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At Washington Park One Best Bet APPLE GATE and VAN DUSEN AND H. P. GARDNER ENTRY In the Fourth Race. "Washington Parks spring meeting comes to a close with trie running of todays card, featured by the Homewood Stakes, a ,000 added purse for two-year-old colts and geldings, "over the five and a half furlongs distance. A crack field has been named, practically every good one in these parts having been entered for the stake. Aside from the feature is the Chicago Furniture Mart Handicap, named in honor of the visiting furniture dealers and this race would do credit to any racing card. It is over the mile and an eighth distance and brings out a fine field of handicap stars. There will be no racing in these parts Friday, but on Saturday Lincoln Fields will throw open its gates for what should prove to be the banner meeting :for Chicago racegoers. BLUE BLOOD MOROCCO SCOTLAND GIRL. BLUE BLOOD, which scored at record breaking odds in her last start is picked for a repeater in todays opener. She ran a good race all the way in her last start and only has to perform in the same manner today to add another score to her credit. Needless to say, she will not pay any such price today as she did earlier in the week. MOROCCO has been showing good form of late and may race well enough today to earn the place money. SCOTLAND. GIRL only has to put forth her usual effort, to get some part of the coin. DREANA LEE rates next best. RATS UP COLONEL SCHOOLER-QUEEN BESSIE. A limit field of cheap ones will make the running in the second, over the seven-eighths distance, with HATS UP tabbed to win. He is to pack 118 pounds, but he picked up that same weight in his last start and was home an easy winner and we cannot see anything in this field which is apt to stop him. COLONEL SCHOOLER is last on the also-eligible list and may not get the chance to start. Should he get to the post, he stands a good chance of landing some part of the purse. QUEEN BESSIE is given the call for third on the strength of some recent good workouts. ADVENTURESS is good at the present, but she may find this company a little too good for her. BULLETIN LITTLE CYN ST. VALENTINE. The third race, engages a fast band of sprinters to contest over the three-quarters distance, with the H. G. Bedwell. racer BULLETIN our selection to cop. He gets weight off today and, throwing out that last race of his, is possibly best. He raced poorly in his last start and it was plain to see that he did not race to his real form. Today should be different, however. LITTLE CYN, by reason of her good race last time out, is looked upon as the one to give BULLETIN the most trouble. She has been slow in rounding to form but, now that she has hit her stride, will be a hard one to beat in the future. ST. VALENTINE is possibly next best, with PRINCE RONALD not far away I it the figures. APPLE GATE A VAN- DUSEN" AND H. P. GARDNER ENTRY MIST CORONEL. In the Homewood Stakes we think that either HY SCHNEIDER or SEVENTEEN SIXTY are good enough to win, with the former given the preference. The above named colts are both, trained by C. Van Dusen, but represent different owners. HY SCHNEIDER is to carry the crusher of 125 pounds, plenty of weight for a two-year-old, but his racing has been of high order and he should pack the weight apd win. SEVENTEEN SIXTY i3 next in line, with 122 pounds and a race to his best style should see him giving a good account of himself. MIST gets the next call on his good showing in his. last start. CORONEL may find his impost too much for him, but he is in good fettle at the present time and is likey to be heard from, CRITIC, MAT HUNTER, RHUBARB and SUN FRIAR are others which rate close up. SPANISH LAY LEDGE JACK ALEXANDER. In the handicap, SPANISH LAY is looked upon as the best play. He has been racing very well of late and will not have any Flat Iron to beat today, such as he did in his last start. He put up a good race then, nevertheless, and, with his favorable impost today, is going to be a hard one to beat. LEDGE has won her two last starts and how she will fare at the longer distance of todays race remains to be seen. She gets in with light weight and is apt to prove mighty troublesome company. JACK ALEXANDER is to be feared in any field and this one is no exception. He would not surprise a great deal by winning. BARBARA may have to be reckoned with. CHICAGO raced well to win his last start, but we do not look for him to prove a repeater. GEO. GROOM BASKET PICNIC! THE "WIRE. The recent winner GEO. GROOM only has to race in the same manner today to add another win to his credit, and he is our selection in the sixth number, over the mile. . He seems to have finally found his best form and will be a tough one to down in the future. BASKET PICNIC has also been going well of late, having won his last two starts, but GEO. GROOM may have it on the latter in regard to class. THE WIRE could get the short end of the purse if he put up one of his best races. KYROCK will bear watching. APPLECROSS seems to be a little outclassed in this company. BASRA SCOOP VOLT. Tom Cheek may have the honor of winning the last race of the meeting with his BASHA for the latter has been showing improvement with each start, and this race looks like a good spot for him to cop. Throwing out the last race run by SCOOP, he would rate as next best. He has been, more or less consistent in landing in the money of late. VOLT is said to be ready for a good race and, if such is the case, will bear watching today. BRUMFIELD should not be totally ignored.