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Scorpiancer returns to its winning form
SEAN MCDERMOTT RODE SCORPIANCER to victory in Saturdays $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap in Middleburg, Va. - photo by Lindsay Jennings
Bruton Street-US’s Scorpiancer seized the lead from front-running Portrade at the final fence of the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 3) and prevailed by a neck over the dead-game pacesetter in Saturday’s featured hurdle race at the 97th annual Middleburg Spring Races. The Fields Stable’s Portrade went to the lead at the start under Gus Dahl and had his early three-length lead shrink to about 1 1/2 lengths in the final trip through the homestretch as Mr. Hot Stuff and Scorpiancer closed the gap.