SHADOW KING (Aus) B g 1925, Comedy King (GB) - Beryllia. The bridesmaid of the Melbourne Cup, this public favourite started in the great race six times for two seconds, two thirds, a fourth and a sixth. In 1930, he ran third to the mighty Phar Lap. At his final attempt in 1935, he was given the honour of leading out the field. Later a police horse, he died in 1943, aged 17.