Highbridge Falls Early: American Candidate Fails To Finish In Grand National Steeplechase.; Only Three of Twenty-two Starters Complete the Trying Course at Aintree and Covertcoat Is Returned the Winner., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-05


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1IIGIIIMDGE FALLS EARLY AMERICAN CANDIDATE FAILS TO FINISH IN GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE Only Three of Twentytwo Starters Complete the theTrying Trying Course at Aintree and Covertcoat Is IsReturned Returned the Winner London Ens April 4 Twentytwo horses started in the Liverpool Grand National Steeplechase over the Aintree course today but accidents were so frequent that only three linished Of these Sir C Assncton Smiths sixyearold liny horse Coverleoat l y Hacklor Cinnamon ICO pounds was first Tvr whltt Drakes sixyearold brown gelding Irish Mail liy Kings Messenger Betsy Shannon 158 pounds second and C Wildenhnrgs tenyearold hay gelding tsirsey liy Kersey Fiction 70S K unds third The American candidate Higbbrldgo fell over a fence early in tin race In the betting Covertcoat Carsev and Illghbridge were equal at 100 to against each MailTin while it was 25 to 1 against Irisli Mail Tin distance of the race is about four miles and 5 yards This HUMUS practically twice over the course The start is made just beyond the paddock which is at the right of the grandstand as one sits facing the track Then are sixteen obstacles in the course fourteen of which are taken twice cu using the horses that is those finishing to jump thirty times The first jump is called Kans Fence It is a dillicult natural quick set hedge trimmed down to live feet high lint it is fully four feet thick and must be cleared not brushed and it was named after a wonderful steeplechase mare but although a grand fencer en other courses always going down at the tirst National fence The next obstacle is a natural thorn fence much more easy and the third is a nasty one with a sixfoot wide ditch on the takeoff side Then follows a pretty stiff post and rails five feet high and the lifth hedgeThe jump Is an ordinary English thorn hedge The sixth is Bccliers Iroolt so named after a captain Iecher who was killed there It is a natural watercourse eight feet wide with fairly steep banks with a stiff four feet high fence Over ibis tin horses begin to turn The next obstacle Is it hedge having a rail fence thirty inches in height standing three feet from its front base Tim eighth fence is a broad thick hedge with a deep ditch on the takeoff side Over this the turn is completed and the horsey run toward the stand but far to the left of it and then comes Valentines Brook with banks not quite so steep but wider limn Bechers and the fence in front of it is practically twelve inches higher A thick thorn hedge is the tenth Jump followed by a thick hedge with a deep ditch fully seven feet wide Another ditch of similar width accentuates the harmless hedge next in order the ditch being on the farther fide Over this begins the turn for the run past the stand and the thirteenth and fourteenth fences are artificial brush four and a half feet high and Htilf being very broad The fifteenth jump is a ditch and fence and then conies the great water jump which is in front of the grandstand and those clearing it cover about twentyfeet including a twofoot high hedge which lets the horses see the water causing nervous animals to refuse This is practically half the course as the next fence is Kans but in the second round the water jump and the fence immediately preceding It are not tiikim the horses finishing on the tiat directly in front of the grandstand grandstandHero Hero Is a list of the winners of the Grand Na ¬ tional since 1SSO together with the number of starters the weight carried by the winner and the rider of the winner Year Horse IJIder StsWt Time TimeISSO ISSO Empress Mr T Beasleyl 147 1048 1881 Woodbrook Mr T Beasley13 157 1150 115018S2 18S2 Seaman Lord Manners 12 ICO 1042 1042lists lists oedone Count Kinsky 101541139 10154113918S4 18S4 Voluptuary Mr E I Wilsonl5 145 1005 1005JSS5 JSS5 Roquefort Mr K 1 AYilsoiilU 154 1010 1010ISSli ISSli Old loo T Skeltou 23 14 1014 1887 Gamecock Daniels i 154 101 M 1 JS IMayfair Mawsoii 20 147 1012 1889 Frigate Mr T Beasley 20 158 1101 1101J J 0 Ilex A Mghtlngalll 145 1041 ll Come Away Mr II leasley21 ICG 058 ISilJ Fath OFlynn apt K U Owen25 145 94SV 1893 Cloister Lolery 15 175 942i 1894 Why Not Mghtiigallll 107 1145 1895 Wild Man Manfrom from Borneo Mr T Widger1 151 1032 1891 The Soaror Mr 1 M G GCampbell Campbell 28 119 1011 1897 Manifesto T Kavanaugh2S 157 049 049ISOS ISOS Drogheda Gourley 25152 943 3899 Manifesto G Williamson 1 175 940 llH Ambush Anthony Hi 157 1001 A Nightingall24 140 947 947ass 1902 Shannon Lass ass D Head 21 141 100 1001U03 1U03 Drnincree 1 Woodland 23 157 1009 3904 Mollaa A Birch 25147 95S 1905 KIrkland F Mason 27 159 948s 90J 948s90J Ascetics Sil ¬ 9345iJ907 ver Hon A IIastings23 149 9345i J907 Kremon V Newey 23 141 947 9471UOS 1UOS Knblo II Hlctsoe 24 145 1003 1003JfWrtl JfWrtl Lutteur III Iarfrcmcnt 2 151 9534f 9534fVI10 VI10 Jenklnstown It Chadwlck 25 145 1004 1911 Glenside Mr 1 Anthony 20 14 1035 1912 Jerry M E Piggott 24 175 10rKI 191 Covertcoat E IMggott 22100 Itccord for the race raceThe The Itickerstaffe Stakes of COO sovereigns for threeyearolds at a mile was won by the Duke of Devonshires bay lilly Taslett by William the third Ilnrgouet with T rarings chestnut colt Fitz James by Grey Leg Kna second and I XolkoS brown colt Laudes liy Desmond Landa third thirdThe The Sefton Iark 1late of 200 sovereigns for two yearolds at liveeighths of a mile was won by T Jlurlngs gray colt Grey Hall by Grey Leg Dia ¬ mond Hall K Sherwoods bay colt by Simon Square Lady Tertlns finishing snond and I F Hey Imurns hay fillv by General Symons Shuleagra third

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