05/26/2017 10:14AM

Thoughtless overcomes wide trip to win Prairie Rose Stakes

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Thoughtless and jockey Ramon Vazquez win the Prairie Rose Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths on Thursday night.

Thoughtless ran farther than any of her four opponents Thursday night at Prairie Meadows in the $45,000 Prairie Rose Stakes, but she still ran faster than them, too.

Four or five paths wide throughout the six-furlong race for older fillies and mares, Thoughtless and jockey Ramon Vazquez collared the pacesetting Vilaro in the final furlong and pulled away from the tiring leader in the final strides to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Vilaro, who set fast splits of 21.91 and 44.54 seconds, held on for second by a half-length over Donita’s Ruler, who was the second choice at odds of 6-5 to the favored Thoughtless’s 4-5.

Thoughtless paid $3.60 to win and was timed in 1:10.43 over a fast track. Big Sister Ridge, Fastanista, and Go Lady Jay were scratched.

Hugh Robertson trains Thoughtless and co-owns her with Barry Butzow. The 5-year-old mare, by Rockport Harbor and out of Whistle Call, by Phone Trick, won for the second time in three starts since returning from a layoff of a little more than one year. Her career mark now stands at an excellent 5-6-3 from 16 starts.