Theyre Off In England: Flat Racing Season of 1923 Opens with Three-Day Lincoln Meeting.; Lincolnshire Handicap to Be Run on Wednesday--Worlds Famous Grand National Steeplechase Friday., Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-21


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THEYRE OFF IN ENGLAND Flat Racing Season of 1923 Opens with ThreeDay Lincoln Meeting Lincolnshire Handicap to Be Run on Wednes ¬ day Worlds Famous Grand National Steeplechase Friday LINCOLNSHIRE ODDS LONDON England March 20 Bannister Howards Tons of Money the Mystery Horse among the can ¬ didates for the Lincolnshire Handicap to be run tomorrow at Lincoln has jumped into the position of favorite on the eve of the big race The follow ¬ ing are the latest quotations quotationsHorse Horse Odds Horse Odds OddsTons Tons of Money 71 IMuokland 1201 1201Iort Iort Koyal 101 Alarm 1201 1201Iloirau Iloirau 15achelorl2l Ireiious 1201 1201Arso Arso 121 Tomahawk 301 301Vivaldi Vivaldi 121 Monarch 301 301Westmead Westmead 1C1 LONDON England March 20 The flat racing season in England was inaugurated at Lincoln yesterday and for the next eight months until the last week in November the neverending struggle for the supremacy of the English turf will be renewed Last years juveniles and there were a number of exceptionally good ones will this year as threeyearolds take on new and greater responsibilities with victory in the classics as the culmination of the owners hopes There are five of these great races for three yearolds and to win any one assures a place in the turf hall of fame for the horse and its owner trainer and jockey while to lead in the winner of the Derby is the highest ambition of the owner from the most pre ¬ tentious to the most humble humbleAlthough Although there were no outstanding three yearolds last year owing to the many re ¬ versals of form caused by accidents and sick ¬ ness there is no lack of good material for the handicap and cup races this year The en ¬ tries for the spring handicaps have been em ¬ inently satisfactory and compare favorably with those of last year which was a record breaker in mmy respects The probability of an invasion of foreign owners only serves to stimulate the feeling of optimism with which turf followers view the approaching season seasonFIIEXCII FIIEXCII HOUSES XOMIXATED XOMIXATEDSeveral Several French horses have been nominated for the early handicaps M Boussac the owner of Rampus winner of last years French Derby entering three in the City and Suburban while Captain J D Colin E Am batielos and M Boussac have entries for the Kempton Park Jubilee Comte du Mon ceau the Belgian owner will also be repre ¬ sented in the City and Suburban It is also likely that several French horses will be sent over for the classics classicsTo To Lincoln as usual with its threeday meeting commencing on March 19 goes the honor of opening the flat season The Lin ¬ colnshire Handicap the first important stake race of the year will be run on Wednesday March 21 over the Carholme straight mile course while on the following day the Liver ¬ pool Spring Cup features the opening 01 racing at Liverpool the famous Grand Na ¬ tional being run off on Friday During April there are four important races the Queens Prize it Kempton Park April 2 Newburg Spring Cup at Newbury April 14 and the Great Metropolitan and the City and Surburban at Epsom on April 24 and 23 Continued on twelfth page THEYRE OFF IN ENGLAND Continued from first page respectively The two Newmarket classics the Two Thousand Guineas for threeyear old colts and fillies and the One Thousand Guineas for threeyearold fillies will be run on Wednesday May 2 and Friday May 4 respectively or one week later than a year ago The Epsom classics the Derby and Oaks fall on June 6 and 8 The fourday meeting at Royal Ascot opens June 19 with the Ascot Stakes Royal Hunt Cup and the Gold Cup on June 19 20 and 21 respectively The rich Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park will be run on July 30 with the National Breeders Stakes on the following day Good ¬ wood with its Stewards Cup and Goodwood Cup opens on the last day of July and coifc tinues for four days while the Doncaster St Leger the last of the year will be decided on September 12 12Examination Examination of the entries and acceptances of the most important handicaps show that they are satisfactory both in quantity and quality Several animals of the highest grade are included in each of the bestknown and popular events There were seventy subscrib ¬ ers for the Lincolnshire Handicap as com ¬ pared with seventytwo last year but of these twentyfour were withdrawn on the publica ¬ tion of the weights Two previous winners Granely and Royal Bucks were nominated but forfeit was declared for the latter as was also the case with His Majestys Weather Vane and Picardy Sol Joels Pondoland and Major Caysers Poisoned Arrow Prominent among the acceptances are Monarch Roman Bachelor and Proconsul which ran second third and fourth to Granely last spring Lord Jerseys fouryearold Scamp C L Mac keans fiveyearold Soldennis which has many supporters in the North Captain For ¬ esters fouryearold Psychology and F Gret tons Yarzy the winner of the Royal Hunt Cup last season Roman Bachelor heads the weights with 12G pounds seven pounds more than Soldennis and Pioconsul Monarch is given IIS exactly the same weight he car ¬ ried in second place U reive months ago while Granelys allotment has been increased by ten pounds to 117 C B Reads Pizarro with thirtyfive pounds is the only threeyearold to appear in the acceptances for the Lincoln ¬ shire shireLIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL CUP snows DECREASE DECREASEThe The Liverpool Cup nominations show a falling off o eight from last year with twentyeight sent in this spring Lord Bar nabys sixyearold Royal Alarm received the heaviest impost 126 pounds one pound more than Lord Derbys fouryearold Silu ¬ rian and three pounds more than the aged First AVheat Will Somers the nomination from His Majestys stables will carry 116 pounds The Liverpool Cup course is one mile and a quarter and 170 yards yardsThe The Great Metropolitan Stakes run over the two and a quarter mile course at Epsom on April 21 the first longdistance flat race of the season has fiftythree nominations when the entry list closed in January The City and Suburban a sweepstakes over the mile and a quarter course run on the follow ¬ ing day had forty nominations The entries for the City and Suburban are particularly long on quality They include Reecho winner of last years Cambridgeshire Leigh ton Tor and Soubriquet two of the best of last seasons threeyearold fillies Franklin Monarch and Granely GranelyPublication Publication of the imposts for the Epsom handicaps will be delayed this season Opin icn as to the expediency of publishing the veights for the principal spring handicaps on a given date has been divided for a long time and this year the Epsom executive has decided upon an innovation and in con ¬ sequence the veights will not be made public until two days after the opening of the sea ¬ son at Lincoln LincolnOf Of the fortythree nominations for the Queens Prize over the mile and a half course at Kempton Park on Easter Monday forfeit was declared for twelve Though somewhat overshadowed by the Jubile run on the same track in May the Queens Prize is a highly popular event and one of the few big races that the purely holiday race Eoer has an opportunity of witnessing Gol ¬ den Myth Sir George Bulloughs fouryear old colt which won this race last spring later in the season scored a notable double at Ascot winning the Gold Cup and Gold Vase and in July won the rich Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park

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