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ALETHEUO i A STAKE WINNER. WILL HAVE TO IMPROVE, HOWEVER, TO TAKE THE WITHERS. . Good Luck Wins for Tichenor — Burlew Refuses 5,000 for Chepultepec — Rosebena * Good Trial — Heavy Rain at Jamaica. New York, May C. — Racing at Jamaica this afternoon i began under cloudy skies and over a track i made just a bit slow by the showers of the morning, I bul after four of the seven races had lieen run there i was a heavy downpour, which made the track quite muddy | and evidently upset form a bit, as two of i the liesl backed favorites of the day were beateu i in tlie sixth and seventh races. Previous to this i four favorites had won. While Senator Beckham, winner of the first, probably carried the most public i money, the stable commission made Tilekilus the ; actual favorite. Aletheuo. a candidate for the Withers Stakes, to | be run a week from next. Saturday at Belmont Park. won the Williamsburgli Handicap, tlie days feature. Aletheuo only got out of the maiden class Saturday and. a II hough the favorite for his race today, he will have to improve over his showing if he Is to lie a factor in the Withers, providing the field is anything like high class. Oraculum could not give weight to the others. He could never get to the front and quit in the stretch. The colors of M. H. Tichenor, the Chicago turfman, were victorious for the first time this season when Good Luck won the handicap at one mile and a sixteenth. The race was scratched to three starters, and Goad Luck, a well backed choice, had his work cut out to catch Tommy Waddell, though he won easily finally. Whimsical rau well for a half, then tired, and will hardly be a starter in the Metropolitan Handicap Thursday. Roseben nad a trial for the Metropolitan at Gravesend this morales;. going a mile easily iu 1:40?. The work was all the more impressive as the son of Ben Strome travelled twenty feet out from the rail all the way to keep clear of the strip of new soil along the inside of tlie course. He is a sure starter, barring accident, and is certain to have a strong following. Sewell worked a mile at Belmont Park in l:41j. He was not doiug his liest and went quite wide la the stretch. His swerving was probably due to the I I fait that he did not wear blinkers. He is :i | "blinker borse" both :. races- and at STOCK. " "" It was during the Jamaica meeting last year that De Mund worked the fast half mile which enabled Newton Bennington to sell him for 5,000. His half-brother, Chepultepec, by Golden Garter, is following in his footsteps so far as fast trials are concerned and. notwithstanding that De Mund has been something of a failure, a good offer was made for him today. At Gravesend he stepped three furlongs in 34L The first furlong was in Hi, the quarter in 22£, and he was only cantering for the third furlong. Matt Allen, who saw the work, said to Pied Burlew : "You can send that fellow over to my stable without examination of any sort and Ill give j on my check for 5,000." Burlew would not entertain the offer, aud Mr. Allen remarked as be rode away. "Well. I may do better later." Chepultepec is said to be a much more rugged horse than Pe Mund and Burlew says he is the fastest horse he has ever trained. He may start in the Juvenile Saturday, but Burlew will not hurry him, as he is iu every two-year old race of importance. Waller Miller returned to the saddle and rode one winner — Robin Hood, which jumped from the plater to the overnight handicap class without any deterioration in form. Radtke was at the track also, but did not ride. Billy Garth said today that De Mund would not start in the Metroiiolitau, hut would be saved for the Toboggan. Nine carloads of horses arrived today from Pimlico, among them being Jubilee and Billie Ilibbs, the best juvenile developments of the Benning aud Piin-llco meetings. Tlie Kings County Handicap is the principal feature of tomorrows card and should be Biarl»ed by a good race. The other races are promising and with such speedy horses as Thomas Calhoun. Beunie " Williams. Hands Around: Lord Badge, Wes, Reld-nioore: Bat Masterson. Eddie Ware. Belcast; Buttling. Philander. W. H. Carey; Royal Onyx, Ace High, Glenham; Divorcee. Tea Leaf and Glorious Betsy figuring in the entries to the various races the sport should prove of au attractive character.