Dick Welles Selections at Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-03


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At Aurora One Best Bet — LA BELLE — in the Second Race. The Spring Handicap tops the fine card offered at Aurora Tuesday, being a three-quarters sprint and engaging about a fine as field as could be desired. The gallant Sanola is among thoss entered and she is sure to find many more admirers after her easy win in the Chicago Handicap last Saturday, when she took the lead and held it from flagfall to finish. She is meeting much the same company today, but is picking up more weight. Other good ones to be seen under colors are : Pigeon Wing II., coupled with Sanola and top weight in the race, Glenister II., Devon and Silver Song. With possibilities of an improved racing strip there is marked increase in the class of horses entered and also the number entered in each of the events. It looks as though limit fields will go to the post in most of the numbers, as the first two events find seventeen entered, while the third and fourth each have fifteen named. Unless a heavy rain makes its appearance, the going should be no worse than slow for Tuesdays sport, with a possibility of an even better track. Sprinting affairs again dominate, the first five races being under a mile. The sixth is at a mile and seventy yards, while the final is over the mile and a sixteenth. GETTYSBURG— HANDSOME STAB— EL ASTRO. Nugent Bros, may have the winner of the opener in GETTYSBURG, a son of Under Fire. His two races here have been fair and especially his last out, when he came with a rush near the end, only to tire. That race should have done him much good and we look for him to show improvement here. HANDSOME STAR was a consistent winner at Tijuana and, if he has retained his best form, will be a hard one to beat. EL ASTRO may be able to hold the others safe for third. ATOSSA has not been to the races in some time and may need a race or two to have her in her best condition. FRENCH DOLL is a possibnty. LA BELLE— MAIMONIDES— BOYS BELIEVE ME. Assuming that LA BELLE needed that last race of hers to fit her for a winning effort next time out, we expect her to prove one of the easiest winners on the card in the second number. She was a winner at the recent Tijuana meeting and would only have to race in her best form to win this race with ease. MAIMONIDES raced far below his true form in his last out. In his previous effort he scored by a narrow margin after getting away none too well, but in his last start he simply would not extend himself. BOYS BELIEVE ME is far from the racer he used to be, but may be good enough to hold the others safe for third. JOSIE HARTMAN may prove dangerous. PORTER ELLA and KENDALL figure to have a chance. CRISPIE SETH— BILL SETH— MISS DBAPEAU. The Seths seems to have it in the two-year-old number, CRISPIE SETH and BILL SETH standing out as much the best of their company, with MISS DRAPEAU lining up as next best. The former won her last race at Tijuana like a good one and would only have to repeat that effort here to score. BILL SETH has landed the place in both of his starts here to date and is liable to prove ft hard one to defeat today. MISS DRAPEAU is not expected to repeat her last start -but should be close up at the finish. PEEP O. has threatened to win on more than one occasion and may cause some trouble. ROCKING— MISS MISCHIEF— RUSHES. The manner in which ROOKING has been performing in her recent races was such we expect her to triumph in todays fourth race. In four starts she has placed in the last three. The company she is meeting here is about her own grade and she would not have to improve much to prove the winner. MISS MISCHIEF may prove a tough one to beat if she gets off in front far enough to hold the others safe. She is a quick starter and can set the pace for the first half a mile or so, but seems to tire when the stretch is reached. RUSHEE has two victories in a row to her credit and is liable to make it three if she puts up the same brand of speed. SHASTA LOVE should not be overlooked. STRUT MISS LIZZIE is not up to a winning race at the present. SANOLA— SETHS HOPE— DEVON. Even though picking up five pounds additional over her last start. SANOLA figures to take down the Spring Handicap as easily as she dd the Saturday feature. She can pack weight and win and this field is of about the caliber as the one she vanquished in her last start SETHS HOPE is in light and due for a better performance. The track should be more to her liking today and for that reason we expect her to be the one to chase SANOLA home. DEVON is said to be in tip-top condition and is bound to prove troublesome If he starts. GLENISTER II. is always close up at the finish and may prove a hard one to down here. PIGEON WING II. has not been out for some time. SILVER SONG rates an outside chance. PATHAN— MARENGO— CHIEF TIERNEY. The sixth should see PATHAN proving a repeater. He was an easy winner of his last start and meets about the same class of company today. The added distance should not bother him to any extent, as he can go a route without any difficulty. MARENGO would not have to improve much to be the one to take down the place portion of the purse. He put up a fair effort to get third money in his last try. CHIEF TIERNEY will have to be feared if he has retained his Jefferson Park form. He won his share of races at that meeting and is dangerous in any company. MOLLIE MYHILL is not to be ignored. BURNT prefers a fast track. BABBLING — DUSK— SWEEPTONA. BABBLING seems to have about as good a chance as any other in the final. She is partial to the going such as will no doubt prevail today and would only have to be in a running mood to score. DUSK showed sudden improvement in his last nice, when he was home the winner. A repetition of that effort would make him dangerous. SWEEPTONA seems to be in her best form at the present and will be a tough one to beat if she puts up the same brand of speed today that marked her last winning essay. GEO. DEVER seems to be on the improve. WILLIAM DIGGINS is consistent over any distance.

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