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1847 John Day, of Danebury fame, pulls off the second of his three Derby triumphs as Cossack, ridden by Sim Templeman, gets the better of War Eagle in a record field of 32. Cossack belonged to Mr Pedley, a singing bookmaker from Huddersfield and the son-in-law of John Gully, prize fighter, MP (though not simultaneously) and owner of the winners of six Classics, three of them in 1846.

Cossack, who changed hands for 200gns as a yearling with a 1,000gns contingency if he won at Epsom, went on racing until he was eight, when he retired to stud at a fee of 10gns.

1977 P eter Walwyn and Pat Eddery are in double form at Goodwood as Pas de P robleme lives up to her name by routing Picatina in the three-year-old fillies' maiden, and Pat McAllister's Western Star is too good for Lucent in the Lupe.

Western Star ran in the Oaks, finishing fifth behind Dunfermline. Later, she beat all but Triple First in the Nassau, back at Goodwood.

Lucent went on to finish second to the Derby runner-up Hot Grove in the St Simon Stakes.

1995 Spout, trained by Roger Charlton, had made a disappointing start to the season when a well-beaten favourite at Kempton, but she is in much better form for the Listed ten-furlong fillies' event at Newbury as P at Eddery rides her to victory over Fleet Hill.

The daughter of Salse won again in Listed company at Ascot and the decision to keep her in training as a four-year-old was rewarded with wins in the Lancashire Oaks and the John Porter.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:May 19, 2005
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