Sweeps Selections at Bowie, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-12


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Sweeps Selections At Bowie One Best Bet — CROSS WORD — in the Fourth Race. The Calvert Handicap, wtoieh tops the qard at Bowie, will mark the first appearance of the year of W. Heatings Kentucky Derby candidate, Willie K. This three-year-old was rated as a top-notcher last autumn and much interest will center in his first race of 192". The Calvert is a seven-eighths affair, for three-year-olds and has a value of ,500. Other good ones that are expected to face the barrier are Artilleryman, Tip Top and Sun Forward. Willie K. is the top weight of the party under an impost of 116 pounds. The Jane Purse, for fillies and mares, at seven-eighths mile, is the secondary attraction and Martha Washington and Queen Navarre will attempt to give weight and a beating to the others. Clear weather over the week end has improved the i track considerably and the course is ex- pected to be in good condition for todays | races. TRAPPY— ONE CENT— WATER LAD. TRArPY was a trifle short in his only start and succumbed to the closing rush of Out Step in the stretch run. The son of Trap Rock showed high speed, however, and J should take the measure of this field. He is a fast starter and displayed plenty of courage in his recent race. ONE CENT, which was withdrawn last week when the condition of the track appeared to be against him, is to be feared. The son of Last Coin — La Mode, has worked well and should finish well up at the first asking. Trainer Smart, who handles this one for Samuel Ross, is confident that he will turn the trick. WATER LAD raced greenly in his I first start, but he was not disgraced. CROISSANTANIS— JOHN SHIRLEY-FETCHING. CROISSANTANIS showed surprising stamina in his race when he was but a length in back of The Code over the six and a half furlongs distance. He drops six pounds from that effort and is racing over a shorter distance today. With an even break in luck he should lead this field to the wire. He has drawn an inside post position and his speed from the barrier should enable him to take an early lead, which may enable him to stay in front throughout. JOAN SHIRLEY raced well back of Tillie on Saturday and it may be that she will follow that race with another good showing. This filly favors a drying out track and is in light under an impost of 100 pounds. FETCHING meets cheaper company here than in her last contest and should display decided improvement. Andy Schuttinger will send her to the post fit and ready, but the distance may prove a trifle too far. KATHLEEN CROSBY— NAT EVENS-HARVEY STEDMAN. KATHLEEN CROSBY has been carefully prepared for her best effort and is given the preference here in spite of the quality of her opponents. The daughter of Sir John Johnson worked three-quarters in 1:17% over Saturdays sloppy track and was under restraint all the way. Previous to that trial she stepped a half mile in :49% on a slow course. This mare ran some good races at this track last fall and can carry the weight of 110 pounds without much difficulty. NAT EVENS raced well on opening day in the race won by Tester, when he fell. He would have been at least second on that occasion and should be a strong con- tender today. HARVEY STEDMAN has finished second in both of his local efforts and merits consideration. CROSS WORD— MARTHA WASHINGTON EVER MORE. CROSS WORD ran a remarkable race in her first start of the year and was a good second to Mariner, in spite of a slow start. This filly is a stout finisher and will favor this seven-eighths distance more than the shorter distance of her last out. She is in light and track conditions will make little difference in her speed. A good ride should find her home in front and she appears to be the outstanding horse of the day. MARTHA WASHINGTON has disappointed frequently, but has raced against the good ones and figures to be well up in this company. She has been training solidly and can carry the weight. EVER MORE finished fast back of Pleasant Smiles and The Heathen in her only start this year and should improve over that showing. The Livingston miss was a consistent performer on the Canadian circuit last summer and raced against the best of the juveniles. WILLIE K.— ARTILLERYMAN— TIP TOP. WILLIE K., a fine two-year-old campaigner, is making his first start of the year against some seasoned performers, but is given the call nevertheless. This Keating three-year-old worked five-eighths in 1 :05 handily on a sloppy track last Saturday and apparently has all of his speed. On Friday he stepped three-eighths in :36 flat and should be up to a winning race at the first asking. He has proved his ability to go the distance and, while he meets some fast horses, they do not fgure to defeat him on last years form. ARTILLERYMAN, a cantering winner last week, is in fine fettle and will be scarcely worse than second. The Peter Quince gelding was never out of a pull last out and picks up but two pounds today. TIP TOP will improve over her last out with a return to faster track conditions and may share in the purse. HIDALGO— DR. OMARA— STARBRIGHT. HIDALGO seems to be well placed in the sixth race, at One mie and a sixteenth. The son of Spanish Prince II. ran a good race back of Duckling, and North Breeze, last out, and came back with a victory in his race yesterday. DR. OMARA raced well last time out after getting away slowly. The old fellow seems to be improving and may be the one to furnish the contention. STARBRIGHT is making his first start since the Tampa meeting, where he beat a cheap field in his last effort. He won three races at Seminola and should go to the post a thoroughly fit horse. FIRST EDITION— FROSTY BOY— SPEEDY PRINCE. FIRST EDITION, winner of her last two starts, is strictly a mud runner, but is in excellent condition and it may be that she can make it three in a row. Although the track is drying out rapidly, it is thought that it will still be soft enough today for the daughter of Haldeman to run in her best form. FROSTY BOY, a strong finisher, is well suited at the distance and should overtake some of the early pacemakers in the final drive. SPEEDY PRINCE, an inconsistent fellow, ran a good race last time out and cannot be disregarded.

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