Race For The Two Thousand Guineas.: Magnificent Struggle That Marked the Finish of the Famous Event., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-22


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RACE FOR THE TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS. Magnificent Struggle that Marked the Finish of the Famous Event, Of the half dnz-ii races yesterday the Two Thousand stood ..ut by itself, mid attracted a respectable field, though class may have Im-cii somewhat lacking by comparison With many pmvian yean. Man-: .ii had two BtebaaoadS in the field in M.-igpii- and Cay Crusader, the aae own-Mi by Major Aster aad Me other by Mr. Fairie. Both had run with credit at tin- Craven meeting and i .pinions wire divided between them, though Cay Crusad r chained Me balance of favor, in spite of having beea beaten when tried with KVnng Su. Both acre turned out in the pink of condition. Magpie*! mat glistening like polished ebony, while "the Crusadi-i-" is a typical son of F.ayarilo. which of itself vouchs for good looks. AtMan was fit and wi il. but did not attract mu -h notice, tiie preval nt opinion beteg that he hail joined the sour brigade. Brown Prince looked better area than whea in- won the Spring Stakes at the Craven meeting, and although he lias not grown much, Knutsferd Stripped as hard as a board KBd is tin- same handsome colt as ever, but there was the drawback that hi- had failed when put through tin- mill with Atheling, Bosaaaria an:! others, a gallop that revealed him in tin- light of a spriater rather than a stayer. Hi- is trained by Walters at Newmarket, whereas IIi-Hord. which also ri p-reaeatef Mr. Haltoa and carried ptaaty of potash, is under the charge of WoottOH at Epsom. Other Runners in the Race.. Baymoml is a remarkably good looking colt by Deaaaoad, and was tamed out in splradld fettle by J. Day. whan horses have for some time past been located at "Woodhuads," foiuM.il/ Me residence of th.- late Jama i:...i!i. A Whole .lark brown. h - is an except homily powerful eatt, with enormous qaarteta, good saaalders, pleaty of heart nan, a beautiful, intelligent head, and altogeMer ■has/lag the superb St. Simon Quality, a stamp of hoise reminding on.- not a little of Isouomy, though in no way r.dat.-d to thai celebrity. He shows a blemish on his kn.-e, the result of having been cast in ids l» x last year win n beiag shunted at P.l-t.hb y, but hi- is i|Uiie sound and it does not affect his action. which is n-ari-. perfection. Among his admiring critics was Sir John Robinson, who bred li tin at the Worksop Manor Stud, and sold him to Mr. Me-Gaffie for sihi guineas as a yearling. MviaeiUa is a handsome Bait, but it struck me would have been served with a iittle more time, while Grand Fleet, well as he look.-.!, does net appear to have thickened as much as might have been expected. St. Qaia was fit to run for his life and, as far as regards apaearaaces, reflects credit on his sir.-. St. Praoqala, ami no fault could be found with l nl Archer, Carnation or Bochetto, of which Cie son of Back Sand bit la.utiom.l was mating his first appearaace in paMie. flrarorhiil ili-l not run. Ix-ing in reserve for one of he extra three jreai old iweeaatakea. Graad Pleet 1 -1 the way eat of the paddock ami eaateted down noai too freely, 1 thought, in front of Lord Archer, and then came Magpie with Uetford, followed by Cay Craaader, which went beat af everything, while Kaatsford merely ambled down htsl of all. Meanwhile the i.u-dn.-ss in ii, ,• ring revealed Gay Craaader a pn Bounced favorite from bis stable companion, Magpie, aid llelford, and best !..:cled of the ,,;,e-rs were laviaciMe, Brawa Priam and Bayaaaad. Ths Rare from Start to Fini.;h. Punctually to ii Mr. Will.umhby had the field ■veil lined up and sent then, away to a really g 1 start, than beteg little to .hooso between them for half the journey, when Bayaaaa 1. In vincible, and Grand Fleet, all together on the right, si, ovv.-, I witii a slight advantage of Cay Crusader and Magpie on tin- extreme 1. ft. This order was maintained until tiie Bashes win- reached, wii -a Grand Bleat had shot his bolt, and soon afterwards it was a case of 1-cII.mvs to mi nil with Bay in sad aad Invincible, while on tin- same side Athdara was inproviag his position, in Me meanwhile Cay Craaader an.; Magpie, racing together side by lade, had eoaae to th.- front, and int.. an! - ui of the Abingdon nip a desperately exciting ram ensued, but. true to his name. Me f snail, I ihiuk. finished a little the gamer, ami just manage. I to squeeze home in front by a head. It was a thrilling finish, reminding one forcibly of that between Neil Cow and Lembi-rg a few years back, with the difference, that this time the pendulum swung in favor of Mr. Fairies colors. It would be invidious to discriminate between the jockeys concerned, suffice it that Donoglme was seen at bis best, ami Madden never rode a finer race even in the zenith of his fame. Athdara stiuggbd on into third place two lengths behind Magpie and a short head in front of Invincible, which was fourth. Fourteen runners went down for tin- Brotby Handicap, for which Carina! disposed of his chance by whipping round at starting ami lieing left at the post. Phal.iris was a scream bag favorite, am! fully justified the preference by winning in a common mater, so easily, imbed, that I should have little hesitation in saying that he is the fastest horse in England. Seldom has been seen a mora convincing performance than this. — "Vigilant," in London Sportsman.

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