M. Edmond Blanc to Race in England, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-27


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M. EDMOND BLANC TO RACE IN ENGLAND. During the 1S70 war it was round practicable to send quite a number of French race horses to Lug laud,, and I was interested to learn at Newmarket that, despite difficulties of transport, submarines, and other noxious dangers, M. Edmund Blanc has managed to land four or his most promising two-year:oIds in this country, and they are now iu Tom .leiinings stable at Newmarket, urter a most tempestuous crossing or the channel. There are three colts and one tilly, two or the colts being entered Tor the Derby and the tilly for the Oaks, so it is on tlie cards that M. Blanc may at last achieve the object of his ambition, for these youngsters will not have French racing to interfere with their chances here, nor will there be a recent journey from France to upset them at Epsom. One of the Derby colts Is Floriinond, a chestnut son or Wlldrowler and Belli. Fleur. by Flying Fox. her dam Bass, by Saraband out or Busybody dam or Meddler, by Petrarch. This is certainly a fine pedigree, and the brilliant branch of No. 1 family which it is bassd on should be admirably strength ened by the addition of numerous lines of No. 10. Moreover, Wildfowler and Flying Fox trace to the same Xo. 7 tap root. The other colt entered for the Derby is a son of Ajax. but I am not quite sure of his identity, ns I did not take a sufficiently careful note, and M. Blanc has three colts by Ajax engaged, viz., Gharib. Cordial II., aiud Le Melinr. Gharib is a bay out of Laputu, by Ladas, her dam Lady Muncaster great-granddam or Bayardo. This is breeding after mv own . heart, for liotli Ajax and Ladas bring Blair Athol and Breadalbane blood to "nick" with the Blink - - - Bonny tap- rootv Cordial 11. is a bay out of Pudeur, by Ladas. beldam, Orasse, by Maclieath out of Antilles, by Ison-omy. This, too. is breeding of tlie best. Le Melior is a bay out of lschia, by Isinglass, her dam Sau-thia, by St. Simon out of Sauda dam of Sainfoin, etc., by Wenlock. This colt, like the others, is bred in the purple. Clearly M. Blanc sets great store by Ladas mares for his Oaks entry, Giaconda II., is by Flying Fox out of Golden Key, by Ladas. her dam. Lock and Key dam of Keystone II., by Janissary. Flying Fox more than once has been well represented in this country, e.g.. by .Tardy and Val tlOr. and this posthumous daughter of bis might bring him classic honors at Epsom. She is a bay tilly. and doubtless promising,, or she would not bave been sent over, It is to be noted that her granddam. Lock and Kev, produced an Oaks winner, Keystone II., a good winner too. Tlie third of M. Blancs colts has not, I am told, any classic engagements, and at the time or writing I do not know his breeding. It may be remembered that Tom Jennings has several times had charge of horses for M. Blanc. For instance, there were Gouverneur and Reverent sons of Energy1, which respectively ran second to Common in the Derby and St. Leger of 1S01. There was also Rueil, another son of Energy, which ran unplaced for Sir Hugos Derby in 1S02. but a fortnight later won the Grand Prix. He had raced in England as a two-year-old, winning tlie Manchester Whitsuntide Plate, but he ended that season in France, where he showed first-class form. He remained in France until May the following year, and ran there on the fifth or that month before coming to England for the Derby, so that Jennings had nothing like so good a chance with him as he had with this recent .consignment of two-year-olds. The name Rueil. by the way, is constantly spelled Reull, whicu is wrong. lie became quite a successful stallion, and Ills son. Mauvezin, has don well for him in this country.- "The Special Commissioner" in Iaui-don Sportsman.

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