King Edwards Horses Now in Training, Daily Racing Form, 1908-03-11


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KING EDWARDS HORSES NOW IN TRAINING. Writing of horses now in training at Newmarket, "Warren Hill" says of the horses Marsh is training for King Edward: "The three-year-olds may prove useful this year with Perrier at the head of Whyte Melville, Putcha-min, Cncanonical gelding, Lueus, Rock Crystal. Attraction and the fillies Pearl of the Loch. Simpatica and Persian Lilac. So far a9 classic horses are concerned, I fear Perrier alone can lay claim to that honor, and if His Majesty can secure another Derby there could be no better time to revive the wondrous scenes which greeted the victory of Persimmon than now. Whether this desire of all hearts is to be consummated must, I fear, be considered doubtful, for at present Perrier is hardly the most perfect specimen of a Derby horse. To describe him as near as I can, I should say he was a tremendously fine, powerful horse, with great muscular development, big d.ep barrel, tremendous arms, thighs and quarters, good legs and feet, as sound as a bell in every department, perfect joints, and a head and neck almost effeminate. But there is just a question whether, his shoulders are not a little heavy, and a suspicion that he may be lacking in quality. At present, too, he is a heavy-topped colt, and though further training will fine him down and improve shoulders and quality, he is already very hard and takes a tremendous lot of work. "The handsomest of the fillies is Persian Lilac, but she was very slow last year, and 1 fear the best of the sex will continue to be Simpatica and Iearl of the Loch, which are too small to be of very high class. "The two-year-olds, which number the same as last year, are for the most part a better-looking lot, and it is quite likely that they will make an early mark with La La, a sharp brown colt by I.adas. in the Brocklcsby. Now, should the stable follow iis course of chiefly confining its attentions to weight-forage races, it cannot safely be followed, but, placed in their class, nearly everything would win. In that uncertainty we may do wiser in picking the best horses to join the list of horses to follow."

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