An Experts Impression of Pommern, Daily Racing Form, 1915-10-06


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AN EXPERTS IMPRESSION OF P0HXERN. Pominern is the lion of the hour, and deservedly so, for a smoother or more convincing performance than his in the September Stakes on Wednesday has rarely lieeu seen. Even the croakers have been silenced. Admitting that the three-year-olds co-lectively do not comprise a first-rate lot. I am convinced that he individually is a nailing good hor. and w.-.rthy to rank with West Australian. Gladia teur, Lord Lyon. Common. Isinglass. Galtee More. Flying Fox. Diamond Jubilee and Rock Sand, whicli preceded him as winners of the Two Thousand Guineas. Derby and St. Leger. although the substitute for the last-named event liorc the title of the September Stnkes. It was exhilarating when Donoghue let him have his head at the Bushes to see him dash in and out of the Abingdon Dip. and there can lie no doubt that be conlii have won by far more than the two lengths awarded by the judge: in fact, he was never once at full stretch in the race, and as far as could be estimated b? appearances e.mld have gone on with equal resolution had the journey lioen prolonged to the top ot the town. So much for the pessimists, who affirmed that he could not stay. It is to 1»» regretted that a ten-pound penalty raises his weight to 1"5 pounds for the Cambridgeshire, for which I should say he will not run, but I lielieve that he would have won either that race or the Cesarewitch under his original impost. I am of the opinion that a limit weight should be included in the conditions for the winner of the St. Leger: indeed, one wonders win-that clause, which at one time obtained, was dropped. — -"Vigilant" iu Sportsman.

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