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ARCITE WORKS AN IMPRESSIVE MILE. Trainer Coyne Makes Stronq Claims for Him — Gossip About Derby Candidates. Louisville. Ky., April t,. Ar. ite worked a mile at Churchill Downs this ensuing, in 1:4",. Horsemen heie.ibi.nl- say that he is the best three vear old thai has been seen at the Dowaa since Ben Break won we Kentucky Derbj in UN. Trainer Coyne said of him today: "Arcite is a much better three r II -Id than was Sir BnOB. He is a better doer and can run faster than any horse I have ever trained. 1 think be will about win nil the three year old slakes we go after. There is nothing in the east that we arc- afraid of." These g 1 opinions of Mr. Longs candidate. BOW ever. .I., iioi argae that tke Kentucky Derhj i- to be a gift i" the master of Baskford Manor one month from today. There i- Jack Atkia that is to be reck "iied with Rarnej Stebrelber contended all last year that he was a inii.b better horse than Horace F. lie hail show n him in.. re as a yearling and in ev.-i way had Impressed the big Missoiirian of his sii perlority. Thai he -lill ha- faith in litlii is evl deuced by tke met that he has saved him out of wider racing for this mack coveted prkw ami other ii. 1 1 stake- Many of the horsemen who raced at Oaklawn. where Jack Alkin has l«-eli since earls February, are here and while the appearance of Ai.ite pleases them they will have to be shown mote thaa Ibis mile in 1 :C. a- u. . « »« 1 as it was, to be convinced that lack Atkia i- not the master of the - n of Alveseot. Zal has been L...ing great guns for trainer Iff Daniel al Nashville and be will have the backing of the Tennessee delegation almost to a man. unless I "in Have- Redgaaatlet should show Improvement over his Hot Springs form. Zal worked a mile in 1:42 at Cumberland Park a few days ago and did it in a manner that tickled owner Gerat. His long rest did the son of 1 irst Mate a great deal of good. Tom Hayes has another eligible in Bitioiido. but it is not likely that he will start. It has already been told that Colonel Applegate has made up his mind to ship Wool Sandals on from San Francisco to run for the Derby, If Holdfast continues to improve his work at Lexington there is no doubt ahotlt his being a starter. Ovemada and Jrlandwlck are also in training a; Lexington. Hood reports are heard of the latter. Fleming, the big gelding in the string of W. J. Young, has just arrived at Lexington from Hot Springs. He is a maiden, but it would be a mistake to leave him out of Derby calculations. Barring an accident. Lens will carry the colors of Bat Dunne in the big race Itaj I, There -eeins to be a popular notion that Lens litis no -fancy for a mile and a ipiarter, but Mr. Dune differs with this opia iOW. Hal Woodford has not lost faith in Dink St ar and be i- almost Certain; !" be a starter. There are some iiimois about Prince Frankforts having dope good work, but nothing positive is known aliout this horse. He is eiiiercd in the name of C. Siraus and Co.. but it is said tkat John F.. Madden has more than a half interest in him. He has never started ami is now uudc rated to be in training near Lex-ingtoa. it is not expected that aaj of lac others will -tart.