The hot streak of thoroughbred Scrumpum will face additional challenges when the Antigua Turf Club hosts the second leg of the Antigua Triple Crown Series on Fathers’ Day [Sunday] at the Cassada Gardens Race Track.
This is according to one member of the turf club, Ajahni Sheppard, who said an eight-horse starting gate out of St. Kitts is slated to arrive ahead of Sunday’s meet.
The gate will replace the six-horse gate presently being used by the turf club which would mean that an additional two horses will be able to run in the Inet-sponsored Sir Cuthwin Lake Super Sprint over 6 furlongs.
“Not only is it eight horses, but it is going to be more comfortable for the horses, it’s well-padded, it’s a hydraulic gate and everything works well so it’s going to be even more comfortable for the horses and with that eight-horse gate there is a possibility we may have eight horses running in that Inet Dr. Cuthwin Lake Super Sprint,” he said.
Sunday’s Fathers’ Day Meet will host six races with the first race scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m.
“The races start from the G1 & lower straight up to the A class race and then we have the super sprint which is the second leg of the Triple Crown. Race number 5, which is the most talked about race, [the second leg of the Triple Crown] you will have The First Lady, Scrumpum, Advanced Credit, He’s Sensational, Big Deal, Bellamy Storm and a new horse, Maximum,” he said.
The APUA Inet Sir Cuthwin Lake Super Sprint will be staged over 6 furlongs and carries a purse of EC$9,375 with EC$5,000 going to the winner.
Running in the Antigua Black Pineapple Stakes, Scrumpum, from God’s Grace Stables, clocked a time of 1:38.76 to outrun Advance Credit and He’s Sensational over a distance of eight furlongs to capture the first leg of the Triple Crown Series.