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Jamargo wins Charleston Cup
NSA titles will be on the line in Camden
Nagle
DARREN NAGLE IS TIED with Paddy Young atop the NSA leadimng rider standings with 15 wins.
Leading owner Irv Naylor’s Jamarjo drew clear to a 5 1/4-length victory in the $25,000 Charleston Cup, the featured optional allowance hurdle at the 20th Charleston Cup Races on Sunday, Nov. 10.The stop in the Lowcountry was the next-to-last race meet on the 2013 National Steeplechase Association schedule.Paddy Young rode the winner and moved into a tie with Darren Nagle for the top spot on the jockeys’ leader board by wins.Congashene, owned by Virginia’s Friendship Farm and trained by Neil Morris, took second money, and Nagle finished third aboard Bill Pape’s Dugan. Gregory Hawkins’ Canaveral finished fourth.Trained by Leslie Young, Jamarjo ran the Charleston Cup’s 2 1/4 miles in 4:19 on turf rated as firm. In his previous start, the Irish-bred had finished second in the $25,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup, an optional allowance hurdle at the Aiken Fall Races on Oct. 26.Jamarjo was Naylor’s only starter on the Charleston Cup program, and the 6-year-old import helped the reigning champion owner to close the gap on Pape, the current leader by owner earnings as the National Steeplechase Association moves toward its final meet of the year, the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup at Camden on Saturday, Nov. 23.Pape had one winner on the afternoon, El Season in a conditioned claiming hurdle, and heads to the Colonial Cup with 2013 earnings of $542,650 to Naylor’s $504,850.Nagle rode El Season to his 15th win of the season, but three-time champion Young scored a double, winning on Merriefield Farm’s Royal Bench in a $15,000 maiden hurdle before Jamarjo won the Charleston Cup.In the $10,000 conditioned claiming hurdle, a pair of Camden-based jumpers finished second and third behind El Season.

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