Sergeant Murphy Victor, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-11


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f , . , J * 1 . I i 1 I r * SERGEANT MUEPHY VICTOPw j c LONDON, England, April 10. — Stephen San- 1 fords Sergeant Murphy, twelve-year-old J chestnut gelding, by General Symons — Rose . Graft, by Ascetic, carrying 161 pounds, won , the Scottish Grand National Steeplechase at ] Edinburgh Saturday by three-quarters of a length from Mythical, an eight-year-old, to c which he was conceding thirteen pounds. I Dunstanburgh was third and Drifter fourth. : Mythical and Drifter were favored oyer I the Sanford starter in the betting. Both were quoted at 6 to 1. while Sergeant Murphy I ruled at 8 to 1. Dunstanburgh was at 20 to 1. Fifteen horses started and ten of them . finished the stiff four-mile course. Sergeant ] Murphy conceded weight to every horse hall the field except Hectic, which carried 162 pounds. I In spite of the heavy going the race was : well run and the finish was one of the clos- | : est and hardest fought in the history of the 1 race. Drifter and Sergeant Murphy alter- l nated in the lead for three miles. Then the • » pace became too hot for Drifter and he be- I gan to drop back. Mythical, which had been : racing in a contending position, moved up . rapidly and went into the lead coming to the last jump. Sergeant Murphy was far from done, however, and came again with a vigorous challenge in the rush to the finish line, forging ahead and winning by three-quarters of a length. Captain Bennett rode 1 the Sanford horse. The race was worth 1 ,000 to the winner. The result of the race was as follows : Stephen Sanfords Sergeant Murphy, oh. R, 12, l y Qeaeaal Symons — Rose Graft, by Ascetic, 151 pounds fCepBBtB Ueunett, 8 to 1 1 W. A. Bankiers Mythical, br. g, 8, by Mjram— Inly Superior. 148 pounds, C to 1 8 J. W. Burnetts Dunstanburgh, ch. g. 10, by Sir Harry — Honey, Km pounds, 20 to 1 8 I Joseph Widgers Drifter, br. g, 9, by Raft— Katie Darling, 152 pounds, 0 to 1 4 1 Won by three-quarters of a length ; four lengths between second and third.

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