Ululas Surprise Victory: City and Surburban Result an Astounding Reversal of Form, Daily Racing Form, 1924-05-24


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i , ULULAS SURPRISE VICTORY » City and Surburban Result an Astounding Reversal of Form. -, « Pharos Met With Bad Racing Luck in English Fixture and Finished Next to Last in Field. y.__. By E. E. COUSSELL. LONDON, England, May 5.— On no form in his career did the lightly weighted seven-year-old hcrse Ulula appear to possess a chance of winning the City and Suburban Handicap at Epsom. The unexpected happened to amaze us. There had been a pitiless downpour for over twenty hours. It rendered the turf extremely soft. If the going had been different no doubt Ulula would have been relegated to his proper position in such a field. After going half way the sen of Ulster King which was carrying bottom weight of eighty-nine pounds dashed into the lead and plowed his way through the mud to win in a canter by three lengths. For weeks the "City" had been regarded almost as "a walk over" for Pharos. Confidence receded as the time for the race approached. The son of Phalaris had top weight, 126 pc-unds. He appreciates good going. PHABOS HAS BAD LUCK. Everything seemed to conspire against Lord Derbys colt. Verdict kicked him two or three times — once on the knee. Then when the signal was given. Pharos was not ready and lost considerable ground. The favorite was never in the race. He was practically pulled up to finish last but one in a field of ten runners. It remains to be sern if his injuries will prevent his meeting Parth in the Great Jubilee Stakes at Kempton en May 17. Verdict plugged along in a fruitless endeavor to catch the feather-weighted Ulula, to which Lord Coventrys filly was conceding thirty-five pounds. She finished two lengths in front of the third, Greek Bachelor, which was fairly worried out of second place. She should again defeat him at Kempton, where Verdict meets Parth on sex terms. Brownhyld, last years Oaks winner, ran badly in the "City." ULULAS OWNER. The result, while quite unexpected by the general public, was not without profit to Lady Torrington, the owner of Ulula, which last won a small race at Birmingham over a year ago. After that race Stephen Dono-ghue bought him for Lady Torrington, and this is the first race he has won for her. Ulula was bred in Ireland where he won a race in each of his first three seasons. Ulula is the first foal of Sailors Lassie. His sire, Ulster King, was a companion of Charles OMalley at Greenfields, Tipperary. By Persimmon from Tully Lass, by Isinglass, he was a well bred horse and by no means an indifferent performer. Ulster King was a disappointing stallion and in 1920 was sold to Germany, where he died last year. In nine seasons his offsprings won sixty-four races and stakes worth about 0,000. Possibly the daughters of this well-bred horse may prove valuable as winner producers. Sailors Lassie won a small handicap in Ireland as a three-year-old. She is by Eminent son of Goldfinch from Black Eyed Susan, by Buccaneer from St. Ange by St. Serf, from Antibes, sister to Seabreeze, which won the Oaks and the SL Leger. In the latter she beat the Derby winner Ayrshire. Antibes, who was a winner of six races in two seasons, was a half sister to Roque-brune, the dam of Rock Sand. The first three dams of Ulula possessed moderate credentials as winner producers.

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