Kentucky Derby Prospects: "The Foreign Legion" the Satrap, Enthusiastic Edward and Kentucky II, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-01


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KENTUCKY DERBY PROSPECTS "THE FOREIGN LEGION" The Satrap, Enthusiastic Edward and Kenacky II. ? ; — §. Among the entries for the Kentucky Derby of 1927 are three colts imported from England within the last six months or so. These are The Satrap, gray colt, by The Tetrarch — Scotch Gift; Enthusiastic Edward, chestnut colt, by Grand Parade — Lake Van, and Kentucky II., bay colt, by Royal Canopy — Naisha. The Satrap has, of course, attracted the most attention. Mr. DuPont, owner of the Foxcatcher Farm Stable, is reported to have paid 00,000 for the colt, which was one of the leading two-year-olds in England last year. He won four out of five starts, including the King Edward VII. Stakes at Ascot; the July Stakes and Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket, and the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood. In the Rous Memorial Stakes at Goodwood, The Satrap met his only defeat, finishing second to Grand Vitesse. He was reported to have gone wrong after that race and later was sold, supposedly for stud service. Nevertheless, we find him entered in the Kentucky Derby and, according to reports from Belmont Park, where he is wintering, the colt will stand training. THE SATRAP. The Satrap indicates in every way that the Long Island climate has agreed with him. He has plenty of flesh and, if there ever was anything seriously wrong with his feet and legs, there is nothing to indicate it now. He is a good natured fellow and has become one of the favorites with everybody about the stable. While little has been said of either Kentucky II. or Enthusiastic Edward, they are undoubtedly colts possessing qualifications above the ordinary. Kentucky II. was beaten once in four starts as a two-year-old. His only defeat was in his first appearance under colors, when he finished second in the Weir Courtenay Plate at Lingfield. Then, in succession, he accounted for the Landport Maiden Plate at Lewes and the Stanford Maiden Plate at Nottingham. Kentucky II. is owned by A. C. Schwartz, the American sportsman who won the Grand National last year with Jack Horner. Evidently Mr. Schwartz was much impressed with this "well-bred colt in view of the fact that he imported him to this country with the intention of sending him after some of the valuable American three-year-old prizes. Enthusiastic Edward is owned by J. W. Corrigan, who, a few years ago with the late Price McKinney, raced quite a pretentious aggregation of horses under the firm name of Corrigan and McKinney. As a two-year-old in England last year. Enthusiastic Edward started four times, was victorious twice, third once and unplaced once. He made his debut at Epsom Downs April 20, and finished far back in a field of fourteen. On April 28 at Newmarket, he won the Barrow Selling Stakes and was sold to H. Benson for ,900. At Epsom Downs, on June 2, he faced the barrier in the Wellington Plate and. after swerving badly at the start, overcame that disadvantage to finish third. His final appearance in England was at Kempton Park on June 5, where he carried off the St. Margarets Selling Plate, winning by five lengths. _ ,, ., Mr. Corrigans acquisition is bred to stay and may prove to possess the other qualifications so necessary to win such a race as the Kentucky Derby. Whether or not any of this trio of foreign invaders will start in the Kentucky readers of Daily Racing Form Derby remains to be seen. In the meantime, have "in the above resume a brief account of the racing of each colt.

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