Pine Shot Neck Victor In National Hunt Cup: Kline Fencer Defeats Evian to Score Repeat in Radnor Event, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Pine Shot Neck Victor In National Hunt Cup CupKline Kline Fencer Defeats Evian to Score Repeat in Radnor Event EventBy By CHRIS WOOD JR JRMALVERN MALVERN Pa May 12 Chalking up his second victory in as many starts this season C Mahlon Klines Pine Shot regis ¬ tered a neck decision over Mrs Vemon G Cardys Evian in the 37th running of the National Hunt Cup last Saturday Con ¬ tested over 2 miles and 13 brush fences the handicap highlighted Radnor Hunt Clubs 28th annual race meeting meetingFollowing Following five days of rainy weather the sun favored the Keystone States opening steeplechase session and about 5000 watched the fleet chaser score a second and consecutive triumph in the feature for the Ambler Pa owner and breeder breederThe The running of the steeplechase proved a duplicate of the 1957 renewal Taking the lead at the start and shouldering the top impost of 160 pounds the sevenyearold gelding fenced flawlessly while leading the entire distance Cleverly handled by Edwin Deveau the eventual winner led over the final fence by a length and onehalf and was ridden out in the stretch to resist Evian by a short neck Closing well but unable to threaten the embattled leaders Mrs George L Ohstroms Prince Glorieux was third in the group of five which finished The original field of six starters was re ¬ duced when Mrs J HMcKnights Hill Tie fell over the third jump with Joseph L Aitcheson Jr JrCarrying Carrying five more pounds than he toted in his 1957 victory Pine Shot negotiated the trip over soggy turf in 406 to start owner Kline jockey Deveau and trainer Morris H Dixon off on a double for the day Meeting 11 competitors in the White Horse Plate a onemile turf test Crighton led throughout to give the trio a second success Shaking off constant bids from Ma j Gen Richard K Mellons Breezewood the Kline homebred scored by two and one half lengths Mrs William Coxe Wrights Homework also trained by Dixon finished third in the race which was timed in 1 54

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