Djebel Leading Gleaner On French Turf in 1942: Hexton, Ascot and Magister Among Other Good Ones There, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-24


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Djebel Leading Gleaner On French Turf in 1942 1942Hexton Hexton Ascot and Magister Among Other Good Ones There By Special Correspondent CorrespondentNEWMARKET NEWMARKET England Djebel a suc ¬ cessful Frenchowned and bred invader that carried his ownerbreeder Marcel Boussacs silks to victory in the 1940 re ¬ newal of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes was the leading money winner in France last season the fiveyearold win ¬ ning first money prizes exceeding 3000000 francs He beat the 1941 champion French threeyearold Le Pasha prior to his being retired from racing in the Grand Prix de St Cloud and the Prix de Arc Triomphe two of Frances outstanding races for older horses horsesLe Le Pasha a son of the Prix du Jockey Club and Grand Prix de Paris runnerup Biribi and Adventencia by Ksar is now at the stud Biribi won the 1926 Prix de Arc Triomphe TriompheAn An outsider Hexton a son of Brumeux and Flying Diadem by JDiadumenos won the 1942 French Two Thousand Guineas Until the time of the French Guineas race the best threeyearold in France was Ascot a son of Lord TDerbys Coronation Cup and Jockey Club Stakes winner Plassy and Disguise who had beaten all the lead ¬ ing Prix du Jockey Club French Derby and Grand Prix de Paris candidates before an ailment affecting his joints and feet caused his withdrawal from active com ¬ petition petitionMagister Magister by Bubbles out of Marcie by Passerbruel won the Prix du Jockey Club and Grand Prix de Paris to earn the title of clmmpion of the 1942 threeyearolds threeyearoldsEsmeralda Esmeralda by the 1931 Prix du Jockey Club winner Tourbillon out of Sanaa won the French One Thousand Guineas but later she was beaten several times by the then runnerup Guirlande The latter filly was top class but unable to win one of the chief threeyearold prizes available to her sex Yigilane by the Ascot Queen Anne Stakes winner The MacNab out of Vani kbro by Friar Marcus won the Prix De Decine French Oaks and other important races and was always the superior of Guir ¬ lande when they met

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