Two Thousand Guineas At Newmarket Today: Aga Khans Nasrullah Choice Among Crack Field of Sixteen, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-25


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Two Thousand Guineas At Newmarket Today Ago Khans Nasrullah Choice Among Crack Field of Sixteen SixteenBy By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET England May 24 First of the classic races the Two Thousand Guineas will be run here at Newmarket tomorrow with the sister race the One Thousand Guineas set for decision on the following afternoon This session formerly was referred to as the Guineas meeting and in peacetimes it covered a period of four days but now is reduced to half that number to comply with the war time emergency schedule scheduleFor For tomorrows renewal of the historic classic Aga Khans Nasrullah is a stout choice and he dominates the field of 16 colts likely to come under the starters control The fact that the son of Nearco and Mumtaz Begum will be ridden by our champion jockey Gordon Richards assures him of having a still greater following in the wagering ere the field lines up at the starting gate There is little doubt that Nasrullah was the best of last seasons juveniles despite the fact that the diminu ¬ tive filly Ribbon scored a lucky victory over him in an outstanding twoyearold test the Middle Park Stakes Nasrullah will be attempting to win his successful ownerbreeder the Aga Khan his third victory in this classic event in which his chocolate and green hoops silks have been borne to victory by JDiophon 1924 and the unbeaten Bahram 1935 1935Chief Chief opposition to Nasrullah in tomor ¬ rows classic is expected to come from Lord Ennisdales Fortunate Trial son of Fair Trial and Fortunate Lady that will be saddled by the Lambourne trainer H L Cottrill and ridden by the veteran Harry Wragg who has yet to pilot a Two Thou ¬ sand Guineas victor though his successes in the other classic races have been many manyGordon Gordon Richards has two scores to his credit in this event as he won on H E Manna Morris Pasch in 1938 and last year donned the Royal silks to boot Big Game home in front for King George VI VINorthern Northern England now having a war ¬ time racing zone of its own will have two challengers tomorrow in W H Thorpes Oxonian and his stablemate Red October owned by Sir Eric Ohlson both of which are trained by Matthew Peacock at Mid dleham in Yorkshire It will be the first time that these northern aspirants have had a chance to measure strides with the more highly rated starters of the south southOthers Others in tomorrows field that are highly regarded include Lord Astors Way In a recent graduate from the maiden ranks and his stablemate Merchant Navy a son of Hyperion and Rose of England that will sport the silks of a recent new ¬ comer to racing A Hedley while it is believed that Lord Derby will have a worthy representative in the one he selects from Booby Trap and Full Bloom

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