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Senator Joe Tops Seven in Bethany Clarke Homebred May Find Tartar in Jess Linthicum In Delaware Sprint Event By PALMER HEAGERTY Staff Correspondent DELAWARE PARK, Stanton, Del., June 2. — Alan T. Clarkes Senator Joe and Gee M. Cohens Jess Linthicum are the mainstays of their respective couplings tomorrow afternoon in the featured six-furlong Bethany Purse. The "Senator" will have Clarkes King Mowlee as a companion, while "Jess" will be accompanied postward by Mrs. C. A. Lyons Penocc. Others in the dash are Walter M. Jeffords Loyal Legion, Houghton P. Metcalfs Telenews, and Mrs. T. A. Randolphs Mahoon. Senator Joe has been the mainstay of the Clarke stable for the past two weeks and has handled his chores splendidly. He was an eight-time winner last season as a three-year-old and thus far this season has been unplaced but once in six starts. He has reached the winners circle three times, but was disqualified on one occasion. He also boasts a victory in the Primary Day Handicap at Pimlico. His best race, however, was on opening day, when he overcame a bit of trouble -to be beaten about three lengths while third behind Tea-Maker and Jet Master in the Wilmington Handicap. King Mowlee has been a winner this season, but trailed here last Saturday in a sprint won by Binky B. Would Prefer Muddy Strip Jess Linthicum is a proficient sprinter and would prefer a muddy racing strip. He must, however, be seriously considered over any kind of surface. He has raced but three times this season, winning in the slop and in the mud, and finishing unplaced behind Senator Joe in the Primary Day at Pimlico. Penocc is a steady sort but has not been victorious this year, finishing twice second and once third in a trio ofj engagements. The eight-year-old Halcyon gelding, Loyal Legion, trailed in his lone appearance this year, but has always displayed a fondness for this track. As a matter of fact, he raced exclusively here last season, winning three of his five starts. He usually races well when fresh and he cannot be overlooked in the Bethany. Mahoon is a hard-hitting sort, but he was able to win but two races last year fn 19 starts. He has trained satisfactorily this season and could be a surprise in this race, his 1952 debut. Telenews was unimpressive in three Garden State appearances, but showed improvement in his last to be beat only two and one-half lengths by Blue Lantern in 1:12 Ms over a good track. One of the best races on the program is the opener, a five-furlong dash for two-year-olds fillies. Serving as a conditioner for the week-end Polly Drummond Stakes, this event has attracted, among others, Mrs. Wallace Gilroys Emardee, winner of a division of the Rosedale Stakes. She is in the Polly Drummond, as are Late Model, Blue Opal, Sharbot, Ari Gold, Scottish Air, Boots, Fairy Sea, Tansy Norton, Twilight Song and Melanesian. "Rounding out the field are Converse and Wardonna.