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1958 NZ OAKS: Won by Fair Loan

1958 NZ OAKS

Fair Loan had little to spare from Cheam at the finsh of the New Zealand Oaks but she returned a game performance nevertheless. She was always handy and when she raced past the leaders shortly after turning for home she looked in for an easy win until Cheam and Stormlea came on the scene.

Fair Loan had shown consistent form as a two-year-old and three-year-old and she is bred to go a good deal further. By U Scott, she is out of the good winner at the trotting gait in Bellisima, by Certissimus-Moerewa, by Man o' War.

If anything could be classed as unlucky in the race it could be Cheam. She was a little slow away and raced up to be handy with a round to go but she was pushed back approaching the half-mile, and she experienced some difficulty in getting clear in the straight. Her finishing run into second place was a feature of the race. She is a bay filly by the Gamble horse, Jack High from Happy Returns, by Springfield Globe-Adonoro, by Rey de Oro. She was driven on Saturday by C C Devine.

Stormlea finished well for her third placing and her effort suggests she will more than pay her way.

Credit: 'Irvington' writing in NZ Trotting Calendar 10Dec58

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