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VOLANTES EXCELLENT RACE ■ « Leads All the Way in Blue Bonnets Chief Attraction. — — Holds On With Bulldog Courage to Beat Mr. Pepp After a Sparkling and Hard Fought Stretch Duel. « MONTREAL, Quo., June 12.— William Wollmans Fair Play colt, Volante, showed a smashing good performance in todays feature nic at Blue Bonnets when he beat Mr. Popp by a neck in the West Mount Purse. Volante was ridden by W. Ridenour, made all the pace and in a great stretch drive hung on I with bulldog courage. At the top of the j stretch Claver brought Mr. Pepp up on the inside and made a desperate effort at the eighth post where it looked as if he had the leader beaten. Volante under a gruelling drive responded with a game effort and at the end he outlasted Mr. Pepp. Mabel K. made a runaway affair of the first race. She had the inside post position and when the start came she was off in front and remained there throughout. Thirteen went to the post in this race and they were a fractious band causing a delay of seven minutes. When they were finally sent on their journey they left in rather ragged fashion. Mabel K. had to be hard ridden to beat Stroller by a length. The Seagram Stable furnished the wtaMT i of the second race in Tamarind, which won in runaway fashion. Clausner sent Tamarind to the front rounding the turn into the back stretch and after they had gone half a miic he drew away into a long lead. In the final eighth Tamarind began to tire and Clausm r went to a drive and the Seagram gelding was staggering to last long enough to beat Wedding Prince a length. SrilPRISE IX TniRD. A surprise came with the running of the third race, a dash of four and a half furlongs for two-year-olds. Best Shot was a heavily backed choice for the running, but the best he could do was finish second to Snooksie K. The latter made a runaway of it. Ridenour rushed her into a three lengths lead before they had gone an eighth but in the stretch run she tired and had to b ■ hard ridden to last long enough to beat Best Shot by three parts of a length. The latter swerved over to the inside rail the last I twenty yards interfering with Haze and forcing Claver to pull the Ross filly up. The winner paid 9-10 in the mutuels. lath rati a great race when he won the fourth. He was far back in the early stages but gradually improved his position rounding the far turn and slipped through next the inside rail entering the. home stretch, closed with a rush and won going away at the end by a length a id a half from Tarascon. Lyrea M.lii Muck and Winter Lane were used up in the early stages and all three quit when the real struggle came. A nose finish came with the running of the sixth when Canister, after leading most of tin- way just lasted long enough to beat Odd Seth by a nose. Canister went to the front the first quarter and drew away rounding the far turn. She tired at the end and Law-renee was forced to put up his best to get c. mister to last long enough. Muskallonge , was a fnt closing third. Another tij.lit fit came with the running f th seventh race wlii n Banner eanie fr..m behind in th- stretch run to wear down the tiring Ducky. Banner just snsaagad to get up In the final stride to win by the smallest of margins. Bullet Proof was third.