After successfully sweeping the Miss Windfall Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Royal Passion extended her dominating win streak with a triumph in the second $12,500 leg of the Bill Thompson series on Tuesday (April 24).The Rod Lorenzo trained filly is now a perfect five for five in her sophomore season as she bested her lifetime mark to 1:55.4.
Walter Haynes Jr. sent Nucs Southern Bell to the front powerfully from post nine as they led the field of ten through splits of :26.2 and :55.4. Tetrick and Royal Passion sat contently along the rail in third while Electric Tigress and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. reaped the benefits of a pocket trip in second. Tetrick asked the three-year-old filly to make a bid to the front as the field headed into the last turn and they never looked back. Reaching the three-quarter marker in 1:26.1, Royal Passion romped home to win by a length and a half over a closing Electric Tigress. Jodi Girl and Sam Widger also closed hard late in the stretch to get up for the third place finish. Royal Passion paid $3.00 to win as the heavy betting favorite.
The daughter of Royal Art-Nukalar Passion is owned and bred by Dobbins Standardbred Inc. and has career earnings of over $29,000.
In the second division of the late closing action, E R Sister was able to find racing room late to reach the winner’s circle in 1:56.3. Pete Wrenn sent Bittersweet Best to the front to dictate fractions of :27, :57.4, and 1:27.1. The Don Eash trained and driven E R Sister benefitted from a pocket sitting trip as the bettor’s choice, Springhouse Waltz, sat fourth along the rail. Eash tipped the daughter of Allamerican Captor-Dragonshine out from the rail down the long Hoosier Park stretch as she responded with a :29.1 closing panel to win over Springhouse Waltz by three-parts of a length.
E R Sister has now recorded two wins on the year as she increased her lifetime earnings over the $20,000 mark for her owners, Eash Racing Stable Inc. E R Sister returned $9.60 for the win.
The Bill Thompson series continues with the $20,000 final slated for Tuesday, May 1st at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.