Robert A. Kinsley’s Incomplete made his usual late charge and pulled away to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $35,000 National Sporting Library Chronicle Cup, the featured race of the 57th annual Virginia Fall Races in Middleburg on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Michael T. Wharton’s Grinding Speed, coming back on one week’s rest after finishing second in Shawan Downs’ Legacy Chase timber allowance, again finished second. Michael A. Smith’s Triple Dip, who set the pace for most of the Chronicle Cup, finished third.
Ridden by champion jockey Paddy Young, Incomplete ran the Chronicle Cup’s 3 1/4 miles over timber fences in 6:42.40 on firm turf. The Chronicle Cup was his third victory of the year in three starts and raised his division-leading total earnings to $84,000. Trained in Maryland by Ann Stewart, Incomplete previously had won the My Lady’s Manor and the Virginia Gold Cup.