Scrumpum upsets the field as First Lady sets the trend at Cassada Gardens

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Newly imported thoroughbred, Scrumpum, made quite the impression during Sunday’s Filly Classic at the Cassada Gardens Race Track, defeating race favourite, Chief of Staff and Movado to claim the day’s final event.
The horse, in only its second meet for the year, posted a time of one minute and five seconds to win the 5.5 furlong contest, leaving the large crowd at the track abuzz with excitement.
Still revelling in the victory, owner Dr Dwayne Thwaites, said the best is yet to come.
“I’ll be honest and Neil [Cochrane] don’t like to hear when I talk but that’s the worst race for my horse because the 5.5 furlong is very short. The horse is a distance runner. He still has some good speed so that’s [short races] going to be our worst race so you can imagine what’s going to happen with the eight and the nine furlong races,” he said.
President of the Antigua Turf Club, Neil Cochrane, said Scrumpum’s victory stirs the pot ahead of the organisation’s next meet slated for 19 March.
“It sets up Cassada Gardens to be the focal point for the upcoming races and especially the triple-crown series. So we are excited and absolutely everything for the sport of horse racing, went to plan [but] not necessarily for the Chief Rocker Stables,” he said.
In the feature contest, newly imported filly First Lady, outclassed the field to win her eight furlong clash in a time of one minute and 40 seconds. She finished ahead of Lil Miss Perfect and D Queen B.
In the opening contest, Ouch had the better of Four Hundred and Pay Me Da Money over a distance of four furlongs while Booby Alley dominated Sparkle and No Error over six furlongs in race two.
Carol Vontrell and U Better Believe It were winners in races three and four respectively. They won over distances of six and four furlongs.

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