule straight and heavy, and all against the possibility of stamina. After gaining experience at Liverpool he came out within a couple of weeks and gained a remarkably easy win over Sirabia at Lewes, and quite proved himself a good colt when be divided Research Concertina filly and Flippant in the International Plate at Kempton Park, giving them twelve pounds and seven pounds, respectively. The York performance ran be Ignored, for Plipnent with the sounder going, ran right away from his opponents, and even if we allow some improvement for Mr. Hultons horse wing to being ripened up at Kempton. the margin between bis defeat at the latter place and his victory at York was too great to be true, and I have no doubt that Meeting House would beat him again on the KemptOB course. Neither Meeting House or Flippant did at all well after York and the probability exists that the deep ground pulled them t . pieces. So it is -i!e to consider Haiiiionieum tile best of Joy nets, and he is a colt that may Improve in much tin- game ratio as Whisk Broom did from two to three years. Meeting House will also be a useful three-year-old, and they are doiug well at present. — London Sporting Life.

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