Foxhall Keenes Horses: Masterful, His Erratic Steeplechaser, and Puss in Boots Son Still in English Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-20


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FOXHALL KEENES HORSES Masterful, His Erratic Steeplechaser, and Puss in Boots Son Still in English Racing. Foxhall Kecne still has two horses in training on the other side. His old jumping gelding. Masterful, which failed ludicrously in his English races last winter, which included the Grand National Steeplechase, js still in Gores stable at Findon and appears among the entries of the Pegasus and Wickham steeplechases to be run at the December Gatwick meeting. In the Pegasus, at three miles, with Shaun Spadah at top weight, 178 pounds. Masterful was assigned 143 pounds, and in the "Wickham, at two miles, with Spoil Five 178 pounds and Shaun Spadah 171 pounds, Masterful gets 150 pounds. As American horses are given are given all the weight they deserve and then a bit more for the sake of safety by the British handicappers, Masterful does not appear to be regarded with great respect. In his last winters races Masterful showed speed, but wasnt a sparkling jumper and proved a handful for his riders at the post. He may improve. Gore is perhaps the leading steeplechase trainer in England and wouldnt persevere with Masterful if he hadnt shown some quality. The gelding is to be entered in the Grand National again next year. Mr. Keenes other horse is the well engaged three-year-old Topmast, by Arnadis Puss in Boots. The latter was a notable performer in James R. Keenes colors. Joe Butters, of Newmarket, Avho trained for the elder Keene in England, has Topboot, which won one of his six races this year and is regarded with respect on account of the fine race he ran fourth to Drake, Friar and Concertina in the Rous Memorial Stakes at Newmarket in September last.

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