Unrivaled Royal Ascot: Second Day of Englands Mos Fashionable Meeting-Asterus Royal Hunt Cup Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-16


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UNRIVALED ROYAL ASCOT i Second Day of Englands Most ; Fashionable Meeting Asterus JRoyal Bunt Cup Winner. i SPECIAL CABLEGRAM. ASCOT, England, June 15. Scenes on the second day of the fashionable meeting here rivaled those of .opening day yesterday. The crowd was much larger and even more brilliant. .So great, was the , throng that road traffic became badly congested. Automobiles proceeded with difficulty and for long stretches progressed at speed of about two miles an hour. Royalty and nobility were again in. attendance. The feature of the second days program was the Royal Hunt Cup, a handicap at a little less than a mile. It fell to M. M. Boussacs four-year-old French-bred colt Asterus, a son of Teddy Astrel. He carried 123 pounds, and was ridden by Elliott. J. B. Joels Pi iory Park, winner of the Lincolnshire Handicap, was second, carrying 112 pounds, with jockey Jelliss in the saddle. Delius, carrying 111 pounds, defeated the Italian-bred Apelle for third place. There were twenty-nine starters and the race-ended in a desperate finish. The start was straggling, with Priory Park taking the lead early. He showell the way to the halfway ground where Asterus and Delius closed in on him. For the last eighth it was a real horse race, with the first three finishing heads apart Asterus victory was somewhat of a surprise, as he ran poorly at Maisons Lafitte. For a time it was planned to retire him to the breeding farm. .Lord Asters Book Law, the four-to-nine favorite, was an easy winner, of the Coronation Stakes. Jellis rode her. She finished the one mile for three-year-old fillies two lengths in front Lord Glanelys Pondicherry, the two-year-old colt by Phalaris Quail, won the Ches-ham Stakes, a. five-eighths dash for juveniles. The King Edward Stakes for three-year-olds, at one mile and a half, went to R. D. Cohens Buckfast by a head, and Lulworth Cove won the Bessborough Handicap at one mile and a half, Lulworth Cove was the favorite. : - :

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