Dick Welles Selections, Daily Racing Form, 1927-06-27

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At Washington Park One Best Bet DARK PHANTOM In the Fifth Race. Washington Park swings Into the final week of its most successful spring meeting with todays card. The one remaining stake race the Homewood Stakes, for two-year-olds is to be decided on closing day, Thursday, June 30, and then the scene shifts to Lincoln Fields, where prospects are bright for some of the finest racing seen around these parts in many a" year. The chief offering today is the Blackstone Purse, a dash of a mile, engaging a high-class field. But six were entered, and they are evenly matched, and a good race should result. Five of the six remaining races are of the claiming variety, as to be expected for a Monday, the exception being the Claremont Purse, given over to the three-year-olds, to traverse the three-quarters distance. JOE ADAMS COLONEL CAMPUS STITCHES. JOE ADAMS has the best racing credentials of the maiden three-year-olds which hook up in the initial number and he would need to improve but slightly over his previous races here to be the one to come down in front COLONEL CAMPUS turned in a good effort his last time out and, taking a line through that race, is tabbed for the place portion of the purse today. STITCHES does not call for much on her recent races, but she is said to have been working well, and may show an improved performance here. AMBITIOUS was well meant in his last start, but he failed to get anything. He is liable to cause some trouble in this field. TOPAIfGO ROCKING TOM P. A bulky field of cheap ones- are to race over the three-quarters distance in the second race, with TOPANGO given the call. He is not far from his best form at present and only has to race to his trials to be the winner here. ROCKING should fare better at the shorter distance today. She was right up to nearing the finish in her last start, over the mile and an eighth route, but it was plain to see it was too far for her. TOM P. is about due for an improved showing and this may be the spot. BATHILDE SETH gets in with but a feather today and she may prove troublesome. WILD NOTES THIRTEEN SIXTY LITTLE CTN. With prospects for a continued fast track today WILD NOTES should be the one to score in the Claremont Purse. She could not negotiate the muddy going in her last start, with the result that she finished out of the money. She is looked upon as a fine prospect and, taking a line through her first race here, is capable of defeating the band opposed to her today. THIRTEEN SIXTY is showing improvement with each start and may go well enough today to land, the place money. LITTLE CYN should be able to hold the others safe for the short end of the purse. LADY MARIE may have to be reckoned with if she races as she did in her last start, when she just failed by a head to defeat Mino in track record time. FINLAND GEORGIE TREASURER. FINLAND was good enough to win his Jast out in the easiest possible manner, and a repetition of that race should see him home as easily today against the company he meets in the fourth race. GEORGIE figures as the nearest contender and, if ho has retained his best Lexington form, should be closest to FINLAND at the finish. TREASURER is gradually getting into winning form and should not have much difficulty in getting some part of the coin here. PRIVATE SETH stacks up as the best of tho others. DARK PHANTOM CHICAGO ST. VALENTINE. While it is a rather even field which la to race in the Blackstone Purse, we think DARK PHANTOM is possibly the best, and a race to her real form should see her leading the others across the finish line. She has failed to run her real race to date, but her training moves have been good and an improved effort is" looked for today. CHICAGO is not the horse he was last year, but he seems to be getting back into form and rates as second best of this field. ST. VALENTINE is asked to give weight and a beating to very starter in the race and that appears to. be just a bit too much of a task for him. However, he should get some part, of the purse. SCAMPAWAY STATLER KINSLEY. A limit field will, no doubt, g to the post in the sixth race, for no less than sixteen were entered. This is over the mile distance, with an ordinary band of platers making the issue. We are picking SCAMPAWAY to prove best here, for his last two starts were both good efforts and," at the shorter distance today, he should show to good advantage. STATLER can do better than his last two races indicate" and we would not be surprised to see him up in time today to get the place portion of the purse. KINSLEY only has to race to his best style to land the show money. THEO. RED rates as next best. DOLLY BAY MISS 3IEISE BASKET PICNIC. Another limit field is entered for the concluding number, with DOLLY BAY given the preference. She failed to get any part of the purse in her last start, but that race was far from being her best and she must be given another chance tcday. MISS MEISE showed indications of a return to form in her last start and she would not surprise by being the one to chase the winner home. BASKET PICNIC has won his last two starts and another winning trip is hardly expected, but he will have to be reckoned with nevertheless. GEO. GROOM and TOKEN line up as next best, in the order named.

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