How Duettiste Performed: Details of the American Geldings Race for the Victory Steeplechase--Showed Form., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-23


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HOW DUETTISTE PERFORMED PERFORMEDDetails Details of the American Geldings Race for the Victory Steeple ¬ chase Showed Form Duettiste the fine American jumper owned by Joseph E Widener and again a candidate for the Liverpool Grand National at Aintree Friday March 23 has as Daily Racing Forms cable dispatches told run once this year being beaten in the Man ¬ chester Victory Steeplechase January 2 2The The details of the performance are of In ¬ terest Duettiste was fourth in that race and his performance was a healthy natural one after his ten months rest followed by a slow preparation at Lewes in Escotts stable stableThe The Victory Steeplechase was a fast run race of its kind the fastest of the day and the details and summary and comment from the English turf journals are worth perusal perusalOf Of Duettistes performance the Sportsman said saidIncluded Included in the field for the Victory Steeplechase at Manchester was the Ameri ¬ canbred Duettiste which was sent from France last spring for the Grand National but could not be wound up for the race He jumped perfectly and was prominent for a long way but perhaps Escott hardly has him thoroughly fit as yet yetThe The Victorys field was ten strong all of good class None of them started in the 1922 National won by Music Hall but six were among the entries for last years great race worth 35375 The value of the Na ¬ tional will be far greater this year yearThe The description of the Victory race was as follows followsHabton Habton showed the way to Duettiste Hairpin II Southend Morganatic Marriage Lochar and Smashaway with Blazing Corn last to the water where Morganatic Marriage blundered and lost his place After going threequarters Habton was clear of South end Duettiste Hairpin II Lochar Ganzey and Zenon ZenonBlazing Blazing Corn improved his position at halfway where Smashaway and Morganatic Marriage were pulled out Three fences from home Hairpin II and Blazing Corn went on second and third respectively to Habton but the Weyhill mare drew right away at the final obstacle to win by eight lengths Hairpin II beat Southend by five lengths for second place Duettiste was fourth Zenon fifth Blazing Corn sixth Lochvar seventh and Morganatic Marriage last except Smashaway Time 4 11

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