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1 , , . . . . : I ! , ] 1 s i- t 1 J 1 ■ s ~ 1 • t f - • d • " 1 • i • WALDOS ODDS NOW 3 TO 1. Kentucky Derby Favorites Price Has Been Hammered Down from 6 to 1 in Future Book. Louisville. Ky.. April 4. — The odds against Waldo in the future aoak on the Kentucky Demy have been hammered down from ti to 1 to .", to 1. The lattci figure is not a liberal price against a horse with a play or pay condition and shows the high estimation in which Waldo is held by local horseim-n and turf enthusiasts. The future book was oeened by two Louisville men January 1. and a fair flay has been l.-eciM-.l on many of the candidates. At the opcalaj of prices Waldo and P.oea Grande ruled eiptal favor it.s around 6 to 1. but the price against the timet eligible has now touched 8 to 1. It is the pi-sent intuition of trainer Vim Meter to send both The Fad and Toplaiui lo tin- post in lie llerby. He realizes fully the reputation of Waldo, but savs that one caii never tell when a horse will run a disappointing race, and that he considers it good policy to lake a chance at the $ ;.e ii prize. William Gent, the Nashville brewer, who owns Itonau. has notified I.vinan H. Davis, the racing sec rctary of the New Louisville J.m key Cluh. that his colt is being pointed for the Kentucky Derby and that he is certain to he a starter if in proper coudi tion. Donau wintered at Cumberland Park and. a. cording to his owner, has tilled out remarkably . Ibis taking to his early work in an impressive manner an. trainer Ceorge Hani thinks he will be lit on Derby day. As a two year old. Donau had a consist cut record. He started his racing career at Santa Anita Park Bad during the season faced the harrier forty one times. Fifteen times he finished in front and fourteen times was third. In six other races he finished so-mid. being outside the money hut six times and whining $;..M . Trainer Cass worked O. Keifs Fighting Pel. three eigliths in :»;•.. the colt going the first eighth in 121 and the ipiarter in -■.?.. The rumor is current that the son of Knight of Kll.-islie is a doubt ful starter in the Kentucky Derby. Ceorge Keif has the east em racing bee in his bonnet and. if Waldo shows up well in his training in the next few days, owner Keif and trainer Cass think it would be senseless la stay here and play second fiddle to the son of Plaiiudcs when their colt can race at A.|ueduel and perhaps win two or three good races before the Dei by is run. Tic- movement of the stable therefore hinges on what Waldo shows, be is capable of. If his work is up to expectations, lighting Boa will pass up his Kentuckv Derby and Camden Handicap engagements. Fred I.uzader. who is training a big string at Churchill Downs for J. K. Wainwright. thinks that he has a jiMid JOCkCT prospect in Howard Jones, a Loahsville tajf, who will be the regular lightweight rider of the stable this season. Jones has shown stea.lv iinpiovemetit in the saddle. Colonel Y. F. Apiilcgale. who. as usual, spent the past winter in California, arrived home yesterday and lost no time in looking over bis big string of horses in training at Churchill Downs in charge of the former colored jockey. William Walker. He looks for a rosy future for racing on the coast, now liiat the courts have upheld the oral system of betting. Wavne Lewis has arrived from Tampa with a string of a dozen horses, including Nettie Dereau.l. K.-d Hussar and Charlotte Hamilton. Among Ita two vear-obls Lewis brought in was his Jean ISercaud and Little Vag rilly. Allendale, an eligible to the Debutante Stakes. George .T. Longs Derby eligible. Don Antonio. worked a very satisfactory mile in 1:47 i Saturday. Zienap. which will shortly be shipped east with the rest of W. F. Scbultes horses, cantered a mile iii l:4 i. At the areata! time :,15 horses are .piartercd at the two Louisville tracks. Of this number SB8 are being trained at Churchill Downs, while the remain. blare al Douglas Park. A complete list of the owners at each track and the number in their strings follows: Churchill Downs. C. W. J. Kissell 12 Ceorge J. Long IS John fill Ita: 14 Ceorge Keif S Fred Forsvthe M Harney Schreiber ... I-. W. G Yanke is Carritv m. Duulap... I John Walters VI W. J. Young U Carroll Kei.l S W. H. Crawford 4 Waller Hopkins 17 C. C. Van .Meter M Koine Kespess :S0 John Marklein S Henderson and Hogan..L".t W. F. Schulte 7 Douglas Park. A. C. Woodman 4 J. W. May -2 l.on Johnson 4 W. A. Hughes 4 J. J. Flannig.-tu 2 W. Frcy 4 James Criflin 8 James IV Curd 2 W. J. Young IS George Kluber 2 Patrick Kernell 7 J. T. Weaver • William Cerst. the Nashville turfman, whose l.ig string has ln--n wintering at Cumberland Park, has notified the officials of the New Louisville Jockey Club that he will ship his horses to Louisville to morrow. In the lot are Colloquy and Donau. Ceorge Ham is handling the Cerst horses again this season. He has thirtv thoroughbreds under his care and writes Lvman II. Davis, the secretary of the club, to the effect that they are all in good condition. Otaajtl has been doing exceptionally well and will be fitted for the inaugural dash, the opening race of the Cbuichill Downs meeting. ll doubt regarding the intention of William Walker as to starting G. M. Miller in the Kentucky Derby has been settled. Mr. Walker, who is winter ing at his home near Toronto. Can., wrote Secretary Davis to the effect that the colt had been doing w.ll in his early work. "They wont scare me out with their Waldo talk." writes owner Walker. "I know Waldo is a wonderful racer and that In- will be a hard horse to beat if he is in good condition. but I have suue horse myself, and on May Hi I will be at Churchill Downs with bells on. Do not overlook G. M Milb-r. my candidate. The .-.on of l.issak will find no distance too far for him."