Terry Tompson captures the win in the 17th running of “The Merrillvill Stakes” Saturday, August 27. Thompson was riding Linda’s Lace who is the defending champ, and currently has 10 season victories. Linda’s Lace also has four stakes wins here at Hoosier Park. This is her first win of the season at Hoosier Park, her last start she was 2nd. “Last time she got a bad head bob, but this race was a little different. She’s usually does well with two turns. I let the other horses set the pace then on the front I made a move and rode it out.”   Thompson said he anticipated her to do well in this race, and noticed the odds were looking a little different before he went off. “She’s a really great horse, and for her to pay 18.60 hopefully the gamblers got onto her,” said Thompson. Thompson came to the meet late but is making a name for himself as he is inthe top 10 leading jockeys. Clearly this jockey and horse combination is made for a win!

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