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Dahoud tops list of nine noms for Carolina Cup
DUC DE SAVOIE CARRIED Jeff Murphy to victory in the Camden Plate last spring in Camden. He will give the Carolina Cup feature a try next weekend.
C-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editorAfter not placing any higher than sixth in his first three starts as a steeplechaser in 2012, Dahoud got the hang of things later that fall.Mrs. S.K. Johnston Jr.’s 7-year-old gelding closed its 2012 campaign by breaking its maiden in winning a $25,000 maiden chase at Far Hills, N.J., on Oct. 20, before making it two in a row by taking the $50,000 AFLAC Supreme Hurdle Stakes at Georgia’s Callaway Gardens two weekends later.Now, the Jack Fisher-trained jumper will try for the hat trick when Dahoud leads a nine-jumper contingent which was nominated into the $50,000 Carolina Cup feature chase at the Springdale Race Course on Saturday, March 30. Nominations closed on Tuesday with scratches set for next Wednesday. The 81st running of the Camden spring classic has reverted to being the first leg of the National Steeplechase Association’s Sport of Kings Novice Series.