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PHJENOWLENAL LRI.. JUMPER Clonrco, from the Emerald Isle, Beats a Crack Band at Aintree. A first-class Irish jumper, whose only fault may be lack of size, has appeared in the early English steeplechase field. He is Clonrce, a five-year-old bay horstr. by Atlas .Miss Eger. He is owned by Owen Toole, a Livcrixiol Irishman. After two wins in. Ireland Clonrce was taken over to the Grand National Aintree course for the ,000 Grand Sefiou Steeplechase. three miles seven and one-half furlongs. There is nothing in the world so stiff as the Aintree course. The fences at Aintree are fences and have to bo jumped not privet bushes which- horses can gallop through without rising three feet from the ground. There was a field of twelve and Cionree, whose Irish reputation was well known, but discounted, was at 12 to 1, with Pollen, this years Grand National second. 2 to 1 favorite. With but one "peck" after the last jump, Clonrce won comfortably by a couple of lengths from Pollen in i:07. Cionree carried 143 pounds to Kil on Pollen. Up to last Christmas Cionree was an untutored, unbroken four-year-old. running loose in the fields, and had never seen a saddle or a jockey. Of the Irish horses jumping the Sportsman said after the race: "No stag ever leaped like this five-year-old leaped over these formidable fences at Aintree. He had never seen this before, but lie treated them as though they were hurdles never hesitated, never faltered, never put a foot wrong, outside of a peck! after taking the last obstacle." Another keen critic writes: "Cionree is hot a big one, and hardly fills the eye as an animal capable of carrying a heavy weight over four and one-half miles of stiff country, easily as lie won the Sefton. Few winners of the latter rait? have won the Grand National.. Cionree. which was originally known as Kruseik. is by AtlasMiss Eger, by Egerton Miss M., by Atheling. and is the only foal of his dam, which is now eleven years old. given in the last volume of the General Stud Book. Clonrees sire. Atlas, is a well-bred horse, by Isinglass Gorgoss dam. The Gorgon; by St. Simon. .