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PETER STERLING IS IN FORM. f c WINSTHE HANDICAP AT NEW ORLEANS IN CONVINCING STYLE. .! p, I Jerry C. Has It Easy in the Opening Race — Dew of Dawn Takes Greshams I Measure — Gossip. ■ i Now Orient-;. T.n.. February 21. — rotor Sterling. Ike IlimlM ..i" the Canadian circuit last maer, ■bowed bom tithing :ikin to iiis bed on whea lio 1 won the feature race si the Pair Grounds this after- l ■ooa. Ft iraa the handicap tit one mile sad Peter a Sterling rave weight to everything save I.uiy N:i- i vsrre. Hogg bad the mount sad In rode the hotae i in :i manner which betokened great confidence, lit the early running in- reatralned his mount, bat when t ■tralgbtened ni on the baekstreteh permitted Peter t Sterling to step skmg .it ;i rapid gait far aboat a uuai ler. Thia ■print brought liim to tin- leaden aad again Bogg teak m reatraiaiag hold, Msfclag » tin- t iii-ii into tin- homestretch tlio colt was called I mi :iikI responded wHb great Kneed. In aae rixteeoth of ■ mil.- he npinnl ap :i lead of :i half length, I which be mereaaed to :i leajgth :it the Sauna. Tae manner in which this horae woa ahowa that he | rat Bled to rank with tin- beat here aad it is doubt-1 i ii ■aythlng :i i either track can beat aba at a ■ mile at over, weight lor ige. Dew of Dawn, "Prlsco" Gardners oast off. added ■aotber bracket to her list ol vietoriea by beating Greshaai nt in the two-year-old race. Thia big striding lilly improves with each contest, aad it bow looki as ii aae Bay develop into more thai a aaefal racing tooL Willi Fancy Dreaa out of the way. Join- C, ap- peared in a toft spot in the feral race ami reaalta proved it. There waa a shift in ridara from Johnson to Lee itni ii brought an improvement in the horses running, .lorry C held 1I10 race at liis inerey all the last half mile of tlio trip. Fenian was btme when anlag to the post in bis race. He grabbed his aaarter while at exercise yesterday morning ami his trainer drew the cat together with conn plaster. He favored the leg ami would not extend himself in the race. Pal Daaae i~ weeding out his string. Yesterday l,c ■old to -Tex" Forman the cfaestnat horse Devout. Rnvoy, in.- --tar of Mr. Dunnes table, struck himself in his hist race ami lias lieu thrown out of trainee. lackey 1. Johanna, aadar eoatraet to T. F. Ifaa alx, is i.-k wltta .in attack of lagrippe. it. waa for ihi- reason tii.it .1. Lee rode Jerry C. in the hist race. lockej Side.- was forced to eaacel his engagements todaj on account of sickness. He was taken with crimps ihis aiornlar. and was tOS weak to rid.-.