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Campbell Doubles In Maritime Elims

Published: October 16, 2016 6:37 pm ET

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Driver Marc Campbell stole the show at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon (October 16) with a six-win performance that included a pair of victories in the Maritime Breeders Stakes eliminations.

Campbell won the first four races of the 14-race program before capturing two of four stakes eliminations for the two-year-olds.

Campbell and trainer Henry Smallwood teamed up to win Saturday's first three races with Charlottes Western ($6.50), Djs Kocakolacowboy ($5.70) and Pride Of Paradise ($11.40). The reinsman's fourth win was courtesy of the Nick Macgillivray-trained Four Brass Starz ($3.80).

Campbell's own trainee Elektra Express ($2.90) later took the first $5,000 filly elimination as she fought off Woodmere Dreams (Gilles Barrieau) to win by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:59.1. The homebred Western Paradise-Expressly Hanover filly is owned by Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. Elm Grove Luck (Clare MacDonald) finished third.

Campbell also guided Nameisonthehalter ($5.70) to a 1:59 victory in the colt eliminations for owner/trainer Lawrence Snow of Glace Bay, N.S. The Brandons Cowboy-Keltic Sarah gelding only had the breaker beat early on, but followed cover and then rallied home to defeat pacesetter Jigtime Jones (Rinaldo MacDonald) by three-quarters of a length. Woodmere Soul (Gilles Barrieau) followed two lengths behind in third.

Driven by Corey MacPherson, the Dooley Boys Racing Stable's Kinda Like Her ($12.40) prevailed off a pocket trip in the other filly elimination. The Ameripan Gigolo-Allamerican Napa filly overtook the front-striding favourite Filly Forty Seven and Campbell to win by a length and a half in 1:59.2. Woodmere Finesse (Kenny Arsenault) held for third despite a break at the wire.

Mark Bradley and Complete Player ($6) went wire-to-wire to win the other colt elimination in 1:57.4 by three-quarters of a length, with the favoured Tobinator and MacPherson coming on for second. Tom Weatherbie trains the Brandons Cowboy-Suddenly Susan colt for owner David Kennedy of Charlottetown. Mighty Cowboy (Darren Crowe) recovered from an early break in stride and came on for third.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway.


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