New Star in Australia: Lilypond, Winner of Six Straight Races, Praised by Turf Writer, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-13


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. . I j NEW STAR IN AUSTRALIA Lilypond, Winner of Six Straight Races, Praised by Turf Writer. Pilot, Writing In Sydney Referee, Thinks Gelding May Trove Himself Another Eurythmic Details of Horses Wins. A new star has arfsen in the Australian turf firmament. He is a gelding by the name of Lilypond and his claims to fame are reviewed in the following article by Pilot in the Sydney Referee : Is West Australia going to give us another Eurythmic? It is quite possible, judging by Lilyponds recent performances in Perth. He kept improving with racing at the West Australian Turf Club meeting. In the Derby he was all out to beat Honneur, and his difficulty in disposing of the latter was possibly one reason why he was only third in demand for the Perth Cup. On the second, day of the meeting he showed he was not deiicient in pace by winning the All-Aged Stakes, seven-eighths, in l:264s, and then on the third day of the meeting demonstrated his versatility by winning the Perth Cup, in which he was meeting the Perth stakes winner Feathernest, thirteen pounds, worse than weight-for-age. Lilypond took 3:27 for the two miles, but if necessary, could have improved upon that time. Eurythmic and Rivose put up 3 :25 when they dead-heated for the 1919 cup. ANOTHER EASY WIN. On Saturday last Lilypond continued his winning sequence, the C. B. Cox, a mile and a half weight-for-age race, proving soft for him. In this he easily beat Honneur, but hevast-thedisailjuitasefiaTlagradr earlier in the afternoon. Lilypond has now won six races in succession, and, even allowing he has not been meeting company up to the standard of Sydney or Melbourne, West Australians are justified in being enthusiastic regarding his ability. He and the Port Adelaide Cup winner, Stand By, are horses one can expect to be prominent in the early quotations for the next Melbourne Cup, though possibly - both may figure in the Australian Cup. Lilypond, which was a gelding when he was sold in Sydney for 50 as a yearling, was bred in Queensland by W. Glasson. As mentioned in a previous issue, he is by Lily-veil from Coolan Dhu, by Kenihvorth from Needful, by Beauchamp from Sovereign, by Epigram from Tiara" by Yattendon. Lilypond is Coolan Dhus first live foal. She lost her 191S foal by Lilyveil, and missed in 1919. .

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