First Lady is one win from Triple Crown

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Following her triumph in the Dr Sir Cuthwin Lake Super Sprint, the Chief Rocker Stables is confident that thoroughbred, First Lady, can go all the way and capture the Antigua Triple Crown Series put on by the Antigua Turf Club (ATC).
The horse captured the second instalment of the lucrative series on Sunday, adding to her victory in the Black Pineapple Stakes, putting her on course to possibly becoming only the second horse to win all three races in one series.
Demolition Man became the first Triple Crown winner after capturing all three races three years ago.
Trainer of the First Lady, Neil Cochrane, said jockey Michael Semple did everything right on the day.
“When I spoke to the jockey in the parade circle before he mounted the horse, I said to him that look, if you get a good start and she is holding that bit in her mouth and she is pulling and telling you she wants to go, then I have no problem with that but if you are going to be riding her to stay in front, I do not want that to happen. In the case of the latter, just hold her back if they want to go and then you just make your move coming home but she was ready to go,” he said.
The horse defeated rivals, Serpent, who finished second and U Better Believe It, who grabbed a third place finish in the exciting contest held at the Cassada Gardens Race Track.
First Lady, Cochrane said, is currently in excellent health.
“She’s not showing any signs of injury so far and her body language is very good, I think she had a good dinner last night [Sunday], her appetite was good and so that’s all positive signs,” he said.
The third and final leg of the Triple Crown Series, the Governor General’s Cup, is slated for June 18.

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