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♦ » Man o* Wars Selections At Jefferson Park * . One Best Bet — DEADFALL — In the First Race. Fridays card at Jefferson Park is possibly the poorest of the entire meeting, the whole program of seven races being given over to the plater variety and with the claiming clause attached to six of the seven races. The only race not carrying the claiming rule is the fifth, and this is fashioned for two-year-old maidens, to contest over the half mile distance. Large fields are expected to go to the post in the majority of the events, the first, second, fifth and seventh races each numbering seventeen cr more entrants. The fourth race, at a mile and a sixteenth, is pessibly the best field of the day. This test brings out Clydella, Spanish Name, Bn-gadine and Society Scandal, among others, and should result in a first class contest. The sixth, also at a mile and a sixteenth, will see some fair ones in action and this looks like a tight fit between Huon Pine and Payman. The latter is gradually getting back to his best form and will bear watching in future races. The final number en the card is over the mile and an eighth distance and is a hard race to predict. The contestants are all about of the same caliber and most any one of them could score without causing much surprise. DEADFALL— CLEM THEISEN— BAGGAGE KING. Throwing out the last race run by DEADFALL, he would appear as a standout in the opener. It may be that he was not quite accustomed to the track and would only have to nice back to his only race at the Fair Grounds to trim this bunch with ease. CLEM THEISEN is gradually getting back in his best stride and probably will be the one to give DEADFALL the most trouble. BAGGAGE KING showed nothing in his initial appearance here but was able to land in the money on several occasions at Juarez and may be good enough to get some part of the purse today. The others do not call for much, with the possible exception of FORE LADY. OMBRAGE— MISS CAREW-KAJABA. If OMBRAGE can handle the distance of the second race — a mile and an eighth — she may be able to score. Her recent races have been of the sprinting variety and it was only in her last start that she showed she may be able to go a distance. In that race she finished a good third to Snow Man and Catesby over the mile and a sixteenth route. MISS CAREW might prove troublesome if given a gocd ride. She gets in with but a feather and rates dangerous on the strength of her last performance. KAJABA is still a maiden, but recent workouts indicate he is nearing top form. The fast going should be in his favor likewise. LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE is not far from a winning trip and will bear watching in this company. CAPTAIN APPLEJACK— YEDDO— FIFTEEN SIXTY. CAPTAIN APPLEJACK looks like the safest betting proposition in the third, which calls for three-year-old maidens to race over the mile distance. He has threatened to score on more than one occasion and has been competing against much better company at times. YEDDO gave a good account of herself her last out and many nice things have been said of this daughter of the mighty Man o War. FIFTEEN SIXTY does not call for much on recent races, but his training moves have been fair and it may be ho will elect to race in better style today. JI SMICK holds an outside chance. CLYDELLA— SPANISH NAME— SOCIETY SCANDAL. CLYDELLAS last .race was such a good effort that she must be given first consideration for this test. She appeared to be just a bit short in that last appearance but finished gamely to take second money. £he is meeting practically the same class of opponents today and would need to improve but little to score. SPANISH NAME is the one looked fur to give CLYDELLA the most argument. She has been threatening to win right along but has never been quite good enough. She should easily account for the place portion of the purse. SOCIETY SCANDAL figures to lead the others home without much difficulty. ENGAD1NE may prove a surprise, MEDDLESOME MAID— GOLDEN RACKET —STAR GLORY. If MEDDLESOME MAID can escape the crowding at the start she should he the one to triumph in the fifth. All signs point to a limit field going to the post in this event and the racer which gets away best most likely will win. The daughter of Polroma is a fast starter and this should put her in good stead today. GOLDEN RACKET raced in improved form last time out and would only have to repeat that effort today to share in the purse offering. STAR GLORY raced fairly well at times at the Fair Grounds and may be good enough to land the show end of the purse here. PERFECT MODEL is not to be ignored. SPICY QUINCE raced well his last start. HUON PINE— PAYMAN— HILARY. The distance of the sixth may not be exactly to the liking of HUON PINE, but he raced over the same distance — a mile and a sixteenth — so well in his last start that he must be given the call here. PAYMAN is possibly the solid horse of the field and is on the improve. The race appears to be between these two all the way. HILARY can do better than that last race of his and should hold the others safe for third. TRY AGAIN is consistent and may get some part of the purse. GONDOLIER— WAPITI— Rl SOYI A. GONDOLIER gets the call in the seventh and final number. His last effort was quite an improvement over previous races and, if he races in the same manner today, he could score. WAPITI is about due for a good effort and is tabbed to get the place money. RUSOVIA may take down the show end of the purse. Most any one in the race is apt to score and this is about cne of the toughest races on the card to figure.