Ramgeet struck first in the Queen of the Green for trainer F.C Frazier with, 22-1 outsider Hip Ninety Three ($46.80). The 3-year-old filly, facing older fillies and mares for the first time, rallied outside from sixth to sweep past favored Our Pure Creation (finished 4th) to post a three-quarter length victory over Enlightened with Aware a nose shy of the runner up.
Owned by Brent Stapley, Linden Hatch and Delwyn Ellis, Hip Ninety Three was winning for the fourth time in 12 career efforts for earnings of $66,990.
Ramgeet came right back with 7-5 favorite Az Ridge ($4.80) in the Walter Cluer Memorial for trainer Dan McFarlane and owner Sawyer Cattle Company, rallying from next to last to get a hard-earned (Ramgeet had his whip knocked loose at the sixteenth pole) photo-finish neck victory over Ride Hard Kowboy with Empire Knight another neck back in the field of ten older horses.
Az Ridge, a 6-year-old son of Toccet, covered the one mile (turf) in 1:36.28, while winning for the 15th time in 43 lifetime starts. Az Ridge’s bankroll now stands at $479,741.
It was McFarlane’s fourth victory in the Walter Cluer.