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SIR EDWARDS CANADIAN HANDICAP. Keen Contests and Exciting Finishes for the Big Crowd at Blue Bonnets. Montreal. Que.. June 11. — With nn iiiiprov.-ment in Ihe weather came a decided improvement in lie s|iort at Blue Bonnets this aflernoon. The crowd w.is nearly as large as that of Saturday, when the capacity of tlie plant was taxed. Kvery seat in the stand had an occupant, while many stoixl on the clubhouse balconies and lawns. The Canadian Iaeific found it necessary to put on two more trains and both were crowded to the doors. One train could not handle the crowd. This will give people away from here a good idea of the fondness of the citizens Df Montreal for the snort The future of racing here Is assured. There were some exciting contests and stirring finishes and. incidentally, some winning long shois today. In the tilth race I.ida B.. the outsider in the betting, heal the odds-on favorite. Columbia Kad. by a nose in the very last stride, while the winners in the second, third and sixth races bad to do their best to finish in front by comparatively small margins. The program was evenly balanced, the feature being Hie ■anadian Handicap for three-year-olds and upward owned in the Dominion of Canada. The distance was a mile and an eighth, and J. K. Seagraaia Pence was always an odds on favorite. He was heavily hacked and went to the post at 2 lo ." . In the early running Deuce seemed to hold the race safe, but after entering the homestretch Sir Kdward moved up fast and soon had McPaniel urging Deuce to retain the lead. In the final sixteenth Deuce was all out and Sir Ivdward passed him, winning going away by a length and a half. Gallant and Oriflamme of the Mannix string were shipped to Brookliue this afternoon.