Epsom Oaks Run Today: America Well Represented in Englands Classic Race for Three Year-Old Fillies, Daily Racing Form, 1933-06-02


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EPSOM OAKS RUN TODAY America Well Represented in Englands Classic Race for Three -Year-Old Fillies. EPSOM DOWNS, England, June 1. It would appear that American sportsmen hold a strong hand in the fillies classic, the Epsom Oaks, which will be run here over the mile and a half Derby course for the one hundred and fifty-first time tomorrow. It will gross more than 5,000. Among the American owners represented are William Woodward, whose silks will be carried by the One Thousand Guineas winner, Brown Betty. Lord Astor, after his sixth success in this coveted classic, will start Betty. Other Americans directly interested are W. Mortimer; G. Singer, who will rely on the Guineas runner-up, Furtor, and Marshall Field, who will start Eclair. Lord Lonsdales silks will be carried by Myrobella, champion of last years juveniles, but as this fleet daughter of Tetra-tema failed to carry her brilliant speed more than seven and a half furlongs in the Guineas, it seems unlikely that she will do any better over this extended distance. Making an after dinner speech in London last winter, Lord Stanley, owner- of the speedy filly Versicle, daughter of Sickle, now at the stud in Kentucky, said he would win the Oaks with this filly and that his father would carry off the Derby. The latter prophecy has been fulfilled. It now remains for Versicle to complete the notable double. Versicle, a winner of four of her six races last year, has yet to sport silks this season. Another daughter of Sickle with good prospects in the Oaks is Sickle Moon, which carried R. F. Watsons silks into fourth place in the Guineas. She should run a much improved race here. The chances of Lord Roseberys Coin of the Realm and E. Thornton Smiths Chatelaine are held in respect. International interest is given to this classic by the invasion of the French-owned-bred and trained horse, Edward Esmonds Bipearl, stoutly-bred daughter of Biribi and Pearl Maiden, which recently scored an easy victory in the French One Thousand Guineas and earlier won the one mile and a quarter Prix Penelope, her only start in her native land. Bipearl started in the One Thousand Guineas at Newmarket early this spring but finished fifth in that one mile. She is expected to do much better over the extra half mile of the Derby Course. In fact, high hopes are held that Bipearls trainer, Frank Carter, and her jockey, Charlie Elliott, will score their second Oaks success in three years.

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