Illusionist Takes Main Honors on Lincoln Card: Withstands Foul Claim After Defeating Parthenon by Nose, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-14


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illusionist Takes Main Honors on Lincoln Card CardWithstands Withstands Fpul Claim After Defeating Parthenon by Nose NoseBy By ELI CHIAT CHIATLINCOLN i LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 13 Forced to lose considerable ground racing outside his field on the final turn then forced to withstand a claim of foul after reaching the wire a nose in front of C E Gibsons Parthenon Albert Kreihs Circle K Farmsx Illusionist accounted for his first victory of the year in the fea ¬ tured Exeter Purse this cool cloudy after ¬ noon The sixyearold son of Devil Diver Magic Mirror was installed the 6 to 5 fa ¬ vorite over his 10 rivals in this 7 furlongs dash by the 7642 fans in attendance and returned a 460 mutuel after covering the distance in l27J In third position a length and one half behind Parthenon was Dover Stables Colonel Ed who held a head advantage over Peter Furllers Challefont ChallefontAs As the field broke from in front of the stands Illusionist immediately diopped back to last position Over the Alps Dyn ¬ amic and Challefont were bying for com ¬ mand in the run to the first turn with the favorite some 10 to 12 lengths behind After straightening into the backstretch jockey Evan Jenkins called upon Illusion ¬ ist and he gave an almost immediate re ¬ sponse Racing outside the strung out field he quickly gained closer contention going to the far turn turnStill Still moving along the outside he was forced to loop several horses as the leaders were bunched In the meantime Parthenon under trie handling of Owen Headley was rallying along the inside of the winner Parthenon lacked clear racing room and with Illusionist lapped pn the outside was forced to be steadied steadiedInto Into the stretch Challefont still showed the way with Gynamic holding the runner up position and the stretch runners start ¬ ing to make their presence felt Illusionist continued his rally and Parthenon finally finding clear room also gave her best Both contenders rapidly drew away from their foes in the final sixteenth and the camera awarded the decision to Illusionist on the outside outsideAfter After viewing the iilms and the reports from the patrol judges the stewards could not see any infractions of the racing rules and Illusionist was officially declared the Winner It was his eighth start of the year and the first time he has been in the njoney = v

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