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At Washington Park One Best Bet TYROL In the Fourth Bace. The True Blue Purse and the Flosmoor Purse are the leading attractions at Washington Park for Fridays sport The first named is over the mile distance and brings out a small, but evenly matched field to make the contest This is for three-year-olds and over. The Flossmoor is framed for two-year-olds to race over the five-eighths distance and it is a crack band that has been entered. The best of the juvenile division will meet here and, with the track once again in good condition, another new mark is liable to be established. Big fields are the order of the day in the remaining five numbers, with the claiming clause in evidence in each event. TRUE PAL BARBER JOHJf BIRDWOOD. Of the two-year-olds which hook up in the first race, TRUE PAL. is possibly the best and our selection to win. He has been more or less consistent of late while his last start saw him home a handy winner. That same effort today should be good enough for a winning performance in this company. BARBER JOHN is evidently somewhat better than rated, if his last race was no fluke. With weight off today, he should show to good advantage. BIRDWOOD is the solid horse in the field, but he is not consistent A race to his best style woud possibly see him getting down in front and we do not see how he can miss getting some part of the coin. HONEYNOOK seems to have lost all semblance of form. AROMATIC is not without a chance. ADVENTURESS PONJOLA TETON. The distance of the second race is well suited to the veteran mare, ADVENTURESS, and we are looking for her to redeem herself in this number for her recent defeats. She is possessed of a high flight of speed over the sprinting distances and, once in front, is a hard one to catch. Being a fast breaker, she holds an additional advantage in the large field which will no doubt go to the post. PONJOLA is said to be training satisfactorily again and a race back to his trials should see him causing the winner no little trouble. TETON seems to be on the improve and may be good enough to land the short end of the purse against this sort of company. HIGH JOY is about due for a winning trip. MINT TODDY CLEM THEISEN COLONEL SCHOOLER. MINT TODDY in the third race, at three-quarters, appears to have a chance second to none. Her only race here was in line with the good consistent form displayed" at Havana. Good returns are a possibility. CLEM THEISEN, on best behavior, should furnish keen contention. COLONEL SCHOOLER in his only race here showed plenty of speed, but too late to be of avail. However, this one is not an habitual slow breaker and, if off in the first flight, should account for a portion of the purse. Of the others, BATHILDE SETH, CORA RUSSELL and BEST FRIEND are possibilities for the long shot supporters. TYROL AMILCAR FOREHEAD. The fourth race calls for twelve maidens of three years and over to gallop one mile. TYROL, on the strength of his last good performance at Churchill Downs, is selected to be the winner. A race to the one referred to should be sufficient today. AMILCAR, in a race at New Orleans, was backed into even-money favoritism. He failed on that occasion and has yet to make amends, but as a rule, they dont go on that way forever. FOREHEAD from the good stable of H. G. Bed-well, and a consistent in-the-money horse, must be accorded a winning chance. STEP IN and LA FEMME figure in the order named. GENERAL DISKIN ISOSTASY BOGAN. Some fairly good two-year-olds are called postward in the fifth event, a condition affair at five-eighths of a mile, and a hotly contested struggle is looked for. GENERAL DISKIN showed vast Improvement in his last race to down a field of slightly lesser ones than encountered today, hence the returns, if successful here, should be juicy. The big danger appears to be ISOSTASY, and well does he deserve to be accorded such, taking a line through his past performances. BOGAN has yet to show a poor effort here and is selected to garner the minor award. PANDALE and MISS FIRE have creditable performances to their credit. J. FRED A. GEORGE DE MAR SIXTY. J. FRED A. should have profited by his recent races against fast ones to the extent to enable him to outscore the medium grade he is asked to meet in the allowance affair, at one mile, carded as the sixth race. Top weight is no bar, only serving to lengthen the odds. GEORGE DE MAR, the choice for the place, has shown well in fast company and figures for a continuation of that same brand of racing today. SIXTY looms as the dark one and is handed to those who dote on the live outsiders. Little is seen to menace the finish of the above three in the order named. LITTLE AMMIE EXTRA EDITION-MAY STEIL. LITTLE AMMIE, in the second race, at one mile and three-sixteenths, rates the call, due to her known long-distance running qualities. In fit shape at present as her last race would indicate. EXTRA EDITION is not far from a winning race and figures to be the closest competitor to the first mentioned. MAY STEIL is a live prospect and should anything occur to mar the running, may be the one to take down the lions share of the purse. DOROTHY ADAMS and CLAPPER are of the long shot variety that gladden the hearts of a few of the speculators occasionally.