Newmarket Course Will be Scene of Derby Stakes Renewal Today: Manton, Famous Training Place, Sends Trio to Post for Mile and Half Fixture, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-19


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Newmarket Course Will Be Scene 0/ Derby Stakes Renewal Today Manton, Famous Training i Place, Sends Trio to Post For Mile and Half Fixture NEWMARKET, Eng., June 18.— Manton, the famous training establishment which sheltered two of the last four winners of the previous World War substitute renewals of the Derby Stakes, run at Newmarket, is in line to add to that war-time score in tomorrows renewal of the premier classic now the New Derby. The late "Wizard of Manton," trainer Alec Taylor, saddled Mr. Fairies Gay Crusader to win the war substitute race in 1917. The following year he went one better by conditioning Lady James Douglas Gainsborough and Lord Astors Blink, to finish one-two in that seasons war-tirpa renewal of the great race. Tomorrow, the late Alec Taylors iormer assistant and current successor at Manton, Joseph Lawson, has a possible chance to equal or better his former mentors 1918 score, as he will saddle A. E. Saunders Kingsway. Lord Astors Way In and A. Hedleys Merchant Navy, with a likely possibility of their occupying the three leading money positions at the close of the grueling one mile and a half test. Kingsway Guineas Winner Kingsway scored a clever victory over Capt. A. Gibsons Pink Flower with his sta-blemate Way In a close third in the one mile New Two Thousand Guineas, run over the same Newmarket course last month. It ►— was Kingsways second straight score" in as many tries this season. Now there are plenty of shrewd students of racing and form who are strong in their belief that Lord Astors Way In, another son of the St. Leger Stakes winner, Fair Way, will have benefited so much from his Guineas race that over the extra half-mile route he will have little difficulty turning the tables on Kingsway and Pink Flower. It would be fitting if Way In were to break the jinx that has shadowed Lord Astors popular colors in this great race for on no less than five occasions have the pink and light blue silks of the master of Cliveden been carried into second position. Mantons third string, the tremendous seventeen-hander, Merchant Navy, a son of the Derby and St. Leger Stakes winner Hyperion, out of the Teddy mare, Rose of England the latter an Oaks winner for the late Lord Glanely may not be at his best until autumn, around St. Leger time, despite the fact he has a victory to his credit early this season. There is no reason to doubt that the Guineas runner-up Pink Flower, son of the German-bred sire, Orleander, will not improve off that race — a claim that also may be justified in Jhe case of Nasrullah, the Aga Khans ace that raced well, if disappointingly to his legion of backers in the New Thousand Guineas last month. Lord Derbys Full Bloom is another possibility.

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