Royal Heart Wins Meadows Feature

Published: April 1, 2015 08:27 pm EDT

Royal Heart moved powerfully first over to wear down the leader, Easy Again, and capture Wednesday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at the Meadows.

Easy Again enjoyed a comfortable :57.1 first half on the front, but he was no match for Royal Heart, who was sitting fourth when Eric Goodell unleashed him down the backside. The four-year-old Royal Art-BJs Sunrise gelding scored in 1:52.1, a nose better than Hillbilly Hanover, who used the Lightning Lane effectively. Easy Again saved show.

Paul Kennedy trains Royal Heart, who has won half his 10 starts this year, for Denise Dennis and Dolne Farm Services.

Jim Pantaleano piloted four winners — including a pair for trainer Paul Corey — on the 14-race card.

(The Meadows)