No Epsom Derby Betting Yet., Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-13


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NO EPSOM DERBY BETTING YET. I There is nothing as yet to report as regards speculation anent the Derby, nor is there likely to oe until the new year is well advanced. As far as one can hear, however. Craganour. which would unquestionably be favorite were there any market, is win tering to the complete satisfaction of W. T. Robinson at Foxhill. although he has not grown much. and. in fact, passes the standard a trifle under fifteen hands two inches, which is a little tinder the average of first-class horses But in all other respects he is as nearly perfection as can be expected, and his quality undeniable. When fully extended be covers uu enormous lot of ground in his stride. Shogtin com"-next in consideration, but has not the tremendous speed of the son of Desmond and Veneration, nor do I think he is possessed of such a -good and generous temper, the probability being that he resented his double dose at Ascot, when, after making mincemeat of the opposition for the Coventry Stakes, he was pulled out for the New Stakes under a big penalty. Newmarket hopes of supplying the het of next years Blue Riband are mostly centered fn Louvois and Sanquhar, and it has been denied that Cord Rnselierys colt last named is touched in hi wind. I can only trust that there exists no founds tion for the report, but none the less am somewhst skeptical on the point. But we shall see what wp sball see. and for that matter wo have yet to learn if Craganour will develop into a genuine stayer, always a doubtful contingency where such a speedv colt is concerned. No doubt all these horses will be seen in public before the classic races come on the tapis, and we may. I suppose, take it for granted that whereas Maher will have the handling of Sanquhar if he runs. Saxby will renew acquaintance with Craganour. while, of course. Frank Wootton will be the pilot of Shogun. mention of whose name reminds me that Mr. Hulton has changed his colors from pale blue, maize hoops and sleeves, to pale blue, orange hoops and sleeves, which may or may not be tempting providence, for he certainly had no cause to complain of the luck of his original racing livery. — "Vigilant," in Loudou Sportsman.

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