Light Music Takes Honors at Lincoln: Morabito Gelding Covers 5 Furlongs in :58 3/5 for Fastest Time of Meeting, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-15


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Light Music Takes Honors at Lincoln LincolnMorabito Morabito Gelding Covers 5 Furlongs in 53s for Fastest Time of Meeting MeetingBy By ELI CHIAT CHIATLINCOLN LINCOLN DOWNS Lincoln R I May 14 Mrs Catherine Morabitos Light Music capably handled by veteran Ronnie Baldwin flashed over the wire two and onehalf lengths in front of JoEd Farms Hug Up to account for the featured TJS Armed Forces Purse here on another cloudy cool afternoon In hanging up his second victory of the year the sixyearold gelded son of Lighthouse Music Lesson zipped off the fastest 6 furlongs of the meeting as he reached the end in 58 This clocking was only twofifths off the track mark which has stood since 1949 Backed down to second choice in the small field of six by the majority of the 8854 fans in attendance Light Music paid 720 720Joseph Joseph Matteras Maid o Athens the 8 to 5V favorite showed the best speed away from the gate She quickly drew clear midway down the backstretch with the ultimate winner holding a length lead over Bamboo Money Leaving the far turn Maid o Athens appeared to have the issue in hand when she opened up her lead to a pair of lengths But Light Music was racing along on his own courage at this time timeOpens Opens Up in Stretch StretchSettling Settling into the stretch Light Music was given his head and quickly reached a clear advantage in the early stretch Bam ¬ boo Money had started to back up at this point and Hug Up was making his bid Baldwin kept Light Music under punish ¬ ment in midstretch and he gradually lengthened his lead leadHug Hug Up finished willingly enough to best the favorite but was no threat to the win ¬ ner Maid o Athens faltered steadily in the stretch run and was not threatened for the minor placing by Bamboo Money MoneyThe The small field was completed by Pais ¬ ley Farms Noted and Circle K Farms Harvest Moon both failing to cut any fig ¬ ure in the running as they trailed the field from the start Bill Resseguet and Ben Weiners Eternal Bim showed an excellent performance in winning the juvenile fourth event on the card He was ridden by the meetings leading rider Henry Wajda who punished him in midstretch to hold off M L Wil ¬ sons Play Ball Wilson to reach the winning wire threequarters of a length in advance of his rival rivalHis His winning time was 59 a commend ¬ able effort for the twoyearold son of Eternal Bull Esoteric and he gave the impression that he may be one of the bet ¬ ter youngsters on this circuit

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