Dick Welles Selections at Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-07


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At Aurora One Best Bet — BILLY WITT — In the Second Race. r i f t i x « i t | i ] 1 ] | i j i • : ! A fine program has been arranged for Saturday at the Fox River Valley course and, if the fine weather we have been enjoying of late is prevalent again today, the largest crowd of the meeting should be on hand to Witness the sport. The main race of the day is the Flood Relief Handicap, a test of a mile and a sixteenth, carrying a purse of ,000 added. Supplementing the feature event is the Help! Help! Purse, a dash of four and a half furlongs for two-year-olds, and the Contribution Purse, a three-quarters sprint. The latter two races are under allowance conditions and bring some of the better class of racers into action. With the close of the Lexington meeting many of the stables which participated in the racing at that point have joined the Aurora colony, and many of the good ones seen in action there will be found among the entries here from now on. The track is still a bit dull, but should be in its best condition for todays racing. All that is needed is a continued absence of rain and another day of sunshine to have the racing strip in tip-top order. BELLE H.— REDSKIN— STRUT MISS LIZZIE. BELLE H. is capable of winning the opening dash, providing she has retained her best Florida form. She was pretty consistent down south last winter, and would only have to race in the same style here to register. REDSKIN won his last out over a heavy track and should find the going today even better for his chances. He holds the inside post position and, if he gets away well, may give BELLE H. a tussle all the way. STRUT MISS LIZZIE is about due to run one of her good races and this might be the spot. ADVENTURESS is in good form at the present and may have to be reckoned with. BILLY WITT— DOLLY BAY— BRONX. The second is at three-quarters and will no doubt see a limit field going to the post. BILLY WITT was more or less consistent at Jefferson Park and since his arrival here has been turning, in some dandy workouts. If he would only race back to his trials, he stacks up as the most likely winner of the day. DOLLY BAY, another from New Orleans, rates second best on her best form and should fare well in this company. BRONX may be a bit outclassed, but must be given consideration on his last winning performance. TOM P. is apt to prove dangerous. SUNNYLAND is a sprinter of the first flight, but may need a race or two De-fore earning brackets here. AROMATIC— ELEVATE— GLENNIE. In the Help ! Help ! Purse, AROMATIC, the horse which was reported dead a few weeks back, is given the call. He proved a consistent racer at New Orleans, finishing in the money in about six starts before registering a win. He then ran a good third and in his next start defeated a good band of juveniles. If he races in the same manner today he should beat this band easily. ELEVATE gets the call for the place on her best New Orleans form. GLENNIE comes from a good stable and may prove a surprise. MADAM EM ELI E, a recent arrival from Lexington. ■hould not be ignored. RIVAL— FLAG OF TRUCE— PAULA SHAY. RrVAL can do much better than his last race" indicated, though he did finish well after getting away none too well. He has been working well of late and would only have to race in his best form to cop this purse. FLAG OF TRUCE is to carry top weight in the race under the conditions and he may find his burden too much for him. However, he is a speedy trick when right and may cause plenty of trouble. PAULA SHAY looks to be best of the others and should hold the short end of the purse safe. CROSS BOW has not started since the Tijuana meeting and may need a race or two to fit him for his best. SUN ALTOS— BALBOA— PAT CALHOUN. In the Flood Relief Handicap, SUN ALTOS, the former G. F. Croissant racer, is selected to win. He was winner of a couple of good races at Miami last winter, defeating some good ones and, if he has retained that form, will take plenty of beating here. He packs top weight of the race, 118 pounds. BALBOA is assessed 116 pounds and is easily second best, but believe he will find SUN ALTOS a hard one to down. PAT CALHOUN gets in with but 96 pounds and, at the weight, figures to have a good chance. DEVON appears to be nearing best form and may cause plenty of trouble. GOLDEN MAC seems to have lost all semblance of form of late. CHIEF TIERNEY— LEXINGTON MAID-MARY CONTRARY. CHIEF TIERNEY ran far below his best form in his last start and that race should be thrown out of the calculations in figuring the possible winner of the sixth. It may be that he didnt relish the going in that last race of his and look for a much better performance from him today. LEXINGTON MAID romped away from the others in her last out, but do not expect her to go so well in this field. She prefers a muddy track. MARY CONTRARY is. possibly the best of the others and should account for the short end of the purse. FAIRLIGHT rates an outside chance. THE ROLL CALL— RUSHEE— PRINCE TII TIL Another limit field is expected to parade to the post for the concluding number, over the mile distance. THE ROLL CALL seems to be improving of late and may be ready for a winning trip today. RUSHEE has scored in her three last starts and, though she figures to be a bit outclassed in this company, must be given consideration on her recent races. PRINCE TII TII was a pretty useful racing tool here last fall, and a race to his best form should see him garnering some part of the purse. JACK FAIRMAN is far down on the also eligible list and may not get to the post Should he start, he is apt to prove best, for he can step along with any of them.

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