English Three-Year-Olds: King Georges Knight of the Garter Given a Place Among the Good Ones, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-07


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ENGLISH THREE-YEAR-OLDS King Georges Knight of the Garter Given a Place Among the Good Ones. It is most gratifying to find the King with so good a colt as Knight of the Garter, for this consistent son of Son-in-Law and Cas-telline is well entitled to rank amongst the hest of his age. On his last and probably best form, in the Middle Park Stakes, he is clearly some seven pounds behind Diophon, hut time and his trainers well-known skill should do much for this fine colt. If Knight of the Garter progresses in the right way and is fancied for any of next seasons classic races loyal sportsmen will be delighted, and, being bred to stay, the colt should not fail on that account. The hypercritical may find fault with Knight of the Garter as lacking a little in quality, but he should fine down with time, and we all hope to see him stripped at Kpsom next June as a beautifully turned colt lit to do credit to the royal livery and to Egerton House, Marsh lias charge of another colt in which there are big possibilities. I refer to LAiglon, owned by Lord Lascelles, which ran four times and won thrice, finishing with a dead heat with the useful Perhaps So at level weights at Doncaster. This, of course, is not within hail of the best two-year-old form, but the colt ran pretty Avell for the July Stakes, and shows much scope for "improvident. OBLITERATE AXB ARCADE. ITeverswood was rated high in the Free Handicap, for which lie ran third, but, like most of The Boss stock, his forte is speed, and I shall be surprised if he excels beyond five-eighths, or, at most, six. More to ray liking is the shapely Obliterate Tracery Damage, which won the Brocklesby Stakes and showed good form in the best company throughout the season. He it was which came very near to upsetting the odds laid en Golden Boss at weight for age at York August, and though this may have been a little flattering, the fact remains that the colt finished second to Mumtaz Mahal for the Champagne Stakes, and split Gay Angela and Aicade for the Buckingham Stakes. The latter, brother to Doric, will always be remembered as having beaten Mumtaz Mahal at Kempton, and, though his subsequent running conclusively proved that the filly could not have been at the top of her form, there is no doubt that in Arcade Mr. A. de Rothschild owns a colt of much promise, likely to do better than his elder brother, Doric. In the same ownership is the good-looking Tippler Polymelus Sipit, but I fancy he has a constitutional weakness, for after "winning the AVoodcote Plate in rare style, AVatson never again had him quite to his liking, though he made a gallant effort to concede nearly fourteen pounds to Haine over a mile at Doncaster, and then ran Bright Knight to a neck at Headquarters for the Boscawen Stakes. However, Tipplers running in the main was disappointing, but he is a raro mover, and if he strikes his form again will hold his own with some of the best next season. AVoodend, which alone has the distinction of having beaten Diophon, should be kept on the right side and must not be condemned for his failui-e in the Middle Park Stakes, when he was not himself. Perhaps the most disappointing of all the two-year-clds of promise was Ducks and Drakes, for after showing excellent form in the summer, he appeared to go right off his form and I fear his courage is under suspicion. London Sportsman.

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