SPORTING NOTES BY "MINTING".

 

The present week has been a very unpleasant one for racing.  It has rained more or less every day.  I was very near sending the winner for the Kempton Park Stakes in Tommy Tittlemouse and Admiral Benbow for a place, one running record and the other third, but both were beat by a good horse in Exmoor;  but it is very difficult to solve their running, as at Liverpool only the week before they (Exmoor and Tommy Tittlemouse) were meeting at a difference of one 1st.  9 lbs., whereas at Kempton, Exmoor was carrying 9 st. 3 lbs. and Tommy Tittlemouse, 7 st. or a difference of 2 st. 3 lbs., and on the first occasion Tommy Tittlemouse ran third to Satiety, beating Exmoor out of place, and on Saturday, Exmoor goes and beats Tommy easily;  this is a problem which wants solving.

 

My selection Toscano, ran fourth for the Leicestershire Handicap and I think he will be returned the winner of a good Handicap before the season closes.  The winner turned up in King Monmouth, a good but very uncertain animal; but the going at Leicester exactly suited him as he is a horse that likes heavy going, one that fairly revels in the mud, and the course was heavy and no dispute at Leicester.  Today the valuable Eclipse Stakes will be run for.  Orbit has been made favourite at 3 to 1 and has been supported to win a good stake by his party.  TOM CANNON rides and he is sure to go close, but to make a final selection I shall plump for  EIRIDSPORD to win, while ORBIT and ENTERPRISE may get places. 

 

Next week glorious Goodwood commences, the principal event on Tuesday being the Steward Cup, for which a long list of horses have been supported, and he is a very lucky man who can pick the winner at twice as a great many seem to have chances, it is such a flattering handicap;  but to get at the winner, I have most fancy for BISMARK or FULMEN, while MAIDEN BELLE might be good enough to occupy the remaining place.  For the Goodwood Stakes I fancy TIMOTHY or TISSAPHERUS, and I would advise my readers to have a little bit on ORBIT for the Ledger, while a good price is obtainable.

 

"MINTING"

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BOWLING MATCH AT WORKINGTON.

 

A match came off on the Workington Green on Thursday afternoon between the home-players and Cleator Moor.  It will be remembered that in the last match Cleator Moor beat Workington by 13 points;  on Thursday despite the attempts of MR. JUPITER PLUVIUS to spoil the play, the home team won by 41, leaving them in a majority in the two matches of 28 points.  The home players showed the Cleator Moor folks some beautiful play, and the visitors could'nt help complimenting them both upon their play and the tasteful way in which the Green is kept.  The following is the scoring: -

 

WORKINGTON.

 

C. WEBB................................

     J. FISHER.......................21

W. WAITE..............................

     J. ELLIOT.......................21

G. BEWLEY...........................

     W. FERRY.......................21

J. FLETCHER.......................

     JAS. HILL........................21

C. R. TAYLOR.......................

     W. BRAGG......................21

J. HAWKINS..........................

     F. H. SUMPTON.............20

A. OSBALDISTON................

     T. F. POTTS...................21

G. SANDWITH.......................

     C. JACKSON..................21

TOTAL....................167

 

CLEATOR MOOR.

 

W. GASSON...........................

     H. NIXON..........................17

J. M. MAIN.............................

     J. DAVIDSON..................17

J. BROWN..............................

     J. MULLEN........................ 7

H. WARD..................................

     C. GOWAN........................17

J. SHYLAN..............................

     R. BAXTER.........................9

W. BROWN...............................

     T. FORGIE.........................21

C. BOTHERY............................

     W. WATSON......................19

A. SMITH..................................

     M. SHEPHERD..................16

TOTAL.....................126