Receiving a perfectly calibrated ride by Andrew Ramgeet, Jamaican Memories ($23.80) surged from deep in the pack to have his nose down on the wire, a whisker before a Storm Power. It was another 2 1/4 lengths back to two-time defending champion and 6-5 favorite Absolutely Cool in the field of 10 older horses.
An unsustainable pace was blistered by the lightly raced Masterful Stride who posted early fractions of 21.14, 44.00 before tiring to finish fourth.
Owned by Minnesota-based James and Carol Bolin and trained by David Van Winkle, the Arizona bred Jamaican Memories raced the 6 furlongs in 1:07.73 while winning for the ninth times in 63 efforts for earnings of $290,437.
$35,000 Turf Paradise Handicap
Martin Bourdieu and Rocked Twice ($12.80) lulled the competition to sleep on the front end, then went on to win by a half-length with Ride Hard Kowboy second by one length over Empire Knight who finished third in the field of nine older horses. The 3-5 favorite Az Ridge was denied his hat trick victory by finishing fourth.
Owned by Rick Reynolds and trained by Dru Hall, Rocked Twice covered the 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:42.13. Rocked Twice, who was winning for the first time over grass, has now won seven of 20 efforts for $168,056 in earnings.
$35,000 Sun City Handicap
Peppy Miller ($19.80) with David Lopez aboard came roaring from mid-pack to be a half-length the best over favored My Blue Sky with Hip Ninety Three another length back in the field of 10 fillies and mares.
Trained by Kevin Eikleberry for Colorado-based owner Raymond McElhaney, Peppy Miller raced the one mile over the grass in 1:37.37 to register her fifth lifetime win for earnings of $98,427.