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Colonial Cup feature set to go off with nine starters
Preemptive Strike
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE, with Jody Petty in the saddle, may well be the horse to chase from the drop of the flag in the Colonial Cup feature chase.
It took just one start in America for Percussionist to become the new kid, who turned into the bully on the block. The 9-year-old Norwegian champion more than impressed in his debut in this country as he ran off with last month’s $250,000 Grand National in Far Hills, N.J. by seven lengths. A score in Saturday’s $100,000 Carolina First Colonial Cup would all but wrap up the Eclipse Award for the Irish-bred gelding, who will run under the name of owner Irv Naylor and trainer Kristin Close in Saturday’s feature at the Springdale Race Course.