Loch Lomond A High-Class Colt: Opinion Expressed that He Is Really the Best Three-Year-Old in Great Britain., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-17


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LOCH LOMOND A HIGHCLASS COLT Opinion Expressed that He I Really the Best ThreeYearOld in Great Britain Harkaway writing in the London Sporting Life on the Irish Derby says saysLoch Loch Lomond won the Irish Derby in most im ¬ pressive style and so justified the high opinion which all connected with him had of his speed and stamina There is not the slightest doubt I think that he is the best threeyearold in the United Kingdom and it was an open secret that both of those trainers Messrs Dawson and Park ¬ inson who have had him in their charge were most anxious that us well as The Panther Grand Par ¬ ade would come across to The Cnrragh for both were confident that the son of Lomond would ac coiint for whatever opposition was forthcoming forthcomingAbout About a fortnight ago Loch Lomond joined Mr Parkinsons team at Maddenstown Lodge and that trainer was not long in discovering that he had In his charge a colt about which there were excep ¬ tional possibilities These have been realized and I think that the future performances of Loch Lo ¬ mond will prove that he is one of the best horses bred in Ireland In recent years It Is an open secret that in his preparation for tile Irish Derby he had done all that was asked of him arid in view of what he accomplished in his home gallops 3 to 1 was an extra good price about his chance for the chief Irish classic classicBefore Before a half mile had been covered he was ten lengths in front and those who were aware of the measure of the colts staying power were not a bit concerned with the thought that was present in the riilnils of others that Quirke was making too much use of lilm Quirke made full use of the speed and staying power of his mount and rode with the cool judgment of a man twice his years yearsTHE THE PANTHER DISAPPOINTS DISAPPOINTSThe The Panther was a disappointment He had every chance to win had he been equal to the takk and the only conclusion that can be arrived at after his successive failures at Epsom and The Curragh Is that he has no heart for racing I watched him closely in the race but more than a Half mile from home he was being pressed to keep his pace and when the first mile had been covered he was out of the argument arid at the finish he was only a moderate fifth a short distance in front of Baily easton which had lost anything from fifteen to twenty lengths at the start through whipping round when the tapes went up upLoch Loch Lomond is in the Irish St Leger in Sep ¬ tember but prior to that he has other valuable engagements in Ireland two of these being the 5000 Droglieda Memorial and the Loughbrown Stakes at The Curraglu Likely enough too en ¬ gagements will be found for him in England at Goodwood and Doncaster meetings I expect that those who see him at either or both of these meet ¬ ings will agree with the opinion here expressed that he is an enormously powerful thoroughbred with extraordinary size and depth carrying a plain and heavy head and somewhat heavy in front even for so immense a colt coltSTKTTARITY STKTTARITY IN BREEDING BREEDINGThere There is a similarity between the breeding of Grand Parade winner of the Derby and Loch Lo ¬ mond winner of the Irish Derby for each of them lias in his pedigree three crosses of Galopin Grand Parade receives one cross of the sire of St Simon through Orby and two crosses through his dam Grand Geraldine which Loch Lomond has these influences the other way round two Influ ¬ ences of Galopin coming to him through his sire Lomond and one through his dam Mary Melton That mare was bred by Mr J Muskcr at the VVesterham Hill Stud in Kent and the late Mr J Cowhy purchased her in her yearling days for 50 sovereigns She did little racing arid did not run until she was a fiveyearold when she won a couple of minor races one at Fermoy and the oilier at Charleville Loch Lomond is her second living foal and her first winner Mr Cowhy who bred Loch Loritoiid and nomi ¬ nated him for all his book engagements died last year and his sister inherited lito racing arid breed Ing stock Lucky it was for her that the Irish Turf Club introduced Some years ago the rule preserv ¬ ing engagements made by a deceased nominator

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