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Top Striker looking to use home course to his advantage
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CAMDEN RESIDENTS ARCH KINGSLEY and Sue Sensor are hoping that Top Striker can repeat Sunshine Numbers 2011 feat in winning Saturdays $50,000 Carolina Cup. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Had it been the 1980s and if it were Wall Street, it would have been considered insider trading.But this deal came from the race course, on the turf to be exact, rather than inside some New York City skyscraper.Confused? Well, let’s sort this entire episode out for you.The first time that trainer Michael Matz --- he of Barbaro fame --- placed Top Striker into a claiming race at Gulfstream Park in December of 2012, the 3-year-old finish11th of 12 runners in a mile race on the turf course. Taking a chance again, Matz entered the Van Nistelrooy gelding in a $30,700 claimer at Gulfstream on Jan. 10, 2013.