Dick Welles Selections: At Aurora, Daily Racing Form, 1928-05-16


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At Aurora One Best Bet — DEVON — In the Fifth Race A rather good card has been arranged for todays sport at the Exposition Fark oval and some of the better grade of racers are to be seen in action in several of the numbers. Indications point to some interesting racing, for the entrants for the various numbers appear to be quite evenly matched. The chief race on the program is the White City Handicap, to be run as the fifth event, and over the mile and a sixteenth distance. Devon, which won his last start in such easy fashion, is assigned top weight for this number and is selected to score over the same two that finished second and third, respectively, to him last time out. These two are Rip Rap and Flora M. Bonnie Omar, a stable-mate of Rip Rap, may cause more or less trouble in this race. The Stripling Purse, for two-year-olds, and the Sugar Grove Puise, for horses from the older divisions, are the next best races on the card and they engage some of the good ones in each event. It is quite likely that a track other than fast will prevail for todays racing, for indications are for rain. There are plenty of the mud-runner type of horses entered, however, and the racing should not suffer to any noticeable degree by reason of a change in the track conditions. SANCTION— Qim CHIN— CRISPIE SETH. In the first race we are selecting SANCTION as the probable winner. The gelding is in his best form for, in a race previous to his last one, he demonstrated the fact by turning in a win over a good band of platers. He should be able to get down in front here for the field, opposing are platers of his own class and, when he is right, he can beat better horses than this field. QUIN CHIN raced well enough the last time out to warrant him a good chance for the place end of the purse. The dockers tell us CRISPIE SETH is ready for one of her good races so she will have to be given the call for the show money, but she may have to race at her best to beat GO AWAY and BOBS BEST. WILDRAKE— MONDAY MORNING-BALL GEE. The consistent WILDRAKE should be able to prove best of the large band of platers that will hook up in the second race. In his first start here he finished a good second to Dolly Seth. That race should have done him a world of good, for it was his first start since he left New Orleans. He is to carry top weight of the field, but we hardly think it will keep him from winning for he can carry weight and still beat this kind of platers. MONDAY MORNING may be the one to follow WILDRAKE to the wire and, should the track turn to muddy or heavy, his chances of winning will be greatly increased. BALL GEES last three races were seconds and the gelding seems to lack the added punch for him to be home a winner. He should be able to finish in the money, however, for he is a rather consistent sort of a plater. WOODFACE— PEGGY— RUNMAID. The filly WOODFACE looks the best of the two-year-olds that are entered in the Stripling Purse, an allowance affair, at four and one-half furlongs. The filly has been returned a winner in both of her starts over this track and, in those races, she beat some of the best of the two-year-olds quartered here. She may have to race at her best however, for she will be meeting the speedy PEGGY, which broke the track record for the four and one-half furlongs distance last week. This miss, previous to her last race, in which she lost her rider, was returned winner of three races in a row. On the form she showed in those races she figures to prove dangerous today. RUNMAID may be the one to account for the short end of the purse should she get away with the leaders. FRENCH LANE has to be given an outside chance to finish in the money. BLUSHING MAIDEN— ELIZABETH SETH —STAMPDALE. In the Sugar Grove Turse we are selecting BLUSHING MAIDEN as the one to acount for the major portion of the purse. The filly rounded into her best form during her winter campaign in the South and, as she gets in today with a light impost, we look for her to be the one to cross the finish line first. ELIZABETH SETH will be making her first start in some time, but she should prove a strong contender for her workouts indicate that she has lest none of her speed which placed her among the best sprinters in the plater division. STAMPDALE should have little trouble la getting in the picture, should he turn in one of his good efforts. DEVON— RIP RAP— FLORA M. The fifth race, the White City Handicap, brings the best field of the day to the post, with DEVON appearing much the best of the six starters entered. He won from practically the same field the last time out and, though he is asked to carry five pounds more today over his last race, we look for him to again be home an easy winner. RIP RAP and FLORA M. were the ones to finish second and third to DEVON the last time they met, and we look for them to finish the same way again today, but they may meet stiff opposition from BONNIE OMAR. This son of Omar Khayyam seems to be rounding into his best style of late, MISS CHINIQITY— PAULA SHAY— ATLA. Thirteen platers are entered in the sixth race, a race at one mile and seventv yards, with MISS CHINIQUY getting the call to be home the winner. The filly is long overdue for a winning race, and this looks like a good spot for her to turn in a winning effort, for she is meeting platers of her own caliber today. PAULA SHAY will be making her first start since she left the Tijuana track. We look for her to turn in a creditable race, for the mare gets in under a light impost and, with the distance to her liking, she should prove a keen contender. ATLA, on his last good win, has to be given a chance to get in the pay-off here, should he be able to race back to that effort. SANDRAE— NOSE DIVE— A RRAGOSA. The J. W. Lewis gelding SANDRAE is picked to prove a repeater in the concluding event on the card, a test over the mile and an eighth distance. SANDRAE gets in with seven pounds off his last winning effort and he only has to race in his best style to make it two in a row in accounting for this purse. NOSE DIVE looms as the most probable danger, for he. too, is in his best form at the present and is favorably weighted for this race. ARRAGOSA only has to race back to his last effort to land some part of the coin.

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