Tiberius Ascot Gold Cup: William Woodwards Alcazar Second--French "Wonder Horse," Brantome, Fifth.; Windsor Lad Accounts for Rous Memorial Stakes--Lord Woolavingtons Easton Wins Ribblesdale Stakes., Daily Racing Form, 1935-06-21


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TIBERIUS ASCOT GOLD CUP William Woodwards Alcazar Sec ¬ ond French Wonder Horse Brantome Fifth Windsor Lad Accounts for Rous Memorial MemorialStakes Stakes Lord Woolavingtons Easton EastonWins Wins Ribblesdale Stakes Special Cablegram CablegramASCOT ASCOT England June 20 Tiberius car ¬ rying the silks of Sir Abe Bailey today won the Ascot Gold Cup one of the most treas ¬ ured of English turf prizes Alcazar owned by William Woodward of the United States was second and Marcel Boussacs Denver II third thirdThis This was the closest an Americanowned horse has come to winning the classic cup since Mrs John Hertz Reigh Count ran second to Invershin in 1929 A C Bost ¬ wicks Mate finished sixth in a field of ten last year yearOnly Only six thoroughbreds went to the post for the two and a half miles race today for the gold cup worth 2500 and some 25000 in added money moneyTiberius Tiberius won under restraint cantering home eight lengths in front of Alcazr which led Denver II by two lengths Ti ¬ berius was 100 to 30 in the betting Alcazar 20 to 1 and Denver 100 to 8 8The The major surprise of the race was the disappointing showing of Baron Eduard de Rothschilds Brantome the French wonder horse which because of his clean sweep of races across the channel went to the post the oddson favorite at 8 to 13 Brantome finished a poor fifth in his English debut H E Ewings Caymanas at 100 to 6 was fourth and Lord Astors Bright Bird at 33 to 1 sixth sixthTiberius Tiberius with Queen Mary and other members of the royal household looking on ran the distance in 435 a bit slower than the record of 417 established by Golden Myth in 1922 1922The The Queen came by automobile the state procession having been cancelled because of a heavy rain rainFrench French experts are expected to blame Brantomes failure on the after effects of injuries he received when he ran away from the post shortly before he left France for England The last French winner of the Cup was Massine in 1924 1924The The course was soaked when the race started but the going was not bad as the rain stopped a few minutes before the call to the post The start was a good one and shortly after Bright Bird settled down about a length ahead of Tiberius followed by Brantome Alcazar Denver II and Cay ¬ manas manasAt At the mile Bright Bird increased his lead over the others which were runinng in the same order After a mile and a half Bright Bird was six full lengths in front but the pace began to take its toll when they en ¬ tered the straight for the long uphill pull to the finish and he dropped back backShortly Shortly after the run for home started Tommy Weston gave Tiberius his head and he forged into the lead easily disposing of Alcazar and Denver II The fouryearold son of Fox Lawn Glenabatrick was under restraint at the finish finishM M H Bensons Windsor Lad winner of the 1934 Derby and rated as the champion in the older division won the Rous Memorial Stakes by half a length from Col W F Storys Pampas Grass The Aga Khans HaiRan only other starter trailed Pampas Grass by two lengths lengthsWindsor Windsor Lad which so many racing fans had hoped would be entered in the Gold Cup was favorite at 4 to 9 9The The Ribblesdale Stakes at a mile for threeyearolds and over went to Lord Wool ¬ avingtons Easton with Capt J Fieldens Almond Hill second and H J Simms Papy rette third

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