Highbrows Scotch Derby: Out Games Holy Wat to Score Impressively in Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-10


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i HIGHBROWS SCOTCH DERBY Outgames Eoly War to Score Impressively in Feature at Ayr. Lord Itoscbcry Triples on Concluding Bay at Scotch Course Daylight SaTer Scores in Caledonia Handicap. AYR, Scotland, September 22. The weather took an unfavorable turn for the closing day of the Ayr meeting. Rain began to fall in the early hours of the morning and the outlook at noon was gloomy. There was some improvement at post time and, while the sky was dull throughout the afternoon, the large attendance was not seriously inconvenienced. The Ayrshire Handicap has always been a popular contest with sportsmen north of the border. Quite a lot of preliminary wagering was made on Forerunner, on tho strength of his two previous victories over the course. Unfortunately for his supporters, he developed colic during the previous night and he was scratched. In his absence Velvet Glove and Orpl became the favorites, with Meavaig Bay next in demand. Orpis stamina has always been in question, and he again failed to last out the distance. A quarter of a mile from home Shady Lake had secured a strong position, but at the distance Velvet Gloyo came through on the inside and gained the victory. Sir Harry Lawsons colt had finished second a year ago, so that his success was thoroughly earned. rOOB FOltM DISPLAYED. Apart from the feature attraction the racing did not reach a high standard. Devizes had only Carpathus to beat in the Caledonian Hunt Cup, and he did it easily. Balthazaro pull in the weights gave him a big advan tage over Double Glory in the County Cup and "VVeathertide, well ridden by Crisp, had no difficulty in taking the Cragie "Welter Handicap. The selling races fell to Southern Sea and Fastella, and both were well backed. The western meeting at Ayr opened September 20 under auspicious conditions. After heavy rain overnight the morning was fine, and the warmth of the sun was greatly appreciated after the drab conditions which have prevailed. As usual the meeting has attracted a big gathering and a large number of house parties were arranged for tha week. There were few runners of outstanding merit, but the racing was decidedly interesting. LOItD IlOSEBEItYS TRIPLE. The chief feature of the day was the triple success of Lord Rosebery, who, in securing three of the races, repeated his successes at the last gathering here. His lordship took the West of Scotland Foal Plate with Erycina, the Craigengillan Two-Year-Old Stakes with Scaliger, and the Auch-inciuive Three-Year-Old Stakes with YVittol. All three were favorites, so that the successes were additionally pleasing to backers. The Scottish Derby provided an interesting finish, which ended with Highbrow defeating Holy War by a neck after Lord Derbys gelding had looked like being shut out. He ran with extreme gameness when Gardner obtained an opening and, battling it out in great style, scored cleverly. Bay-don ran in disappointing fashion, but Ereh-wemos gave a good account of himself, even if he was finally outstayed. Daylight Saver only realized expectations when he won the Caledonian Hunt Handicap. He appeared to be in difficulties half-way through the race, but Weston found an opening when the straightaway was reached and gained a clever victory. Farlam won the Cuninghame Handicap for Lord Lonsdale. The Stewards Plate, which concluded tho card, fell to Lady Caroline, a mare that had disappointed her owner when she failed at Carlisle.

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