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At Washington Park One Best Bet THE WIRE In the Fifth Race. . ... , Indications are for an improved trade for this afternoons program at Homewood, the going: improving greatly yesterday and, with, fair weather in sight for the next few days, the oval should be no worse than good. Todays card is made up almost entirely of claiming races, framed for the cheaper : grade of horses. The best race of the day is the Victor Purse, an allowance affair, given over to the two-year-olds.. This race is to be run as the fourth and is over the five-eighths distance. JOE ADAMS MADAM EMELIE BLLLY McCARNEY. The initial offering brings out a bulky field of two-year-olds to try conclusions, with JOE ADAMS looked upon as the most likely winner. He has threatened to win on more than one occasion and, if he gets to the pest today, should give a good account of himself. However, he is last on the also-eligible list and may not get the chance to race. MADAM EMELIE is said to be near-ing her best form again and she may be able to take down the place money in this field. BILLY McCARNEY would have to improve but slightly over his last start to get some part of the coin. AMILCAR TRANSFER ONUP. The second race will afford a chance to see the Aga Khans colors in action for the first time in this part of the country. The eastern potentates AMILCAR, in the capable hands of C. E. Durnell, is said to be ready for the issue and a lace to his trials should see him graduating from the non-winners ranks. TRANSFER gets the call for the place on his showing in his last start, when he raced in improved form to land in third place. ONUP can do better than her last effort and she only has to race to her best New Orleans form to get some part of the purse. LIEUTENANT SETH may prove to be a real danger. .CHAFF PRINCESS PAN LA MORTE. The Dearborn Stables CHAFF seems to be the logical play in the third number, over the three-quarters distance. She has been racing well of late, and gets in with but 99 pounds today and the difference in weight should be all to her advantage. PRINCESS PAN appears to be the one to beat, for she is bound to improve over her initial start of the year and, when right, is a tough one to down. LA MORTE turned in a winning race his last start, and that effort repeated today would make him a dangerous contender. RON-DELLE may bear watching. COLD CREAM is still a maiden but she is said to be working well and rates an outside chance. II Y SCHNEIDER FAIR LARK-TRUE PAL. In the Victor Purse we are picking HY SCHNEIDER to lead the way home. This colt has raced against some of the pick of the two-yeajr-plds In. Kentucky and he was winner of two of his four races to date. He is to carry top weight, according to the conditions of the race, but that is not expected to stop him as he has carried the same impost before and won. FAIR LARK rates as next best, and she only has to race in her best style to be the one to chase HY SCHNEIDER across the finish line. TRUE PAL may bo able to hold the others safe for the short end of the purse. PANDALE, ISOSTASY and MAT HUNTER appear next best, in the order named. THE WIRE JOE JUNIOR MAROUSSIA. The last race run hy THE WIRE was far below his best form, and we are throwing out that performance in calculating the winner of the fifth. He has defeated much better company than he meets today, and a race to his best form should see him getting home the easiest winner of the day. JOE JUNIOR raced in improved style his last time out, and a repetition of that effort today should find him closest to the winner at the finish. MAROUSSIA appears to be capable of holding the others safe for the short end Of the purse. MAYOR BEHRMAN is liable to prove troublesome. MISS MEISE SCOOP OVER FIRE. In the mile of the sixth race MISS MEISE appears to be the most likely winner and she would need to improve but a little over her last race to cop this number. She tired in her last race and that effort is sure to have done her much good. SCOOP has been having a hard time in winning a race, but, nevertheless, has been quite consistent in landing some part of the purse and. this race should be no exception. OVER FIRE had scant chance in his only start here, for he lost his rider soon after the start. He is in fine fettle at the present and will no doubt be heard from when the numbers are hung up today. TOKEN rates an outside chance. BLENDED POST DISPATCH FOOLSCAP. The final race on the card is over the trying distance of a mile and an eighth, with some fair selling platers entered. The manner in which BLENDED has been racing of late is such as to suggest that she may be a hard one to beat today, with her light impost of ninety-four pounds. POST DISPATCH also gets in with light weight and, if his last showing was no fluke, is apt to make things interesting for the others. If FOOLSCAP was to race in his best form, he should be able to garner the show money. TICKER and DONNA SANTA are next in order.