Great Field of Steeplechasers, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-18


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GREAT FIELD OF STEEPLECHASERS LAUREL, Md., October 17. The field that has been named for the ,000 added Chevy Chase Steeplechase Handicap tomorrow comprises the best band of steeplechasers listed in any jumping race this year. There are eleven carded to start. Duet-tiste, owned by J. E. Widener and trained by J. Howard Lewis, is said to be the most promising jumper in training. A big offer was made for this horse a few days ago and was refused. Lewis is pointing Duettiste for the Manly Memorial, the 0,000 stake, to be run at Pimlico next month. E. M. Welds Weldship is top weight in the race, but the old fellow is accustomed to heavy imposts and will give a good account of himself, despite his increasing years. Weldship is in splendid form right now. The Greentree Stables crack Syosset is another veteran that must not be overlooked and is always a dangerous opponent for the best of them. Toppy Nix and Lytle are two young jumpers that have been showing good form through the field this fall and have an excellent chance under their light weight. . . , Nor is Ral Parrs sensational jumper of M last spring. Warlock, to be overlooked. This son of Bryn Mawr appears to have regained the form that made him invincible earlier in the year and may furnish a big surprise tomorrow. Certain it is, a grand race is in prospect, and the management Is planning to entertain a tremendous crowd, supplemented by a large delegation of hunt club members and devotees of the sport through the j field.

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