Australian Derby Result: Rivoli Rank Outsider Captures Famous Race Before a Crowe of 100,000 People, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-23


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AUSTRALIAN DERBY RESULT Rivoli, Rank Outsider, Captures Famous Race Before a Crowd of 100,000 People. SYDNEY, N. S. W., September 30. This years Australian Derby or Australian Jockey Club Derby, to give it its full title was run today before a crowd estimated at 100,000 persons, at Randwick, and resulted in a big upset, a rank outsider, Rivoli, winning at 33 to 1, the favorite, Caserta, -which started at 10 to 9 on and was considered a "moral," finished third, the pair being split by Soorak, the second favorite, whose price was 5 to 2. The conditions were fine as the field of eleven faced the barrier. Soorak delayed the start, being fractious and bad-tempered, but they fiinally were dispatched well aligned, with the favorite off to excellent advantage. Cliffdale soon passed him and Soorak followed suit, and so they ran until the turn for home, where Soorak showed in front, Cliffdale, Caserta and Rivoli following in order and coming fast. Not far from the finish Soorak seemed to have the race safe, but Rivoli overhauled him and running with stubborn gameness got up to beat him by a short head, with Caserta three lengths behind them. The winner, in his two preparatory races, had been easily beaten by Caserta for the jRosehill Guineas and by Cliffdale for the Hawkesbury Guineas, and he ran almost unbacked, as while his official starting price was 33 to 1, as good as 100 to 1 was obtainable when the field was going to the post Rivoli is raced on lease and trained by L JL Andrews, the Canterbury Park trainer, and was bred by his owner, J. H. S. Barnes of Queensland. He is by Repartee, a horse imported from England in utero, and a son of Melton and Black Chat, by St. Serf. Lady Babbie, dam of Rivoli, is also English-bred and is by Neil Gow, dam Thrums, by Symington, son of Ayrshire; granddam Rosemount, by Orvieto, son of Bend Or. He has three strains to Bend Or, two to St. Simon and, with his top line to Melton and dams top line to Marco and Barcaldine, is a grandly bred colt with the earmarks of a real stayer. The field as a whole, however, was hardly up to the Derby standard. The summary: Randwick, Sydney, September 30. The A. J. C. Derby, 7,000 added. Value to winner, j 5,547; second, 1,000 ; third, 700, with 250 to winners breeder. For foals of 1919. One mile and a half. L IT. Andrews Rivoli, b. c, by Repartee Lady Babbie, by Neil Gow, 122 pounds: P. Urown. 1 S". O. Spurways Soorak, br. c, by Woorak, 122 pounds; J. Pike 2 C. Meyers Caserta, b. c by Comedy King, 122 pounds; II. Cairns 3 Prince Minimbah, Kingsfield, Cliffdale, Mirthmaker, Tressayr, Sir Andrew, Secret Wedding and Miss Highfield also ran. Time, 2:35and.

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