Durbars Rapid Rise to High Fame, Daily Racing Form, 1914-06-12


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DURBAR S RAPID RISE TO HIGH FAME. Mr. H. B. Daryeaa Durbar II.. Which avenged ihe Derby defeats of .lardy. Vinicius. Conversant. Bin-i ntaiiie. Reuil. Couverneur. and other French aspirants to victory in the worlds greatirst classic. is a colt by Rabelais out of Armenia. A great deal was thought of him in his early days, and a long list of engagements was made for him. As a inaiter ol fad. he was one of the most heavily engaged annua!-, lo be found in Ihe "Calendar." His performances last ..ear. however, seemed to falsify Hie good opinion previously formed, and his exploits as a juvenile scarcely suggested that he was dest im d lo leave his mark on history as a win net of the Bpa Derby. To be more precise. Dui-bar II. made seven appearances as a two year old and on only one occasion was he placed. Tiiis season, however. Hie colt early demonstrated Ihat he bad made considerable improvement, and his style of winning the Prix de SI. loud created a good impression. It was recognised, perhaps, that his opponents did not include anything out of the common: but the son of Rabelais could do n re than make all the running and win comfortably. Another taking performance was Ihat in the Biennial al LoBgChaaaps on the last Sunday in April. While in the previous year he was re garden as sate 21 | nds inferior to La Farina. Durbar 11. defeated Baron de Rothschilds animal a I level weigh I -. The hero of yesterdays race. however, had some difficult; in resisting the al letilions of Kiimmel. and the official verdict in his favor was only a head. A wiek later be won Ihe Prix Noailles, a rarf worth 2,900 and run over a mile and a half cause, in splendid style, among his victims being !*• Grand Pressigay, which had gained the repute Hon of being tic champion two-year-old of France in !!»].".. Despite Hi vlnciag character of the victory above meattoued, U was slated at about thai period Dial Mr. Dnryea had decided not lo semi Durbar II. over to coniieto at Lpsom: and our Paris correspondent, in commenting on Hie statement, hinted thai English owners with horses in Ihe Derby had reason to be relieved of anxiety as ihe result of Mr. Duryeas decision. Our con tributor went on to suggest that Durbar the numerals are not used in connection with the colt in Frame would hold his own with Hie best of I hem: and that this was not merely empty lattery was amply demonstrated on the Surrey Downs a feu hours ago. It was only after Hie elimination of The Totraivh l hat Mr. Duiyea decided after all to send his colt lo take chances against the flower of the English three -year olds. In the meanwhile, there was the French Two Tl sand, or, in the language of Gaul, Ihe Poule dKssai do-, Potdaina, and in this Durbar started Joint favorite with Diderot. Here he disap minted, Failing to reach the leading three, though on his behalf it was conceded that he had none Hie best of Hie luck. The colt was sent over last week, notwithstanding his unexpected defeat in the race alluded to; and the sequel to his visit i- now writ large in the history of the Blue Riband of the Turf. — London Sporting Life of afar SB.

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