Buchans Princess Of Wales Stakes: Consistent Career of a Colt Which Has Been First, Second or Third in Every One of His Races., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-19


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I i BUCHANS PRINCESS OF WALES STAKES Consistent Career of a Colt Which Has Been First Second or Third in Every One of His Races Major W Astors threeyearold Buchan was an easy winner of the Princess of Wales Stakes at the Newmarket first July meeting This race was formerly one of the Ten Thousand Pounders but was cut down from 50000 to 10000 added and again to its present 5000 Major Astor was also its winner In 1918 through the speed of his good colt Blink Buchan as a twoyearold won in succession the Spring TwoYearOld Stakes July Stakes and Chesterfield Stakes all at Newmarket These successes gained him such penalties that with 133 pounds up he ran third to Glaciale 117 and Silonyx 124 in the Clearwell Stakes and with 130 pounds was second to Milton 118 pounds in the Criterion Stakes This year he won the Craven Stakes then ran a close second to The Panther i in the Two Thousand Guineas and to Grand Parade in the Epsom Derby Concerning his latest exploit London Sportsman said saidIt It might be supposed that when a horse starts i for a race witli odds of 10 to 1 laid on him the event would be devoid of interest but this is never t so when the animal in question is of good class because everyone likes to see good horses The j paddock was more crowded prior to the Princess of i Wales Stakes than it has been all the week and i the reason for this was because Buchan was running j and those who had never seen Buchan wanted to see him and those who had seen hiin wanted to see l him again This colt has been meeting the best of I his age in every race he has ever run in He 1 is small but a race horse every inch of him and he is gaining with increasing age and experience I that confidence which in his twoyearold days he 1 lacked He jffas jnnchjidmlredjln the paddock and i took all the praise with the quiet dignity which 1 befits a horse of his character He is not a classic winner but has done the next best thing by fin ¬ i ishing second in both the Two Thousand Guineas and Derby The race as the betting had anticipated was of a onesided nature Buchan giving his op poncnts no quarter and the verdict of four lengths was gained without any kind of effort The only i excitement indeed was afforded by the struggle between the two fouryearolds Leandros and Catte gat for second place and Leandros which has been i employed chiefly this season In leading The Panther in his work gained the position by a neck neckBuchan Buchan is another illustration of the worth of Sunstar as a sire and his pedigree reads as fol ¬ lows

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