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ROLLS ROYCE HOME FIRST Carries Seagram Silks to Merited Success in Advance Handicap. Scores Over Dignus and Worthmore in Principal Racing Attraction of Wednesdays Program at Hamilton Track. HAMILTON, Ont, June 29. The Advance Handicap was the stellar attraction for th,e beginning of Jubilee Week at the Hamilton Jockey Club course today, anil six of the best handicap performers quartered, at the course made their appearance to strive for honors in the three-quarters dash. The Seagram Stable of Waterloo supplied the winner, when the good imported colt Rolls Royce sported the black and yellow silks of that establishment to lead Dignus to the finishing markj beating- the filly by a little more than a length in a driving finish, while back of the pair, and just beaten a short margin, came William H. Wrights Worthmore, the strongly supported choice, to account for third money. From a moving start Dignus displayed a high order of early speed, went into a commanding lead, with Worthmore pressing her the closest, and the ultimate winner leading the others, excepting Sun Forward, by a small margin. There was no change in the running positions until the field straightened away for the final drive. As the turn for home was reached Rolls Royce moved up fast on the outside, and Worthmore went to the inside of Dignus in the drive that followed. Rolls Royce showed his worth and drew out handily. The Valcartier Purse, the first of the triple features to be contested and which had the third place on the prograiri, brought out some of the best juveniles quartered at the track, and an interesting contest came with the running, although a much keener contest would have been the result had Solace, the highly prized juvenile in the Seagram Stable, and J. W. Beans OTurk left the barrier with the others. Both were impeded at the rise of the barrier and they trailed throughout the running. The winner turned up in the strongly supported favorite, Inquisitor, which a few days back wa3 such a good second in the running of the Mountain Valley Stakes, It which he was defeated By his stable companion, Cayuga. Inquisitors score came it the final stride of the five-eighths journey, after he had raced in fourth position until reaching the stretch, where he charged down on his rivals and overtook Philosophy; the last sixteenth, to win by a length. Tie latter had a substantial lead over Toanna, with Ellen O. finishing fourth. Twelve Canadian-breds answered the call for the second race on the days card, and the running brought about another score for James F. OHara, the affed campaigner that races for J. M. MacKenzie. He, incidentally, proved to be the first successful choice of the day to make good. Takingi,ys, the lead at the rise of the barrier, James F. OHara sprinted away yith a good lead and, stalling off his early competitors, he withstood a long drive in game fashion to beat out Fairbank by a neck.. Third portion of the purse fell to Natures Darling, beaten five lengths for second place. The others finished strung out. Six juveniles of rather ordinary ability faced the starter for the five-eighths dash that had the initial place on the program, which was decided under claiming conditions and with the running a spirited struggle for honors ensued. Partake and Merida, both heavily backed, staged a thrilling stretch duel, in which the J. J. McCambridge starter overcame sevpre early interference and finished in determined fashion through, the final stages to wear Merida down, after the latter had opened up what appeared to be a winning lead. Ondora finished third.