Sweeps Selections, Daily Racing Form, 1927-04-09


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♦ ♦ Sweeps Selections At Bowie * : ® One Best Bet — GRAND BEY — In the Sixth Race. The best card of the meeting is dawn for decision at Bowie today, and the better horses which have been kept in their barns because of the unfavorable track conditions will measure strides in the various numbers. The Prince Georges Handicap, with ,000 added, fur three-year-olds and over, is the feature and eleven good campaigners have been named to compete over the mile and a sixteenth distance. Gaffsman, the Seagram Stable standard bearer, which ran some good races at Tijuana, is the top weight of the paity. under an impost of 118 pounds. AueilLn, winner of the Inaugural Handicap, and Cudgeller, one of Bedwells good ones, follow. Other fast ones are Fly Hawk, which finished third in the Miami Cup and the Louisiana Derby, and the Greentree pair, Stirrup Cup and Tip Top. Some fleet juveniles will face the barrier in the Expectation Purse, which is the second race. Another promising contest is the Old Dominion Handicap, for three-year-olds and over, at three-quarters mile. TILLIE— BECKY SUE— XAYARIT. TILLIE raced well back of Long Point and Ten Sixty in her only local effort when she finished third, despite a poor start. Although picking up eleven pounds over that race, she meets cheaper company and should step down in front. This filly was a long time graduating from the maiden ranks, but they were shooting too high with her and she should not fail here. BECKY SUE has plenty of early speed and may escape much of the crowding that generally ensues in a field of this size. This daughter of Blazes raced well over the slow Pompano footing and may take part of the money. NAYARIT has not been out in some months, but he was rated a good sprinter on the Kentucky and Canadian circuits. He may race well at the first asking. MORDINE— MAI" RICE— PRATE. MORDINE dwelt slightly at the start of his last race, but closed with a rush and finished in second place in spite of his mishap. The son of Morvich has displayed remarkable speed in all of his races and it is thought that he can reverse the decision with MAURICE today. The latter raced to an easy victory in his only start and should be a strong contender. He is a fast starter and can run in the soft going. PRATE defeated some of the best juveniles at the Jefferson Park track in his last out and merits consideration. He is coupled with SKAVAR, which won here on opening day. SENATOR XORRIS— SIXSARD— THE HEATHEN. SENATOR NORRIS did not fancy the heavy footing in his last out, but showed a good effort nevertheless, and is given the call over this fast field. The Bedwell color bearer has proved his sprinting ability on many occasions and should be able to handle his heavy impost. SUNSARD is a great performer on a slow track, but it is doubtful if he can concede the weight today. He is a fast starter and should be well up throughout. THE HEATHEN, a sprinter of extreme early speed, picks up weight over his recent victory and may falter near the end. Although this fellow has won races at three-quarters, he is better suited at five and a half furlongs and he will do well to share in the purse. GAFFSMAN— STIRRUP CUP— CUDGELLER. GAFFSMAN is selected to be home first in the Prince Georges Handicap. The son of Jim Gaffney is at home over any kind of going and favors the distance. Although carrying top weight of 118 pounds, he has proved his ability to carry heavy weight and his recent races at Tijuana were excellent. He has drawn the inside post position and should be well up all the way in view of his fleetness in getting away from the barrier. STIRRUP CUP could not negotiate the footing that prevailed on opening day, but figures to furnish plenty of competition tomorrow. The Greentree gelding is in fine fettle and will have the speedy TIP TOP as a running mate, unless the latter goes in the third race. CUDGELLER has been carefully prepared for his best effort and has a good chance to be in the money. He worked seven-eighths in 1 :30% yesterday and was going easily all the way. FORE LARK— ARTILLERYMAN-COLONEL SETH. FORE LARK appars to have the edge over this good field. The son of Foreground has been withdrawn several times in an effort to find the proper placing and this may be the spot. He worked an easy seven-eighths mile with Cudgeller yesterday and outran his older stablemate. The weight of 111 pounds should not bother him and track conditions should make little difference to him. ARTILLERYMAN closed a big gap after a slow start back of Tip Top the other day and may be the one to surprise. Andy Schut-tinger has the gelding in good condition and he should share in the purse division. COLONEL SETH is in light and may go well. He atoned for his defeat of last Saturday when he won his last out and he drops eight pounds from that effort. GRAND BEY— CANISTER— GOLDEN RULE. GRAND BEY, beaten a neck by Dancing Fool last out at even weights, receives eight pounds from the latter here and should reverse that decision. It is probable that the son of Sand Mole was a trifle short on that occasion, for he faltered right at the finish. A fast breaker, he should take the track at the start and make every post a winning one. He appears to be the outstanding wager of the day. CANISTER is a game and consistent mare and has always favored the local track. With an even break in racing luck, she should be among the first three at the end. GOLDEN RULE tired badly in his last start after being close to the pace for almost a mile. He gets three pounds off from that effort and should be in improved condition. BATTLE SHOT— COMPROMISE— DONARITA. BATTLE SHOT has been going well and appears able to hold her field perfectly safe in the last number, over the mile and seventy yards route. The aged daughter of War Shot races to her best form over the Bowie track and is in well with 106 pounds. COMPROMISE ran a smart race over a heavy track the other day to score handily over Lingard and on that effort she appears the contender in this company. DONARITA scored a head victory over North Breeze last out and, although she is taking up eight pounds, she should outrun the others to take third money.

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