Classic Prospects Beaten in England: Racing at Salisbury and Stockton Lowers Standings Of Tipstaff, Red October, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-04


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Classic Prospects Beaten in England EnglandRacing Racing at Salisbury and Stockton Lowers Standings Of Tipstaff Red October OctoberBy By Special Correspondent CorrespondentNEWMARKET NEWMARKET England Racing at Salisbury blacked out the classic prospects of the National Studbred colt Tipstaff leased to King George VI for his racing career Tipstaff who a few days before had been made second choice for the Two Thousand Guineas was sent postward at Salisbury favored to win the Southern Stakes though x his astute trainer Fred Darling had put blinkers on him himTipstaff Tipstaff ran a miserable race one that warned his connections he had no place in the first of the classics the Two Thousand Guineas run on May 25 25The The result of the Southern Stakes did not throw much light on the classics be ¬ cause Fortunate Trial was not started However there was introduced a classic possibility in Lord Astors Way In a colt by the St Leger Stakes winner Fairway put of a Hurry On mare He won stylishly by a length and a half from Fun Fair and Liquidamber LiquidamberAnother Another classic aspirant whose maiden effort was a winning one was Merchant Navy a tremendous seventeenhander who beat Culverhill and Good Cheer by six and eight lengths respectively in the onemile Neatheravon Plate Merchant Navy won in the style of a champion He is well bred being a son of the Derby and St Leger Stakes winner Hyperion out of the Oaks Stakes heroine Rose of England He was bred by the late Lord Glanely and at the dispersal sale of his horses last year the colt sold for 12500 to A Hedley a new patron of the Manton Stable trainer Joe Lawson who also saddled Lord Astors Way In for his victory in the sevenfurlong Southern Stakes StakesOlivette Olivette Sired by Nearco NearcoThe The stalwarts of Irish racing Miss Doro ¬ thy Paget and J V Rank had two winners Miss Paget introduced an obviously useful colt in the unnamed son of Donatello IE out of Orison by Friar Marcus who easily beat the oddson chance Lord Carnarvons Gustator by six lengths for the fivefurlong Manton Stakes He was bred by his owner His sire Donatello IE the Italianbred son of the 1930 Derby Stakes winner Blenheim n now at the stud in America has made a slower start than his year younger com ¬ patriot Nearco as a sire of winners winnersNearco Nearco son of Pharos began the day well with a twoyearold winner Mrs Mac donald Buchanans Olivette who beat Miss Pagets Sunny Way in the fivefurlong Stockbridge TwoYearOld Stakes StakesJ J V Rank who is now a steward of the Salisbury meeting which is within easy reach of his Druids Lodge Stable took the last race with the nineyearold Azam Pasha who was not troubled to beat Erics Folly by four lengths in the sixfurlong Wiltshire Handicap HandicapOn On the same afternoon at Stockton in Northern England the defeat of Red Octo ¬ ber threeyearold son of S0 Myrobella in the onemile Rosebery Plate Platewas was a disappointment to tnose wu i d dthe the National Studbred colt as a threat in the classics He was sent postward a pro ¬ hibitive choice at odds of 4 to 9 but failed to justify that confidence for he went under by a neck to the 50 to 1 rank outsider Life Hill another son of the St Leger Stakes and Ascot Gold Cup winner Solario

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