Foal Plate to St. Louis: Former Derby Favorite Scores Readily at Wolverhampton in First Race since Classic, Daily Racing Form, 1922-09-12


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FOAL PLATE TO ST. LOUIS Former Derby Favorite Scores Beadily at Wolverhampton in First Race Since Classic. WOLVERHAMPTON, England, August 23. So excellent was the going at Dunstall Park on Monday that there was a big influx of horses that evening and on the followirg morning. As a result there were some capital fields and there was a good attendance. Cheap Talk, although on the spot, was not saddled for the Himley Juvenile Selling Plate, and a shade of odds was laid on the Lady Desmond filly, with Court Circle second choice, and the Cannon Ball filly and Serves All the only others in any request. Court Circle looked like winning until a few strides from home, when Piper was up on the Cannon Ball filly and won by a short head, with the favorite a close-up third. The winner was bought in for the substantial sum of ,000. No fewer than nine of the eighteen Jockeys riding in the Shrewsbury Selling Handicap were entitled to the five pounds allowance, but neither Wagstaff nor Fitzgerald took it in its entirety. Be Hopeful was made favorite, but was well beaten some way out. and two 10 to 1 chances in Recruiter and Antimagic fought out the finish, Neweys old horse winning cleverly. He was afterward sold to a local sportsman, Mr. J. Legge, for ,200. Some smart juveniles were included amoiipj the runners for the Bushbury Plate, and although Lady Sophie Scotts filly Nectarinia, a good-looking chestnut, cantered down to the post in taking style, there were three . much better favorites in Deflation, Chapeau and Maritime, but the daughter of Golden Sun won easily by two lengths, Chapeau having a head the best of it with Deflation in their places. Then came the "Wolverhampton Brceder.s Foal Plate, which brought out St. Louis for the first time since the Derby. The opposition was weak, and odds of 9 to 1 were laid on the Guineas winner, which Archibald took to the front half-way up the straightaway. At the distance Archibald shook him up for a few strides and the colt then drew away to win by five lengths. The hollow victory of Light Dragoon in the long-distance Ruckley Handicap under 108 pounds draws renewed attention to the merit of his Sandown conqueror, Vilna, which a couple of months ago beat Captain Foresters four-year-old by six lengths when receiving 96 pounds. Anyhow, Light Dragoon led from start to finish, giving Lister his second winning ride of the day. Dervish was in less riotous mood at the start than was the case at Alexandra Park, but he made rj show. Water God, Meavaig Bay and Wise Folly all ran respectably in hopeless pursuit of the winner.

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