Racing in Britain Powerful Magnet: Large Crowd Sees Opening Of Turf Season at Windsor; Miss Paget, J. V. Rank Score, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-04


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j Racing in Britain Powerful Magnet MagnetLarge Large Crowd Sees Opening Of Turf Season at Windsor Miss Paget J V Rank Score ScoreBy By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET England Even wartime racing has its brighter side The 1943 flat racing season opened early last month at Windsor under far likelier circumstances than any peacetime season ever opened at timehonored Lincoln One could not help contrasting the handful of people shivering in the March wind that blows from the North Sea over bleak Carholme Downs with the eager and enormous crowd that by hook or by crook found its way to Clewer Meadows for the inaugural at Windsor WindsorThe The season opened auspiciously for two English owners whose colors also are familiar in Irish racing Miss Dorothy Paget won the new seasons first race with J V Rank supplying the runnerup while Ranks representative won the last race and Miss Pagets horse finished third Our champion rider Gordon Richards piloted two winners There were three success ¬ ful choices choicesFilly Filly by Guineas Winner WinnerMiss Miss Pagets winner was the unnamed twoyearold filly by the Two Thousand Guineas winner Colombo out of Char ¬ woman who started favorite for the five furlong Clarence Plate and won easily by three lengths from Brevity who is by Michoumy with the filly by Diplomat out of Scale five lengths away in third place Brevity was the first runner by Michoumy son of Piterari Valdivia a useful race horse that Rank imported from France and whom he now has at stud in the north of England EnglandThe The last race of the day the fivefurlong Dorney Common TwoYearold Stakes was won by Ranks gelding Scotch Mist who is by his distinguished young sire the St Leger Stakes winner Scottish Union and was that horses first winner First runner first winner is a useful start for a sire A heavily played choice Scotch Mist was ridden by Gordon Richards who had to use all his saddle artistry to get him home a head in front of Vidi with Miss Pagets colt by Wyndham out of Fairy Queen a length away in third position Rank had another success as a stallion owner in the Playing Fields Handicap for the winner i Mrs E L Garners Hangover is by his i young sire His Grace a half brother to the 1930 Derby Stakes winner Blenheim Hf t whom he bought from his ownerbreeder jLord Carnarvon during his racing career Sired by Ascot Cup Winner It was noteworthy that two great dis i tance racers both winners of the coveted i Ascot Gold Cup were among the success ful sires on opening day One of them a dual winner in succession of that trophy Trimdon beat Singapore a nose in one of the most stirring finishes ever seen in a i Gold Cup tussle This was in 1931 and a year later he again scored from another good stayer Salmon Leap The other win ¬ nersire Tiberius is the horse that beat William Woodwards Alcazar in 1935 far ther back being the Frenchowned bred trained and ridden invader Brantime which horse is now understood to be doing stud duty in Germany Trimdons winner was Probation who defeated the heavily played choice Can yonero in the Windsor Castle Stakes Rich ards rode Probation which fouryearold was weeded out of Lord Astors stable at j the 1942 Newmarket December sales A classic aspirant and a Two Thousand Guineas eligible Advocate a colt by Fair Trial won the Salt Hill Maiden Plate from flag fall to finish There were some good looking maidens in the field fieldThe The most valuable race on the program was the Robert Wilmot Handicap won by the Tiberius horse Roman Emperor who scored by a head over Pennyfare the mount of Richards The pair had the fin ish to themselves

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