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WALDOS ODDS SHORTENING BEST NOW OBTAINABLE AGAINST KENTUCKY DERBY FAVORITE IS 8 TO 5. Douau Receives Persistent Backing and Is Now Equal Second Choice with Fighting Bob-Waldo Works Derby Distance. 1 x nii- LI ! •. Ky.. April 2-1. Douau now shares with Fighting Boh Hie lionor of lx-nig second choice l i Waldo for I lie Derby. The supporters of the Ocrst aaM haw km wagering with wmt/k NMHmc ami I lo 1 is aea Hi.- Inst price obtainable. The future lxx,k on the Derby —till shows Wahlo a heavy favorite. A I the start the son of Claniides was 0 to 1. That dial no l.i-t l«mg. as ". to 1 lieeanie the figure. ami n-.w s io 9 i- the lx-st that ean Ik- had. despite g«xx| hacking for Fighting Boh and Douau. These three are the only ones now Ix-ing given inileh consideration. Some money was wagered on Boca Crande at I to 1 ally in the winter. When the priees were first Boated ■ .. nan was held at 15 lo 1. From time o ti the odds HR reduced ami M Saturday Hie men operating the future Na.k refused to take a MB l et oil the colt at 7 to 1. Thev eiit the odds to .1 to 1. ami a ticket calling far 6 to MB on Dean MM handed MM. Not a single t«-t has l»eeu registered on BaeJa Ml or Captain Morris. For the Brat time this spring the full Derby distance was covered yesterday at Churchill Downs over a track that was slow, though drying out rapidly. The perfacaakcr, colt was Waldo, favorite for the l.ig race to 1m- derided May in. He went the route in 2:1s-. running the lirst mile in 1:40 and the mile and an eighth In 2:o:sji. Waldo was paced throughout l the five-year old Horante. ami after the first three-quarters the older horse seemed master of tlio I -i-hv favoriti . Trainers sav this was lx--raaee Waldo did not like the slow track, while Beaaate i- extra good in soft going. Callanl I irate, from the stable of J. It. Wain wirght. did the only other g *xl work of tin- morning ov.r a ionic. He went an easy mile in |3B6|. Top-l.ui I. owned be C. C. Van Meier, cantered a half in •*ii. W. II. Iizers Boca O ramie went three-eighths down the h.tckstretcli in :!7s. None of the other numerous I-rov candidates at the Downs lid more than I slow canter, all seemingly preparing far a real work out tomorrow, when the track is expected to he fast. D, u Vntonio. Hie chestnut eolt by Alvesrot — Variola, will not start in the Derby, having been sold by Ceorge .1. Long to "Canada Jack" Atkin. He was shipped todav to Aqm-dm-t. Atkin also Ixmght of .1. I?. Uespess and sent east with Hon Antonio the three-year old colt. Foiiniam fajMt by IMck W, lies. out of Barbara M. The price paid was not announced, lion Antonio, it is lx-lievod. is a stayer, wh-lo Fountain Square promises to levelop into a useful v]n-iiiter. Illustrative of the widespread interest in the coining race meeting at Churchill Downs, several crack amateur riders in the cast and middle areat have already written to Lyman H. Davis, secreiarv of the New I uii~ville Jockey Club, to know if the Oen-tlemens Cup race will lie run. Secretary Davis sas that it will in- and that the winners trophy will lie even more beautiful and valuable than in the liast. The conditions of tin- race render three-year olds ami upward eligible and the weights are twenty-eight pounds aliove the scale, thus letting welters ride. LaM -.car eight horses went to the post in thii event, and Urcnadc. carrying lol pounds, with Mr. I*i arce in the saddle, was returned the winner. The Gentlemens Cup is a ixtpular social affair. William II. Shelley, w 1h i the acting racing see-reiiry of the l exiugton meeting, was a visitor Sun day at the Itowus. He was looking stall Im m for the horses to ;»• sent from 1/ouisviLlo to race at Lexington. ;ov.riior ;rav. the much-talked of colt in the stable of apt. hfl Williams. MH been shipped «o Lexington with live stable companions, all two-ytarolds. W. .1. Young ha- also shi.ipcd eleven head. The string is made up of Darknight. Fotscli. Sl«ilypin. Miss Crittenden. I-ercno. Me-merizer. Nau-nette and four two veal olds. ||e left here Solicitor and five two Iark. -year -olds -tabled at Pouglas Sor]tt.n Shelley is shy on stable room at Lexing ton. Iu fact, he docs not care to encourage owners of over om- or two hMM to -hip there. Some of the stables here have stall- r« served at the Lexington Hack, oorge J. Long and William Ccrst will send lio more than -ix horses each to Lexington. Trainei i. i-- lias engaged |iiarter- in Wa!t T Jrati-rs stable for Kighting Hob until the great colt runs in the Camden Handicap. Secretary Shelley think- that not less than hfti-n will start in fee Breeders Ku-turity and sivs he will also have a Ra*i liebl at the M st in the Camden Handicap. The liest work he ba- seen there wa- a mile by Ktli-I D.. a aimh-u Handicap eligible. she ran the di-tance in 1:43. fce Morris, a starter in the Camden Haiidhap. has b en ■ mile in 1 :47». The Nashville turfman. William Heist, with his racing partner. George H. Holle. was ■ visitor ioda at the Down-. He .joiii-m-yed here lo inspei-l his ■table, which consists of thirty horse-, which are Ix-ing iiaimil by C.iirgo Ham. Mr. Ccr-t predict-that banner race in-tins will be held this war in K •ntmk and Canada. He said that he will ship no horses to the Ni w York courses this aeaaaB. What sake eogag ueins the UHUihers of his stable hail there have been d- land. Ml ate, tierst and Holle. with a party of Tennessee friends, will be lure on iM-riiy tej to -ee lionaii ami Surget run in the big race Duii.ig the coming spring nc-etiii ;it Churil.ill Down- an ven dozen uiiitml machines will be in operation. mi Derbv da thrCV af these will s, |l Jtlo tickets and nine will handle . :, tirfeeta. Ih-three liiah-pi -iced iievicc- wiil imliide one far -liaight. en- far alaee and one far show tickets. The $". machine- will coii-ist of three for straight, two for place and faar for slew. After Derby dav the -three |M inaeiiines will Im- retained, but all of the $."» inaeiiines. inn.- jn nnuilxr. will handle * tickeis. I . e mutiiel |x«d- on Derby dai . so far as t— ceraa the winning tiki-ls. will be figured on the K bi-i-. The aahter of cashable |Hi tickets will, of coin-,,.. leceive twiei a- inm-li. Following herbv ilav tin ,*L ba.-i- will be used ami the baMer of a .*lo licket will re. . iv. ti nun- aa iinieh a- the haMer of a single |3 ticket. T.c paii muiue] i-onibinations will be Mid at X-each. The three best -1. Ilk i MX lace- ol the day will go on tin- board All eombina t ion- not made on the horses iu the trio of races selected will go iu the field and if no -ne picks Hie three winn-is. the held ticket will be a winner. To winning tickets Iu tin pari mil t no 1 combination will be figured a- ale the iiiiitnel pool- sold on i.irn race ami the percent I age deducted will be no more than on the straight. place and show tickets in the big ring. There will lie no speculation countenanced in the free Held on l»elby da . A tent in the field will lie used for a refresh men t stand. BaceaM lit -i . arhn directs the pari muim-l batter i.— .it chiiiciiiii liowns. will bare similar charge at Lexington and he will ga to that eitv Wednesday to arraage the a »te»« nt tin- track. It-x . Graaac aaea aal look well, hut owner rhai Ihinks that the olt will r.iund into gixxl form by Derby day. lit is coununi- uu surely utaitUie him in the Derby and will give him slow work until a few davs before the big race. lighting Bob will be shipped to Lexington Friday. He can be counted upon as a sure starter in the Camden Handicap, to be run at the Kentucky Asso ciation track ami indications Boar point to his being installed fivorite for that event. He will meet goaf opposition and l! e showing he makes w ill. in a large, ateaaarc, determine what chance he has nf beatlag Waldo. The colt will lx* ridden by Stanley I age. judge Joseph Murphy has pr x-eeded to his home in St. Iyotiis after spending several days here. He will return to see tin- running of I lie Derby. He -ays he has heard n-itliing of any plan for a division af dates bclatca Tampa and .iMck-amville next win tor. Harry Brclvogol has returned from his excursion through Mexico, well pleased with the prospects for next winters racing in that country. Miller Henderson, trainer of the string of Henderson and llogan. has alxuit decided not to have a starter in the Derby. He has oligibles in Frank t!. Hogan and Captain Morris, but it is not likely that either will face the barrier. Chat. .1. T. Williams is elated over a work-out by his two-year-old colt. Covcrnor Cray, at Douglas Iark Saturday. Tin- course was slow when the youngster worked a half mile in 47 j with ahuiit 117 pounds up. Jockey Troxler will ride the colt in the Breeders Futurity at Lexington Saturday. "Tex" Forniau is now training the banal of B. Knebelkaniii.