A Well-Worked Commission, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-10


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A WELL-WORKED COMMISSION. L some interesting notes on old-time lacing in 11 Jand, .1. Corlett declares that after Rulcilella v th" Cesarewitch of her year she became such a w.i-isi favorite for tlie Cambridgeshire that it was " i lj impossible to back her for that race. "Fred Iiiells strategy came into play." writes Mr. torlttt. "lie had his agents planted all over the ki gdein, witli orders that they were to take notice of Diiicibeila, which had become lirst favorite, but the moment the clock struck one, anil not liefore. ilr wire to back Weatherbound for all they could git on. accepting any odds that the bookmakers 1l- s: to offer provided the amount was at all resin ; able. In less than half an hour Weatherbound w:is lirst favorite. Tempted by the price, many bookmakers consideraby overlaid their books on tlie I at. t of getting the money back at a prolit. To b ; consternation, each Itookinakcr who had wired to "s agent in London from the provinces to cover s . horsamls of pounds, adding, They are taking 101 U IT, down here, before his message could Ik se;it away received one from the man lie had w ed ,o to cover a lare sum for him. adding, T y a iv taking 5 to 1 here. We never knew a ii.ission like that before, and there lias not In m -.:k. since. The horses were nearly an hour at ti iot and Weatherbound got badly away, but won by a head. It was over this raw? that Admiral UHs went to the starting post to lend his weight 1o tlie starters authority. If an angel from heaven bad come down to start that lield. said the exasperated admiral, a lot of the lightweights would not have takeii any notice of him. lie was amazed, loo. t;i lind that Weatherbound had won, as her chance at the start looked hopeless."

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