Paragons Jubilee Race: Valuable English Handicap Produces a Stirring Contest.; Good Race Horse, Handicapped by Early Troubles, Survives to Show Quality., Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-31


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S JUBILEE RACE Valuable English Handicap Pro ¬ duces a Stirring Contest Good Race Horse Handicapped by Early Troubles Survives to Show Quality BY E E COUSSELL COUSSELLLONDON LONDON England May 11 Owing to the fact that nothing had been seen of Paragon on English racing tracks since last June when leading his opponents in the Ascot Gold Vase he slipped his bit mid swerved all over the course the son of Radium was more or less an unknown quantity It is true that Paragon won the Prix do Seine et Manic of U000 run over one and a half miles at Paris the day before Comrade triumphed in the Grand Prix In August Paragon started favorite for the Dcaii ville Grand Prix but could only manage to finish sixth in a field of thirteen For some time lie had been pleasing the trackwatchers at Newmarket and his connections were sanguine of winning the Jubilee Handicap Indeed Paragons running in the Jubilee clearly indicates that lie would have won the City anil Suburban Handicap had the Epsom Spring Meeting not been canceled on account of labor difficulties difficultiesThere There were nineteen runners for the Jubilee at one and a quarter miles which was worth 12COO to tho winner Tangiers and Square Measure were top weights with 132 pounds Manilardo carried 124 pounds and Orpheus one pound less Paragon and Abbots Trace each put up 110 pounds which is the highest weight carried to victory since Bache ¬ lors Double won the race in 1911 Regarded from the wagering aspect it was probably the most un ¬ interesting race in the history of the handicap This was due to the great uncertainty as to it taking place When the names of the runners were available 8 to 1 was offered against the field Manilardo started favorite at to 1 Orpheus was at sevens Soranus and Blue Dim at tens Tangiers Square Measure and Paragon were all at the same mark 100 to 7 Little fault could be found with the condition of the last three named though the trainer of Soranus feared the distance would be a little bit too far for him HOW PARAGON BEAT BLUE DUN DUNBlue Blue Dun was sweating but looked an altogether different animal than she did before the Cesare witehvliist autumn She is evidently a high strung filly for on that occasion she was also in a nervous condition Manilanlo looked listless and it was sur ¬ prising for what reason he could have been made favorite At the post he was sullen and delayed the start lie was never on fighting terms and refused to take hold of his bit so was in the rear throughout Square Measure considering his bur ¬ den ran well indeed and could possibly be made fitter fitterAfter After going threeeighths Paragon which got well away went to the head of the field followed by Abbots Trace Orpheus Blue Dun and Soranus At the bend Orpheus was in trouble At that point Paragon was about three lengths ahead of Abbots Trace Blue Dun at the turn met with some interference which caused her to become some ¬ what unbalanced When thoroughly in the line for home Abbots Trace raced alongside Paragon but the latter shook him off in a few strides Bullock meanwhile hail settled down to ride Blue Dun in earnest The mare gamely responded to her riders efforts Paragon appeared to tire in the last hun ¬ dred yards when a desperate race ensued The colt held on pluckily and just managed to keep Blue Dun at bay winning by a short head and Soranus a bare length away third and Abbots Trace offi ¬ cially placed fourth Square Measure was fifth The race was run at a fast pace throughout the time being 204 204Paragon Paragon is owned by Sir Ernest Paget who has only one or two horses in trainins Last year lie won the City and Suburban with Cornsack which was the first big race Sir Ernest ever won He is an elderly gentleman and a member of the Jockey Club Paragon was bred by the late Lord Fal niouth and coming up at auction in the Dccemrer sales 1918 when a yearling was purchased by oir B Paget for 3COO That his owner did not entiv tain an angel unawares I may mention that laai year after Ascot on behalf of a client in Iilia I made him the offer of 80000 for Paragon This was at once refused He would have been an ideal horse for India where he would have swept iiie board boardHe He is a symmetrically molded bay colt not quite so big as his brother the Two Thousand Guineas winner Clarissimus which is a chestnut Ilieir dam was the unbeaten Quintessence which won six races including the One Thousand Guineas She was a daughter of St Frusquin FrusquinEARLY EARLY TROUBLES OF PARAGON PARAGONQuintessence Quintessence died soon after Paragon was foaled and the colt was reared by a hunter mare Before he was weaned he was with his foster mother in a paddock alongside a road which adjoins the late Lord Falmouths property in Kent A party of Iwis terous military joyriders passed along the road They were in a motor bus and were accompanied by a brass baud The unusual noise startled the mare and foal to such an extent they dashed across the paddock and through a thick hedge which the foal jumped only to fall into a ditch on the other side This mishap caused an injury to his off lioik which is somewhat enlarged on the outside Naturally when he came up for sale as a yearling most people thought this was a malformation so Sir Ernest Paget got Paragon for what lias since proved to be a ridiculous price priceNonpareil Nonpareil which ran third to Diadem in the One Thousand Guineas is a sister to Paragon Sho was sold at Newmarket in 1918 a few minutes after the Jubilee winner Sir William Cooko bought her for 20000 She was in foal to Amadis Quintessence won 390 390iO iO in stakes Several of her daughters have bred winners but so far none of them have great reputations One is Estelle dam of a leggy narrow roinannosed twoyearold gelding by Pri ¬ mer which won a selling plate from a big band at Newmarket May 11 when he was afterward sold for r JiO He was bred and owned by Sir William i Cooko and carried his second colors in tho race mentioned mentionedQuintessences Quintessences dam was Margarine which was a winner of 14 OSS and the granddam of those good handlcappcrs Mcrcutio and Braxted BraxtedMr Mr Arthur Hancocks mare Silent Queen dam of King Thrush Is a member of this family She is from Sillabub a half sister to Quintessence The line comes from Tasmania She ran second in the One Thousand Guineas beating Blink Bonny and afterward became the dam of Leolinus which won five firstclass races and was placed second in the St Leger and Chester Cup These facts will serve to indicate that Paragon possesses high stud value His brother Clarissimus was sold for 100000 to a continental breeder ThU year he is at the stud tit Newmarket but goes to his new owner for the 1922 season seasonThe The value of the four races which Paragon has won up to date is 21rrO He has in addition finished third to Tetratema in the Two Thousand Guineas and second to Allenby in the Newmarket Stakes

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