Wool Winder Wins the St. Leger, Daily Racing Form, 1907-09-12


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WOOL WINDER WINS THE ST. LEGER. Colonel Bairds Colt Was a Stout Favorite and Won as He Chose. Loudou, Eng., September 11. The St. Leger was run at Doucaster today in the presence of a great assemblage, and was won by Colonel E. W. Bairds bay colt, Wool Winder, by Martagon St. Windeline. Major Eustace Loders bay colt, Baltinglass, by Isinglass Sibola, was second, and the Duke of Devonshires bay colt, Acclaim, by Amphion Claque, ran third. Eleven started. King Edward viewed the race, as also did Orbys owner, Richard Crokcr. Wool Winder ran second to Orby in the Derby and with the latter out of the way his success yesterday was in the line of orderly legitimacy. He is a good colt and among his previous successes numbers winning the Castle Plate at AVarwick, Dee Stakes at Chester, Duchess of York Plate at Hurst Park, New Biennial Stakes at Ascot and the Lingfield Plate at Linglield. He was a prime favorite for the St. Leger at 11 to 10 and won over a fast track with fine weather prevailing.- An American owner would probably have won it this year had not Mr. Crokers Derby winner Orby met with a mishap that will probably terminate his racing career. This view is borne out by the victory of Wool Winder, as Orby beat him very easily in the Derby. Since then Wool Winder has never been beaten, putting five stakes besides the St. Leger to the credit of his owner. Wool Winder was not a very successful two-year-old performer and his races this year have been won in somewhat slovenly fashion, so lie did not start at as short a price for todays race as his performances really warranted, for with Orby out of the way he stood out by himself.

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