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SPECULATING ON FUTURE GREAT RACES English Ante-Post Betting1 Lists Open On the Lincolnshire and Other Big- Events to Come. Not since 1914 have English racing men had a Vhance to essay picking. and backing their choices for the Lincolnshire Handicap, Grand National Steeplechase and other important races long in advance of their decision. The cessation of warfare lias brought, about a reversion fo the old order of things nilyonFebruuryU!.. -tho?e ,speculativelyuin-illnSfrtfere -tuTorded a.tchance in tue"iirsrTante-post betting lists opened at London. Concerning this, London Sportsman of the next day said: "Since the issue of the weights -for the leading spring handicaps Uiere had been some wagering on the Lincolnshire Handicap and Grand National, but it was not until this afternoon that a fairly representative market was established on these two events. The Derby likewise came in for attention. "For the Lincoln race Lord Derbys Hainault opened favorite at 9 to 1 and shortened to 100 to 12. but he was only supported for small sums. Soniine Kiss was only nominally second favorite, for although 10 to 1 was offered to money, and small sums at 100 to 9, there was no deal. Of the three quotable at 100 to 8 Scat well and Helion had more friends than Golly Eyes, und there is no doubt that Scatwell is well treated on his juvenile form of two years ago. Roideur was noticed at 100 to U, after lie. had first been befriended at 1000 to 50. Somerville quickly advanced from 25 to 1 to 20 to 1, but only backed for trifles at eacli price, whereas fair sums went on Atlidara at 40 to 1 and then at 1000 to 30. As to the rest, it need only lie mentioned that there was no demand for Arion at his offered rate of 100 to 6. "Wavertrce was a quiet favorite for the Grand National at 10 to 1 against. Bar one 100 to 8 was tendered with Llmeroek in . fair request, after a little money had gone on him at 100 to 7. Poethlyn was noticed at 500 to 40. One of the Irish-trained candidates, Pay Only, came in for attention at 300 to 20, and then touched 20 to 1. Pollen, in the same stable as Poethlyn, was introduced at 1000 ti 30, advancing to 25 to 1, and The Turk II.. which won the other day at Windsor, came up from 40 to 1 to 1000 to 30, and 25 to 1 was the best closing offer. "Offers on the field for the Derby found The Panther favorite for money, 800 to 200 being booked and 4 to 1 again offered, but although a bet of 4000 to 1000 was offered against Stefan the Great there were no takers. Details: Tiie Lincolnshire Handicap, run March 26; 1 mile. Odds. Horse. Age. Wt. 100 to 12 against Hainault 5 129 lbs. 100 to 8 against Scatwell 4 110 lbs. 100 to 8 against Golly Eyes 5 9S lbs. 100 to 8 against Helion .-. 4 91 lbs. 100 to iigainst Roideuer 4 101 lbs. 20 to 1 against Somerville 4 89 lbs. 33 to 1 against Atlidara, 5 104 lbs. The Grand National, run March 28; 4 miles 856 yards. Odds. Horse. Age. Wt. 10 to 1 against Wavertree 8 154 lbs. 100 to S against Limerock 9 154 lbs. 100 to 8 against Poethlyn 9 175 lbs. 20 to 1 against Pay Only 9 158 lbs. 25 to 1 against Pollen 10 158 lbs. 25 to 1 against The Turk II. . . 9 133 lbs. The Derby, run June 4; 1 1-2 miles. Odds. Horse. Age. Wt. 4 to 1 against The Panther 3 126 lbs. 4 to 1 against Stefan the Great... 3 120 lbs. Besides the wager of ,000 to ,000 against The Panther mentioned in the Sportsman, another publication reports another transaction in -which ,000 to ,500 was laid against him.