Beaten Without Disgrace, Daily Racing Form, 1923-03-08


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BEATEN WITHOUT DISGRACE Duettistc fell in the race for the Newbury Steeplechase at Newbury February 21 for which he was the favorite the distance being three miles the circumstances of the race beinjj such that there is no telling whether he would have won or not but for accidents London Sportsmans account of Uie race says The result of a race which was full of in ¬ terest from start to llnish was that Arravale won by a neck from Old Tay Bridge with Turkey liuzzard accounting for the remain ¬ ing survivors Those to meet with mishap were Duettiste which slipped up on landing over the third fence from home and Manby Gate which fell at the next while Chin Chin was pulled up soon after turning into the straight straightArnivale Arnivale and Old Tay LJridge it may be stated were the pioneers to the water where the lightly weighted Lamport joined them and incidentally it may be added that Sir Ernest Vills horse gave a rare good show for the greater part of the way Duettiste whose mishap close home hu already been referred to was far from disgraced as he was badly interfered with when Gardenrath made a mistake at the fence after the water the second lime limeThis This no doubt took a lot out of tho Americarvowncu horse and in the circum ¬ stances lie must be given credit for a very satisfactory display After his disappearance the issue was left to Old Tay Bridge Arra ¬ vale and Turkey Buzzard the first named coming over the final obstacle slightly in front Arravale however had tho better turn of speed on the Hat and this turned tho scale in his favor by the narrow margin re ¬ corded cordedSo So far us the race furnished anything in the shape of a lesson for Grand National digestion it waa to the effect that the prin ¬ cipals concerned iu the contest are all pro ¬ gressing in the right way and as usual their fate at Aintree depends upon the degree of fortune favoring them on the day

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