His Boy Elroy Inherits Truro Victory
His Boy Elroy crossed the finish line in second but was elevated to first place in Friday's featured $2,000 Winners Over Pace at Truro Raceway after Well Did was taken down for causing early interference.
Driven by Bernard McCallum, His Boy Elroy led the field through fractions of :28 and :57.3 and 1:27.2 before Well Did (Paul Langille) out-sprinted him through the passing lane, finishing one length in front. However, the first-place finisher had caused interference to Lady N Paradise (David Carey) while looking for pocket position going to the quarter pole and a driver's objection was upheld by the judges resulting in his disqualification. His Boy Elroy benefitted from the drama and was elevated to winner, with his race time clocked in 1:57.2.
Well Did was placed fourth behind Lady N Paradise, who moved into third. As a result of the placing, Toxicity (Ernest Laffin) was bumped up to second-place.
The victory was the first in a dozen starts this year for His Boy Elroy, but marked his 26th successful outing lifetime and 13th win over Truro's half-mile oval.
McCallum trains and drives the eight-year-old son of Jeremes Jet for owners Douglas Polley of Amherst, N.S., and Gord McComb of Fall River, N.S.
In other action, trainer George Rennison bookended the nine-race card by sweeping a pair of exactors and ended the day with a total of three wins.
To view Friday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Friday Results - Truro Raceway.