Gainsboroughs Easy Derby Victory: How Bayardos Splendid Son Won the Great Race for His Feminine Owner., Daily Racing Form, 1918-07-03


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GAINSBOROUGHS EASY DERBY VICTORY How Bayardos Splendid Son Won the Great Race for His Feminine Owner The running of the New Derby at Newmarket Time 4 provided an expected and popular triumph for Gainsborough concerning whieli Vigilant said in London dayThe Sportsman of the next day The old adage says that you cannot have too much of a good thins but tlicre are exceptions to every rule and good as was the racing at New ¬ market yesterday eight races on Derby day was more than enough No importance attached to the opening Rice but as Irish Elegance was re ¬ ceiving thirtyeight pounds when Diadem beat her success here drew renewed attention to Diadems great excellence but some allowance must be made for the difference between a man jockey and a midget In Division I of the Bartlow Two SearOld Plate The Panther showed either that lie has come on a lot since the last meeting or that Galloper Light which beat him for the Norfolk Plate is a really good twoyearold Slight odds were laid on him and it was n onehorse race all the way for getting the best of an indifferent start The Panther increased his advantage at every stride and won at his leisure by eight lengths lengthsTHE THE CLASSIC FIELD FIELDMantous Mantous four runners for the Derby must I fancy constitute a trainers record for the Blue Riband Naturally the one most sought for in the paddock was Gainsborough and he was the most admired though he looked rather small by the side of Blink and Air Haiti The favorite stripped appreciably straightor In condition than when he won the Guineas lie was as hard as a board and his coat shone like polished mahogany in fact hu was the pink of perfection I have seen many grander looking horses in the past though it may lie hypercritical to describe the colt as lacking in length Air Raid was much admired and may not yet ba quite at his best and lilink too found favor as is not unusual with a well trained horse of his color nearly black while Thcnnogcno which completed Taylors band fairly challenged the faultfimer Nothing however was turned out in better trim than Somme Kiss a big muscular fellow that had completed a thorough preparation and was fit to run for his life The French colt Mont Saint Kloi is neat and compact if not as attractive in appearance as some of his contemporaries and a rare mover and of course Ziuoria was much ndaiired for her good Icois and line condition So was Treclare which never stripped better but perfectly trained though ho was some found King John plain in appearance by comparison with some of his rivals Kiversliore was well liked by the best judges having evidently done well since the last meeting and it is no secret that the hope was entertained that he would beat Zinovia yesterday McNeill another fine horse was as fit as hands could make him and taken altogether the field was goodloohing and well trained though possibly not as good in point of facing capacity as some which have contested the Derby in the past HOW THE RACE WAS RUN RUNNothing Nothing was better liked in the preliminary canter than Zinovia vjhick appeared perfectly pool and Gainsborough which went with much free ¬ dom which is more than can be said of King John which is a sloven in his slow paces There was a revolution in the betting and Gainsborough jumped to even money and the demand Increasing odds of 13 to S had finally to Ua laid on him Bar one 8 to 1 was easily procurable and at these odds Zinoviii was preferred to King John Blink Sbmme Kiss Air Haid Kiversliore and Treclare When the start was effected Air Raid went to the front but had lost his place before going a half mile when King John assumed the command only to re ¬ sign at the halfjourney to Gainsborough which thenceforward had an easy task to keep the rest at bay Zinovia was in hopeless straits a half mile from home when excepting the favorite King John appeared to be going best but lie too was in trouble half way down Plantation Hill and shortly after gave way to lilink The Manton second string could make no impression on Gainsborough which voii quite comfortably not to say easily for Ladv Tames Douglas who is the first lady to win tht Derby and has the credit of having bred the winner herself Treclare which came with a wot sail out of the Dip finished third and King John fourth

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