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iLORIFIER IN GOOD FORM. METROPOLITAN HANDICAP WINNER DEFEATS OPPONENTS IN CANTER. Rural Boy Is Overlooked Again — Juggler Runs a Fast Race — Two-Year-Old Sprint to Shone. New Orleans, La., January 2. — Burlew and ONeills Juggler showed a return to his best form today hj winning the handicap at a mile and a furlong in tlie ea.-iest possible manner from Old Honesty and three other good performers. His performance was made more meritorious by his running the distance in 1 :." :!, the fastest time made here since the seasons racing liegan. and over a track that could not be considered really fast, as a tine misty rain had fallen intermittently up to the time of the race. Burlew and ONeill also enjoyed the distinction of having their baby racer. Shone, by Shapfell — Onega, returned tlie winner over thirteen other colts and geldings making their debut under colors. Shone was aided by good racing luck, which enabled him to have clear sailing and a slight advantage over the others from the start. Patriot, also favored, was the ruuuer-up through the stretch and took second place from Roseburg II. The latter clearly showed that he was best and but for being knocked ahoat would probably have been the victor. A jam at the start caused Sea Swell to be thrown. Mar itz.i. tlie favorite, was also a sufferer from interference that "destroyed his chance. The steeplechase was won by Full of Fun. Flying Plover taking second place and Dulciau third. Allies stumbled after going over the second fence and Sobell, his rider, was considerably bruised and shaken up. After the finish the judges announced that MeClure would not be allowed to accept any more mounts. Mctlure has been riding Full of Fun in all his recent races aud his sudden good showing constituted sufficient grounds, in the estimation oi the officials, to make the ruling they did. Glorifier. at prohibitive odds made good in the fourth race in easy style, winning as his rider pleased. Teo Beach, a reputed Texas crack, proved much the best of the others and had no trouble taking second money. Rural Boy repeated his previous good running and beat out a good band in the third race. The closing race went to Doubt, which escaped most of the crowding that occurred. The entire held was in a constant jam from the start and by good luck escaped more than one serious fall. .loc/iey . Baker was reported resting well tonight and physicians attending him are now sanguine of his ultimate recovery. Glorifier was worked out a mile in the race he started in and covered the distance pulling up in 1:42?. dee Whiz poor showing yesterday was e plained by the fact that he was jumped on aud badly cut on bis hind legs. The program book for the first fifteen days of the T:impa. Florida, meeting was distributed to horse -nien this afternoon. The announcement was made that horses from the half-mile tracks here would not In* welcomed at the Tampa track. Jockey Christie was suspended for three days by the starter for disoliedience at the post. J. K. Hughes aud E. R. Bradley were arrivals today. The latter came here from Chicago and the former from Texas. J. Ross, who is at present handling the horses of T. C. McDowell, will shortly leave for Lexington, where he will become active in preparing the string which he intends to campaign next summer. J. W. May said today that his filly. Marbles, was slowly recovering and would not be started again here during the remainder of the present racing season. The weights for the Cosmopolitan Hotel Hurdle Handicap, at the distance of a mile and a quarter. and over five hurdles, to be run Saturday next, shows St. Volma installed in the iiost of honor, with 105 pounds to carry. The weights are gradually scaled down to 135 pounds, thirteen of the tifly-one entered being accorded this iinjiost. St. Volma. despite Lis heavy weight, is thought to have a mortgage on the event, barring mishap. The probable starters will he Sr. Volma, 103: 1. ii ■ k in.i ii and Water Joy, each 10.!: Sam Hoffheinier. 155; Rip, IB; Killdoe. 15:5: Coal Black Lady, 148; Dunning. 145; Gold Circle, 141, and Full of Fun. Mt.