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:::*:v:-x-Xv:*:*:-:- ■ BkliPtss yy v MRS. FORREST BURR1GHT— Drives her veteran pacer, Pokadot, in the mile Classified Pace that will be run as the eighth race on tonights Aurora Downs program. Hal Counsel Is Striving For Repeat at Aurora Meets Dan Cupid, Dale Wingay In Two-Sectioned Main Event AURORA DOWNS, Aurora, HI. — Hal Counsel, victor in 2:07% the first time he went to the post this season, is in a position to keep his skein intact in a Class 16 conditioned pace at Aurora Downs Thursday night. Set for two trips, the first over the 6% furlongs route and the other over the regulation mile distance, Hal Counsel drew third post position for the dash and eighth for the longer route. The ,500 overnight feature attracted the field of Earl Siskiyou, Miss Shine-A-Mite* Key Ring, Dan Cupid, Barber B., Mr. D.~ Grattan, Tony Hal and of course Hal Counsel. - The horse Hal Counsel whipped in his initial outing,- Dan Cupid, is in an ideal spot to gain revenge for this setback. The speedy nine-year-old Truabe chestnut gelding will leave from fifth in the short trip and from the pole over the mile route. ~ With Dan Cupids terrific amount of early speed, Hal Counsel and the rest of the field may find him difficult to catch. Don Busse piloted Dan Cupid to a 2:07% victory in his initial test of the meeting. Dale Wingay, C. F. Rumleys promising three-year-old .pacer, Which finished a bankup second to Ladys Leon in 2:08 on May 31, gained the pole in the fifth race and may find himself reader to enter the winners circle for the second time this meeting. However, Dale Wingay has no easy task in the fifth. For, entered against him is Rippling Water, Hot Worthy, Highland Scott Jr., Jack French, Reggie Direct and Victory Jacky. Everyone of these pacers are capable of ripping off a fast mile and railbirds believe this event may develop into the best race of the night. Four previous start winners are pitted against each other in the eighth race, a mile pace for Illinois-owned or bred horses. Martha C and Chief Taylor each have triumphed in their last two miles. Martha C won in 2:11% and 2:10%, while Chief Taylors times were 2:11% and 2:10%. Quick Cash captured his last start in 2:12, while Mrs. Forrest "Grandma" Burright piloted her own Pokadot inj» the charmed circle with a 2:11 performance on June 2. Only three more nights of top harness racing is left at Aurora Downs this season. The 1951 spring meeting will come to a close on Saturday night.