How the Telegraph is Training, Daily Racing Form, 1914-03-16


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HOW THE TETRARCH IS TRAINING. Latest informal ion from his training quarters at Stockbridge are distinctly encouraging concerning The Telrarch, for it is at least Indicative of satisfactory progress that he lias quitted the walking and trotting business on the roads and been advanced to cantering on the downs. It is fair, therefore, to assume that whatever may have been the trouble with him since he retired from active service early in October last, it has yeilded to veterinary treatment sufficiently to admit of going gently on with him at last, and I, for one, hope that there may be no recurrence, though it would be beside the mark to say that faith in the sou of Uoi Ilerode has not been rudely shaken. I shall have to see him assert himself in public again before confidence is fully restored. Meanwhile his admirers may rest; assured that he is in good hands, and whatever money and skill combined can do will assuredly be done for him. The general desire to oppose him for the Derby is certainly not quite as pronounced as was the case throughout the winter, but by the same rule there is no predilection on the part of the public to back him. nor is there likely to be until soiuethnig more delinte is known of his well-being, especially as in existing circumstances it seems little likely that he can be got thoroughly tit for the Two Thousand Guineas. As to his having stood out by himself the champion of his age last year there cannot be the least doubt, but even so it will surprise many If a horse possessed of such terrific speed should develop into a stayer. Nominally By George and Kennyinore are second in demand to the Chattis Hill grey, with nothing to choose Ik; t ween them as regards price, and both are reported as doing well, more particularly the former, who will no doubt he trained for the "Guineas" anil, happen what may. will assuredly not be allowed to start at the forlorn odds which marked the sensational success last year of his quondam stable-companion, Aboyeur. Altogether they are a rum-looking lot in the Derby, and another surprise may easily be in store; anyway, there need lve no hurry on the part of speculators until they know more about The Tetrarch. "Vigilant," in London Sportsman. March 4.

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