Verdicts Coronation Cup: Cambridgeshire Winner of Last Fall Beats Parts Narrowly over Track Deep in Mud, Daily Racing Form, 1924-06-06


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. VERDICTS CORONATION CUP Cambridgeshire Winner of Last Fall Beats Parts Narrowly Over Track Deep in Mud. Special Cablegram EPSOM DOWNS, England, June 5.— A poorly judged ride by Frank ONeill brought defeat to A. K. Macombers Parth in the Coronation Cup here this afternoon. Lord Coventrys Verdict, winner of the Cambridgeshire last fall, held on to win the race by half a length, while Parth earned second place by a head from Poisoned Arrow. Racing conditions were so bad today that for some time it appeared doubtful whether the running of the program would be attempted. The course was badly cut up by yesterdays racing and continued rains had increased its depth and holding qualities. One event on the card was cancelled and another postponed until Friday. Seven started in the Coronation Cup. Poisoned Arrow and Evander shared top weight of 132 pounds. Parth carried 129 and Verdict 126. Donaghue had Verdict away well and she was far in the lead when the field entered the straightaway. ONeill had been waiting with Parth and he was ten lengths behind the leader when the stretch run started. The Macomber colt, closing with a great rush, rapidly made up the ground, but the handicap was too great and he fell half a length short of gaining the decision. Poisoned Arrow, a head behind Parth, outlasted Evander for third money. Chosroes, Waygood and Brownhylda finished behind Evander in the order named. Doncghue had the mount on Verdict, which was joint favorite with Parth at 9 to 4. Foi-soned Arrow was at 3 to 1. .arry Duff, another member of the Macomber stable, finished third in the Durdans Handicap.

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