Honeylight Victorious In 1,000 Guineas: Turns Back Challenge of Midget As Victoria Cross Goes Unplaced, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Honeylight Victorious In 1000 Guineas GuineasTurns Turns Back Challenge of Midget As Victoria Cross Goes Unplaced UnplacedN N Special to Daily Racing Form FormNEWMARKET NEWMARKET Suffolk England May 4 Reuters Honeylight 10Qto6 chance owned by Sir Victor Sassoon won the 1000 Guineas turf classic for threeyearold fillies here tqday beating off the challenge of the strongly backed French filly Midget by two lengths lengthsPhil Phil Bulls Arietta stablemate of the winner finished third three lengths further back in the field of 19 The Australian Edgar Britt took Honey light into the lead shortly after the start and the bay daughter of Honeyway wasnt headed thereafter Honeylight easily held the belated run of Roger Poincelet on Pierre Wertheimers Midget who started the second choice at I00to30 I00to30Mrs Mrs John W Hanes Victoria Cross bet down to 7to4 favoritism was a dissap pointment She was off well but was always being commanded by Honeylight from half way out Jockey Harry Carr said on dis ¬ mounting from Vicloria Cross She never was going well and didnt like the hard ground At Epsom she got down to work like a greyhound on the yielding turf but I never had any hOpes of success today Queen Elizabeth was present and showed particular interest in Victoria Cross and Midget in the prerace paddock parade paradeIn In the stands among the distinguished1 visitors hoping to see a win for America through Victoria Cross were Charles H Strub head of the Santa Anita track in California and his wife wifeHoneylight Honeylight was bred from the Mieuxce mare Crepuscile by owner Sir Victor Sas ¬ soon who is holidaying in Nassau Her clearcut win today gave Sir Victor his second success in this event He won with Exhibitionust in 1937 and provided com ¬ pensation for her trainer Capt Charles El sey of Yorkshire and Edgar Britt for the narrow defeat of Chantelsey in Wednes ¬ days Two Thousand Guineas Honeylight had won the Free Handicap over seven furlongs on the same course two weeks ago Her success today was worth 35985 to her owner She was timed in 13801 for the mile on a firm strip Royal Canuck was a late scratch

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