Alajma wins Carolina Cup steeplechase
CAMDEN, S.C. -- Alajmal surged at the end, pulling away in the final yards to win the Carolina Cup steeplechase Saturday.
The 5-year-old gelding, ridden by Ross Geraghty, won the 2 1/8-mile steeplechase in 4:04.2. Fog Island was 1½ lengths back in second, while Forgotten Man was an additional 5 3/4-lengths back in third.
After starting mid-pack in the field of seven starters, Geraghty asked Alajmal to go to the front at the 10th of 11 fences as the pair tracked down Fog Island. ...
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