Champion trainer Jack Fisher took the first two spots in the $75,000 Queen’s Cup MPC ‘Chase for novices on Saturday when Selection Sunday came home 2 1/2 lengths clear of Schoodic at the 20th annual Queen’s Cup Steeplechase at Brooklandwood Race Course near Charlotte, N.C. Street Fight finished third.
Jockey Danny Mullins, a recent arrival from Ireland, continued to play a hot hand when he won two races for the second straight week. He also won the $20,000 Ratings Hurdle Handicap aboard Hiwasse Gem for owner-trainer Janet Elliot.
Owned by Andre Brewster, Selection Sunday was making his first 2015 start after a dominant victory in last November’s Charleston Cup optional allowance hurdle. He ran the 2 3/8 miles of the Queen’s Cup in 4:30.60 on turf rated as good.