Backbone Journeying to Lincoln Downs For Engagement in Hartford Handicap: Deadeye Dick Also Coming In From Suffolk Downs to Seek Saturdays 5,000 Feature, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Backbone Journeying to Lincoln Downs For Engagement in Hartford Hahdicap Deadeye Dick Also Coming In From Suffolk Downs to Seek Saturdays 25000 Feature FeatureLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 12 Lincoln Downs closingday feature the 25000 added Hartford Hahdicap which will be decided Saturday at one mile and 70yards gained an important mem ¬ ber of the threeyearold division this morning with the1 announcement by trainer Lloyd Murray that Boncrist Farms Back ¬ bone high weight at 122 has accepted the issue and will be vanned to Lincoln to ¬ morrow from Garden State Park ParkBackbone Backbone reached his peak last month at Laurel when he decisioned Montpeliers Nala to garner the Chesapeake Stakes fin ¬ ished fourth in the 25000 Delaware Valley Stakes at Garden State and came out of that engagement in fine fettle a factor that proved a deciding point in trainer Murrays decision to send the colt after the Hartford Purse PurseBackbone Backbone a son of the Frenchbred Worden winner of the 1953 Washington D C International is no stranger to New England racing fans As a twoyearold he was sent postward in the Mayflower Stakes at Suffolk Downs and finished second be ¬ hind Deadeye Dick v vThis This year Backbone whipped Lincoln Road second in the Kentucky Derby while toting 120 in an allowance at Gulfstream Park and before that engagement finished second to Levelation beaten a nose at the same Florida course His first eastern ap ¬ pearance of the year was in the Experi ¬ mental Free Handicap in which he fin ¬ ished sixth behind Martins Rullah Noured din and Wing Jet a trio of the nations top sophomores sophomoresSimultaneous Simultaneous with the commitment of Backbone as a definite starter in the Hart ¬ ford came word that R B Carrolls Dead eye Dick one of the top juveniles last year will also go postward in quest of the sec ¬ ond richest race of the meeting Deadeye Dick who has been campaigning in Flor ¬ ida is currently stabled at Suffolk Downs and will be vanned to Lincoln on Wednes ¬ day to await the Saturday feature featureOne One of Deadeye Dicks commendable races on the Florida circuit was a fifth in the Everglades Handicap at Hialeah in which he wound up fifth behind Tim Tarn Kentucky Derby winner Kentucky Pride and Liberty Ruler although getting off to a slow start startWhile While the Hartford began taking definite shape for a brilliant inaugural racing sec ¬ retary Gordon Morrow was awaiting word from several other eligibles who had shown interest and who although named for the Preakness have indicated they may pass up the second jewel of racings Triple Crown to vie in the Lincoln closing feature

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