Roehampton Looks Fine, Daily Racing Form, 1903-03-20


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ROEHAMPTON LOOKS FINE. An eastern exchange of March 17 says: "Henry M. Mason has brought J. G. Follans-bees five-year-old Roehampton, a candidate for the Suburban Handicap and other big races for three-year-olds and over, up from Brookdale and quartered him at Graves-end. With Roehampton came Divination and Class, fillies by Horoscope, Mr. Follans- . bee has leased from James R. Keene, his uncle, and will race this summer under the red and black stripes. "Brookdale air benefited Roehampton splendidly. He looks as fit as he did two seasons ago, when he was one of the best three-year-olds in the United States. He is however, the most backward horse in the Mason stable, and will hardly be ready to race until a week or so before the Suburban. Mr. Mason will not hurry the Bathamptoii colt for fear the tendon he bowed at Saratoga last summer may give him trouble. Mr. Follansbee will be satisfied to have Roehampton fit during the Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and Saratoga sessions. Mr. Mason is confident that Roehampton will stand up throughout the season if he gets to the p"ost fit for one race. "The size of Roehampton will astound his old time admirers. He is no longer a little horse. He stands nearly 16 hands on his plates and outweighs any horse of his age at Gravesend. There is not such a vast difference between his weight and the weight of the gigantic four-year-old Major Dain-gerfield, who is also at, Gravesend. "Mr. Mason will not race any of the Follansbee horses at Aqueduct, but he expects to have several ready for the Metropolitan Jockey Clubs session at Jamaica. He is not partial to Morris Park, either. Cameron and Astarita are the most forward horses of the string. Mr. Mason has given them plenty to eat all winter, but enough steady work to keep them down to reasonable weight. Two weeks stiff galloping would be sufficient to prepare them for the hardest races."

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