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5 g r •, - it of •f to 0 i- J. 1 ■ •? y • is s »■ - * -r "r *• l of f y t it d 11 w LET FLYS FAILURE TO MAKE GOOD. At the outset of last racing season few of the » better known three-year-olds appeared to have ■ brighter prospects than Let Fly. which has left t .Newmarket for Brazil. Colonel Hall Walkers son i of White Eagle was certainly one of the lK-st ju-i- - veniles of his vear. and in tlic Free Handicap — the . official "tip" for the Derby— he was placed on the - same mark. 120 pounds, as JNunmern. this pair I iK-iug deemed two poanda inferior to Kedferii and 1 Ballaghtobin. three ikiiiuiIs behind Silver Tag. King * r lriam and Torloisk. five pounds liehind Roseland. and six pounds inferior to Friar Marcus, which was l placed at the head of the table. If the handicap i had been made a twelvemonth later, the list would 1 have had a different appearance. Let Fly himself will probably have dropped *ome- " what, as he scarcely fulfilled expectations. Maybe he never quite threw off the effects of his numerous , hard races iu his first season. In his Initial essay l he heat Koseland by a neck, while later he was concerned in three desperate Missels with Redferu. . which won in two instances by a neck and a head I respectively, while Let Fly won on the third by a x short head. Such a strenuous career in his early days was s calculated to leave its mark, but on his re-appear- - ance last spring I-et Fly was straightaway involved ,1 in another close finish with Sunfire in the Grecn- - ham Stakes at Xewbury, the pair running a dead 1 heat. He seemed to become uncertain after this. and though he ran second to Iomniern in the Xew v Derby after getting badly away, he did not do „ over " well afterwards. True, he enrolled himself f on the scroll of Champion Stakes winners, but that t was only on the disqualification of Silver Tag. on n the grounds of bumping and boring. Still, if Colonel Walker lias been disappointed d with regard to Let Fly. he cannot complain of his s treatment by Fortune, seeing that he won a St. I.eger with sucn an animal as Xigiit Hawk — with a •i horse like The Curragh nearly last — and a Jubilee p Handicap with another moderate colt like Absolute, , — London Sporting Life.