How the Cambridgeshire Was Won, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-16


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HOW THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE WAS WON. There was a large attendance at Newmarket, but nothing approaching the huge crowd which assembled on the occasion of the Cesarewitch, when all previous records were left far behind. None the less, it was a red-letter day in the history of the headquarters of the Turf, as the proceedings were graced bv the august presence of Queen Mary, who came with his majesty and the Duchess of Teck. with Colonel the Hon. Sir II. Legge in attendance, bv motor from Sandringham. arriving at the stand about fifteen minutes before the first race, and being received bv the stewards of the Jockey Club namelv. the Hon. F. AA. Lambton, Maj. Eustace Loder aiid Lord AAolverton. Except for the substitution of Soutliey. vice AAilliam Griggs, on Cantilever, the starters and jockeys for the Cambridgeshire were accurately anticipated, and that there were solid grounds for suggesting that Lord Hare-woods colt might be an absentee may be assumed from the fact that he coughed several times during the morning, and it was not until mid-day that under the qualified approval of Mr. Frank Potts a fighting policv was decided on. a slight rise in his temperature notwithstanding. As fas as outward appearances were concerned, the horse looked lit and well enough to run for a kingdom, hut the combination of circumstances was not calculated to revive confidence, and he started one of the outsiders of the partv, as after a bet of 5,000 to 100 had beeu laid against him within a short time of the start he advanced to S-1 to 1. Mr. Leopold de Rothschild had the honor of escorting the queen in the Bird Cage, and her majesty inspected Lorenzo and San-talr in their respective boxes. Both horses were stripped in splendid lighting trim, and .it was abundantly clear that the latter was much straighter in condition than when he won here a fortnight ago. Maiden Erlegh, which Is a big, fine horse of nualltv, was immensely admired, as also Blue Stone," which looked like a picture. As much could be claimed for Florist, which, like Cantilever, was carrying ten pounds over and above the weight i originally assigned him; and others favorably criticized were Driumore, Light Brigade, Moscato, Mer-cutio and Equanimity. The market changes at the finish showed Florist favorite from Equanimity, Driumore and Maiden Erlegh, with Santair, Blue Stone, Lorenzo, Oselle and Bugler In best request of the remainder, of which Fairy King dropped back to 20 to 1, while the extreme outsider of the party was Jameson. The start, as in the case or the Maiden Plate which, by tho way, led to a fruitless protest on the part of one of the owners concerned was a poor affair, and in this connection I may add that there has been a lot of grumbling at the meeting. Drin-more was hopelessly left behind, and others heavily handicapped bv a slow beginning were Blue Stone, Bugler and Fairy King, all of which carried heavy metal. Mercutlo was quickest in action and was in clear command to begin with, but was soon steadied, leaving Cantilever aud Cheerful to race In front of Bonbon Rose, Maiden Erlegh. Light Brigade and Oselle, with Equanimity. Jameson, Florist, Lorenzo and Bugler most conspicuous of the remainder. After covering about half the journeey. Maiden Erlegh pulled his way into third place, with Oselle, Florist, Bonbon Rose. Light Brigade and Equanimity following in the order named. Coming down Bushes Hill Maiden Erlegh presented such a bold front that odds were laid on him in the ring, but his bolt was shot, and with Florist badly balked by Cheerful his fate also was sealed. Meanwhile Santair was going well on the extreme right, but he could not overhaul either of the leaders, and after a cuddling finish Cantilever won an exciting race from Cheerful by a head. Two lengths away Santair was third, about a neck in advance of Oselle, which In turn was followed in the order named by Bonbon Rose, Maiden Erlegh, Lorenzo, Equanimity, Florist, Fairy King, Moscato, Blue Stone, AAisemac and Mercutlo, with Bugler last behind Driumore. After the race the owner of Cheerful objected to Cantilever on the grounds of bumping and boring, but on second thoughts wisely availed himself of the permission of the stewards to withdraw. Time of the race, 1:57. London Sportsman.

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