This was run on Wednesday 3rd June 1885 and the winner was bred by the 20th Baron Hastings and trained by Matthew Dawson at Newmarket. There were 12 runners from an initial entry of 189. The winner won by a head in 2 mins 44.2 secs, with a good distance between second and third.



The winner won a first prize of £4,525, (The equivalent of £552,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 MELTON Fred Archer 20th Baron Hastings
2 PARADOX F.Webb Mr Brodrick Cloete
3 ROYAL HAMPTON A.Giles Mr Childwick
4 XAINTRAILLES G.Barrett Mr A.Lapin
Also RED RUIN J.Snowden General Pearson
Also SHERATON Tomlinson Lord Bradford
Also CHOUBRA Morgan Mr W.H.Manser
Also ESTERLING J.Osborne Mr R.C.Vyner
Also CRAFTON J.Watts Mr Gerard
Also LUMINARY Platt Lord Alington
Also LYNETTE COLT Tom Cannon Lord Rosebery
Also KINGWOOD C.Wood Sir G.Chetwynd
75/40 Melton
4/1 Xaintrailles
6/1 Paradox
100/15 Crafton
10/1 Royal Hampton
100/6 Kingwood
1000/35 Red Ruin
1000/30 Luminary
66/1 Sheraton
100/1 Esterling
100/1 Lynette colt
100/1 Choubra
  Over-Round 109%