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Guy Lombardo's supercharged Tempo VII made sweet music for canny pilot Danny Foster , won prized President's Cup when Miss Pepsi, winner of two earlier heats under skillful handling of veteran Chuck Thompson, was disqualified for jumping gun by four seconds in final race at Washington, D.C. Victory was second big one this year for Lombardo, Tempo VII and Foster, who won Silver Cup at Detroit.
David Livingston of Lake Village, Ark. zoomed his Class C service hydro and Class C service runabout to second straight NOA titles, lost third when he bowed to Dennis Martin of Jackson, Mich. in Class C hydro at Mt. Carmel, Ill.
Mrs. H. L. Nathenson's Irish-bred Blue Choir got topnotch ride from top-winning U.S. jockey Willie Hartack, squeezed along rail to take lead, outsprinted rivals to win by good 3� lengths in $50,000 Foreign Bred Stakes; Chris Chenery's Prince Hill overcame slow start, got up in time to outrun Chevation in $50,000 American Bred Stakes, led eight qualifiers (four in each race) for Saturday's $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City. Rest of field: Foxcatcher's Chevation, Mrs. Zelda Cohen's Boy d'Amour, C. M. Kline's Kaster, Mrs. J. W. Hanes's Queens Beeches, Martin Fabiani's Klairon, Mrs. Ogden Phipps's Fox II (see page 40).
Lalun, Cain Hoy Stable's 19 to 1 shot, survived first-turn accident that brought injuries to Jockeys Tony DeSpirito and Sidney Cole, Shawmut Stable's Gainsboro Girl, made bid in stretch under Henry Moreno's urging, went on to take $69,400 Beldame Handicap at Aqueduct, N.Y.
Robinar, Alberta Ranches' swift-footed unbeaten 2-year-old filly, with veteran Johnny Longden up, coasted home by 2� lengths, won her fifth straight in $25,000 California Junior Miss Stakes at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, Calif.