Maritime Breeders Elims At Truro

Published: October 18, 2015 11:51 pm EDT

One week removed from Atlantic Breeders Crown weekend, a number of the Maritimes' top two-year-olds made the trek to Truro Raceway for eliminations of the Maritime Breeders Stakes.

Two-year-old trotters kicked off the action with two $1,500 eliminations. Mr Bower came into the race with as the least seasoned of the freshman with only one prior start, but certainly made a name for himself with a sharp 2:05.4 score for trainer-driver Ken Arsenault over Da Master (Marc Campbell) and favoured Time Warp (Danny MacDonald).

Wade Peconi owns Mr Bower (Meadowagogo-Credibility) a half-brother to OSS competitor Buddy Hally and Atlantic Breeders Crown winner Paymenowpaymelater.

ABC two-year-old winner Glencove Zani kept his current form in tact by scooting to his third straight win, this one in 2:08.3. Favoured Craigh Na Dun was a length and a quarter back in second with B J Classic (Clare MacDonald) rounding out the triactor.

Joey Smallwood trains and owns Glencove Zani (Bo W-Butterscotchsundae), a winner of three in nine tries with six top-three finishes.

Driver Gilles Barrieau and New Brunswick's Downey Stables swept the $3,000 eliminations for two-year-old pacing colts with K D Overdrive and Jackson K Down.

K D Overdrive was a wire-to-wire winner in 2:00 by a diminishing quarter length over Howmacsblackjack (Earl Smith) and Lukes Cowboy (Arsenault). K D Overdrive (Camystic-Stormy Sakra) is a winner of seven in 11 seasonal starts, with purse earnings exceeding $31,000.

The second elim went to the nearly-perfect Jackson K Down, also holding on by less than a length in 2:00.4 over Heart And Soul (Clare MacDonald) and Pro Side (Pooker McCallum). Jackson K Down has only lost once in 11 freshman starts for a bankroll of $40,534.

The two eliminations for two-year-old pacing fillies were much more eventful, with two splits providing three winners.

West River Ambyr fended off the challenge of favoured Howmacscanasta (Barrieau) for a 2:02.1 victory. Clare MacDonald trains, drives and co-owns the Brandons Cowboy-West River Rosie filly along with her daughter Haley of Antigonish, N.S. In 11 starts, 'Ambyr' has only missed the board once -- a fifth place finish in her first lifetime start.

The second filly division resulted in two fillies hitting the wire at the exact same time and the judges declaring the race a dead heat. Howmacfiesty (Danny Romo) and Glory Jean (Gord Hennessey) were on the wire together in 2:02.4, four lengths better than Brookdale Liz (McCallum).

Romo trains and Tom Hawco Jr., of Sydney, N.S. owns Howmacfiesty (Carnivore-Bradelle), now with a 4-0-4 summary from 10 freshman starts.

Glory Jean (Brandons Cowboy-Seawind Glory) picked up a new lifetime mark with the win, her second in ten starts for trainer Tom Weatherbie and breeder/owner Blair Hansen of Charlottetown, PEI.

The top four from each division will return to Truro for the Maritime Breeders Finals next Sunday (October 25).

For the full charted results from Sunday's card at Truro, click the following link: Sunday Results - Truro Raceway.