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:U|i§Pf At Aurora One Best Bet — P0LYCARP — in the Second Bace. i ! , Horses of the cheaper grade make up the program at the Fox River Valley course Thursday, each of the seven events being of the claiming variety. The racing strip is still quite muddy, and that accounts in part for the fact that the poorer grade of racers are to be seen in action. However, the track is not in near the condition it was at the start of the meeting, and it should not take many warm, sunshiny days, to bring it up to its best condition again. There is no outstanding feature on the card, possibly the best race in the point -of class of performers being the fifth, at three-quarters. Some of the slightly better grade of platers meet here, and should furnish good sport. Five of todays events are over the sprinting distances, the sixth and seventh, at a mile and seventy yards, being the only distance races on the card. With the track in its present condition, it is no easy matter to pick the various winners with confidence, for horses which can not win a race at any other time are apt to bob up the winner, and in more than one instance the trainer of the winner may be as surprised as the general public, thinking his charge will not show to best advantage in the going. NEPTUNE—GETTYSBURG— PORTER ELLA. NEPTUNE was entered Wednesday but was scratched. Todays first race may be just as good a spot, however, and he figures to win. His recent races have been good and he would need to improve but a little to enable him to score today. GETTYSBURG is about due for a better performance and, against this company, should show to good advantage. PORTER ELLA is liable to prove a real danger, for her last two races indicated she is nearing top form, and she would not surprise by scoring here. SENOR is possibly the best of the others. POLYCARP— STAY ON— DISCIPLE. The five and a half furlongs of the second should see POLYCARP romping home the easiest winner of the day. He is a mud runner of the first flight, and the distance is all to his liking. STAY ON gave evidence of nearing his best form in his last race and, if he were to show any improvement over that performance, believe he would be the one to finish closest to POLYCARP at the finish. DISCIPLE figures next best, and should not find it much trouble in garnering some part of the puroe. ATOSSA may need a race or two to fit her for her best. SUNNY GIRL prefers a fast track. MARTHA ROOS — GENERAL SETH— PELION. MARTHA ROOS turned in a good workout recently and, if she takes kindly to the track and shows the same brand of speed in todays third race, look for her to score. She is meeting company more of her own class here and would only need to race in her best style to turn the trick. GENERAL SETH can do better than his only race here indicated. He may have needed that last effort for a tightener and expect him to give a much better account of himself today. PELION is I making his first start of the year. If he has retained his best form, he should take down some part of the purse. DOUGHNUT rates as best of the others. REALIST— GILMORE— WAPONOCA. The fourth should see REALIST running his string of victories to three in a row. He has registered in both of his previous starts and should do it again here, as the company he is meetng is possibly a bit easier than those he defeated in his other starts. GIL-MORE was carded to start Wednesday, but was scratched. His last out was a fair effort and he would only have to race in the same manner here to get some part of the purse. WAPONOCA is good in the going and should show to good advantage. BASHA has scored one win on a muddy track at this meeting and may have to be reckoned with today. FORELAND figures to land close up. THEO. FAY— GAD — BALL GEE. Picking the winner of the fifth is no easy task, it being a closely matched band of sprinters that are to make the issue over the three-quarters distance. THEO. FAY by reason of his two previous victories, is given the call and, in his present good form, stands a good chance of adding another score to his credit. One of his wins was achieved over a track much the same as todays so the going should not hinder his chances. GAD showed a good effort in her first start here and is bound to improve over that race. When in form, she is a tough one to beat and may give THEO. FAY plenty of trouble. BALL GEE raced fairly well at Miami and should land close up today. TORMENTOR has two winning races to his credit, but may be a bit outclassed in this company. FLAG OF TRUCE is improving and will bear watching. REBECK— TREASURER— THE ROLL CALL. REBECK scored sn easily in her last start that she must be given the preference in todays sixth number. She usually shows to good advantage in the going and the added distance of todays race should not prove too much for her. TREASURER Is possibly the solid horse of the field and, if he can match REBECKS speed, may add another victory to his credit. THE ROLL CALL could account for the small end of the purse if in a running mood. BURNT seems to be nearing his best form and may prove a surprise. SWOOP is not expected to prove a repeater. CHARLESETTA— BETTY ELVIRA-SEA GREEN. In the concluding number CHARLESETTA may be the one to turn the trick. Her last race was a distinct improvement over a previous start and, if she races in the same manner today, stands a good chance of winning. BETTY ELVIRA was winner of her last start and it was a mighty good performance for her. If she shows the same brand of racing today, she is apt to give the winner plenty of trouble. SEA GREEN is capable of holding the others safe for the show end of the purse. GREEN BLAZES is about due for a better showing. FLOY LILLIE seems to have lost all semblance of form.