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I JOCKEY ABELS RIDING ■ ♦ ■ Proves the Main Feature of the Day at Bowie. ♦ Tingling Recovers Speed Suddenly and Defeats Ashland — Menders Two-Year-Old Dash. ♦ ■ BOWIE, Md., April 6.— With the exception of the two-year-old race, which was framed for maidens, the Bowie program this afternoon was made up of races for selling platers. The fields were not as large as has been usual at this track, but there were some good contests and altogether it was an enjoyable days racing. The weather was springlike and while the track was a bit slow from the rain of yesterday the footing was safe. Little Abel, the apprentice under contract to James Arthur, distinguished himself when he rode five winners, scoring with Faith, Windigo. Flying Devil. Tingling and St. Gen-main. And it was also a good day for Thomas Clyde and A. L. Weston when a double was chalked up with the winning of the home-bred two-year-old Mender and Windigo. This same Mender is a colt that may develop into one of the good ones. While there was nothing of a sensational nature in his performance he is a well made horse and has a resolute way of running. ARISTOCRATIC PROGRAM. For the racing tomorrow the card is a truly aristocractic one, with good racers named for the Mid Cities Handicap and the Capitol Handicap. In the last named, a seven-eighths dash for three-year-olds. Setting Sun. the Inaugural Handicap winner, is meeting some of the best of the three-year-olds that have thus far been shown here and will attempt to give them considerable weight. Rockminister. Broomster, Reparation and Tippity Witchet are in the Mid Cities field and assure a good race. The race that created probably the most ii.terest of the day was the mile and seventy yards that was the sixth race and in which Abel brought his fourth winner home when he rode Tingling. Incidentally it was a rather disgraceful form reversal, for Tingling in a previous race at the meeting was without apparent spaed and ran greatly below the form he displayed this afternoon. In his previous race Tingling had no blinkers, but they were added to his equipment this afternoon, with the result that he rushed to the front at the rise of the barrier and was never caught. It is usual that consistency is insisted upon in equipment by the Bowie stewards and these two performances of Tingling merits an investigation into their use. BLINKERS HELP TINGLING. Abel sent Tingling into a good early lead and once there shot him light along. It was well that he stole away early, for Ashland was catching him at the head of the stretch and at the end he only won by a half length. But he was a different horse and it may be that blinkers accounted for the change. If they did Tingling should never again be permitted to go to the post unless he is so equipped. Thomas Clydes homebred Mender, a son of Transvaal and Tinker won the opening half-mile dash that was framed for maiden two-year-olds. His race was one to suggest that he is a fairly good colt and. when he has had some more lessons, he will be heard from in good company. At the end he readily outgamed J. H. Blotters Tropical Water, while several lengths farthe" away Chief Archee beat Black Ruler for the short end of the purse. A three-quarters dash for three-year-old platers, programed as the second race, saw W. H. Snyders Faith W. win b] a narrow margin from Dicks Daughter with War-burton a distant third. It was not much of a trick for Windigo to escape from the maiden class when he won the third race away off by himself. Incidentally he completed a double for Thomas Clyde. This double was begun when Mender won the opener. Little Abel rode his third winner of tin; day when he scored with S. Goocha Flying Devil in the fourth race. HillbOUSe finished in ■econd place and third fell to A] Btebler, while Leslie, after beginning badly, finished a bad fourth. A. Swenkes Minute Man stuck it out in the fifth race, at six ami a half, furlongs, after having cut out all the running and at the end won easily from Charles J. Craigmile and Delhi Maid saved third money, Jock, y A. Abel brought his total winning mounts to five for the day when he piloted St. Germain home first in the closing race, winning by a scant length from the favorite. Day Lilly, with Warlike in third place four lengths back. James Rowan has been engaged to tide through the held for the C. K. Harrison, Jr., stable this year.