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Seven set to run fo the Carolina Cup
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Lose three. Gain one.Led by reigning National Steeplechase Association champion novice hurdler Alajmal, Saturday’s 81st running of the $50,000 Carolina Cup feature chase at the Springdale Race Course is expected to go off with seven starters.The Camden spring classic has reverted conditions to being the first leg of the National Steeplechase Association’s Sport of Kings Novice Series. The $50,000 Queens Cup in Charlotte on April 27, and the $75,000 Marcellus Frost, to be run at the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville on May 11, round out the three race series.Three horses from the original list of nine nominees --- Dahoud, Saint Dynaformer and Wild for Gold --- were not entered on Tuesday when entries closed, while Darkwatch was supplemented into the field to bring the number of jumpers to seven.Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident, Janet Elliot, will send out Gregory Hawkins’ Alajmal, which finished second in last fall’s $50,000 William Entenmann Memorial Hurdle Stakes at Belmont Park before the now 5-year-old came home a strong third in last fall’s $100,000 Colonial Cup over the Springdale Race Course.