1000 GUINEAS 1955
The 142nd winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 29th April 1955 over the Rowley Mile, was Meld (11/4 fav), a bay filly by Alycidon out of Daily Double, owned by Lady Zia Wernher. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 42.16 secs, with 1 1/2 lengths between second and third. A field of 12 runners contested the race which was worth £10,631 (Equivalent to £267,900 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MELD Harry Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher 11/4
ABERLADY Manny Mercer Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 100/7
FERIA Scobie Breasley Noel Cannon Mr S Wingfield-Digby 6/1
REINATA G Lequeux (France) Mr Francois Dupre 11/2
PRECAST W Nevett R Peacock Mr F Ellison 8/1
SUN PATH Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Mr M W Wickham-Boynton 9/1
BRIDE ELECT F Barlow Cottrill Major Lionel B Holliday 10/1
BRAVE VENTURE Doug Smith Jack Jarvis Mr David H Wills 100/8
CROSS CURRENTS L Ward (Ireland) Mr M A Waldheim 100/7
BELLADONNA Eph Smith Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II 20/1
BLUE ROBE Lester Piggott Lawson Mr R S Clark 20/1
VERMILLION O'TOOLE Joe Mercer R J Colling Mrs Charles Clore 33/1
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