The speedy Mr. Nightlinger outfought Natural Seven
for the early lead while breaking from post 9 in the 10-horse field and
never got a breather while maintaining a head advantage through swift
fractions of :21.95 and :44.35 on a turf course rated 'firm.' Mr.
Nightlinger drifted out in spite of right-handed urging by Theriot in
the final furlong but edged away in deep stretch to win. The winning
time was :56.29.