American-Owned Candidate: Sergeant Murphy to Race for John Sanfords Son in the Grand National., Daily Racing Form, 1922-03-18


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friend i i n-iiii ioi for :-in I -ucli ii service. M"r*itT, AMERICAN-OWNED CANDIDATE ■ Sergeant Murphy to Race for John Sanfords ; Son in the Grand National. LONDON. England, March 17. — It was not generally known until the last few days that I here is Med tier American owner repreaeated in tne Liverpool Grand Nation. il keehiea W. A. Reml with Square Dp and Foihall I. Kei-ne with Masterful. Young gtephca BaaCefd, the son of John Sanford of Amsterdam. N. Y., is repreaeated i:i the National by Sergeant Mai phi, the twelve-year-old chestnut gelding by General Symons — Rosegraft. by Aztec. Sergeant Murphy is assigned 1M pounds in the race. He is Irish-bred, a veteran which knows the Aintree course well and is in good hands, those of J. H. Blackwell, and training well. Sergeant Murphy was bought during the winter and baa hud a long rest. His Ustary is similar to Sliaun Spadahs. lie was bred in Ireland, began Steepteehaaiag without ftar raehsg eaperleaea as a frfa-yaar-aM in IBIS. won two raeea and atai ptaaai six times in Ireland the next year, was placed in throe of six raeea in i 1917. won twice in ahse steeplechases of 191S; ■ad I won once und was four times plmed third in fifteen i ■ppiaHaiH in lillO. Two of these 1H19 lines WCTa • iivcr Grand National ground and one was a win. In i irr_ti Bergeaal Marpby raced only fan times, was once and was second twie. Since then he has keen i reefed and was bought as a good prospect for the • Graad National on hsdgaseal and expert advice. One of Sergeant Murphys 1!» racca was a foartk, i II pounds up. to Tray law a i* 3. The Tark II. I3t .mi. I lee Bore 141. in the Graad National af that year. Bergeaal Marphj was third choice in the betting and run a good race, though Troytowa won i eaaily. The Sergeant wan the Valentine Stecple- • ehaae aitfc His. The Bare 17h. at Aiatree that year. and was second te Ardonagh. he carrying 173 and I Ardomigii i«l. In the Garret! Moore Steeplechase at : Herat Park. Sergeant Murphys grandfather was the sire of Ascots Sliver, which won the time record I race of !l:3l", far Price Batnfehtt in IBM when he was ridden b.v Baa. Auorey Hastings, who is i training Cbtahtag Arms and Forewarned for this ; years Nathans!.

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