Romance Of The Guineas: St. Louis Marvelously Tried Before the English Classic.; Gilpins Stables Great Strength for Th Epsom Derby, With St. Louis and Re-Echo., Daily Racing Form, 1922-05-19


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ROMANCE OF THE GUINEAS St Louis Marvelously Tried Be ¬ fore the English Classic Gilpins Stables Great Strength Strengthfor for the Epsoni Derby With WithSt St Louis and BeEcho CBY E B COUSSEKL COUSSEKLLONDON LONDON England May 3 Pordoland tlie best twoyearold colt of last season was fairly and squarely beaten by a better horse In the Two Thousand Guineas After going seveneighths St Louis left him and drawing steadily away up the hill went on to win the race fairly and easily by three lengths from Mr Joels colt coltOnly Only a fortnight ago the name of St Louis was suddenly introduced into the betting on the Derby Hardly anyone outside those im ¬ mediately interested in the colt knew his name Naturally it was generally acknowl ¬ edged he was trained in a dangerous stable As a twoyearold he ran once only when he was sixth behind Lembach in the Norfolk Stakes at Newmarket Presumably the hard ground prevented his bein further trained last season seasonInquiries Inquiries at Newmarket recently elicited the news from the horse watchers that the colt had a doubtful reputation He was described as a madheaded creature which was known as given to bolting More than once he had dashed away with the lad in charge and galloped about three miles be ¬ fore he could be pulled up Of course after the race we all recollected that ever since Archibald had arrived at Newmarket he had ridden St Louis in his work at every oppor ¬ tunity looking horse in the Two Thousand Guineas field He is a big commanding bay colt with a white blaze right down his face to between the nostrils He also has a white half pastern on the near hind He is not much to look at being distinctly on the leg and plain behind the saddle saddleST ST LOUIS SMOTHERED FAVORITE FAVORITEAfter After St Louis in his eagerness to be off had broken the tapes the twentytwo runners got away to a good start Among them Captain Cuttle did not appear to strike off too well but this is not his riders opinion At the Bushes threequarters out Lord Wooavingtons colt seemed to be leading en the far side of the coarse At that point the dray horse Sir Grey Steele which had been in front could not sustain the pressure When Captain Cuttle was challenged by Pondoland and St Louis which were racing together on the stands side he could not make any extra effort and rapidly dropped back At seveneighths Archibald confined himself to beating Pondoland He won eas ¬ ily enough and it appeared that the farther the field had gone the more easy would have been the victory of St Louis LouisPondoland Pondoland would have won easily with the winner out of the way He ran a good race Probably later on it will be found that just under a mile is his best distance Captain Cuttle came in a rather bad third about four lengths behind the second In the paddock after the race his trainer had no excuses for his defeat and thought the colt must lack stamina Certainly he ap ¬ peared much distressed for a long time The Kings colt Weathcrvano on looks was one of the most handsome horses in the field Herbert Jones knew his fate when they had covered threequarters There was a general feeling of regret that the colt was not good enough and his running must have grieved Princees Mary who was present with Viscount Lascelles LascellesJTETf JTETf LORD QT7EE20JOROUGITS LUCK LUCKFrank Frank Bullock thought that Tamar would have been fourth had he persevered and Donoghue who rode the handicapper West mead which looked outclassed was of the same opinion so apparently there was noth ¬ ing in it The actual fourth was North End a good looking son of Sunstar which recalls memories of the late William Jarvis A year ago he told me that he had another Cyllene in North End and he wan terribly disap ¬ pointed when the colt failed to run up to his home reputation All the same I have an impression that most of the placings behind the first three horses will be found eome what unreliable unreliableSt St Louis is owned by Lord Queenborough who has enjoyed the proverbial novices luck I think his only previous winner is Welsh Spear wliich was successful at Don caster in a twoyearold race last October OctoberA A couple of years ago Lord Queenborough commissioned Mr Gilpln to buy him five yearlings at Doncaster St Louis was one of them He was bred and reared in Ire ¬ land by J J Malier the breeder of Caligula Mr Maher has the great record of having bred and sold at auction two classic winners within two years yearsSt St Louis cost 513000 The persistent un derbidder was Mr Walter Raphael who for ¬ merly owned Louvois the sure of St Louis Cnriously enough 13000 was the price paid at auction for ReEcho which all Newmarket still insists will be found Gilpins best on Derby day Anyhow at the moment the books are of a contrary opinion for tcday they will only lay 4 to 1 against St Louis while they offer 10 to 1 against ReEchos cliance clianceST ST LOUIS BETTER THATf PARAGON PARAGONBefore Before the Two Thousand Guineas the stable secret of St Louis excellence was ex exi i ceedingly well kept When the time arrived for its exposure it spread like wildfire in the rings at Newmarket and within a few fewj j minutes his price contracted from 100 to 7 7i i against down to C to 1 and many books refused to lay against the horse even at 5 5i i to 1 The Btory was that St Louis had been tried a stone better than Paragon ParagonLord Lord Queenborough who was formerly formerlyi i known as Almeric Paget proudly led in his first big winner Tho owner of St Louis Louisj j who Is unrelated to Sir E Paget tho owner j ownerj of Paragon was formerly prominent in po litical circles and for many years was mem memi i ber of parliament for Cambridge Twice married his first wife was a daughter of the lato William C Whitney in whoee colors colorsj j Volodyovakl won the 1901 Derby Tho pres I Continued oa twelfth DasfiJ BOMANC3 OF THS GUINEAS Continued from oloventh page ont Lady Queonborough la alao an American AmericanSt St Louis la a son of Louvola by lalnglaaa which won tho Two Thousand Guineas by the narrowest possible margin from Craga nour Indeed to thla day many onlookers are convinced that tho latter ludclosa horaa actually won but vaa ovorlookod by tho Judge Anyway Cragonour took hla rovongo In tha Derby DerbyLouvols Louvols did not appeal to English brooders when ho stood two or three seasons at tho Meddler stud near Newmarket Mr Raphael bred a speedy filly named La Volturo by him but ho had few chancas chancasAbout About six years ago Mr Raphael leasod Louvols to J J Maher and the horse was at tho stud In Ireland at the modest fee of 95 One day Louvols was found In his box bleeding from the nose and as there were subsequent manifestations of this weak ¬ ness several veterinary surgeons were con ¬ sulted The result of the Investigations was that they strongly recommended Mr Raphael either to take the horse to his own placa in England or glva him away Ha chose tho latter alternative and In 1919 gave the horse to his friend Mr T H Griffin who la a veterinary surgeon at Tho Curragh Grif ¬ fin in return arranged that Mr Raphael If he desired should have a free service to the horse each year yearIn In 1920 the offspring1 of Louvola won nine ¬ teen races and over J40ODO Among them were six twoyearold winners of fourteen races As a result of this the next season he was advertised at 490 and weakness or not Irish breeders hastened to fill his book because he was also advertised full for 192L This Is a remarkable story which imparts a touch of iomance to the latest winner of the Two Thousand Guineas GuineasBy By the way this year the Two Thousand Guineas had had 2000 guineas added with the result that it became the richest stake ever run at Newmarket The gross value was 53225 and the winners share was over 18000 18000BAEET BAEET SHANNONS HALF BIIOTIIEII BIIOTIIEIISt St Louis is the fifth living foal of Princess Sterling which mare J J Maher bought as 1 a twoyearold for 25DO when the horses in training the property of the late Major Joicey were sold at auction at Kempton Park in 1912 Her first foal was a colt by Llangibby which was sent to the United States where he is known as Barry Shan ¬ non and is a winner of races racesThe The mare also bred Wenchel which was successful as a twoyearold Next came a gray filly named Silver Queen by The Te trarch She carried off three races for Mr Maher MaherPrincess Princess Sterling whose only success was in a small twoyearold maiden plate at Not ¬ tingham the first time she ran is by Florisel II brother to Persimmon from Sterling Balm one of the best twoyearolds of her season when she won four races in five starts including the Coventry Stakes at As ¬ cot and the Gimcrack Stakes at York As a threeyearold she captured the Fern Hill Stakes at Ascot and was a filly of great speed Altogether she won 21810 In stakes stakesSeveral Several of her produce and some of the earlier members of tho family had earned a reputation for ungenerosity I frankly con ¬ fess I was prejudiced against the family As Silver Urn which scored a smashing victory in the One Thousand Guineas comes of the same immediate line and also has Sterling Balm for her granddam there will be a further opportunity of dealing with the rec ¬ ord of this family It is plain that we must modify our uncharitable opinion of it itIt It may be mentioned that prior to tho run ¬ ning of the Two Thousand Guineas It had been raining and snowing for over fourteen hours with the result that tho track was extremely heavy This is reflected In the time taken by St Louis to cover the Rowley mile viz 143 which is six seconds slower than Sunstars record for the Two Thousand Guineas Tetratema however took 143 when he won the race raceLembach Lembach by the way sprung a curb about a week prior to the Two Thousand Guineas He ran in tho race with steeplechase boots on his hind legs ho also had cloth bandages on both forelegs

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