Patience Won St. Leger with Keysoe, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-07


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j 1 I s ; 1 PATIENCE WON ST. LEGER WITH KEYS0E When the season was started Mr. Lambton had four mares Trestle, Beresina, Keysoe. and Rothesay Bay which were still maidens, and whose form was so. porliatitecmejldoiibtf ul if..anx.. butBeresina. would win a race. Neither Trestle, Keysoe nor Rothesay Bay had any speed, but they had size" and were highly bred, and the only course to be followed was to train them steadily and wait to see what age and Nature would do. The result has been marvelous, for Trestle won the Northumberland Plate, Rothesay Bay the Great Yorkshire Handicap and Keysoe the St. Leger, among other valuable races, while Beresina took high rank among sprinters early in the year. In otlter hands they would doubtless have been trained hard and ruined early in life, and the success of Mr. Lambtons policy, as shown previously also with Swynford, should be an encouragement to many owners of good horses to do likewise. The real mystery of Keysoes success lies in the fact that her preparation was really being timed for the Cesarewitch, and before the weights were out we stated that we knew the winner. According to some reports Mr. Lambton had backed her for the Cesarewitch and did not at all expect her to win at Doncaster. As to the right or the wrong of it I know nothing, but what we do know is that she had not. been trained for the St. Leger and was not ridden for it as if they had much idea of winning it. With a mare acknowledged short of work it seemed suicidal to set off and make all the running, and for the mare to be able to stay there all the time without being challenged at all leads one to think that Carslake was simply going just a nice exercise gallop, waiting in front, and found all his opponents die out because they could not get the course. Sporting Life. 1 ; :

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