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      Top Striker wins late in Carolina Cup Steeplechase

      CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) - The 82nd running of the $50,000 Carolina Cup Steeplechase ended with a late win for Top Striker and the horse's Camden owner Sue Sensor.

      Jockey Willie McCarthy made his move Saturday on the tenth of 11 hurdles, overtaking race-leading Easy Reach to claim victory by 1 1/2-lengths.

      The winner covered the 2 1/8-mile course for novice steeplechasers in a fraction over 4:01.

      Easy Reach held on for second. Cat Feathers was another two lengths behind to finish third in the field of six.

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