Royal Battle and Zolt Vie at Lincoln: Each to Carry 118 In New London Cap; Seven-Furlong Event Also Has Gunrod, Plat it Alone And Diogenes in Line-up, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10


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Royal Battle and Zolt Vie at Lincoln Each to Carry 11 8 In New London Cap CapSeverrFurlong SeverrFurlong Event Also Has Gunrod Plat it Alone And Diogenes in Lineup LineupBy By ELI CHIAT CHIATLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 9 Wesley Browns Royal Battle and Paul Bongarzones Zolt each with 118 pounds top the overflow field of 15 in Saturdays 15000 New London Handicap This 7 fur ¬ longs headline attraction shapes up as one of the best overnight events of the fast waning season It is loaded with the cream of the local handicap division with the ex ¬ ception of Double Bid who declined the issue under his assigned weight of 121 pounds And while the choice of favoritism may fall to either one of the two top weights the result could easily see one of the lighter weights reaching the wire in front frontRoyal Royal Battle a sevenyearold son of Time Passes Royal Wanton has been in action only twice this year but has turned in excellent performances on both oc ¬ casions In his initial outing over a muddy track he failed to get up at the 5 furlongs distance falling short by a neck behind the shifty Anchor Watch He more than made amends in his next trip to the gate when he galloped off to a three and onehalf lengths triumph over Eternal Mark and other fleet sprinters He ripped off these 5 panels in 58 only threefifths off the track record It was the best effort of the meeting over the abbreviated sprint distance distanceShould Should Like Distance DistanceHe He has always been recognized as a top notch sprinter and he should be able to carry his speed over the 7 furlongs He definitely appears to be the one to beat for the top laurels laurelsZolt Zolt also has been lightly campaigned this year In four starts he owns a win two seconds and a third His only triumph came in the Patriots Day Handicap when he defeated Double Bid by a nose while carrying 114 pounds In last Saturdays Brockton Purse he could not menace Dou ¬ ble Bid over a muddy track while carryin 118 pounds poundsScheduled Scheduled to oppose the highweights are O H Weinges Sons Gunrod 117 Peter Fullers entry of Oclirock 116 and Goulash 113 Red Head Stables Diogenes 112 Mr 6 Mrs A P Richards Come On Red 111 Reynolds Bros Navarette 111 Lee Shel tons Fibre King 109 Triple R Stables Happy Lad 108 Gerald Colellas pair of threeyearolds Play it Alone 107 and Ad ¬ mirals Joy 105 Open Nine Stables Ambi twixt 105 John Pat Venutis Sonnet 105 and Carl Dupuys Anointeth 103 103Gunrod Gunrod raced with success in Florida and New Orleans this past winter He con ¬ cluded his Gulfstream campaign with a victory and before that was second to Gen ¬ eral Riley At New Orleans he was a win ¬ ner on two occasions He always showed to good advantage when pitted against his New England rivals in other years Oclirock has been a rather sorry disap ¬ pointment since his Providence Handicap victory on the first Saturday of this meet ¬ ing His three efforts after that winning race leaves much to be desired although there is always the chance that he may re ¬ turn to the form which saw him upset the nations sprint champion Decathlon last year Goulash was claimed by Fuller for 14000 at Hialeah this winter and since then finished second and third in two Florida outings This will be his first start over the track trackDiogenes Diogenes is another who will be testing the local oval for the first time He also campaigned in Florida this winter and checked in with a pair of wins to his ac ¬ count at Gulfstream Park in his last two efforts Navarette must be given more than passing attention in the New London especially if the track is fast The Texas bred fiveyearold son of Destine Miss Marietta turned in a pair of sparkling ef ¬ forts at Oaklawn Park prior to shipping here In his first local start the Lincoln Special Navarette showed excellent speed to hold a contending position into the early stretch before faltering He then competed in the Brockton Purse over a muddy track but failed to show his best ability He could be the dark horse if the track reaches its best condition

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