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MILLER RESUMES HIS OLD-TIME ROLE ; i By Winning with Half of His Mounts — Botanist i Takes the Poinsettia Handicap. . i Los Angeles. Cal.. January 28. — The sun shone for the first time in many days this afternoon. causing tke track to dry out considerably, but it • was still heavy enough lo favor the mudlarks. Ihe feature event of the day was the Poinsellia Handicap, which weut to Botanist, well ridden by Miller. Magazine had a big following, but ran dis- BBfttiaUagly, having all he could do to beat Don . Donio for third place. Millers riding was particularly noteworthy, the prenatal jockey being in rare Bares, His victories . were al! united Willi, acclaim. The draw-in today saw twenty hooks doing business. The sinldcu change in the weather lias dissipated I all fears of a cave-in of the track proper. Lee Harrison II. won the tirst race in a canter. Prolific showed the niiisi early speed, but tired aud 1 was not good enough to beat the winner today. Succeed, the favorite, made a challenge in Ike . stretch anil then fell back. Aunt Aggie from the R. L. Thomas stable and a recent winner here, was the one most fancied to 1 win the second race, but was decisively beaten by Larry Mulligan and was lucky to save second place from Lucky Mate. Botanist made all the pace in the highweight 1 handicap which featured the card aud finished an 1 easy winner. Sir Kdwanl was easily best af the others. Magazine overhauled Don Donio for third place in ihe la.-l slriilc. Waller Miller, in winning the lasl race with i Colonel White, antes three winners for him toda.v and his admirers left Ihe Hack in kkjk spirits.