Dick Welles Selections, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-02


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At Aurora One Best Bet — ARROGOSA — in the Seventh Race The Geneva Handicap tops the card at the Aurora oval today, it boing a five and a half furlongs dash for horses from the older division. A field of eight was entered in the overnight entiies and indications point to a thrilling contest. Hot Time, which races for Packey McFarlands Joliot Stable, is the top weight of the paity, his impost being 114 pounds. Next in order comes Conquistador with 110, then Seventeen Sixty and Orestes II., with 106 r.nd 105 pounds, respectively. The contestants appear to be rather evenly matched at the weights and there should bs a close finish as a result. The St. Charles Purse, to be run as the third number, is the next best race on the card. This is a four and a half furlongs dash fashioned for two-year-olds under allowance conditions. There are some fair ones entered, but we look for the locally owned Royal Ruby to turn the trick. She should meet up with plenty of opposition from Woodface and Runmaid. The remainder of the card is made up of claiming races at varying distances. The final two numbers on the card are at a mile and a sixteenth. RAGTIME— CTP O TEA— IRENE ROHAN. The first race is made up of a large band of platers which do not call for much. We are selecting RAGTIME as the probable winner here. The gelding was unable to win a purse while racing at Jefferson Park the past winter, but he showed improvement in each of his .starts there and seems to have rounded into his best form. He should be able to trim this band if he races in his best style. CUP O TEA may be able to get in the money if she races back to her two races at Jefferson Park. IRENE ROHAN has to be given a chance for fonie part of this purse, for when the filly is light she is a dangerous one. SENATOR SETH— AMERICAN THUNDER —MISS TORCH. SENATOR SETH appears best of the band of three-year-olds which will hook up in the second number, a claiming affair at three-quarters of a mile. The gelding is a good sprinter and, though he is asked to carry top weight, we look for him to prove the winner, for he has shown on other occasions that he can carry weight and still get out in front and win. The most dangerous contender may turn up in AMERICAN THUNDER. This filly raced well as a two-year-old and, in her two races this year at Jefferson Park, she finished second on both occasions. We look for her to account for some part of this purse. MISS TORCH figures best of the rest of the field for she showed she is in her best form in her one race at Lexington, which was a good second to Dontados. ROYAL RUBY— WOODFACE— RUNMAID. The St. Charles Purse, the third race on the card, brings to the post two-year-olds to ; race four and a half furlongs under allowance conditions. The good filly ROYAL RUBY is given the call for the winners share of the purse. In her three races at I Jefferson Park she landed in the money on I each occasion, was winner once and, in her I last race there, was a good third to the fast i Roy Gibson. WOODFACE figures to give ROYAL RUBY a battle for top honors, for this miss was returned a winner in her last I two races over the Tijuana track. She is ; I I I i I asked to carry eight pounds more than ROYAL RUBY and, for this reason, we are selecting the Berman racer to prove the winner. RUNMAID may be able to save the short end of the coin if she races in her best style. CONQUISTADOR— HOT TIME-ORESTES II. Eight fit sprinters are entered in the Geneva Handicap, a five and one-half furlongs dash for three-year-olds and over. CONQUISTADOR has to be given the call regardless of where he finished in his race yesterday. He is a crack sprinter, for, while racing at Tijuana the past winter, he turned in some good wins over some of the best horses of the handicap division there. He will meet tough opposition from HOT TIME today, for the gelding has been training well and his Workouts indicate that he has lost none of his old-time speed, which made him a dangerous contender in any race that he was entered in. ORESTES II. looks the best of the rest of the field and he should take down third money easily if he races in his true form. EOREBEC— OPEN HAND— THE ORLEANIAN. For the winner of the fifth race we are selecting FOREBEC. The gelding rounded into his best form during his racing at Jefferson Tark the past winter, his last race being an easy win. He has but to race as well here to be ft i one to be home first. OPEN HAND is the sort of a plater that is always trying . id, for this reason, has to be given a good chance to get in the picture here, for the field comprises platers of about his own class. THE ORLEAMAN gets in with a light impost and, on the speed he has shown in his morning trials, figures to be a contender for some part of the purse. STREET LIZ— FEHRAH— FORBEARANCE. E. E. Majors STREET LIZ looks to be the best of the nine platers entered in the sixth race. She should be at home over todays route for her last winning race was over the one mile and a quarter distance and, as she gets in light, we look for her to turn in a winning race here. FEHRAH figures next best, for her workouts show she is ready for one of her best races. The short end of the purse may go to FORBEARANCE. The gelding is a seasoned racer and this may prove an advantage over the rest of the field, for some of the starters will be making their first start of the year. ARRAGOSA— TOM BYRNE— MOLINERO. Regardless of how ARRAGOSA fared in his race on opening day, we favor him to account for todays final offering. He has been training in satisfactory manner and appears to be ready for a winning effort. He hasnt much to beat today and we look upon him as the best play on the card. TOM BYRNE may be the one to run to the place. He was winner of his last start at Tijuana and only has to go in the same style here to prove the strongest contender. MOLINERO comes from Havana, where he, too, was winner his last time out. We are told that the old fellow is at his best at the present and he should be able to land some part of this purse. »

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