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. ; Bishop Saddles Don Coventry, Beau Fortune at Sportsmans Favored Pair Will Engage t Eternal Za, Technicolor In Blue Warbler Purse SPORTSMANS PARK, Cicero, 111., May 9. — William Hal Bishop, the claiming specialist from Anna, 111., continues in his sutained effort to surpass the mark he attained last year when he tied Willie Molter for training honors of the year, and tomorrow, like many other days at this popular course, may be "Bishop Day." In the Blue Warbler Purse, a seven-furlong dash for three-year-olds and upward, Bishop will be represented by a pair of speedy representatives in Beau Fortune and Don Coventry, and should either be declared the other is almost certain to attract attention. - Beau Fortune is a five-year-old gelded son of King Cole — First Class. Bishops eagle eye for a- bargain centered on the horse at Oaklawn Park and he haltered him for ,000. Beau Fortune won on that afternoon and came back with a trio of victories, hand running under the Prairie Staters deft handling. One of these came over the local course and he whipped Happy West, Jim Boy-H and Eternal Za. The latter pair are entered against him tomorrow. Keene to Ride % The gelding, however, failed to show his usual fine effort in his most recent start, but was hampered by interference most of the way and lost all chance. Harold "Red" Keene, who is making a runaway of the local jockey race, is slated to ride one of the Bishop horses. Don Coventry is another Bishop bargain. He was claimed by the stable last year and proceeded to register a long series of victories. He was up against tough company in his last start, but closed strongly and at the finish was in back of the shifty Eagle River, Likeasnot, Bobs Pal and Over Night. On general form, though, he gets a high figure against such a field as this. Eternal Za was a winner during the Fair Grounds season, but was badly beaten by Beau Fortune when they last met, and in a race of more recent vintage again tired after displaying sparkling early speed. The history of this course reveals that speed horses must always be respected, for often around the -sharp turns the stretch runners find difficulty locating racing room. Technicolor showed a flash of his best speed in his last start, but stopped abruptly when placed under pressure and finished far back. Thus far, he has been unable to finish in the money in four starts this year, hardly the type of record that would recommend him here. Bonnyvale is a versatile type of mare in that she can either sprint or go a distance. She was second here on May 1 in a mile and one-sixteenth affray, then came back last Saturday to score at seven furlongs, winning easily against a band of ,000 platers. Magnus has won his last two starts, but one of them came last year. In his bow over this course, he came from last place at seven furlongs and won going away by a neck from Jim Boy-H, Whammo and others. He was a consistent winner last year and, judging by the manner in which he has hit his stride, he may be in for another big season. Jim Boy-H also came from far back and once again may be a contender. Born to Win, a five-year-old who always has fancied this track, just failed to last against S. McLaughlin in his last start and had some pretty fair horses in back of him. His best race would make him dangerous. Allyen will be making his first start here and possibly will require racing to rate with this type of competition.