Sweeps Selections at Havre De Grace, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-19


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♦ " ■ • jji Sweeps Selections At Havre de Grace One Best Bet — JOY SMOKE — in the Fourth Race. The Congressional Handicap tope an excellent card of races at Havre de Grace today. The feature contest, a mile and neventy-yard affair, for three-year-olds and over has a value of ,500 and seven good handicap performers have been named. Joy Smoke, the six-year-old son of Sir Martin and a dangerous horse in any company, is the top weight, with an impost of 126 pounds. The Seagram Stables Edisto follows with 118 pounds, two more than Marconi will carry. The Everglades Purse for three-year-olds, at three-quarters mile, and the Bayview Purse for four-year-olds and over, at a mile and a sixteenth, have attracted good fields and some great racing should result. THE LURE— TTJM ON— DISETTE. THE DURE displayed a tendency to run out in her races at New Orleans, but she has plenty of speed and the addition of a run out bit to her equipment, may spell the difference between defeat and victory. She has drawn one of the inner post positions, but she is a fast starter and should be up with the leaders all the way. TUM ON. which Fred Hopkins is handling for D. S. Thompson, is a well bred fi.ly and has done well in her morning trials. DISETTE will carry the Sage Stable colors in her racing debut, and her works indicate that she will show well. EDITH CARODINE was hampered by the soft track in her only start, and should improve over that showing. GLEE, one of the Whitney juveniles, is reputed to have plenty of speed. Thirteen of the eighteen eligibes in this contest have never faced the barrier and a surprise may occur. CROSS WORD— SUKT— SHIP. CROSS WORD can win this contest with intelligent handling. Ellis ruined her chances on Saturday when he rushed her up too fast in the early running and, as a result, the daughter of Huon had nothing left for the final drive. The weight of 114 pounds should not stop her and the distance is right. SUKY has defeated CROSS WORD in their last two meetings, but she merited disqualification on one occasion and the Swenke filly was poorly ridden on the other. SHUP has a high turn of early speed and will probably cut out the early pace. It is doubted, however, if he can last long enough to lead home the pair named before him. FABLE ran a good race in her Bowie victory, but the track conditions were in her favor. THE CODE is fairly consistent, but appears a trifle overmatched. GOLD COIN— MARINER— REVOLVER. GOLD COIN, a Kentucky Derby eligible from the Sagamore Stable, appears to be ready to answer the question at the first asking. He stepped five-eighths in 1 :03% Monday morning as a final preparation for this contest, and he defeated some excellent juveniles last year. MARINER, an easy winner of his last two races, is the one to fear. Trainer Smart has the son of Trap Rock in top form and he is well suited to the distance. On juvenile form, however, he did not accomplish enough to warrant the belief that he can beat GOLD COIN at even weights. REVOLVER, a son of Man o War, went a .half-mile in :50% Monday morning, but he was doing his best all the way and it is doubted if he will be better than third. LA MORTE and TITINA have raced well in cheaper company. TETRA GLASS did not race with much success at the Tijuana meeting. JOT SMOKE— MARCONI— FLY HAWK. JOY SMOKE, a withdrawal from the Har- ford Handicap Saturday, seems to be better placed here. The Whitney campaigner is a bad post actor, but has the speed and can carry the weight. He worked a half-mile in :49% easily the other morning and should turn the trick at the first asking. He has only to start with his field to step down, in front MARCONI is not the gamest horse in training, but he is a great front runner and may last long enough to take second money. He has been rested since his strenuous Miami campaign and appears fit and ready. FLY HAWK did not run his race at Bowie when the track was heavy, but this one is a better three-year-old than rated. He is a strong finisher and should race well in this small field. EDISTO did not show his real speed at the Tijuana meeting. PRICKLY HEAT is dropping seventeen pounds from his last out and may surprise. HARRY BAKER has not been out in many months. CUDGELLER is inconsistent. CANTER— REMINDER— DEVONSHIRE. CANTER showed a good effort in the Harford Handicap when he finished fast to finish in fifth place. This contest has decision over the mile and a sixteenth distance and should afford him ample time to find his best stride. The son of Wildair has always shown a preference for the local course and the weight should not stop him. REMINDER only succumbed to the rush of King Solomons Seal in the closing strides of Saturdays race and must be considered as a strong contender. He is in light and appears to have retained much of his juvenile speed. DEVONSHIRE never had a chance to run in Saturdays stake, but his works show that he is fit. TOP BOOT has not been out since last April and may need a race. URSA MAJOR wants a muddy track. DANCING FOOL— FLAGSHIP— PALMIST. DANCING FOOL looks the best in the sixth, in spite of his heavy impost of 122 pounds. He could not match the speed of Gaffsman and other fast ones at Bowie, but is always dangerous against opponents of this caliber. A strong finisher, this distance is in favor and his speed through the final sixteenth should bring him home in front. FLAGSHIP is improving steadily and should be among the first three at the wire. The son of Man o War is in light, and is good over a distance of ground. PALMIST was off too slowly to have any chance in his race Saturday, but he came fast when clear and should favor this distance. WHEAT-STICK looks the best of the others. DR. OMARA is not the horse he was two years ago. THE ALLY— OFF SPRING — CHICKYALE. THE ALLY is more consistent than most of these cheap ones and is given the preference in the closing mile and a sixteenth affair. He showed a good effort in his Bowie victory and has been out of the money but once in his last nine starts. The weight is not too much for him and he should step down in front. OFF SPRING needed his race of Saturday, when ne tired after showing plenty of early speed. This fellow was fast enough to defeat Dancing Fool and Sir Leonid last fall and merits consideration in this company. CHICKVALE is generally close to the leaders at the finish and may again share in the purse division. MAXIE wants a heavy course, but he is in fine fettle at the present time and may go well. BROTHERHOOD won his last race, but was faltering at the end and the distance is further today.

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