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Bruton Street-US's Scorpiancer won the 2017 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) to wrap up his Eclipse Award season. (Tod Marks photo)

Bruton Street-US’s Scorpiancer, 2017’s Eclipse Award champion, will carry the 158-pound highweight in Saturday’s talent-packed edition of the $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 1), the featured race of the 99th annual Middleburg Spring Races at Glenwood Park.
Also on the program is the $30,000 Middleburg Hunt Cup, which will be headlined by Two’s Company, the 2016 timber champion who also is owned by Bruton Street-US and trained by Jack Fisher. First post time is 1 p.m. for the seven-race program.
Scorpiancer, who will be making his first start in almost two years, will be reunited with regular jockey Sean McDermott for the 2½-mile Temple Gwathmey. McDermott rode the Irish-bred to victories in the 2017 Temple Gwathmey and the Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1).
Fisher also will saddle Bruton Street-US’s Moscato, the 2017 novice champion who also missed the 2018 season, and Jaleo, who will be making his first start for the champion trainer. Michael Mitchell rides Moscato, and Willie McCarthy will be aboard Jaleo. Both carry 146 pounds.
The Fields Stable’s Portrade, a game second behind Scorpiancer in the 2017 Temple Gwathmey, also is coming back after missing last season. Trainer Elizabeth Voss named Jack Doyle to ride the 2016 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) winner, who carries 144 pounds.

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