Sea Hymn Finally Wins at Lincoln: Overtakes In the Country in Featured Middletown Purse After Pegging Early Pace, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08


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Sea Hymn Finally Wins at Lincoln LincolnOvertakes Overtakes In the Country in Featured Middletown Purse After Pegging Early Pace PaceBy By TEDDY COX COXLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln B I May 7 Circle K Farms Sea Hymn who raced with a degree of success against the best twoyearolds on Yankeeland soil last sea ¬ son but whose races this year have been disappointing finally made the grade when he authoritatively accounted for the Mid ¬ dletown Purse on this rainy cold wind ¬ swept afternoon The threeyearold son of Greek Song Brine by War Admiral was allowed to settle early in the test of 7 furlongs and when he was asked for speed nearing the quarter pole by the veteran reinsman Evan Jenkins the response was immediate and to the point A B Edgerleys In the Country who only recently all but won the Bill Mc Auley Handicap was a lto2 choice in the wagering and for a time it appeared that he would get the job done But in the final analysis he was not the equal of the the leader although much the best of the others othersSprints Sprints Distance in 1 30 At the finish the favorite was two and onequarter lengths in back of Sea Hymn and a head in front of S J Blengs Sal mag Fourth in the field of seven was P J Bradys Countess Bush BushSea Sea Hymn raced the distance in 13044 and returned 1200 It was his first vic 1 tory meetingWeather in four starts at the meeting Weather and racing conditions were at their very worst Rains fell throughout the I night and continued on through the day while cold winds were making an eerie sound as they blew around the course The track muddyIn was designated as muddy In the Country lost little time in getting to the lead and he was clear of his field as they went into the first turn He con ¬ tinued on under a stout hold going down the backstretch but Sea Hymn was always in second place and Jenkins was biding his time timeAs As they made the final bend Sea Hymn edged closer and when they came into the stretch it was evident that he had In the Country at his mercy From there to the finish he drew off steadily

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