England: Bella Paola Shades Pall Malls Time Over Rowley Mile in Her Guineas Win, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Enaland Bella Paofa Shades Pall Malls Time Over Rowley Mile in Her Guineas Win By CLIVE GRAHAM GRAHAMOur Our London Correspondent LONDON It seems indicative of the class of horse engaged in our first two classics the Two Thousand Guineas for colts and the One Thousand Guineas for fillies that Bella Paola the Frenchbred filly of German origin should cover the Rowley Mile in faster time by sevententh of a second than Queen Elizabeth ns winning colt Pall Mall by Palestine who won the 1950 Two Thou ¬ sand Guineas for the late Aga Khan KhanWhen When engaging Douglas Smith for the Two Thousand Guin ¬ eas Captain Boyd Rochfort told him I dont think you will win but you ought to finish second to Bald Eagle On the Cap ¬ tains insistence Bald Eagles owner Cap ¬ tain Harry F Guggenheim who first raced at Newmarket when an undergraduate at nearby Cambridge University 45 years ago paid a quick visit to England to watch the race Imagine the general consternation of those concerned when Pall Mall from the unfavorable outside post position rallied strongly to run Major Portion out of the lead in the last furlong with Bald Eagle sprawling and unable to accelerate back in seventh place The owner of the losing favorite earned for himself great credit by his sporting at ¬ titude about this unlocked for result Said he afterwards If there is any fault to be found it is with me as breeder of this horse He was perfectly fraired and turned out in magnificent physical condition Harry Carr rode him exactly as instructed so I can only blame Bald Eagle That is a refreshing outlook in defeat for the real culprit usually escapes at the expense of jockey or trainer trainerA A A A AThe The Cain Hoy colt exhibited the kink which characterized his sire On the way to the mile starting post he planted him ¬ self under the sevenfurlong barrier and for an appreciable space of time stood there stock still refusing to move Carr coaxed him and patted him and finally gave him a tap with the whip down the shoulder Bald Eagle ears pricked and his thoughts apparently far away refused to acknowledge any of these gestures Finally an attendant took hold of his bridle and pulled him forward a few steps Only then did he consent to join the remainder of his field fieldFrom From number one post position he had every chance during the first half mile when Carr rated him while the other Americanbred colt Mrs P A B Wide ners Neptune II by Crafty Admiral dis ¬ puted the lead with his fellowchallenger from France Bel Canto II Major Portion went into the clear at the quarter pole where Bald Eagle had four lengths to find There was however none of that easy ac ¬ celeration which marked his victory in the Craven Stakes over the same course and distance two weeks previously Carr ap ¬ plied the whip but in vain A furlong out Major Portion was joined by Pall Mall and in a spirited struggle between the two ridden by the Smith brothers Doug and Eph Pall Mall gained the ascendancy in the last 50 yards yardsQueen Queen Elizabeth II could not be present owing to the strict orders from her doc ¬ tors It would have given her great satis ¬ faction to see this homebred product of the Royal Stud achieve this classic success His chance was so little regarded by the gen ¬ eral public that the odds were 20tol and it was doubly fortunate for the Queen that an American buyer Ray Bell did not take him at the offer of 35000 last fall fallCaptain Captain Charles Moore the tall 76year old Irishman who controls the Royal rac ¬ ing and stud farm interests gave only 300 for Pall Malls dam Malapert by Port law at the Newmarket December Sales nine ago At the time he was criti ¬ 4years cized for buying such a rubbishy filly His skill in building up the Sandringham Stud Farm into its leading position in this country has never been better exemplified exemplifiedNeither Neither of the first two are engaged in the Epsom Derby and it was the general consensus of opinion that only Nagami by Nimbus of those who finished behind has any real chance at Epsom And Nagami is thought by many critics to be too big and leggy to be at home on that tricky Surrey track trackBald Bald Eagle originally favorite at 5s is now up to 20tol in the Derby betting BoydRochfort intends to try him at the longer distance in the Dante Stakes at York in 10 days hence henceBy By contrast Francois Dupres Bell a Paola Sto ll choice for the fillies classic did all that was required of Ber This daughter of the now defunct German stal ¬ lion Ticino surpassed all her rivals in looks during the parade and Serge Boul lenger had only to shake the whip at her to send her clear of her compatriot Aly Khans blinkered Tehran filly Amante She must be a cracking good filly this big brunette for she beat the best colts in France in the mud at Longchamp last Oc ¬ tober and now revealed a superb indiffer ¬ ence to the firm Newmarket track surface with its sharp descent into the Dip during the last quarter iriile The nearest English filly Alupine Bloom was five lengths away but there are several better in re t serve for the Oaks notably Sir Alfred Butts Nearco filly Bacchanalia who has only run twice but is showing real class in 1 her jrorfcouts at Newmarket

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