Dick Welles Selections at Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-23


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♦ • Dick Welles* Selections At Aurora . One Best Bet — IRON MASK II. — in the Sixth Race. Considering the condition of the track, a fine program has been arranged for the first Saturday of the spring meeting at Aurora. It is only natural that the going should be heavy, with all the rain that has visited the track the past two weeks, and the resurfacing has not had enough use made of it to make it what it will be once a stretch of fair weather is encountered. little prospects are held for a better track for todays racing, snow and colder weather tending to make the racing strip rougher than ever. Evenly matched fields will go to the post in the majority of the races, with the Snowbird Handicap, the feature race of the day, attracting four good mud-runners to try conclusions over the mile and a sixteenth distance. Iron Mask II., which won on opening day, is top weight of the party with 116 pounds, while Balboa is to pack 114. Arabian and Golden Mac get in with 109 pounds each. At the weights a good race should be the outcome, but if Iron Mask II. puts up the same kind of a performance here as in his initial start, do not see how he can be beaten. He rates as the best play on the card. WILLIAM DIGGINS— CAS WELCH— AD-VENTIRESS. WILLIAM DIGGINS is given the call in the opener because of his good showing in his race Thursday. He was entered agnn Friday, but was scratched and this spot looks to be a good one for him to prove a repeater. He is to carry two pounds more than his last start, but that should not bother mm any. CAS WELCH raced well to take the place behind C. T. Worth ington in his race Thursday and a repetition of that effort should see ..im among the first three today. ADVENTURESS defeated some good ones at Havana and may be good enough in this field to get some part of the purse. CURLER seems to be the best of the others. C. T. WORTHINGTON— MYRRH— JAGGER. The way C. T. WORTHINGTON finished In his race Thursday makes it appear that he relished the heavy going and, against the same sort of company, but over the slightly longer distance of three-quarters, should add another win to his score. MYRRH has been working well and stacks up as the one to collect the place portion of the purse. JAGGER finished well in his first race here, after once finding his stride. He would need to improve but a little to get some part of the purse. SERVITOR raced fairly well at Pom-pano last Winter, but he needs a firmer track to show to best advantage. MONASTERY— ROCKING— VOORFLOR. If MONASTERY can repeat his race of Friday, he should be the one to lead the others home in the third number, another three-quarters dash. He gets in with but 110 pounds today and should give a good ac- j count of himself. ROCKING raced far be- I low her true form in her race on opening day. It may be that she needed that effort for a tightener and look for her to show to much better advantage today. VOOR-FLOR would only have to repeat his last race to land in the money. He raced closest to the leader all the way, but could never quite get up. Today may be a different story. MISS LANE prefers a fast track. WOODLAKE— LAGOON— ESCOLANE. WOODLAKE seems to be the class of the fourth, still another three-quarter affair. The going matters little to him and he is favorably weighted. If he can get away to a good start, look for him to take the lead and hold it all the way.- LAGOON has been working in a manner to suggest that she is not far from her best form and looms as the one WOODLAKE will have to beat to make victory certain. ESCOLANE seemed to tire in his race Thursday, but finished well to get the show money. If he were to show any improvement over that race, he will have to b? feared. BAD LUCK is a possibility. SIR JOHN McDONALD raced well in his only start over a heavy track at Salt Lake City. SMOKY DAY— COLONEL SCHOOLER-UPDIKE. The race run by SMOKY DAY Thursday was such to suggest that she was just a trifle short. That was over the three-quarters distance, while todays race is over the five and one-half fur ongs. With her last effort serving as a tightener and at the lesser distance today, look for her to take the lead at the start and hold it throughout. COLONEL SCHOOLER is in his best form at present and, if he can handle the track, should be among the money earners. UPDIKE would only have to repeat his last race to again earn the show end of the purse. PANOREL will bear watching. OUTLAWED is not without a chance. IRON MASK ILr— BALBOA— GOLDEN MAC. Taking a line on the way IRON MASK II. raced on opening day, he looks all over the class of the feature event. He has been some time in finding his best form, but is at his best right now. He picks up four pounds over his last start, but that should not stop him. BALBOA won five straight races at Jefferson Park and beat some of the best handicap pet formers quartered there in some of his races. He is not particularly fond of the scrt of going which will no doubt prevail today, so dont look for him to beat IRON MASK II. GOLDEN MAC is not without a chance, though he is not the mud runner that the Mira Monte racer is. ARABIAN likes the going, but is a hard horse to manage and is unreliable. LEVOY— PATHAN— BLUE TORCH. The final is at a mile and brings to the post one of the most evently matched fields of the day. LEVOY was in a prominent position in his race Thursday when he stumbled. Had he not met with misfortune, he might have had a word to say as to the result If his fall did not take too much out of him, think he is good enough to take this purse. PATHAN is an exceptionally good mud runner and rates as the one LEVOY will have to beat, providing he has retained his best Tijuana form. BLUE TORCH finished well in his last start here and should be the one to garner the show end of the purse. HIGH PRINCE will bear watching.

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