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At Farrmount Park PORTO 1E ORO— HIDDEN JEWEL— SERENA. With fair weather predominating it is expected that the running strip will l e fast for todays races. The new drainage system which was installed recently was put to a severe test last Friday, and it did all that could be asked of it. for the going, though muddy, was not near so bad as would have been the case last year. PORTO 1 K ORO disappointed his backers his last out by being left at the post. It was thought he had an excellent chance and only his bad post behavior prevented him from being the possible winner. Today should l»e different and against this company he should prove best. HIDDEN JEWEL seems to be getting into condition and, if so, could account for the place. SERENA makes her debut in these parts and but needs to race as she did at Tiacpuana to share in the purse money. INFATUATION— COM BELLS — ROLDEN TOP. The Kirkwood Purse is the second offering and conditions call for maiden juveniles of the weaker sex to race over the five-eighths distance. "We have heard so many nice things about the ruder Fire filly, INFATUATION, that we an compelled to give her the call. She is a reported good one and. though beaten in her only start, can do much better. She needed that race and, with the experience pained from it. expect to see her graduate here. GOLD REELS is another one that has failed to race to her trials. She worked very favorably before being put to the test and a race back to those moves would see her well up at the finish. GOLDEN TOP has been racing against the topnotchers and it may be that against this lesser company she will be able to grab off some part of the purse. GATEWOOD— MAGIC LIGHT-PIPES OF PAN. The Manchester Purse, to be run as the third, should fall to GATEWOOD. It is over the mile and seventy yards route and conditions call for maidens to show their wares. He has been bang up in his recent starts, and in his last out was only beaten a head by lathrop. It is quite possible that had the distance been a little longer he would have been the winner, but that has nothing to do with todays test. The company he meets here is nowhere near the class of those he has been competing against and we look for him to be home one of the easiest winners of the clay. MAGIC LIGHT may do for the place, basing on his last race. He finished third then behind some ordinary ones, and if he improves any at all should be much closer up today. PIPES OF PAN looks like the one to run to the show. hi M KALESSI— SHASTA JOVE— DR. f:d KEEFER. The best play on the card is to l e found in the fourth, another test for the juveniles, but over the longer route of five and a half furlongs. KIM KALESSI is the play in question. She finally came into her own her shows any improvement over her last start, expect her to be the one to gallop home in last start and did it in fine style, winning all the way. It was not so much the time in which tire race was made as the way in which she achieved her victory. The nearest thing in the race to her seems to be SHASTA IjOVE. She was entered Saturday and. at this writing, it is not known how she fared. However, if she races as has been her wont, she should be the one to get the place money. DR. EI KEEFER ran poorly in his oniy start here and can do better than the HMSS showed him to be. If he races as he did at Tampa last winter, think he will be among the money earners at the wind-up. CAPISTRANO— BLOCKHF. AD— BIGHEART. The University City claiming handicap is the feature race on the card and a good field of sprinters of the better grade were named for the test. The Tijuana crack, CAPIS-TRANO is our choice to be home first here. He was given a long, well deserved rest before given a race for a tightener. He fared well then too, getting the place- behind Iron Mask II. With that race having its desired effect, we expect to see the gelded son of Hand Grenade step out in front today and make every post a winning one. The frequent disappointment, BIjOCKHEAD, is among those entered and, unless he were to show sudden improvement, dont think he will get much more than the place. BIG-HEART raced in his last start as if he were getting back into form. If any good at all. he should be the one to save the show money for his stable. SHINING GOLD— COLONEL WINN— WISH-TON-WISH. A bulky- field is in prospect for the five and a half furlongs of the sixth race, under claiming conditions. The Golden Maxim mare, SHINING GOLD, should be about up to a winning race at this time and. if she front. She usually is a quick breaker and this good fiuality should work to her advantage in the large field. COLONEL WINN has been Uireatening to win of late, but on each occasion was just a little short. His usual race should be good enough for the place today. The maiden with the trick name. WISH-TON-WISH. showed such a vastly different kind cf a race in her last appearance that we feel duty bound to give her some consideration. ISLAND FAIRY— DR. T. S. DABNEY— REAP. The usual distance event la to he served as the final race on the card, and here we are-picking the-greatly improved ISLAND FAIRY to pTove a repeater. Her last race was more-like she is capable of and. if she would race as kindly today, think she could score just as easily. DR. T. S. DABNEY was not quite-good enough in his last out and as a result he got the place behind Alard. However, in his present form he should be able to knock down the place here. REAP is inconsistent to say the least, but one of his good races would see him filling the three hole without much difficulty. One Best Bet — KUM KALESSI, in the Fourth Race.