Ireland: Interest Aroused In Coming Classics, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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r v Reports From Foreign Racing Centers Ireland Interest Aroused In Coming Classics ClassicsBy By MICHAEL OHEHIR OHEHIROur Our Dublin Correspondent CorrespondentDUBLIN DUBLIN Things are really humming in these parts these days what with next weeks Irish classics the 2000 Guineas and the 1000 Guineas the recent impressive win of Americanowned Alastair and our hopes at the English meeting at Chester this past week Classics every where seem to be problem races these days aiid the recent British classics won by Pall Mall and Bella Faulo did not seem to capture the imagina ¬ tion as much as their predecessors and in fact now that they are all over they did not appear to make the same imprint on the mind as others over the famous New ¬ market mile but Clive Graham will no doubt be telling you more about those races racesAs As we write there is no definite indi ¬ cation of what the lineup will be in our Guineas races next Wednesday and Thursday One thing we do know and that is that Harry Wagge who trained the winners of our 2000 Guineas Epsom Derby and Oaks a couple of years ago is due to have a runner in the 2000 Guin ¬ eas in Pinky a fair type of threeyear old but up to now not indicative of any great classic ability Still his presence and the possible presence of other Eng ¬ lishtrained horses will lend lustre to the event eventThere There is also a possibility that Alec Head will be represented in both the fillies and the colts race and there is a strong hope that Amante who ran second to Bella Paulo at Newmarket will carry the Aly Khan colors in the 1000 Guineas Of the home team it is interesting that the way ¬ ward Hard Tack a brilliant race horse but one who is liable to be left at the post will run If in the mood he might upset all the plans of others Paddy Prendergast now trains him and he can also saddle Cervin owned by Latty Honor Svedjar and Alberta Ranches Alberta King Alberta Blue and Alberta Pride PrideThe The horses which interest us most at the moment for the 2000 Guineas are Paddys Point a staying colt trained by George Robinson lie might be even bet ¬ ter for the Epsom Derby and the maiden Hard Ridden narrowly beaten by Tharp in the Tetrarch Stakes recently in his first race this year and his second secondrun run of his life lifejf jf jfThe The fillies race might be even better than the 2000 Guineas as we have that splendid filly Minou as our chief hope to hold off any comers from other lands She won the Athasi Stakes very easily recently and frankly we feel that she is going to take a great deal of beating no matter what comes foi the race Then top we have last years brilliant top twoyearold Vestogan beaten but far from disgraced in her only run this year behind Minou and to add to the home brigade strength we now have Padus a filly by Anwar who lost her maiden in impressive style at Phoenix Park last week She is owned by well known breeder Jack Parr and trained by the man who made Zarathustra Mick Hurley Next week we will be bringing you the story of these races and hope to be recording home wins winsThis This week will have seen some inter ¬ esting racing at Chester when we hope our Epsom Oaks hope Madame Caroline stablemate of Minou at the Darby Rog ¬ ers yard will win the Cheshire Oaks with the ease one associates with a useful filly We discussed her here before after sbe slammed a fair field at Phoenix Park on her only TUII this season seasonIt It was hoped that the much discussed Talmud would run in the Lee Stakes and give some indication of his ability But we now learn that he has a bruised foot and will not be saddled vaiting instead for a Lingf ield race later this month It is hoped that he can get this run before he goes to Epsom for the Derby for few horses have divided racegoers so totally in opin ¬ ion There are those who rate him as a good looking nothing and others who hail him as a wonder horse inthe making Evidence is needed to prove who is right and the race course alone can give it itIncidentally Incidentally it is intended as we write to send Gladness and possibly Courts Appeal to race in France this weefoend The sun has been shinhiTlax Mfr Mfrnd nd strongly in these parts which is all very nice except for horses who do not like firm going and Gladness is one If there is give in the ground she may well make history by being the first Irishtrained horse to win the French Gold Cup CupNow Now a word about a very impressive effort at Phoenix Park last Saturday when Miss Eleonora Sears Alastair defied 139 pounds and slammed a useful field over a mile in the manner of a very useful sort of horse We have writen of him before he is five and by Preciptic out of XRay who is of the same family as Eclair the dam of Khaled But he has seldom if ever run as well as last week He was one of four winners for rider Liam Ward who tucked him in behind two lightweighted rivals to which he was giving as much as 34 pounds and then with a delightful effort Ward moved him to the front a furlong and a half out and that was that He is due to run in the Festive Stakes at Birmingham on May 24 and later in the Cork and Orrery Stakes at Royal Ascot where he will make a bold bid to win for Miss Sears and trainer Charlie Rogers RogersOutside Outside of the four wins for rider Ward at Phoenix Park we had cham ¬ pion trainer Seamas McGrath win an other race as a rider His sportsmanship and his fine effort in this close finish brought loud and sincere cheersf rom the crowd who appreciated his outlook of sport for sports sake His winning mount his third in a row was Solar lorum which he has now got to the winners circle three tunes tunesIrish Irish Airs Having a look at racing in these parts is Jack Egan who tells me he races a god deal in Lincoln Downs Seems to like his visit here Jack Mc ¬ Carthy broadcaster over WPIXi was on a short trip here too and took in Nass races while here Liked what he saw and noted the different atmosphere from the hurly burly of American racing

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