Tetrameter Wins Feature: Beats Francis Josph in Paking - Ton Handicap at Birmingham, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-16


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TETRAMETER WINS FEATURE Beats Francis Joseph in Packing-ton Handicap at Birmingham. Soldier Song- Captures Estates Selling Plato and Birmingham Handicap Goes to King Pippin Double for Butchers, BIRMINGHAM, England, October 3L Owing to the abandonment of the August meeting on account of flood there has been no racing at the Bromford Bridge track until yesterday since May. The weather was bleak in the extreme. A keen northeast wind on a course which is naturally exposed made itself felt in an unpleasant manner. Tha light however, was excellent, so that the incidents in racing were clearly distinguishable, but the attendance, in common with others at recent Midland gatherings, was below the average. By far the most interesting, as well as the most valuable, number on the card was the Packington Handicap, a ,000 spring, and for this a really good-class field went to the post Tetrameter, Pharmacie, Isle of "Wight and Francis Jo-1 seph heading the party, which also included Ruysdael and the Kings colt, John Green. BIVALS MEET AGAI3T. The meeting of Tetrameter and Pharmacie was specially interesting in that the pair had fought out a close finish on exactly the same terms in the Snailwell Stakes at the Newmarket first October meeting. On that occasion Pharmacie lost by a head, but in the meantime she had finished unplaced to Crow-dennis at Newmarket last week, and as Tetrameter had easily won under a big weight at Lingfield the Chattis Hill horse was expected to confirm his earlier defeat of Mr. James Whites filly. This was very obviously reflected by the wagering, which found the one figuring as a short-priced favorite and the other starting at 10 to L Francis Joseph and- Ruysdael were indicated in the marlcet as more likely to trouble Tetrameter than Pharmacie, and while Ruysdael failed altogether to reproduce his Ayr Gold Cup form against Francis Joseph the latter handsome colt put up a great fight with Tetrameter. Marshall Fields representative led to the distance, hut was fairly and scmarely beaten by a neck in a somewhat prolonged tussle. Pharmacie, as at Newmarket, lost soma ground at tho start, hut she contriAd to finish third, just in front of Isle of Wight The opening number, tha Estates Selling Plate, was won rather easily by Soldier Song, which was not nearly In such strong demand as Glenogle or "Vesuvius. He cost ,-C00 after carrying off a similar race at Hurst Park in August, hut was now retained at an outlay of only ,700. The other selling number, the Birmingham Handicap, was of tho good value of ,500, and in a big field Don-oghuefl mount, Egyptian Eagle, started a clear favorite from Lamu, Noctlllor, Little Traitress and King Pippin. The last named, which was advertised on the card to be sold In any event, was first away, and, never being caught, won in a canter from Junk and Little Traitress, which wore always his nearest attendants. Tho three-year-old was subsequently disposed of at ,050 to the Lewes trainer, Poole, on behalf of Mrs. Putnam, and will doubtless now bo put to jumping. FESTIifA MAKES THE BUX2a3TG. Though she had not been placed in any of her previous races, Festina was made favorite for the Coventry Nursery, for which Glastonbury, Hideaway and Phi Phi were all well backed. Festina made the running, and appeared certain to justify her market position, hut Phi Phi, which lost some ground through a slow beginning, gradually worked her way to the front and, catching the leader close home, completed a nice double event for the Lewes trainer. Butchers. The running of Glastonbury in this raco aroused the curiosity of the stewards, hut It was announced that the explanation tendered by the jockey was accepted-Princess Charming, on the strength of an easy victory at Newmarket, was backed to the exclusion of all but two of her opponents in the Juvenile Maiden Plato, but she never looked liko catching either Bell Royal colt or Mountain Light, tho latter of which gava the Chattis Hill trainer and jockey, Persso and Carslako, a further success to supplement their moro important triumph in tho Packington Handicap. Good odds were laid on Young Polo to account for four moderate rivals in tho Maiden Apprentice Plate, and Lady Nunburnholmea gelding duly registered his third successive victory. In tho course of the raco, however, he collided with a doll and was unfortunately found to have injured his shoulder.

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