Good Racing at Curragh: Essexford is Beaten for the Scurry Plate by Grave Fairy and Corfie, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-15


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C E o ti on r y b ii ti f, v v n t s t c r f i t f c c ? t c -j J , j , . . GOOD RACING AT CURRAGH Essexford Is Beaten for the t Scurry Plate by Grave Fairy and Corfie. DUBLIN, Ireland, November 2. The sec- 1 ond days racing at the Curragh was produc- live of some good sport, but, owing to ab- 1 sence of train facilities, the attendance, as the first day, was small. The overnight J rain had little effect on the going, which 1 yielded good galloping. Fields ruled small, -but this did not mean that racing was un-interesting, and there were some exciting finishes. They were a moderate lot that turned out for the Oldtown Selling Hurdle, and the race proved an easy journey for Sandy Row, which, taking command about half way. ! never afterward left the issue in doubt. Lit- tie was thought of the achievement, for at subsequent auction there was no bid for ; the winner. Essexford, which had only re- ; cently arrived back from Newmarket, after running in the Cambridgeshire, was made , favorite for the Scurry Plate, but found the j weight more than he could carry. He ran : well, but was easily beaten by both Grave Fairy and Corfie. The former of this pair, which was not as well backel as First House, j the other of Grundys charges, scored comfortably. Eight of the eleven runners for the Milli- cent Plate came in for support in the wagering, and an interesting race was witnessed. Mermaid, whose ten-pound penalty was reduced by five pounds through the apprentice, R. Gullen, riding, prevailed in a great finish with Irish Ire and Bachelors Sketch. Cullen gave an excellent exhibition of horsemanship and it was in a great measure due to his clever handling of his mount that Mermaid won by a head from the outsider, Irish Ire. The latter was carrying four pounds overweight and this probably meant the difference between success and defeat. The Bachelors Sketch losses were recovered over the succeeding race, for Marie Marco, which was backed with much confidence, dominated the race all through, and Avon in comfortable style from Magnets Pet, Avhich Avas going aAvay at the finish. There Avas a turn up in the Ruanbeg Plate, the little fancied "Wardley Dell scoring in easy style. And again, in the concluding race, backers had a setback, Golden Grey, a winner on the preAious day, shouldering a ten-pound penalty and Avinning by a short head from Mullagher Aboo.

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