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■ •n ■n the ie •e ir ie •h •d six is ONE COSTLY ENGLISH DISAPPOINTMENT. Even more disapjiointing among English three-year-olds " than Let Fly was the three-year-old Desmond ■ Hope a colt by Desmond — Silver Pheasant. • bv Gallinule — Shilling, by St. Serf. Such a pedigree ■ looked good enough for anything, and when the » colt came up for sale at Doncaster a couple of * vears ago there was considerable competition among « those anxious to become possessed of him. Eventual !: allv he fell to the bid of Mr. J. B. Tnorne.vcr.ift « at«.100 guineas $.-!2.220. and probably the pur r chaser was well satisfied with his bargain. Des-in *" m. mds Hope had numerous engagements, but owing x to defective legs it was found impossible to train n him and he has lieen turned out. It is possible, *• however, that he may justify his lineage, to say nothing of his purchase price, when he enters J upon big stud career.