Dick Welles Selections at Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-11


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At Aurora One Best Bet — BILLY WITT — in the Seventh Race. The Fox River Valley course is again in the throes of a muddy track, the storm which hit here Monday serving to give the track a thorough drenching and, as a consequence, only those horses with a penchant for muddy going are likely to register in the various events. It is to be hoped that there will not be so long a stretch of bid weather as was encountered the first two weeks of the meeting and the resultant muddy racing strip. The principal race on todays program is termed the Anton Cermak Handicap, named for the popular Chicago county commissioner. This is a test of a mile and seventy yards and brings into action some good ones to race for the ,400 purse. Balboa is assigned top weight, 115 pounds, and he should be the one to score. His opponents include among others, Devon, Golden Mac, Captain Donan and Polvo. Distance races make up the major part of the card today, the first, at three-quarters, being the only sprint race on the program. The second, third and fourth are all at a mile, the feature and final races at a mile and seventy yards while the sixth is over the mile and a quarter route. This is the first time since the meeting opened that so many distance races have been put on the card and those who journey to the track are bound to see some interesting sport for reason of it ROCKING— SIR JOHN MfDOSALD-REDSKIX. ROCKING is good in the going and seems to be near top form and may be the one to account for the initial dash. All of her recent races have been good and she would need to improve but a little to score in this race. SIR JOHN McDONALD was racing prominently in his last start when he fell and, if he did not meet with that mishap, may have won. He is going to be a hard one to down if he puts forth the same brand of racing today. REDSKIN is capable of holding the others safe for the short end of the purse. CARLOS ENRIQUE would prove troublesome if he raced in his best form. MEDDLING SETH should not be ignored. NEPTLXE— LLEWELLYN— FAIRLIGHT. The second seems to be a favorable spot for NEPTUNE and he would not surprise by winning. His last two races were over the shorter distance of five and a half furlongs and they should have served him well. He is better adapted to the longer distances and in this company we expect him to show to good advantage. LLEWELLYN raced poorly his only out here, but can do much better than that race indicated and a race to his best form should see him landing close up. FA1RLIGHT has one winning race to his credit in the mud at this meeting and would prove troublesome if he raced in a like manner today. MARY CONTRARY stacks up as the best of the others. PRIVATE SETH— WILLIAM DIGGINS— SEA GREEN. PRIVATE SETH is meeting some fast company in the third, but a race to his best form should see him leading the others home. He is well suited to the distance and the going should not hinder him to any extent. WILLIAM DIGGINS has been given plenty of racing of late and has more than paid his way. In his present good form, he must be given second consideration. A race back to her winning performance would find SEA GREEN a stout contender all the way. LITTLE AMMIE raced in improved form her last start and would need to improve but slightly over that effort to take down some part of the purse today. MARVELITE— POMPOUS— SFN HATHOR. MARVELITE would only have to repeat his last good race to score in the fourth offering. That was over going much the same sort as will prevail today and, in his present fine form we expect him to add another win to his credit POMPOUS was also winner of his last race, but we believe that MARVELITE has a little on him in regards to class. However, he lines up as second best and may give the G. Roman representative a merry tussle all the way. SUN HATHOR raced with fair success over the Florida tracks, and. if he has retained his best form, should be able to hold the others safe for the short end of the purse. HALU is more than due for an improved showing. POISON holds an outside chance. BALBOA— GOLDEN MAC— POLVO. That last race run by BALBOA was far below his best form and should be thrown out of the calculations in figuring the probable winner of the Anton Cermak Handicap. He is to pack top weight today and it may be well for he is plainly the best horse In the race, throwing out that last showing. The going matters little to him and the distance is also in his favor. GOLDEN MAC is in light with 104 pounds and, at that weight should run one of his good races. A race to his best Jefferson Park form should see POLVO well up at the finish. DEVON is liable to prove a real danger. FAR OVER gets consideration on her last showing. The others are a bit outclassed. CHIEF TIERNEY— POLLY ATWELL— KUMOSIX. A small but select field is scheduled to race over the mile and a quarter distance in the sixth offering. CHIEF TIERNEY raced well over the same distance in his last start, finishing second to POLLY ATWELL. The latter was plainly best that day. l ut expect CHIEF TIERNEY to reverse the decision today. He is by far a better racer than POLLY ATWELL and should prove it here. Ordinarily, the Joliet Stables representative would not even be considered in a race of this sort, but she may have found her best form, and for that reason, is given second preference. KUMONIN is said to be working well and may do for the show end of the purse. BARB WIRE will bear watching. BILLY WITT — BLUE TORCH— PAILA SHAY. The manner in which BILLY WITT performed in his last start would suggest that he is not far from his best form and he rates as the best play on the card in the concluding number. He can travel in the going and the added distance should also be in his favor. BLUE TORCH is not expected to prove a repeater, but figures to give BILLY WITT the most trouble. PAULA SHAY, if right, could hold the others safe for the small end of the purse. REVEILLON is always close up when the finish is reached and may have to be reckoned with in this company.

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