With Trevor Henry in the sulky, 2-5 favourite Royal Outlook ($2.90) fired to command from post five in the first $15,000 division of round three and laid down fractions of :27, :55.4, and 1:24.1 en route to a 1:52.1 open length triumph. Jetta Rama and Ryan Holliday finished five and a half lengths behind from the pocket while Jettison and Sylvain Filion came on from the backfield to show.
The four-year-old son of Royal Mattjesty lowered his lifetime mark, set as a two-year-old, by one-fifth of a second while pushing his current win streak to four, which includes prior Slots Cup victories at Clinton Raceway on June 17 and Western Fair Raceway and May 22.
Royal Outlook has won 12 times this year and has never finished worse than third in his other five seasonal starts for earnings totalling $82,010 for trainer Dan Creighton and his Strathroy, Ont.-based Danterra Racing Stable.
The second division went to 7-1 upsetter Pisti ($17.20) and driver Billy Davis Jr. in a gate-to-wire career-best clocking of 1:52.2. With the inside post advantage, the four-year-old son of Camluck took the lead when the wings of the gate folded and carved out fractions of :26.2, :54.3 and 1:22.3 with Windsong Harley and Anthony MacDonald chasing him home from the two-hole. Rustlin Cam, driven by Rick Zeron, finished back in third.
Pisti earned his second win of the season in 12 starts for trainer John Pentland, who bred and shares ownership of the gelding with CJS Stables Inc. of London, Ont. Pisti finished second by half a length in the first leg of the series at Western Fair and was fifth at Clinton.
The Slots Cup Series, sponsored by Racetracks of Ontario Marketing & Promotions (ROMP), is for three and four-year-old Ontario sired pacers that are non-winners of $50,000 life as of January 15, 2012. The series will move to Hanover Raceway next for the fourth leg on Saturday, July 7, followed by stops at Grand River Raceway and Flamboro Downs this summer before culminating on September 18 at Hiawatha Horse Park with a $100,000 final.
Trainer Benoit Baillargeon won three of the 12 races on the Tuesday card with brother Mario in the bike and scoring one more victory to bring his own nightly win total to four.