This was run on Wednesday 28th February 1849 with heavy going and it was dull and cold. The winner won by 3 lengths in 10 minutes 56 seconds, with a distance between second and third. The winner was owned by Finch Mason junior, and trained and ridden by Tom Cunningham.


The winner won £825. (Equivalent to £90,000 in 2017)

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PETER SIMPLE Cunningham Mr Mason Jn.
2 THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE Captain D'Arcy Captain D'Arcy
3 PRINCE GEORGE T Olliver Mr T Mason
4 ALFRED Wynne Mr Buchanan
also CHANDLER Captain Little Captain Little
also THE BRITISH YEOMAN Mr Beville Mr Elmore
also TIPPERARY BOY Burly Mr Terry
also MULLIGAN Ford Mr Westrop
also KILFANE Neale Mr J H Holmes
also CORIANDER Bally Mr E W Rudyard
also BALLYBAR H Bradley Mr Wesley
also KHONDOOZ Rackley Mr Tillbury
also THE CURATE Powell Mr Brettle
also PROCEED Captain Peel Captain Peel
also WOLVERHAMPTON Mr R Bretherton Mr R Bretherton
also ARAB ROBBER Phillips Mr Russell
also THE IRON DUKE Abbott Mr C Price
also THE VICTOR Taylor Lord Chesterfield
also SIR JOHN Mr Sharkie Mr Sharkie
also NAPOLEON Archer Mr J Bateman
also CHATHAM Frisby Lord Strathmore
also EQUINOX Moloney Captain Peyton
also JERRY J S Walker Mr J S Moseley
also SPARTA Wakefield Mr Bathurst
4/1 Prince George
7/1 The Curate
8/1 The Knight of Gwynne
9/1 Proceed
12/1 Wolverhampton
12/1 The British Yeoman
12/1 Alfred
20/1 Chatham
20/1 Peter Simple
30/1 Napoleon
50/1 Chandler
50/1 Equinox
50/1 Jerry
50/1 Ballybar
50/1 Coriander
50/1 Sparta
50/1 Kilfane
50/1 Khondooz
50/1 Tipperary Boy
50/1 Mulligan
50/1 Arab Robber
50/1 The Iron Duke
50/1 The Victor
50/1 Sir John
  Over round 118% Note unquoted horses have been allocated 50/1
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