This was run on Wednesday 29th May 1872 and the winner was trained by W.Gilbert at Newmarket. There were 23 runners from an initial entry of 191. The winner won by a head in 2 min 45.5 secs, with 3 lengths between second and third. The winner won a first prize of £4,850, the equivalent of £2,360,000 today.

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 CREMORNE C.Maidment Mr H Saville
2 PELL MELL T.Chaloner Mr J.N.Astley
3 QUEENS MESSENGER T.French Lord Falmouth
4 WENLOCK W.Pratt Lord Wilton
Also THE DRUID J.Goater Mr I.Woolcot
Also RUFFLE Salter Lord Royston
Also PRINCE CHARLIE J.Osborne Mr J.Dawson
Also PATRIARCH Huxtable Lord Falmouth
Also RABY CASTLE J.Snowden Mr W.Nicholl
Also QUAINTON Gregory Mr Hatfield
Also YOUNG SYDMONTON Jeffery Mr A.E.Hope
Also VANDERDECKEN Marsh Lord Aylesford
Also MARSHAL BAZAINE E.Martin Mr John Parry
Also LANDMARK H.Custance Mr Bruton
Also LABURNUM Parry Baron Rothschild
Also WESTLAND Wyatt Mr Holdaway
Also ALMONER Cannon Duke of Beaufort
Also DRUMMOND Morris Mr Lefevre
Also HELMET F.Webb Mr G.G.Keswick
Also BERTRAM Jewitt Mr A.C.Barclay
Also STATESMAN Jones Mr T.E.Walker
Also MISSERRIMUS S.Mordan Mr Somerville
Also

CONDOR

Carver Mr Delamarre
5/2 Prince Charlie
3/1 Cremorne
6/1 Queens Messenger
7/1 Wenlock
25/1 Marshal Bazaine
25/1 Drummond
30/1 Almoner
33/1 The Druid
40/1 Laburnum
50/1 Pell Mell
50/1 Bartram
66/1 Helmet
100/1 Young Sydmonton
100/1 Statesman
100/1 Vanderdecken
100/1 Condor
100/1 Landmark
100/1 Misserrimus
1000/6 Raby Castle
1000/6 Westland
200/1 Quainton
200/1 Patriarch
200/1 Ruffle
  Over-Round 108%