Minorus Dismal Failure at Epsom.: King Edwards Derby Winner Always a Beaten Horse in the City and Suburban Handicap., Daily Racing Form, 1910-05-06


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MINORUS DISMAL FAILURE AT EPSOM. King Edwards Derby Winner Always a Beaten Horse in the City and Suburban Handicap. London. Eng.. April 2:1.— The City and Suburban Handicap o; 1010 passed into turf history two days ago with its reputation of being fatal to favorites unbroken. The worst of it was that it was King Edwards Derby winner of last year that was the victim. From the beginning of gate-poet betting down to the time of the race itself. Minoru was consistently the favorite and his inglorious defeat undoubtedly -osl his loyal admirers a goolly aggregate of money. When it came to the running ot tin race there was no time in the race where Minoru Mattered his adherents. No horse could have appeared better or more perfectly trained than he did when inspected before the race, but he was outpaced and never near the front, his tine speed of last year at no time showing and the winner turning up iti the 25 to 1 Irish colt. Bachelors Double, with Mustapba second and l.ie veteran. Dean Swift, third. .Vinom was seventh and far back. His defeat was viewed with something akin to consternation. There was a widely-felt hope that his majesty would win this popular race and the failure brought acute disappointment to thousands who were in nowise interested except sentimentally. Another feature of the City and Suburban was Cue success of Dean Swift in mulling third, a place for which he had been heavily backed. His record in connection with this race is unrivaled. Dean Swift was heartily cheered by the occupants ot Barnards Ring as he cantered past in the preliminary, moving with wonderful dash and resolu-tion. The Kpsoiu warrior gave Mr. Willougliby a lot of anxiety at the pout, backing into the tapes repeatedly. It was only the last year or two that he has been at all restless under the barrier, but the old follow has still an inclination for racing, as when the signal was given he stepped away from tin-gate as eagerly as any of his rivals. The record of the nine-year-old son of Childwick. so far as the "Citv" goes, now reads: Winner in loot; and 1908, second in MM and 1M3. third in 1MB and 1910. and unplaced fifth I in 1007. His first outing in this particular event was in 10 t4. when second to Robert to Diablo, beaten three lengths and receiving twenty three pounds. In 1!Ml5 he ran third to Pharisee, beaten a length and a half by the winner and receiving live pounds: won in l.KHi. beating Oolden Measure. Done Ha. and fifteen others, then carrying Ml pounds: was unplaced to Velocity, which gave nine pounds: won iu 1MB, healing Simonsoii. Siioa I.«M.pnrd and thirteen others, haxiug 124 pounds up: ran second last year to White Eagle, which received. nine iniunds and scored by a length and a half. white ,esterda he again finished third, only a couple of lengths and a neck from Bachelors Double. The Italian Derby, run at Home on Sunday. April 17. attracted only six starters, although of the altte of over B8.M0 to the winner. Victory rested with the Herniate Studs brown colt. Satunm. by Oa-leacso. out of Saphuiinc. which cantered home five lengths ahead of Count B. Bastogis Carducci and Sir Kholands Sauibar. Satuino. tin- mount of Barat. was returned by the totalizator at IS to 10. J. B. Joels two-vear olds have been named as follows: Colt bv Siindiiiige out of Doris. Siinstar: colt bv Sundridge out of Nepenthe. Fireball: colt by Sumlridg it of Water Violet. Springtime: filly bv Sundridge out of. yueen Elizabeth. Radiancy: tillv by Sundridge out of Irepare. Qualify: colt by Cvllcne out of I.a Vierge. I.yacon: coll bv Bachelors Button out of Fota. Candytuft, and filly by l.adas out of Cold. -ii Lassie, ljtis. I . Maher will guide Neil Cow for Lord Rosebery in the Two Thousand and Derby, and Bernard Dillon has just been engaged to ride his great rival. Loin-berg, iu the two great contests of the near future, as well as ..ther races later on. The two colts will clash for the first time rhis year in the Two Thou sand iiiineas at Newmarket next week. I.eiuberg is just now a prime favorite, as lie also is for the Derby. Fr this thei-e docs not appear to lie any very- good ground, ami if one goes by Ihe test H public form iu racing Neil Cow is logically the horse that should lie favorite. He certainly gave I.einherg a sound licating on the occasion of their only mewling last year. Dillon is an alert rider and powerful finisher and will do I emlierg justice. No changes of much note have to lie recorded in the list of winning jockeys as the result of the pa*t we-ks riding, and Maher. having brought Ids score to twenty-four, looks like holding the lead for some time to come. His nearest attendant is Trigg, who is riding in capital form and includes the City and Suburban among his successes during the past few days. He is now at eleven, with Saxby and the standing down .Wootlon both at ten. No other rider has reached double figures, though Higgs is only one short, and he is followed in order bv J. Hark. Fox. Jelliss. Ilant. Kandall and William Origgs. The records of the leaders are now as follows: Jockev. Mts. 1st. 2d. M. Flip. P. C. Maher. I M 24 12 S B .".1.57 Trigg. C «m 11 lO * tg» 11.11 Saxhv. W 60 10 «J 5 :Kt lblit: Wootton. F 04 10 U 0 :«» 15.02 Higgs. W 87 i 11 14 S3 10.34 Clark. J 4.-: S B 6 21 18.0t» Fox. P 01 I 10 11 02 S.79 Jelliss. II 4S 7 4 5 S3 14.57 Plant. J 55 7 ! 4 41 12.72 Randall. H 00 7 7 .! 4:1 ll.OK Criggs. William CI 7 S 4 42 11.47

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