New From England: Review of Epsoms Coronation Meet, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-13


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News From England Review of Epsoms Coronation Meet By CLTVE GRAHAM London Correspondent Datiy Racing Form LONDON England June 12 Pinzas Derby victory at Epsom last Saturday was the culmination to a great weeks xacing sir victor Bassoons colt was easily the most massive in the field he measures 16 hands 1 inches at the withers and 78 inches round the girth It is this exceptional girth measurement which probably gives him his plebeian ap ¬ pearance He seemed indeed to be of a dif ¬ ferent breed of race iorseto his more elegant delicatelooking rivals as the runners paraded sedately in the Epsom paddock Aureole very typical of his sire Hyperion and Marcel Boussacs Pharel who has the imprint of Djebel written all over him were by general comparison the aristocrats of the party partyThe The race was singularly free from incident or accidents in running The jockeys rode steadily in that first uphill half mile when Smirke seeking to steal a surprise advantage unobtrusively took the Aga Khans Shikampur into the lead and then opened up by five lengths com ¬ ing down the hill and round the final arc of Tattenham Corner Gordon Rich ¬ ards though was able to follow him through with an unimpeded run along the rail and improved his position from eighth to second Smirke tried to make the best of his way home on his French trained Irishbred colt but Pinzas huge stride rapidly narrowed the gap and he closed with Shikampur short of the quar ¬ terpole terpoleFor For a couple of strides the issue lay in the balance Then Shikampur quit leav ¬ ing Gordon Richards and Pinza with vic ¬ tory assured Aureole and the French colt Pink Horse came along to fill the minor places without ever being near enough to hold out any hopes of winning Gordon Richards was in a daze for the next hour seemingly unable to believe that he had achieved in the twentyeighth attempt and in the twilight of his career his lif es ambition He so far forgot himself as to infringe the rules of racing by shaking hands with Charles Langlands Empsoms clerk of the course and with Sir Victor Bassoon before the weighin Pinza as pre ¬ viously related is a colt of thoroughly mixed blood Chanteur IL his sire was bred in France and is a cross between Eng ¬ lish Irish and French strains He is now the property of a syndicate and stands at Lord Carnarvons Highclere Stud He re ¬ tired from a successful career both in France and England in 1948 and was first located at the Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket This stud is the property of Mrs H E Morriss This is where Pinzas dam Pasqua by Italianbred Donatello II from Englishbred Pasco by Manna comes into the picture She was owned by Mrs H E Morriss who was allowed the pre ¬ requisite of a free nomination to Chan ¬ teur n for her help in managing the horse horsePasqua Pasqua was accordingly bred to Chan ¬ teur n and then put up for sale in De ¬ cember 1949 Fred Darling bought her for 16800 did not admire the foal Pinza and resold fcer for 5040 to a French buyer one year later Pinza went into the salesring in the July following to fetch 12600 the bid of Sir Victor Sassoon SassoonThree Three other Epsom races are worth com ¬ ment Zucchero took his revenge on Wil wyn for the Laurel Park defeat when peg ¬ ging back Bob Bouchers horse handily in the Coronation Cup George Rolls hopes to bring him out to Laurel again in the fall The fancied French contenders Worden and Faubourg n were third and fourth in front of the disappointing Gay Time TimeThe The Oaks resulted in a narrow win for Ambiguity by the National Stud horse Gib Game out of Abmer Flash by Precip ¬ itation owned by the second Lord Astor and bred by his father The runnerup Kerkeb by Straight Deal took a long lead in the stretch only to be caught in the last hundred yards yardsThe The meet opened with the featured Woodcote Stakes first of the important sixfurlong events for twoyearolds Here Mr Walter Jeffords American colt Blue Prince H earned high praises by defeating Cross Petition and a useful field The win ¬ ner by Princequillo out of Blue Denim is a squarecut mediumsized colt with the best of the limbs and abundant quality He can still be made considerably litter and may add to his renown by winning again at Royal Ascot next week

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