English Two-Year-olds of This Year, Daily Racing Form, 1914-10-31


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ENGLISH TWO-YEAR-OLDS OF THIS YEAR. One of the most fascinating problems in connection with racing concerns the question of the juvenile championship. Two-year-olds are naturally interesting in themselves, in addition to which they arc. of course on the threshold of their careers, which conduces to make them even more interesting. That the present seasons youngsters are at least well up to the average standard may be taken . for granted; but which or the leading lliglit has the greatest, claim to the title of champion is largely a matter r opinion, ajbeit if a pool were taken : probably Itedfern would come out at the head of the list. . . . -This colt made a very uninspiring first appearance in tht- Stud Produce Stakes at Sandown Park.; in which he was not even honored with a. quotation, and, dwelling at the post. had nothing to do with i the finish. His second effort was marked by an i improvement, which has since been maintained. At Ascot, in the New Stakes, he ran third to Let ; Flv and Roseland, the olticial placings being a neck : Mhd a head; but on bis next appearance, in the. valuable National Breeders Stakes, he scored an i easy victory over Sim Umbrella, Elkington. Desmond M., Bright, and others. Moreover, he started I Tavbrite, which indicated that Lord Cadogan s colt; i was deemed to have "arrived." A fortnight later. . at Goodwood, he again encountered Let Fly, and I Redfern took the opportunity of avenging the Ascot ; defeat, though it was by only a head that the. !. Manton colt triumphed over his Eoshill rival. Red-ferns most recent race was the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster, in which he again met Let Fly, with 1 the same result as at Goodwood: ami by this performance Redfern stamped himself as Imth a game ! colt and one endowed with staying ability. The debut of Let Flv has lveen referred to in the above comments on Redferns achievements. The Ascot victory of Colonel Hall Walkers son of White . Eagle was distinctly promising, when allowance was 1 was made for the fact that he ran somewhat; -.green" not an uncommon occurrence in the case of a juvenile making his first acquaintance with Unrealities of race course life. When he next appeared, at tlie First July meeting at Newmarket, i lie displaved a better knowledge Of his duties, and . cantered awav with the Exeter Stakes from Danger ; Rock, Market aiid a few lesser lights. Let Fly s I onlv other races have ieen those noted above, and .his" next effort will be awaited wilh more than a little interest. Another of the New Stakes field to make an Impression . on his next appearance was Rosoland, which i . as Indicated, split Let Fly and Redfern in the Ascot lace. The Stockbridge colt came out in the; Julv Stakes at headquarters, unit treated Klkington.: Radames and Bubblyjock as though they were the merest platers. Some -great horses have won the; July Stakes, including Friars Balsam. Donovan and I Sceptre, in comparatively modern days: and per-linps - Roseland, which had previous to Ascot week : defeated a big field of more or less useful horses at t the Craven meeting, may also play a big part in the i great races of the future. . A fourth juvenile which assuredly comes into the y reckoning at the present juncture, however he may . fare in the future, is King Priam. The colt made bis entrv into public life in the Norfolk Plate at t Newmarket in May: but on that occasion lie met one loo speed v In Consul, which represented a 0 to 4 j 1 chance in a Held of eighteen, so that the victory was I certainly not unexpected. King Priam was not seen again till Ascot came along. On the Berkshire heath the colt recorded a victory in one of those ; confusing "triennials" from Silver Tag and Sentiment, i- with the odds-on Rambusa. the much-belauded; Arehelans, and others in the rear. This was capital I : form on the part of the winner, whose reputation was enhanced when he successfully opposed; IS Pennant. Brilliant and three others in the Rous. s. Memorial at Goodwood, Mr. G. II. Williamsons : son of Your Majesty conceding Pennant eighteen i pounds and winning by a neck. King Priam has: not been out since, but when his number is next t hoisted more than an academic interest will be - aroused br the circumstance. Another youngster seen iu winning form at Goodwood which, though perhaps a cut below top class, may give a deal of trouble to the best, is Snntiro. which accounted for the Lady Hamburg colt. .Moon-fleet. Costcllo and Desmoud M.. among others, in , the Lavant Stakes. Mr. J. B. Joels colt is likewise r. credited with a victory in the Fulboiirne Stakes at t Newmarket, and that be was -highly rated was s demonstrated bv the fact that he was a warm ra-vorite . for tbe New Stakes. - It is obviously for the good of the sport that t its leading patron should possess an animal worthv f of bearing the Royal livery; and that King George B has such in his colt Friar Marcus is open to no, ". question. The capabilities of Ciceros son wis s a matter of faiilv common knowledge prior to his s debut in a Maiden Plate at Newmarket late in II April, and his Majestys colt justified anticipations " in winning comfortably from Ranetite and twentv more, -That was sufficiently promising, but a performance of even greater merit was forthcoming at Epsom in Derby week, when Friar .Mar-: ens won the Great Surrey Foal Stakes without baring - to make a serious effort. He was unable to: fulfill his Ascot engagements owing to indisposition:; v the colt, in fact, bad not unite recovered his novnnl, . form when he made his third and most recent effort, at Goodwood, and it was a near thing with Snow Marten in tho Prince of Waless Stakes. However, the spoils went to the Kings colt, which thus retains an unblemished record and a reputation as it really smart animal. What a scene of enthusiasm would be witnessed at Epsom next summer in tho i event of a Roval victory in the worlds greatest clarslc! And such is by no means si remote possibility. . . . - Ascot witnessed the bnw of a youngster whose first appearance was not hailed with anv alarums anil excursions, but which has since made his mark. The animal to which reference is made is Torloisk. which was unplaced to Tingvalla. Elaine and Black Kile in a race run a little while after Peter the Hermit had galloped away from Pnrcyra in the Hardwicfce Stakes. Torloisk wns not greatly fancied on that particular afternoon: neither was be when he took part In tbe Fulboiirne Stakes- He wag, however, serionslv regarded when be contested the Great Lancashire Breeders Produce Stakes tit Liverpool. Bethlehem was -favorite for tills, odds being laid on: but Mr. Hultons cult, which was the onlv other runner quoted, bent Thynliaii by three . parts of a length, with Bethlehem a neck further . off. Torloisk next appeared at Manchester a few weel-s a"o. when lie won the Michaelmas Plale in snch" Inmressive style, giving weight away all round, as to suggest a highly successful future. Then there are such as Silver Tag. Lady Josephine, Good and Gay and Folluw Up. all of which have excellent form to their credit. Before the two-year-old championship question is finally settled if it. is tiiialv settled to everybodys complete satisfaction several big juvenile events have to lie decided at the autumn meetings at Newmarket, at Kcnipton Park, and elsewhere; so that the latter davs of the season will not be among the least in point of interest. "Augur," in London Sporting Life.

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