Two Rising Young English Sires: Some Reasons Why Much is to be Expected from Sunstar and Bayardo, Daily Racing Form, 1917-02-15


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TWO RISING YOUNG ENGLISH SIRES. Some Reasons Why Much Is to Be Expected from Sunstar and Bayardo. A young horse of bright premise is Suastar. whose winning two-year olds in the neat season left little to desire, and there was the unfortunately defunct Llewelyn, of which the highest hopes were entertained. I question myself whether ft ™ we saw- any better two-year-old filly than Sun- stars daughter. Margarethal — certainly there was not a better-looking one. Then, too. North Star, by Sunstar. won the Middle Park Plate, and than were several other good ones, though af less account than these. Sunstar was one of the best of Derby winners, though like Spearmint, he had to retire before more thoroughly establishing his reputation. Indeed. Spearmint has the advantage of him in having run for and won the Grand Prix. Sunstar, however, can be judged from tic quality of his performance at Epsom, for he to all intents and purposes broke down some distance from home, and was able readily to defeat Btedfast, which proved later on that there was little or nothing to choose between him and Prince Palatine up to on" and one-half miles indeed, he beat the sea of Persimmon over that distance at Epsom. Sunstar and Prime Palatine are both in the same ownership now. so that the sui eriorit.v of one to the other may be demonstrated without anybodys corns being trodden on. It may be thought that, as Mr. Jam has sold so much of Snn-tars slock to go to America both last year and this, he will have depreciated the horses chances in this conn-try; and. of course, to some extent this must be so: but, on the other hand. Sunstar has proved extraordinarily sure with his mares, and as a result his lists have not been limited to the customary forty. There were, in fact, no fewer than forty-three foals by him in 1915. so that lie can afford to do without a good number of them and still retain as many representatives as his rivals in this country. There were some complaints made over a year ago as to the use Mr. Joel made of Sunstar. but I never could see that such complaints were well founded, always supposing the horse was not overtaxed, for. in point of fact. Sunstar, with fifty or even sixty mares, makes an easier season than many horses would do with half the number. Prince Palatine and Bayardo. In all inch questions mere numbers are deluivc. There is nothing excessive, for instance, in the season of a premium stallion, which draws ewe pound bonus from the Board of Agriculture for each mare on hi- list up to the number of ninety. He g ts through his seeaaa as a rule more easily than does his more pretentious relative, whieh is restricted to thoroughbred mares. As to Prince Palatine, his stock has still to run. but it is satfcf-factory to note that bis foal record of 1910 is a vast improvement on what it was in his first season, ami mares seem to have stood to him well this year. Among the rest of the younger stallions. I think WC may take Bayardo as pretty sure to make a big mark. It is to be borne in mind that he was hard-run. especially as a four-year-old. when he was not allowed a rest after the Ascot Cup. but was pulled out at Newmarket for the DallinghaJB Plate, which he wain with 14S pounds in the saddle, before going on to Goodwood to suffer unmerited defeat for the Cup. Efforts such as these are not readily got over, and we have generally found that longdistance runners do not come to their best at the stud for a season or two. A notable case in point was Isonomy. It is only reasonable, then fore,j to judge Bayardo on this principle, and signs are certainly not wanting that he is doing better n 1 year. His three-year-old sons .li Bey and Black-adder, did him no slight credit in the past season, and it is a pity that the latter has to go to Russia. for he is a colt of such size and ptwmito that In may well be expected to make abnormal weight for age improvement. Those who have only seen Blaekadder on a racecourse have probably hardly realiaed that he is a big one. but he i-. as 1 know well, for he is at present at Cobbam in flotsams old box, and he stands over sixteen hands, with power and bone in proportion. An exceedingly good-looking colt he is at all points and he is as sound as a bill. Bayardo himself was such an extraordinarily good horse that any disposition to 4 find fault with him, because he has not y t got anything equal to himself, should be checked for some time to come. He is not like the mere itayer from which only stamina can be expected, for Bayardo possessed prodigious speed also, and lightning quickness of action when occasion demanded. He is. moreover, a wonderfully true-shape I horse. with splendid depth of girth and heart nam, and his breeding is as near perfection as we can ei it hope to find. It is too early to pass any decided opinion on the pranpaeta of Lemberg, which is. bower r. the 1111 lie stionably best son of Cyllene. Tracery and The Tetrarch are as vet represented by Ioa Is 1 nly, but, to judge by the specimens of their stock ;•. t Sied-Btere, they are both likely to take a high place-in the coming time. — W. Allison in London Sportsman.

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