Soda Card Keeps Record Unblemished at Lincoln: Reynolds Bros. Juvenile Whips Play Ball Wilson in Worcester, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-02


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. si : ■ . _ Soda Card Keeps Record Unblemished at Lincoln Reynolds Bros. JuvenileWhips Play Ball Wilson in Worcester By TEDDY COX LINCOLN DOWNS, Lincoln, R.T., May 1. —Soda Card, a f lashy .brown gelded son of Old Sol— The Begum, by Bahram, placed a- powerful claim to the juvenile title of the meeting when he" remained undefeated in a trio of starts while handily downing his foes in the Worcester Purse before a crowd of 7,563 on this delightful afternoon. The gelding carried the white and blue silks of the Reynolds Brothers, of "Texas, and Robert Mundorf exercised obvious confidence while guiding the youngster over the course. Three lengths in back of the leader came M. L. Wilsons Play Ball Wilson, while Everett Lowrances Sure Frisky was a game-going third. Fourth in the field of 10, most of whom were winners during the course of the meeting, was O. L. Fosters Valley Song. Soda Card started once at Oaklawn Park before coming here and in his Yankeeland bow he simply ran away from his opposition- to create a strong impression. Today he picked up 117 pounds and stepped over the 5 furlongs distance in 1:00% while playing the role of a .40-for- choice. The Worcester was the only two-year-old race of this long meeting that resembled a stakes, for it was fashioned with an allowance for non-winners of three races. It was presented under ideal weather conditions. Mundorf broke Soda Card in a perfect position, then reached down for a "slight hold while measuring his .foes in the run down the backstretch. Within an eighth of a mile it became apparent that Soda Card would be difficult to beat, for the others were driving to keep up while the Reynolds ace seemed to be leisurely stepping along. As they came into the stretch. Soda Card bore out somewhat and here Mundorf reached back, whacked the gelding two or three times, and thusly reminded of the task at hand the youngster bounded away as if much the best. Play Ball Wilson" hung on gamely to take the place, but could in no manner threaten the leader. . " •

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