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12 The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, Jan. 76, 1968 0 nit? (ean staging s Wade dro BS NO CHANGE. IN,, SELECTORS' TEST POLICY By PHIL WILKINS 7 Australia's cricket selectors will make no late, alterations to the team to meet India in the fourth; Test beginning today at the S.C.G. Winged - V " - f I . ' ' . " j,., ' i ' i" -'' ' -1 1'' ' " t 1 1 x '' I 'X-- C - 1 i " i- "va . ,k f i h l k i i x a t f r w s f . ' V.I l.-,Y,fWa ride Beauty 'MOVING HAND' ' SYMBOLISES HISTORIC PAST By ROY ABBOTT Jockey Bill Wade last night refused the mount on Winged Beauty in tomorrow's Challenge Stakes at Randwick. Wade is still upset by his son John's injury in a race fall at Canterbury on Wednesday. Last night he rang! owner Mrs W. F. Cooper and told her he did not think he would be able to do justice to the horse, especially in a big race. John Wade was admitted to Canterbury Hospital after a freak accident when hjs mount, Persian Leader, collapsed at the furlong post in Wednesday's Flying Wel ter. After visiting his son at the hospital last night, Wade The gold watch with the map ot India nneiy engraved on its surface stirred memories of 1932 and . one of cricket's most famous eras. It belongs to the Nawab of Pataudi, the captain of India, who today leads his team against Australia in the fourth and final cricket Test at the S.C.G. The map is worked in black on the upper portion ot the watch, and the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal in white on the lower section. A tinv elephant is exqui sitely marked on the main-1 land, a golden seahorse floats in the Arabian Sea and a yacht in the Bay of Bengal. FINE BATSMAN The watch was an inherit ance from the Nawab s father, who was a member of the England team which made the "body- line tour of Australia in 1932-33. In that season the Nawab emulated the feat of his eminent countrymen, Ran-jitsinhji and Duleepsinhji, in scoring a century in his first Test match. That took place at the 5.U.U. The gold hands of the watch New St. George forward a training run buy, Fijian, Apisar Toga, evades a tackle during at Carss Park late yesterday afternoon. India gave emphasis to the inadequacy of the Australian attack without opening bowler Graham McKenzie during the ex citing third Test in Bris bane this week. Not only will McKenzie be absent from tne nostit hies again, but so too will big Dave Renneberg, it seems. Neil Hawke's return will permit the selectors to con tinue observations of pace bowling candidates for the tour of England, If Renneberg is 12th man it would tend to confirm the belief that he is as certain of a trip to England as Mc Kenzie. PARTNER The lack of penetration in Brisbane caused speculation that the selectors might con sider it justifiable to bring South Australian off-spinner Ashley Mallett into the team. Mallett. 22 and 6ft 3in has only had six first-class matches, but his night skill has brought him 26 wickets. With Bob Simpson replac ing Ian Redpath, Australia will have a mighty batsman as well as a leg-soinner to snare the bowling burden. Simpson is not certain to open the innings. As a not long-range nan. Bob Cowper could share the duty wan Din Lawry. Australia s - three most talented young players. Doug Walters, 22, Paul Sheahan, 21, and Les Jos- lin, 20, will be in the team. India has made no alter ations to the team which fared so well in Brisbane. TRIO Vice-captain Chandrakant Borde. troubled bv a strain behind his left knee, is confident of being fit to make his 50th Test appearance ror nis country. for the first time. Sydney cricket enthusiasts will be able to see India's captain, the Nawab of Pataudi, adventurous opening batsman raroKn engineer ana Brisbane hero Jaisimha in action. The teams are: AUSTRALIA: W Lwrv (cunt) R arman (vice-cant) I Chappell R WDPr E FrMmm I Gleotnn N Hawke L Joslln D Rennebera P Sheahan R Simpson D Walters (I4tn man to be announced). INDIA, Miwih nf Patinril frantl i. Dome ivice.capij 3 adio All Bill O'Reilly's com ments, page 15. FOUR COULD SHOW PROFIT FOR PUNTERS By BILL WH1TTAKER Four horses worth watching at Randwick tomorrow are Nebo Road, Star Goddess, Broadway Boy and Lady Emperor. Halwes place in trots' 'Hall of Fame' By BILL WH1TTAKER Halwes will earn a place among trotting's all time greats if he can win the Summer Cup from the back-mark, 24 yards, at Harold Park tonight. VANCOUVER SET TO CHALK UP FIRST WIN JACK WARD summarise reports from the tracks Our Randwick trackman expects promising galloper VANCOUVER to chalk up his first win at Kandwick tomorrow. Vancouver, who will be having only his third race start, is to tackle the Maiden Handicap over a mile and a quarter. According to the track man, Vancouver has thrived since his eye-catching effort to finish sixth to Persian Arrow in a Randwick Wel ter (7f) on December 30. 1 rained by Mr r. J Smith, the four-year-old was commissioned to a seven furlongs test with stablemate Light Gold at Kandwick on Tuesday. Working 75ft out on the course proper, Vancouver was always going easily alongside Light Gold to cover the journey in lm 32.25s. Vancouver was never off the bit throughout six fur longs in lm 20s with Light Gold -and Nureyev on Thursday, when the work took place on the A grass, 35tt out. Although he will be mak ing a reappearance after a spell, WEIDERSEHN, stablemate of Vancouver, ready to make a bold show- ing in the Havilah Encour age Handicap (7f). Weidersehn was far from disgraced when working with star galloper Juniter in two separate trials this weeK at Randwick. They were only a quarter of a second outside the best in clocking lm 3.75s for five furlongs on the course proper (75ft out) on Tues day. Weidersehn and Jupiter set the standard for five fur longs on Thursday when they registered lm 2.25s on the A grass, 35tt out. Rosehill track regulars agree that champion sprinter iNtSHO KUAU (Challenge) is back to the form that enabled him to record a runaway win in last year's Newmarket Handicap in Melbourne. Nebo Road was one of the star workers at Rosehill on Tuesday when his 35.5s took the honours for three furlongs at that course. Our Rosehill clocker claimed the brilliant sprinter could have run even taster time if he had been punched out at the finish of the trial. One of the fittest gallop ers in training at Warwick Farm is the four-year-old SUNNY CHIEF, who is to run in tomorrow's Encour age Handicap (7f). Sunny Chief's condition clearly indicates that he has been toughened up by four runs since he was brought back from the spelling paddocks. He showed eagerness to gallop when commissioned to a five furlongs test in lm 5s on the course proper (30ft out) at Warwick Farm on Thursday. RISING SOUND'S sensa tional gallop at Randwick on Tuesday points to him making another bold showing in the Challenge Stakes, Working 75ft out on the course proper, Rising Sound was .timed to cover half a mile m 48.75s which equal! ed a long standing record for this section of the Rand wick track. His left knee, which forced him out of the final matches last year has not improved, and he is expect ed to enter hospital next week for a cartilage operation. lommy bnedden is returning to Newcastle after two years in Sydney foot ball and hi seeking to play with Western Suburbs or Wallsend. FAIR PRICE Vic Reynolds has sought a transfer and is rumoured! as a possible Pan-Hellenic or Hakoah purchase. Mr Brown said yesterday the club would welcome the arrival from England of centre forward Tony Dove, when she won the Carring-ton Stakes (6f) at Randwick on December 30. Winged Beauty has 8-6 in tomorrows race. After acceptances were taken yesterday, bookmakers! had Nebo Road, Prince Max and Academy Star equal favourites at 4-1. Later they cut Nebo! Road's price to 3-1. Prince Max and Academy star eased to 5-1 with Ris ing Sound on the second line of favouritism. Improving galloper Dawn Boy is on the third line at 6-1, with Winged Beauty rated a 1U-1 chance. With so many fast beginners engaged, the pace will be on all the way and it should prove to be a real speed contest. MORE SOLID Nebo Road weakened after trying to lead all the way with 7-10 in this race last year and dropped back to tourth behind day Uauntlcl, Mloist and Nulla bor Prince after starting tavourite. Later Nebo Road carried 7-13 and led all the way to win the V.R.C. Newmarket down the straight six furlongs at Flemington. He is a much, more solid horse now and should not be worried by his 9-5. Oeorge- Moore, who al ready has won six Challenge Stakes, is engaged to ride second favourite Prince Max At his first start after a spell Prince Max, ridden by Moore, was tourth behind Red Shah, Nebo Road and Illusionist in the Pennant Hills Handicap (6f) at Rose hill on January 13. Prince Max is to meet Nebo Road on 31b better terms. Trainer Mr Tom Smith has 10 runners tomorrow and has split the mounts between George Moore and Mel Schumacher. FAVOURITES Moore will be on three favourites, Flvine Fable (Sledmere), Vancouver (Maiden) and Brigade (J arm ary) and on second favourite Light uold in the Zetland Novice. Schumacher will ride Vic tory Chimes (Sledmere), Weidersehn (Encourage) and Kumoroso (Haddington). Weidersehn shares favouritism at 7-2 with Sunny Chief and Happy Band, and Rumoroso shares favouritism with Lucifina. The January Handicap (1m) yesterday fell away to the disappointing acceptance of hve horses. Last start winner Brigade to. Moore) is tne early favourite at 7-4. He is closely pressed for favouritism by the vuliers winner Maigret (9-4) and Bya Khaum (5-2). ymmmwBmBmmmmmmmwMiilniix....m&Z!mmmimz w,nnifiiiifyBri The inherited watch of India's Test cricket captain, the Nawab of Pataudi. said X-rays had shown John has a broken rib and internal injuries. Young John was to have ridden Winged Beauty in Wednesday's race. When she was scratched. he took the ride on Persian Leader. Arthur Lister rode Winged Beauty at her last start when she was second to Ris ing Sound in a Randwick Flvine (6f) on January 10. Lister also rode Winged Beauty at her previous start Roche at top form in final Tony Roche, playing some of the best tennis of his career, yesterday de feated Nicola Pilic of Yugoslavia 96-33 in the final of the professional tennis series at Epping. Roche earned $12,450 for his win, britming his total earnings for the tournament to 515,130. A capacity crowd clapped every move by Koche and Pilic in the near century heat. Tennis was of a high standard throughout. It wasn't until the final quarter that Roche finally1 gained the upper hand. . Pilic, who had nominated to play for five points against Roche's one, found the strain too much and his game fell away almost as rapidly as his points. EXHIBITIONS Two exhibition matches. between John Newcombe and Dennis Ralston, and Earl Buchholz and Cliff Drysdale gave the crowd full day's tennis. World Championship Ten nis Inc.. will stage three exhibition matches today at ATNs studios, starting at noon. Tickets at 20c will be available at the gate and all proceeds go to the Children Medical Research Founda tion. The match between Pierre Barthes of France and Roger Taylor of England will have special interest to the spectators. If Barthes wins, Revlon will donate a bottle of per-J fume to each woman in the audience, but if Taylor wins each man in the oudiencei will receive a bottle of men's cologne. Yesterday's tournament finalists, Roche and Pilic, will meet again in another exhibition, scheduled for 2 p.m. n can "He's all heart and cour-1 ace." Last week in the Mobile Free-for-all. Halwes was in danger of defeat when half a length behind First Lee with 100 yards to go. He eventually won by half a length. Only a horse of the highest calibre could gain a full length on First Lee within a 10O yards. FASTEST TIME Another outstanding Hal wes achievement was his winning time in the Invita tion Challenge Stakes (13f 98vds) on November 3. He paced the distance in 3m 31 4-5s (rate 2m 6s) the second fastest time ever I run by a winner over l-M and 98yds at Harold Park. The New Zealander Cad uceus' 3m jus (rate z.D) tor the 1959 Summer Cup is the fastest winning time. Halwes will leave for New Zea and to contest the Inter- Dominion Championship after the Harold Park carnival. He is handicapped on 18yds in the Inter- Dominion. This will be favourable mark if he wins tonight's Cup from 24yds. He cannot be re-handi-canoed. Raiarmagh Pool (Victoria) and Bmshaw (West Aus tralia) are two interesting runners in tonight s race. Neither has raced Sydney. FITTER Binshaw (P. Coulson) won last year s Inter-Dom inion from the front mark in his home city, Perth. Binshaw's stablemate, Blue Pennant who will be driven by Percy Hall proved himself a top-class pacer at the 1966 Inter- Dominion Carnival at Harold Park. He finished third in 15f 92yds championship heat to Robin Dundee. Trotting men who watched Blue Pennant in a slow workout at Bankstown yes terday morning, said the horse looked fitter and stronger than he did two years ago. Binshaw's driver, P. Coulson, of Perth, has had no experience at Harold Park. I NEBO ROAD (Chal-i lenge Stakes) may consolidate himself as the nation's champion sprinter this season. He made an auspicious start with a close second, carrying 9-7, to Red Shah (7-12) on a waterlogged track at Rosehill two weeks ago. Nebo Road, a four-year- old, has had seven wins, two seconds and one third from 16 starts. He showed his class with a four length win in last year's V.R.C. Newmarket (6f) at Flemington, clocking 1m 3-lus. No horse in 100-odd years has travelled faster up the Flemington "straight-six" than the brilliant Nebo Road. STAR GODDESS (Sled mere Handicap) drew barrier 17 and was virtually "off the course" most of the way when sixth to Flying Fable in the Juvenile Handicap at Randwick a month ago. . , Tomorrow she is favour ably drawn at three and with only 7-11 will have a 241b weight advantage over Flying Fable. Star Goddess, trained at Rosehill by Mr Herb Samn son, is by Star Kingdom from Renegade and is a sister to Shillelagh Girl and Secret Service. IMPROVED BROADWAY BOY (Zet land Novice) looked above; himself in condition at! Randwick on January 10 -when he outclassed a ficrtl of moderates in a seven- furlong three year - old maiden event He faces stronger opposition tomorrow but should be considerably improved. Broadway Boy has start ed only four times; and is bred to stay. He is by Persian Lyric from Melody Time and is a half-brother to Hero Bird which won a Tatter- sail's Cup and a Rosehill Cup. LADY EMPEROR (Pad dington Handicap) will have to produce an extraordinary effort to win with 10-2. However, she is one of the strongest welter-class .'mares to have raced in Sydney for years, and has excellent prospects. r earn WARRIORS RELEASE BRANSON FOR $8,000 Nowra Warriors Rugby League club yesterday re duced the transfer fee on new St. George "buy" Tony Branson from $12,- 000 to $8,000. Branson. 21. will play in the centre with St. George although he was the Test five-eighth on the recent Kangaroo tour. He will sign a contract, for a minimum of four years, within the next few days. Branson will begin training with his new club with in two weeks when he moves into a house in the St. George district. St. George will also secure employment for Branson, who is an apprentice panel beater. Nowra Warriors met yes terday morning to discuss Branson's transfer fee. CLEAR-CUT The original fee of $12,000 had caused some! derisive remarks and Sydney club secretaries had agreed to pay no more than $8,000 tor his transfer. Apparently prompted by this stand, Nowra Warriors met yesterday and the reduction was made. Club secretary, Mr Jim Milne, said later: "The de cision to reduce the amount was fairly clear-cut, mainly Because Tony was goins to at. George. 'The fee may have been reduced, but not by so! much, if he had gone to one of the other clubs." Mr Milne said notifica tion of Branson's new trans fer fee had been posted yesterday afternoon to the Group Seven secretary, Mr Jobn O'Dwyer. He in turn would forward it on to the secretary of the Country Rugby League, Mr John OToole. by John Dixon The Nawab of Pataudi. the present Indian captain's father, in his cricketing days. have turned through more than three decades since then, and now, for the first time, the Nawab will walk . into the arena which his father graced. India's captain has proved a -magnificent and fearless " batsman. Despite a leg injury he has ; had Test innings of 75, 85, ! 74 and 48 against Australia this season. ' In 1964, the Nawab followed in his father's footsteps by . scoring a century in his first Test against Australia at Madras. PHIL WILKES'S,' ; 111, Crtmorrw, 2090 (Ph. 90 1211) szz oiam la Canlraa iot HI achar brancaaa Parramataa M.. ii Ik wry- He is in superlative form having won four consecu tive races, including the Spring Cup, since October. Last night. Halwes' skii- ful driver Kevin Newman was confident the champion could win despite his dim- cult handicap. Mr Newman said: we need some luck, of course, because Halwes has to overtake 1 1 rivals. "He can do it because he is a horse in a million: oacer who can sprint three. or four times in a race. His last sprint is his strongest. PERCY HALL South Sydney will play its first Ampol Cup match against Prague at the show ground tonight. The other match will be between Apia-Leichhardt and Melita tagles-Newtown, Apia has smoothed ovet their dispute with players, and with the exception of John Watkiss, all have sign ed for the coming season. Watkiss will not be in the side to play Melita tonight. St. George will probably have the same line-up as last year, with the excep tion of Frank McColgan, who is returning to Scotland St. George will play Polo- onia North-Side at Went-worth Park on Sunday. mmwnmv.,"m.m Promising juniors 'fill Mora people own a "Johnson" outboard motor than any other make In the world because they know they can trust It. 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