Queens Horse Scores; Bald Eagle Unplaced: Pall Mall Whips Major Portion in 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-01


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Queens Horse Scores; Bald Eagle Unplaced Pall Mall Whips Major Portion In 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket By VERNON MORGAN Reuters Sports Editor NEWMARKET, England, April 30.— The American-owned favorite. Bald Eagle, ran, unplaced in the 2,000 Guineas classic which was won today by Queen Elizabeths Pall Mall. The 20-to-l winner is trained by Capt. Cecil Boyd-Rochfort who also trains Bald Eagle for Harry F. Guggenheim. It was Boyd-Rochforts first triumph in this opening classic of the English flat season which is run over the straight mile here. Pall Mall, whose sire Palestine won this race in 1950, held on gamely in a driving duel throughout the last furlong to win by a half length from Major Portion, 5-to- -1 second choice. Three "lengths behind, Nagami nipped the French-trained Val Doisans for the place in a photo finish. Nagami started at 8-to-l. Val Doisans is owned by the American, A. Untermyer. Continued on Page Forty-Seven Queens Horse Scores; Bald Eagle Unplaced Pall Mall-Whips Major Portion In 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket Continued from Page One The field of 14 was one of the smallest for this event since the war. Bald Eagle, starting a 7-to-4 favorite after impressive wins in His two Only previous outings, was well up with the field at the half distance but was unable to find a finishing burst and passed the post in seventh place.- The American colt was ridden by Harry Carr who said: "There are no excuses for his dereat. I was able to ride the sdrt of a race on Bald Eagle I wanted. When Major Portion went ahead I went to go with . him but my horse died* in a few strides and my-chance was gone." It was not until 2 furlongs from home that the Queens purple and scarlet colors were seen close behind. the leaders. Then when it looked as if Jim Joels Major Portion would maintain his unbeaten record. Pall Mall, ridden by Doug Smith, courageously made a determined effort and passed Major Portion just inside the final furlong. Starting on well up WU. Pall Mall won a great race to give the Queen her second classic success. She won the Oaks last year with Carrozza, With five wins to her credit this season so far. Queen Elizabeth has made a fine start in her bid to top the winning owners list for the second straight season. Pall Malls victory today boosted the Queens stake winnings to 8,967 but she was unable to watch her gallant colt as intended as she is recovering from a cold. The race was run in glorious sunshine on going which was exceptionally fast. Pall Mall covered the 8 furlongs in 1:39.43. As both the .first and second horses are by sprinting sires— Palestine and Court Martial — backers were wondering after the race where they should look for the winner of the Epsom Derby on June 4. One view was that eyes should be turned across the English channe? though the French challenge today was easily repelled.

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