Tamerlane Out of Epsom Derby; Elpenor Defeats Sica Boy, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-10


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Tamerlane Out of Epsom Derby; Elpenor Defeats Sica Boy Special to Daily Racing Form LONDON, England, May 9 Reuters.— Lord Porchester, owner of Tamerlaine, runner-up for the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, announced today he would scratch the horse from the Epsom Derby, Britains premier racing classic. Important races took place at Long-champ, Paris, Sunday. Datour, one of the chief French hopes for the Epsom Derby, was beaten into second place by Rapace in the 5,740 Prix Hocquart over 12 furlongs with Norfolk another Derby candidate, third. Rapace, by Djefou, out of Rahanee. not in the classic, won by a length. Datour, the favorite, looked like winning most of the way but Rapace was taken to the front about 100 yards from home and held on to win. Norfolk was two and one-half lengths behind Datour in the field of 11. Marcel Boussacs Elpenor, who is due to run in this years Ascot Gold Cup which he won last year, beat the favorite, Sica Boy, last years French St. Leger winner, by three lengths in the 6,800 Prix du Cadran which is the French equivalent to the Ascot race. Elpenor, by the British sire, Owen Tudor, out of Liberation, paid 46 francs for 10 to win. Eight ran in the 20-furlong race and Sica Boy beat Banassa for the place by three-quarters of a length.

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