Epinard Rules Favorite: Recorded at Short Price for the Lincolnshire Handicap, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-27


view raw text

EPINARD RULES FAVORITE Recorded at Short Price for the Lincolnshire Handicap. Unlikely that Ho AVill Start French Have Another Dangerous Candidate in Sir Galahad III. In such ante-post betting over the Lincolnshire Handicap as has been recorded, Epinard has been steadily the favorite and, at latest advices, was at the short price of G to 1. Despite this the wise ones think he will notl be started. The Paris correspondent of the London Sportsman is of this opinion, but! thinks another French nomination may prove dangerous and says : "It looks as if the success of Epinard and Rose Prince in England last year is going to induce other French attempts on the English turf. Although Epinard is still in the Lincolnshire Handicap, it is extremely unlikely, so I am informed, that he will appear in public so early in the season in view of his heavy engagements later. Sir Galahad III. in the absence of the French .crack, must attract considerable interest, if only because of his amazing career. No one can say what the colt will do. His two-year-old and the beginning of his three-year-old careers read like ! a page taken from the history of the triumphs of Epinard. Possessing all the speed of Teddy, his sire, Sir Galahad III. made a record for 1,000 metres at Longchamps, and when, last spring, he won the Frencll Guineas on the same course, people began congratulating Mr. Cohn on possessing the Derby j winner. Then Sir Galahad III. suffered an inexplicable collapse, and crumpled up even before horses who were not in the first flight. True, he was third in the Derby, but he bolted in the Grand Prix, and has done nothing since to re-establish his reputation. An example of his uncertainty occurred last summer, when he was beaten three lengths by Niceas, one of the best of his generation. Yet only three days later Sir Galahad III. reversed that verdict in no uncertain manner, beating Niceas by three lengths. AAliether he will reproduce his brilliant form in which case there are very few horses which would beat him or whether he will once again dasli to the ground all the hopes of his supporters will only be decided on the race course. Sir Galahad HI., a rather dark brown colt, of most taking appearance, is reported to have wintered well. It is also said that Mr. Cohn may send Checkmate, a half-brother to Sir Galahad III., to England to compete in longdistance events.

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1924022701/drf1924022701_1_3
Local Identifier: drf1924022701_1_3
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800