Said Dalmatian Could If He Would, Daily Racing Form, 1913-12-02


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SAID DALMATIAN COULD IF HE WOULD. The English estimate of Dalmatian was well expressed by "Vigilant" in London Sportsman in some advance comments on the horses engaged in the Manchester November Handicap when he said: "Dalmatian made just a fair show at Derby, and has not been allowed to eat the bread of idleness since. If only he were as stout of. heart as he is strong of constitution the good-looking American-bred sou of Ethelbort and Ionls would surely be a much better hors,e than he has shown himself, but. there is no disguising ,the fact that he is utterly unreliable, and perhaps a little hurdling practice might, as has frequently happened in similar circumstances, help to imbue him with more confidence in his own powers, though it is rather late in ths day to expect much in that direction. lie was soon at work again after his trip to the Midland meeting, as on Saturday lie went a mile and a quarter with The Spy another duck-hearted specimen that can; if he likes but wont and with the pace a bit faster and the journey Increased by a quarter of a mile he strode out well in the same company on Monday. As regards condition, Dalmatian is as fit as the proverbial fiddle, and one that showed as prominently as he did coming down .Bushes Hill in the Cesarewitcli cannot be altogether ignored, indeed, must lie Included among the possibles, but how can one say more in favor of such a handsome rogue?"

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