Chivalrous Chester Cup: Wins Englands Famous Long Distance in Remarkably Fast Time., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-06


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CHIVALROUS7 CHESTER CUP Wins Englands Famous Long Distance in Remarkably Fast Time BY E E COUSSELL COUSSELLLONDON LONDON England May 16 Chivalrous created an astounding surprise when he won the Chester Cup from start to finish It was one of the fastest longdistance races we have seen in England The Cup is a handi ¬ cap run over two and a quarter miles and the value to the winner was just under 15000 15000Chivalrous Chivalrous which carried 102 pounds jumped off in front at the start made all the running and won in the easiest possible fash ¬ ion by four lengths from Air Balloon 107 pounds which was eight lengths in front of Hair Pin II a steeplechasing mare with ¬ out a pedigree All we know is that she is by Tredennis The time was 400 400Hardly Hardly any of the vast crowd of spec ¬ tators expected Chivalrous to maintain such a tremendous gallop to the finish It was the more surprising he should have done so because a week earlier at Newmarket he was a poor fourth behind Kerasos in a mile and threeeighths handicap George Smith who rode Chivalrous said that he took the lead at once and the only horse he afterward saw was Sangrail which endeav ¬ ored to take the lead after going round once but he soon had enough Smith passed the post without really having been challenged at any part of the race Air Balloon was hard ridden to secure second place and the winner was always going too well for him Hair Pin II was a 33 to 1 chance chanceThe The race was marred by a serious accident to the top weight Happy Man which is a strong stayer He carried 128 pounds He had made a wonderful trial and was backed like a certainty so that he started a good favorite There was nearly a mile to go when Happy Man which was in close at ¬ tendance to the leaders and right on the heels of Air Balloon hit his off foreleg a sharp crack against a post The blow could be distinctly heard on the press stand it was marvelous that his leg was not broken An xray examination subsequently confirmed this but it is practically certain that Happy Mans racing career is finished He has been an unlucky horse for a mishap of a similar character probably deprived him of the Ascot Cup last year yearMlyXEU MlyXEU STRANGER TO BOOKMAKERS BOOKMAKERSThe The weather was showery There was a tremendous crowd the inclosures being packed from end to end while the historic City walls which made a free grandstand for the multitude could not have held an ¬ other individual individualChivalrous Chivalrous started at 50 to 1 against His owners investment was 50 each way The story is told that Cottrill the trainer of Chivalrous went to one of the leading boolcs in Tattersalls to have 25 on the horse on the ofTchance The bookmaker replied in earnest All right Mr Cottrill but which race is your horse in inChivalrous Chivalrous is a medium sized well made colt with good shoulders and deep through the heart and he has lop ears He is a hard bay colt with black points and no white about him himJust Just before Lincoln I was in his stable at Lambourn inspecting the horse with a view to his being bought to go to South America His near fore joint was then obviously unsound and there was no need for an examination by the veterinary sur ¬ geon who accompanied me a glance was sufficient It was plain that he would not race on hard ground and as soft going could not be guaranteed in Brazil no busi ¬ ness resulted Chivalrous could then have been purchased for a price which was about the equivalent of the value of the Chester Cup CupChivalrous Chivalrous is by Amadis a good stayer from Courtesy which ran second to Signor inetta in the 1908 Oaks The late Sir Ernest Cassel bought the mare for 16100 in De ¬ cember 1918 The next spring she pro ¬ duced a dead foal and a few days later the mare herself was dead She was by Isinglass Cortegar a halfsister to Pom mem Chivalrous is the last living foal of Courtesy which was bred by the late Lord Falmouth and sold as a foal at Newmarket for 500 Donald Fraser who bought him kept the colt for about nine months and then resold him as a yearling at Newmar ¬ ket for 2500 to Mrs Whitburn This lady used to race as Mr C Burn and twice won the Great Metropolitan Handicap with Annecy Chivalrous would never have been allowed to start at the fine odds of 50 to 1 had it not been for his feeble running at Newmarket the previous week

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