Diaz Colorbearers Gain Double at Lincoln Downs: Hopton Purse to Blue Eyes Gem After Mr. Gunner Is Victorious, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-13


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Diaz Colorbearers Gain Double at Lincoln Downs Hopton Purse to Blue Eyes Gem After Mr Gunner Is Victorious VictoriousBy By ELI CHIAT CHIATLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 12 Owner Domenic Diaz trainer Eddie Meloncon and jockey Kenneth Clemes scored a consecutive double when Blue Eyes Gem drove home a threequarters of a length victor in the featured Hopton Purse this pleasant spring afternoon The save trio were involved in the triumph of Mr Gunner in the preceding race on the program Finishing second in the best of fering of the afternoon was W H Daykins Kelkata who held a nose advantage over William Carrolls Curan in the bunched finish It was only another length back to J C Charleys favored Sky Fiddle FiddleIn In scoring the second victory of his career Blue Eyes Gem a threeyearold son of Royal Gem II Pretty Fox dashed over the 5 furlongs in 59 and returned a mutuel of 11 Mr Gunners payoff in I the sixth was 960 960Curam Curam and Kelkata showed the most speed away from the barrier in the Hopton with War is Ell and the ultimate winner racing along head and head in third and fourth position some two lengths behind Kelkata under the urgings of Chuck Corolla moved away from Curam on the turn and entered the stretch with a two length lead leadAt At this juncture Clemes brought Blue Eyes Gem to the outside after racing along the inside on the turn and using his whip to excellent advantage as he switched from right to left hand his mount gave a good response and he wore down the leaders in ¬ side the final sixteenth As they moved to the wire Blue Eyes Gem was gradually drawing clear clearCuram Curam came on nearing the end to force Kelkata to the utmost but failed to finish better than third Sky Fiddle who left the post as the 2 to 1 favorite by the crowd of 11426 failed to maintain his early posi ¬ tion after breaking alertly then could not seriously threaten the top money horses with his late response

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