Lord Astor Will Start Court Martial in Derby: Winner of Two Thousand Guineas to Meet Dante in English Stake, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-01


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Lord Astor Will Start Court Martial in Derby Winner of Two Thousand Guineas To Meet Dante in English Stake By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET. England— Lord Astor, owner-breeder of unbeaten Court Martial, winner of the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, has decided to let his aptly named son of Fair Trial and Instantaneous take his chance in the Epsom Derby to be run over the one mile and a half July course, here, June 9. A premature decision during the winter months was that Court Martial, considered not bred for stamina, would be an absentee in the longer distance premier classic, which race to date has proven a "jinx" to Lord Astor s horses who on no less than five occasions have been the runners-up in this most coveted of all horse races. Court Martial, bred to run forever on his dams side Instantaneous, a daughter of the St. Leger Stakes and Ascot Gold Cup winner, Hurry On, is held at odds of 100-to-8 in the latest ante-post betting at a callover of the Derby card at the Victoria club in London, May 28. Dante, who met his first defeat when runner-up to Court Martial in the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, early this month, still remains the choice at odds of 6-to-l in the latest ante-post betting on the Derby. Sir Eric Ohlsons son of Nearco. and Rosy Legend, having quite recovered for an eye infection that was blamed somewhat for his failure in the first of the classics, a real springer in the latest Derby betting is Lord Rosebery s Midas, a surprise winner of the one mile and a quarter Newmarket Stakes, a final test for the Derby, run at Newmarket, last week. As a result of that success the son of Blue Peter has been cut from odds of 40-to-1 to 100-to-7, and is likely to see a shorter price before day of the race. Midas will be attempting to duplicate his sires success in 1939. and to give his owner-breeder his third victory in the premier classic which race, his late father won three times.

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