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Balance the Budget romps to Colonial Cup win
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MARK WATTS HOLDS the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup trophy aloft after riding Balance the Budget to a flag-to-wire victory in Saturdays $150,000 feature chase at the Springdale Race Course on Carolina Cup day. Looking admiringly at the silver trophy is winning trainer Julie Gomena. - photo by Tom Didato
There were times, Mark Watts admitted, when he looked behind from his mount atop Balance the Budget in Saturday’s 48th running of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup when he was more than a tad surprised by what he couldn’t see. In what was more of a public schooling than a hurdle race, Watts and Balance the Budget blew open a lead of 30 lengths near the midway mark as nobody came up to challenge the pacesetters. From there, the duo cruised home to a 6 ¼-length victory in the feature from the 84th renewal of the Carolina Cup Races at the Springdale Race Course.

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