Pommerns Two Thousand Guineas., Daily Racing Form, 1915-05-15


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POMMERNS TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS A few days prior to the running of the Two Thousand Guineas at Newinarket April 28 Kins Giorges crack of last year Friar Marcus was given a trial in which he was opposed by three of his stableinatis and at Its end was last of the four This was intensely disappointing to tht1 English snorting public which had iirdently hoped for a brllllpnt career as a threeyearold for the colt The practical phase of the matter was that when it came to the running of the race Pomuicrn was a warm favorite at 2 to 1 while Friar Marcus was at the long price of 100 to 7 Concerning the running of the big nice Sporting Life of the next day saidThe said The story of the race itself does not require a deal of telling Let Fly and the stable com ¬ panions Rossendale And Highfleld were amongst several which contributed to a delay of some ten minutes but the start was a good one except for Highficld being left a few lengths Pommern al ¬ most immediately jumped into the leadjjind stay ¬ ing there throughout won without being troubled in the least by three lengths There was however a rare battle for the inlnor places Tournament jus ¬ tifying the expectations formed of him by Occu ¬ pying the second while Thn Vizier just kept Gada ¬ bout out of third with Rossendale and Sunfire close up Friar Marcus ran well for six furlongs at which point however he had shot his bolt and this it is evident must be put down as his distance for the future Poinmerns victory was highly pop ¬ ular and as Mr Sol Joel had not hitherto won a classic race it was quite his turn to do so and incidentally beat his brother Mr J B who has enjoyed many such victories The result looked at impartially was a rare triumph for recent form as Pommern on fifteen pounds better terms easily reversed his recent defeat by Rossendale without however In any way disgracing the latter while The Vizier and Sunfire had also done well this1 season and It was left only to Let Fly to do anything to depreclate the value of recent running Tournaments bold display naturally draws atten ¬ tion to his chances for the later classic events but that dnyLet is a story which will keep for another dny Let Fly and Rossendale delayed the start and when the barrier ascended IlighfleJd failed to strike off Pommern in the center showed the way to The Vizier on tlic left Rossendale on the right Tournament in the center Friar Marcus on the right Lot Fly on the extreme right Sunfire Sammarco Gadabout Apothecary and Follow Up and in this order they raced to the Bushes where Friar Marcus and Lot Fly were beaten as also were Snnlire and Rossendale half way down the hill Thereupon Tournament closed with The Vizier and obtained second place ill the Ablngdou Kottoni but could not get ou terms wltlr Pommern which increased his lead n hundred yards from horie and never being challenged won by three lengths a head separated second and third Gadabout was officially placed fourth Then came Sunfire fifth Rossciidale sixth Apothecary sev ¬ enth Sammarco eighth Let Fly ninth Friar Mar ¬ cus tenth Follow Up eleventh Bethlehem twelfth Miletus thirteenth and Spring Thyme last except Highfield which trotted past the post a long way in the rear Time 143 143Mr Mr Sol Joel lias expended much money and a deal of patience in his hope of securing a classic winner His desires 5u that direction have at last been gratified and In Pommern he owns a colt that compares favorably with any threeyear old in the laud there being few more bloodlike colts than the son of Polymelus If he has a fault it may be that he is a wee bit narrow in his quarters and light of his second thighs but he is an ideal Derby horse In color a rich bay with black points lie cannot be faulted in the matter of length of rein and fn front of the sad ¬ dle generally

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