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At Aurora One Best Bet — CAPTAIN DONAN — In the Fifth Race. The prospects are bright for an improved track for todays racing. While there haa been some rain of late, the warmer weather and sunshine have done wonders to u»e racing strip and, unless another deluge his the track, it should be in fairly good condition for todays events. There is every likelihood of the going being no worse than slow and in a few more days it should be in its best condition. Once the track has become fast, there will be plenty of the better grade of racers seen in action. Each day sees a few of the better class in competition and it would only require a stretcn of good weather to put the racing at Aurora on a plane with that at any of the other major tracks now in operation. Todays card is featured by the St Charles Claiming Handicap, a test of a mile and seventy yards, in which some of the better grade of platers wnl be seen in acuon. Among those carded to face the barrier are Captain Donan, Pat Calhoun, High Prince, Cameo and three otners. The two-year-old event will, most likely, bring to the post a limit field, to race over the four and a half furlongs. No less than seventeen were entered, and a goodly percentage of tnese will face the issue. BALTO — NEWT— CDHOIAI I. The H. G. Bedwell representative BALTO, gets the call in «..ie first race 01 tne day. He showed immense improvement in his last start over a previous effort and, if he shows any further improvement, seems capable of beating this band. NEWT raced poorly last out, but is able to show to much better advantage. He is meeting slightly cheaper company here and may do for the place portion of the purse. CINCINNATI is making his ..rst start in these parts and, if he races back to ..m trials, may last to take the show money. RUSHEE rates as a contender on the strength of her last two races. CAST OFF may need a race or two before earning brackets. REALIST— FORE LADY— GENERAL SETH. The way REALIST raced in his first appearance here was such to suggest that he is going to be a hard one to beat in this field. He showed a liking for the going and gets in with the same weight today. He was of the useful sort at New Orleans last winter and was more or less consistent. FORE LADY, a Bedwell filly, won her last race at Jefferson Park and would only have to show the same form here to land in the money. GENERAL SETH would prove a tough one to beat if he raced as he did at Pompano. At that meeting he was winner of two out of three races, placing in the other start. He should hold the others safe. MARVELITE prefers a firmer track. HAYESS CHOICE— CRISPIE SETH— BILL SETH. Of the two-year-olds scheduled to race in the third, Hayess Choice appears to be the logical play. He put up a mighty good performance in his only start here and would only have to repeat that effort to add another win to his credit. CRISPIE SETH defeated some good ones in her last start at Tijuana and, if she has retained that form, will be a hard one to beat. BILL SETH raced well to take the place in the race won by HAYESS CHOICE. A repetition of that effort should see him among the first three. MISS DRAPEAU rates as the best of the others. BEAUTY STAR— FAR OVER— PANOREL. The fourth will see a good band of sprinters competing over the three-quarters distance. BEAUTY STAR, a Tijuana performer, is possibly a little bit better than rated and, taking a line through her races at that course, stacks up as the one to beat in this number. FAR OVER is entered in this race and also the fifth race, but this looks like the better spot of the two for her. If started here, she should give a good account of herself. PANOREL is known for his mud-running ability and is a consistent racer when fit. This will be his first start of the year, and it may be that he will need a race or two before earning brackets. WATCH THE TIME figures to land close up. POST MISTRESS is not without a chance. CAPTAIN DON AX— PAT CALHOUN— BATTLE ON. The improved manner in which CAPTAIN DONAN performed in his last start gives him the edge over the others in the St, Charles Purse. He meets up with some nifty opponents but is in tip-top condition and has had the benefit of recent racing. He figures to be one of the most likely winners on the program. PAT CALHOUN is possibly the solid horse of the field, but he has not started since the close of the Jefferson Park meeting and may need a race or two to have him in his best form. BATTLE ON, which is coupled with HIGH PRINCE, figures to hold the others safe for the remaining portion of the purse. CAMEO may prove dangerous. TRY AGAIN is an uncertain proposition. BUDDY— POMPOUS— MYRRH. The sixth is another test of a mile and seventy yards with platers of the cheaper grade making the issue. RUDDY was more or less consistent at Tijuana and would only have to show the same brand of racing here to score. POMPOUS raced as if a bit short in his start Tuesday, when he took the place behind Barb Wire. He would need to improve but littl? over that effort to give the others an argument all the way here. MYRRH would do for the show if his last race was thrown out of the calculations. MISS LANE holds an outside chance. SLIGO BRANCH prefers a shorter distance. HALU— POP RYAN— KUMONIN. HALU raced far below his true form in his race Tuesday but think he is capable of better things and today may be the spot for him to win. He usually likes the kind of going that is prevailing at the present time and the distance is to his liking also. POP RYAN may be a little outclassed but he must be given consideration on his last winning effort. KUMONIN is said to be nearing best form and, if such is the case, will bear watching today. IEO. DEVER may prove a surprise. PROCEEDS also rates well up.