The Epsom Oaks Contestants., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-24


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THE EPSOM OAKS CONTESTANTS Although Jest was regarded as a somewhat lucky winner of the One Thousand Guineas the Hlly gave ample proof at Epsom when she won tlie Oaks and completed a splendid classic double for Mr J B Joel that her Newmarket running was thoroughly genuine Probably the bestlooking of the dozen starters wore the Duke of Devonshires Taslett and Mr Ilultons Waiontha though Pruc none the worse for her outing in the Derby also looked well Lord Roseborys Tilly was lirst away from a good start but on settling down Waiontiia tix k up tlie running and held command when enter ¬ ing the straight though soon afterwards she died away and Jest scored iu convincing style from Dopeche and Arda The French Wily La Ribaude could never go the pace and figured at the rear throughout throughoutThere There was no sensation as occurred in the Derby thQiigh the race was not without mishap At Tot ¬ tenham Corner Lord Lonsdales St Begoe slipped up on the wet grass her jockey R Crisp being taken back on a stretcher I ord Lonsdale im ¬ mediately wont to him and ascertained that no serious injury had been sustained in fact Crisp soon came round This was Mr J B Joels third success in tho Oaks Our Lassie having won the race for him In 1903 and Glass Doll four years later The Stewards instituted inquiries into the accident to St Begoo but wore satisfied that it was not brought about by any of the other runners The time occupied by Jest was exactly similar to that occupied by Cragnliour lu tlie Derby over tho same course London Sportsman

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