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Ridgeline Goes Back-To-Back At The Meadows

Published: January 30, 2009 8:02 pm ET

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Last week, Ridgeline pulled first over on the heavy favorite and scored at 14-1. It seemed an improbable scenario, but on Friday at The Meadows, it was déjà vu all over again as Ridgeline’s uncovered challenge to 7-10 Martys Charm carried him to victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace.

Ridgeline’s earlier win made converts of some bettors, who sent him off as the 4-1 third choice. Nevertheless, when trainer/driver Ed Hensley sent Ridgeline after Martys Charm (Randy Tharps), who had captured five straight Preferred events at The Meadows, the move appeared destined for failure. But Ridgeline persevered, defeating his game rival by a head in 1:55.4 on the “good” strip. Pacey Deucey (Tony Hall) was a rallying third.

Michael Silber owns Ridgeline, a five-year-old gelded son of Ironridge-Humming Strings who pushed his career bankroll to $221,669.

Click here to view Friday's results.

(The Meadows)

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