England: Winning Juvenile, Pop Room, Further Proof of My Babus Stallion Value, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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England Winning Juvenile Pop Room Further m 3 f fProof Proof of My Babus Stallion Value By CLIVE GRAHAM GRAHAMOur Our London Correspondent LONDON England There can be little doubt that in securing the stallion My Babu for Kentucky those who have acquired this horse from the Baroda Stud have made a shrewd deal The son of Djebel was represented at Epsom last week by a par ¬ ticularly smart newcomer the twoyearold POD Room owned by Stanhope Joel Pop Room is from the Nearco mare Curio and although slightly below medium sized has a stride one ex ¬ pects in a much bigger individual The down ¬ hill Epsom five fur ¬ longs provides a stiff test for a twoyearold running its first race A tan covered road and two footpaths bi ¬ sects the course and there is usually paper blowing about and maybe a stray dog Although opposed by the experienced Anadem also by My Babu and the recent winners Tudor Jane and Bullet for The Epsom Stud Produce Stakes Pop Room was quickly into her stride and gained an immediate advantage and was never headed Her time for the course 56 sec ¬ onds was two seconds better than the other twoyearold events run earlier in the day dayA A Queen Elizabeth IIs Ncolt Atlas by Djebel proved a disappointment when fin ¬ ishing only third beaten four lengths and three behind Monterey and Tudor Era in The Blue Riband Trial Stakes Its doubt ¬ ful after this display whether it would be rfght to entertain any hopes for him as a possible Derby horse said his trainer Captain Cecil Boyd Rochfort afterwards afterwardsThe The winner a strongbodied short legged colt by Umidwar from a Royal Charger mare ran only twice last year winning on the first occasion and then running second for the Woodcote Stakes He is trained by Sam Armstrong at New ¬ market and owner Claude Leigh decided after this race to let him take his chance in this weeks Two Thousand Guineas a distance however which is considered to be short of his best bestSayajirao Sayajirao horses won both legs of the Epsom handicap double The Cesarewitch winner Curry had the verdict after a photofinish with the Begum Aga Khans Golovine for the Great Metropolitan Handicap and the Maharanee of Barodas Great Pacha took the City and Suburban Handicap HandicapTwo Two more outstanding winners at the meeting were the twoyearold Ennis and Mrs J W Hanes Victoria Cross Ennis by by Golden Cloud scored his third succes ¬ sive victory in theHyde Park Stakes despit showing evidence of shinsoreness Victoria Cross took the 15000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes by 10 lengths an effort which saw her immediately promoted to first choice at 74 for the One Thousand Guineas Victoria Cross is by Court Martial from Ladycross by Mieuxce She was purchased privately as a yearling for Mrs Hanes by Captain Boyd Rochfort for 17000 from her breeder Sir Richard Sykes Sir Richard intended originally to retain her and race her in his colors before sending her back to his stud farm It so happened however that the total fetched by the Sledmere yearlings at Doncaster fell some way short of expectations and Sir Richard conse ¬ quently decided to cash the filly fillyIrish Irish faces looked gloomy on Wednesday after the Warren Stakes This had been regarded as little more than a formality for Alberta Ranches Calgary Court by Supreme Court trained by Paddy Pren dergast dergastPaddy Paddy confided that the horse had been working so well and was worth backing at longodds for the Derby This measure of confidence proved far from justified Cal ¬ gary Court raced smoothly enough until two furlongs out where the Mossborough horse Mosterton carrying 136 pounds and conceding five pounds to the Irishman swept past him to win by five lengths lengthsA A A AMosterton Mosterton is owned by Lady Stavordale and trained by Ted Smyth at Epsom Being a gelding he is ineligible for most of the big races but owner and trainer intend to tackle the classic colts whenever possible He might even be good enough to take to Laurel Park for the International pre ¬ dicted the trainer confidently confidentlyThere There are comparatively few of the pro ¬ duce of Royal Charger now racing in Eng ¬ land One of them a handsome chestnut colt named Power House took the Athlone Shakes at Sandown in the colors of Ameri ¬ can owner J M Rqebling This Sandown meeting will be remembered as a black one for backers All twelve favorites were beat ¬ en and some very unkind remarks were made about some of the jockeys concerned concernedThe The main shock was the defeat of Du rante by the French fiveyearold Tribord in a threehorse race for the Coronation Stakes This proved to be one of those muddlingpaced races of which we have all too many in England Doug Smith on Durante was not inclined to make running When he finally did set Major McCal monts game old performer about his busi ¬ ness Massard on Tribord was able to pounce on him and beat him with a sudden lastfurlong spurt spurtGerry Gerry Albertini has decided to ship his disappointing Hyperion horse Solarium to race in California He thinks that the Cali ¬ fornia climate will suit him better than Newmarkets bleak weather This colt has not yet won a race for him since he pur ¬ chased him privately from Lord Carnarvon for 56000 a year ago

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