Dick Welles Selections at Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-09


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At Aurora One Best Bet — FLAG LIEUTENANT — In the Fifth Race. Todays card at Aurora is of the typical Monday variety, usually considered an off-day at all race courses. Each of the seven numbers carry the claiming clause, but, withal, some interesting racing should be witnessed for the fields as a general rule are of good sire and the contestants are pretty evenly matched. The best race of the day is to be run as the fifth and over the mile and seventy yards distance. Some of the better class of platers are scheduled to race here, among those entered being Flag Lieutenant, Pat Calhoun, Cameo, Bolton and others of slightly lesser class. The first three numbers are at sprinting distances, the second bringing out two-year-olds which have never won a race to compete over the four and a half furlongs distance. The remaining four races are all over a distance of ground, the four, fifth and sixth being at a mile and seventy yards, while the final is at a mile and a sixteenth. The going was in its best condition Saturday and, as the track becomes more settled, some faster time should be recorded in the various events, with a possibility of some new tracks records being made. MOSE SHAPOFF— SHEFFIELD— WINNIE STUART. MOSE SHAPOFF has yet to win a race but, in his only start here, performed in a manner to suggest that he is not far from a winning trip. The company he is meeting today is of about his own class and he would need to improve but a little over his previous effort to score. SHEFFIELD turned in a fair race in her only start at this track and may be good enough to collect the place money today. WINNIE STUART would only have to repeat her last race to take down some part of the purse. CASINO is possibly the best of the others. CLEM LEWIS — JANE BROOKER— PEGGY TAYLOR. In the two-year-old maiden race, CLEM LEWIS appears to be the most likely winner, and would only have to run in her usual style to get home in front. Her two races here have both been good, and she would need to improve but little to enable her to score. JANE BROOKER has been touted as being a good one, but has failed to run to expectations. Against this field she may be able to run her true race and, if so, may get a piece of the purse. PEGGY TAYLOR raced in improved style her last out and may be good enough to land the show money. BROCK-WAY should hold the others safe. MISS MISCHIEF— SECRECY— SUNNY GIRL. MISS MISCHIEF figures much the best in the third number, over the three-quarters distance. She ran a particularly good race her last out, to lose the decision by a close margin. She gets in with but 99 pounds today and, at that weight, should trim ti.is field with ease. SECRECY turns in a good race every once in a while and, if she races back to a recent good workout, may show to advantage in this event SUNNY GIRL get* the call for the short end of the purse, on her best Havana form. DOWN TOWN is liable to prove troublesome. DELPHI rates an outside chance. MARVELITE— HAD LUCK— GREEN BLAZES. The fourth seems to be an open race and selecting the winner here is no easy task. However, MARVELITE turned in such a good performance his last out that he must be given the call. He gave Captain Adams a merry chase all the way and only gave up the struggle in the final stages. That same effort here should be good enough for a win against this company. BAD LUCK is a poor betting proposition to win, but he can usually be relied upon to get some part of the purse and today should be no exception. GREEN BLAZES showed some signs of returning to form in her last race and may be the one to garner the short end of the purse. NEPTUNE and LITTL*. BLAZE appear to be the best of the others. FLAG LIEUTENANT— CAMEO— PAT CALHOUN. Figuring that FLAG LIEUTENANT needed his initial start here for a tightener, expect him to give a much better account of himself in todays fifth event. He is to pack top weight, 120 pounds, but that should not bother him, as he has successfully carried that weight before and won. CAMEO is in top form and is bound to give the others a tussle, but doubt if she can trim FLAG LIEUTENANT, if he runs in his best style. PAT CALHOUN is assessed 120 pounds, the same as the J. Kellar racer, hut may find his burden too much for him. UNIONVILLE raced well at Tijuana. MOLLIE MYHILL is a bit outclassed. SUN HATHOR— POMPOUS— RUDDY. The sixth engages a limit field of platers and is another tough spot to pick the probable winner. SUN HATHOR has had a long rest since the close of the Pompano meeting at Florida, and his trias here have been fairly good. A race back to his workouts should see him taking down the major portion of the purse. POMPOUS is given the call for the place on his last race, when he placed behind Sea Green. RUDDY can do better than his only start here indicated. CITIZEN is about due for an improved performance. CLAPPER raced fairly well at Havana. HIGH PRINCE— MARENGO— REVEILLON. In the good night tilt, HIGH PRINCE appears well able to score. His last race was a decided improvement over his previous start and, if he showed the same brand of speed that marked his racing at Tijuana last winter, should be the one to cop. MARENGOS usual race should be good enough to account for the place portion of the purse, REVEILLON won his last out and is apt to prove a repeater. ENGADINE figures to land close up. JACK FAIRMAN prefers a shorter distance.

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