Newmarket Opens Meet on July Course; Renew Oaks Today, Derby Tomorrow: Lord Derbys Sun Stream Favored in Filly Fixture; Royal Family to View Race, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-08


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Newmarket Opens Meet on July Course; Renew Oaks Today, Derby Tomorrow Lord Derbys Sun Stream * Favored in Filly Fixture; Royal Family to View Race By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET, England, June 7.— New- : markets two-day meeting opens here to- j morrow on the July course. There is little doubt that a record crowd will be on hand to witness the first peace-time renewals of the famous classics, the Derby Stakes and the Oaks. The behind-the-times July course plant will be taxed to capacity and every I available vantage point will be occupied. King George, Queen Elizabeth and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose will be on hand to see the Derby Stakes and Oaks renewals. The last-named classic, for fillies, tops the first days card. First run at Epsom 1779, when carried off by Lord Derbys Bridget, the Oaks will be renewed for the one hundred and sixty-sixth time tomorrow afternoon with a real possibility of the present-day Lord Derby duplicating the success of his ancestor, with his homebred filly Sun Stream. The present master of Stanley House has two other runnings of the Oaks Stakes to his credit, with Keystone II. 1906 and Toboggan 1928, while ► his father won the coveted prize with Canterbury Pilgrim in 1896, and his son. the late Lord Stanley, won it with the so-called half-bred Quashed in 1935. While the Oaks Stakes lacks the prestige of the Derby Stakes, it has been won by some outstanding fillies that have gone on to prove their worth with members of the sterner sex. Such queens of the turf as La Fleche, Sceptre, Pretty Polly and Sun Chariot have triumphed over their male rivals in the final classic, the St." Leger Stakes. • Tomorrows renewal of the Oaks will attract a field of 20 and will have a gross value of about S28.000. Its contestants will carry scale weight of 126 pounds each. On the strength of Sun Streams onesided victory in the first of the filly classics, the One Thousand Guineas, run over the Bunbury mile, on the July course at Newmarket last month, Lord Derbys filly appears to dominate the Oaks situation. In winning the Guineas she just toyed with her opposition, and two furlongs from the finish, when the leader, J. S. Barringtons j Exotic, cracked, went on to win as her vet-| eran rider, Harry Wragg, pleased, by three lengths, from Lord Roseberys Blue Smoke, with Miss Dorothy Pagets Mrs. Feathers another two lengths away in a field of 14.

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