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« _ # Sweeps Selections At Bowie _ § One Best Bet — GRAND BET — In the Fifth Race. Horses with a penchant for muddy going still hold sway at Bowie, for the going was quite muddy for Mondays racing and not much improvement is looked for today. The possibilities are for more rain and, at the best, the going will be muddy. Trainers entered only those horses which they knew could traverse the peculiar Bowie going and, as a result, the sport should not suffer to any appreciable degree. The principal race on the ca-d is the Terminal Purse, to be run as the fourth, over the mile and seventy yards distance. But five were entered for this, but they are all of the better grade of selling platers and a real contest is looked for. Basing on recent races. Grand Bey. which put in a successful campaign at New Orleans, is given the call j decisively and looms as the best play on the card. Tlie first two races will, no doubt, find limit fields going to the post, they being the largest fields on the card. The opener engages two-year-ods to race over the half mile distance, while the second is framed for maiden three-year-olds. The remaining races find small but evenly matched fields, ready for the issue and. even though the high-class ones are conspicuous by their absence, the day should prove a good one for patrons of the sport. OUT STEP— REPROYE— POLAR SEA. OUT STEP is given the call in the opening number. This Smith filly was more or less consistent at Miami and she would only have to race to her best form to prove the winner. REPROVE showed a liking for the track in her only start here and will have to be reckoned with if she displays the same brand of racing today. POLAR SEA may have been a bit short in his last start and must be given consideration. UPPER CRUST raced with fair success at New Orleans and may prove best. HIGH SEAS prefers fast going. WAR QUEEX— THE CODE— FOREHEAD The second is rather an open race, for not one of those entered seems to stand out above the others, basing on recent races. WAR QUEEN showed some good efforts at Miami and may be the one to score. THE CODE has been working in a most satisfactory manner of late and a race back to his trials would find him close up at the finish. FOREHEAD, from the Bedwell Stable, raced against some good one at New Orleans, but failed to win a purse. She, however, may-find this easier company and the proper spot to graduate. GIANT seemed to like this track last fall and, if he finds his best form, may cause the others some trouble. FROSTY BOY— EXSILEJACQUES. FROSTY BOY raced poorly his last out, but that race should not be taken into consideration as it was far below his best form. He has trained well and look for him to put up a much better performance today. ENSILE is a good mud runner and, in this company, should fare better than her last start. JACQUES turned in a fair race his last time out and, if he showed any improvement, would most likely land among the first three. SAM SMITH does not call for much, but his last race was such as to give him some consideration in this field. CORFIE is an outsider with a chance. GRAND BEY— ELLA M.— CAPTAIN MARTIN. Unless all signs fail, the Terminal Purse should see GRAND BEY getting home the winner. He figures much the best in this race and would only have to race back to his best New Orleans form to score. 1 .. going matters little to him and, when he left the Jefferson Park course, was in his best trim. ELLA M. has been turning in some fine trials of late and she appears to be the one that GRAND BEY will have to beat. CAPTAIN MARTIN should have benefitted from his rest since the close of the Miami meeting and should be able to get some part of the purse. DANCING FOOL turns in a good race every now and then, but he is unreliable. MADLYX— COLONEL SETH— SPARKLING MATER. MADLYN would only have to repeat her last race to score in the fifth number, over the mile and seventy yards distance. She was much the best that last race of hers and, with the same weight to pack today, should win just a_s easily, as the company she is meeting is practically of the same grade. COLONEL SETH is known for his mud running ability and he was expected to show to advantage in his race last Saturday, but he did not seem to be able to get going. That race may have done him some good and expert to find him racing in better style today. SPARKLING WATER finished second to MADLYN in their last meeting and only has to put forth the same brand of racing here to get in the money. The others do not call for much. SUN RAJAH— YIE— MAXIE SUN RAJAH won so easily on opening day that it is hard to figure how he can be beaten today, providing he races back to that last effort. He prefers a muddy-course and is in tip top condition at the present time. VIE raced as if a bit short in her last start for, after taking the lead and holding it until well into the stretch, tired somewhat and was passed by Lancaster and Fleetwood. MAXIE was an easy-winner of his only race here, but he is meeting much beter opposition today and dont expect him to prove a repeater. FRANCES VICTORIA may not fancy the going. FRANK FOGARTY raced well at Havana and may cause some trouble in this number. LALLY— GAYLY— JUST. The concluding number is over the mile and a sixteenth distance and some fair platers are to be seen in action. LALLY raced poorly his only time out, but he is capable of much better racing than he showed in that effort and is given another chance today. GAYLY is on the improve and may last long enough today to get the place money. JUST seems to be best of the others and may do for third. KINSMAN prefers a shorter distance. MACBETH raced poorly in his last start here, but it may be that he needed that effort for a tightener.