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sides, and 0 to 4 were frequently laid upon him. This revolution was produced by a report that Sancho was not well. At a quarter to two, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales arrived upon the ground in his barouche and six beautiful greys. His Royal Highness sat upon the barouche seat, and was driven by Sir John Lade. The company inside were the Earl of Darlington, Mr Smith, and three other gentlemen. The barouche drove up towards the judge's box, and took its station at a distance of about twenty yards from it. Mr Mellish, the owner of Sancho drove up soon after, in his barouche and four beautiful greys, with the Countess of Barrymore and three other ladies inside. At two o'clock the two horses came upon the ground. Pavilion was the first. He was walked the length of the railing, and was surrounded by the company, who were greatly pleased with his fine appearance. Great activity was now used to clear the course, no person being suffered inside the railing. In this business Mr Mellish shewed great anxiety and exerted himself very much. At five minutes past two the horses were saddled, and Mr Mellisli went up to Sancho, and led him about ten yards before the start. Buckle rode Sancho, in a white jacket and crimson sleeves. Pavilion was ridden by young Chifmey, in a light orange jacket with gold lace stripes. Expecta­tion was now raised to its extreme height. The moment of trial at length arrived, and the horses started at ten minutes past two. Pavilion took the lead and kept it about four lengths for the first two miles. Sancho now began to fetch up the distance, and gained about a length in the third mile. Five minutes had now elapsed, and the two horses had turned the post, Pavilion maintaining his last mentioned distance a-head of Sancho. The bets now ran 2 to 1 upon Pavilion. Just in the flat, at the commencement of the last mile, the grand struggle and display of speed and jockeyship commenced. In running home this last mile, Sancho felt himself upon the ground
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