br c 1732 (Childers - Sister to Soreheels, by
Sire Line Darley
Arabian. Family 9-a.
Bred by William Cavendish
(1698-1755), 3rd Duke of Devonshire, he was
purchased by Mr Neale of Warwickshire towards the end of his
turf career. He was a full brother to the stallions Devonshire's
Blacklegs (br c 1728) and Snip (br c 1736) and half
brother to Crab (gr c 1722 Alcock's Arabian). Described
as a horse of "size, beauty, and fashion" he was said to
have been one of the finest horses of his time.
His turf career
was moderately successful with victories in King's
Plates at Ipswich and Newmarket, the former "in a
gallant form," and he defeated the very smart
Grisewood's Partner (gr c 1730
Partner) and Sir Henry Harpur's
(ch c 1732 Bartlet's Childers) when racing for the duke. In the
colours of Mr Neale he won several more plates and
He entered the
North Milford stud of Edward Rookes Leedes
in Yorkshire and there produced a number of worthy offspring
despite his limited mare book. His best son was Sir John Moore's
Merlin (b c 1748), who won several Fifties and later proved a
useful stallion. His daughter Charming Molly1 (br f 1742) won
the Gold Cup at Chester in 1748. His other daughters also
contributed to the stud book, notably Second Mare (b f 1755)
who produced the Cub* Mare (f 1762 Cub),
taproot of Family 4-r.
General Stud Book credits Second as the sire of
Charming Molly, however, available evidence suggests
that her sire was instead Lord Godolphin's Whitefoot.
Charming Molly and Diana.
|Sister to Leedes
|Sister to Soreheels
|Sister to Mixbury
||Curwen's Bay Barb
running for the Duke of Devonshire, he won a
200gs match at Newmarket in April from Lord
Lonsdale's Sultan (gr c 1732 Lonsdale Grey
Arabian). In June he won the King's Plate at
Ipswich, defeating, "in a gallant form," Mr Tuting's Spot (ch
c 1732 Cyprus Arabian Colt), Mr Leath's roan filly Grisetta, Sir Michael
Newton's Spot (b c 1732 Newton's Bay Arabian)
and 4 others, 2 of whom were distanced in the
|In 1738 he
won a 100gs each sweepstakes at Newmarket in
April, beating Lord Gower's brown colt Marmot,
the Duke of Bridgewater's chestnut colt
Hogmouth, the Duke of Ancaster's bay colt Dwarf
and Lord Lonsdale's Cyprus (br c 1732 Lonsdale
Bay Arabian) over four miles. Later that month
at the same meeting he won 50gs beating Mr Grisewood's Partner (gr c 1730
Partner), conceding Partner four pounds over four miles.
Finished 2nd for the King's Plate at Winchester
in June, won by Mr Hutton's Black Chance (bl c
1732 Hutton's Bay Barb), beating Mr Popham's
grey colt Osman. In October he won the King's
Plate at Newmarket, beating Mr Grisewood's
chestnut colt Whitefoot and Mr Hutton's Black
Chance; the latter fell and was distanced.
|In 1739 he finished 5th of 5
due to a fall for the King's Plate at Newmarket
in April, won by Mr Grisewood's chestnut colt Roger, followed by Mr
Hutton's Black Chance, Lord Weymouth's Scrutineer (b c 1732
and Mr Williams's bay colt Marmot.
running for Mr Neale, he finished 2nd to Mr
Martindale's Sedbury (ch c 1734
Partner) for £50 at Stockbridge in August. Won £50 at
Hereford, beating Capt Becher's bay colt
Have-patience-and-you'll-see, Mr Woods's
chestnut filly Long Meg, Sir H Harpur's
Squirt (ch c 1732
Bartlet's Childers) and 3 others.
|In 1743 he was distanced for
the £30 City Plate at Chester, won by Mr Pulleyne's black colt; 4 others
|In 1744 he finished 4th of 4
for 50gs at Gloucester, won by Mr Grisewood's chestnut colt Careless, followed
by Mr Bingham's Blacklegs (bbr c 1733 Hampton
Court Childers) and the Duke of Beaufort's Trip
(gr c 1738 Crofts'