Santeves Liverpool Autumn Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-19


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SANTEVES LIVERPOOL AUTUMN CUP. The victory of Mr. George Edwardesv Santeve in the Liverpool Cup was sufficiently surprising to English turf experts, one of whom comments on the victory as follows: "The cry is still they come. Outsider succeeds outsider with a monotonous regularity. Santeve is the latest addition to the ghostly procession. How could any sane mortal, giving "heed to her more recent form, have devoted a second thought to the fillys chance of winning the Liverpool Cup;? Qf course. If one harks hack tb lfer Derfbrfnarrcc In f he Oaks, it could easily be possible to prove that Santeve bad tthe beating of Silent Lady. The latter represented Siberia In todays race at eight stone two pounds. Santeve. onr the other hand. was. vide the Oaks. Siberia at seven stono eight pounds or seven stone nlne-pouudsv huf,tui9; Is" an "argument based on premises somewhat out of date. What we were impressed to go upon was Santeves form in the Prince Edward Handicap and in the Duke of York Stakes, and estimating her prospects therefrom the" odds of 20 to 1 laid against her this afternoon seemed none too liberal. The fact, however, remains that she won quite comfortably from Crathorne and Lischana. to the infinite satisfaction "of Mr.; George Edwardes and his brother, the major. "There is a curious parallel to be found in a comparison between todays race and the Cesarewitch. To begin with, both winners were by Santoi. both, were bred by Mr. Edwardes at the Ballykisteen Stud and both were ridden by Fox. Then, again, -both owners are leading personalities in the theatrical world, and by way of rounding off the sequence of coincidences Crathorne halls from .the stable In which Yentoi is quartered. One thing is quite certain, and that Is no one will begrudge Mr. George. Edwardes the pleasure and satisfaction he has derived from the victory of his lilly. I believe he has always entertained a pretty high opinion of Santeves abilities, and he has this afternoon had the joy of seeing his judgment vindicated."

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