Downfall of Epsom Derby Horses, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-10


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DOWNFALL OF EPSOM DERBY HORSES LONDON, England. April .! - One of tliose snr-prises which sdd aesl to tborouahbred racing oe rurred la the Crarea Stakes at Newmarket Thursday the OaTea, at one mile, is worth only . EBB, bat it is generally regarded as sa index to the form of the competitors in the Two Thoasaad ami one Thousand Guineas. There were nineteen starters in the race Thursday. Lard Asters nobly bred bay i ol Taiu:r. by I raic-ry — -Hasspaae, by Torpoint, was the favorite, with Blue l-insigii. a chestnut call bv The Tettarch- Bias lit. by WUdfewler, i highly raacied eeeoad choice, which spotted I nd Glanelys CohUS. Bui the "glorious aacei talaty" presafloi once moie. Both srere beaten. by over fi»-lengths by sir W. Cookes Collaborator, a hay eoil by Cicero Combination, by Desmoad. Collaborator is 11,11 entered In any of the classics, but is. aerer- tlnless. a roll «r good class. He ran seven races last yea* aad won three of the last four, laclading the Free Handicap at Newasarket; the Triennial Produce also at Newmarket, and the Boas Memorial Plane al Doneaster. Taaiar is engaged ia almost all the classics. Be Was though I to have the Guineas pi ael ioa lly at his mercy and at the time of his defeat Thursday was a 7 to i favorite for the Epsom Dei by. Now. however, his price has receded to m to 1. Blue Ensign was bred by Lady Bykea and was purchased when a yearling by Lard Glaaety for fT2,5ao, the record price for a yearling. Be acted fisilloaaly at the post, m.oic a decidedly poor showing aad eaamat be regarded as more ;han a remote probability in either the Guineas or Derby.

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