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Trio of Grade I winners eye Temple Gwathmey
DECOY DADDY IS PART of a strong field headed to Middleburg, Va. on Saturday.
Three Grade 1 winners, 2013 winner Decoy Daddy, and a formidable front-runner will line up on Saturday for the $50,000 Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3), featured race of the 93rd annual Middleburg Spring Races.Two of the three Grade 1 winners --- Magalen O. Bryant’s Gustavian and owner-trainer Jonathan Sheppard’s Italian Wedding --- collected their initial top-level victories last season.Gustavian completed the 2013 season as the National Steeplechase Association’s second-leading earner and an Eclipse Award finalist. In his first starts after being purchased by Virginia resident Bryant, Gustavian won Belmont Park’s $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (Gr.