Camaes Fellow ($16.80) was a dominant wire-to-wire winner in Saturday night's $30,000 top conditioned pace at Woodbine Racetrack and was the first half of a double for driver Jonathan Drury and trainer Carmen Auciello.
Camaes Fellow sprinted out the lead from post four in the eighth race, forcing eventual third-place finisher Calgary Seelster to take back into the two-hole through a hot :25.2 first quarter. He led by four lengths through middle splits of :54 and 1:21.4 and cruised home for the 1:50.1 triumph. Nickle Bag stormed home from last to place with :26.2 final quarter speed. The final margin was two and a half lengths.
Auciello and Stephen Klunowski claimed the six-year-old Mach Three gelding for $50,000 in his first start this year on Oct. 11 at Mohawk and he has since won half of his six starts while earning $41,200 for his new connections. The win was Camaes Fellow's 25th lifetime and bumped his bankroll to $866,570.
Drury and Auciello teamed up for back-to-back wins, also scoring with the evening's fastest trotter, Burnin Money ($31.50). The six-year-old Cash Hall gelding circled up wide to take the lead past the opening quarter and went on to win by more than four lengths in 1:53.1, a new season's mark, for Wheelhouse Racing Stable.
In other action, four-race streakers book-ended the Saturday night card with trotter Nowucit Dowudont ($17.80) winning the opener for horseman Per Henriksen and pacer Take The Deal ($4.50) scoring in the last for driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Luc Blais, who also celebrated a big victory at The Meadowlands with Intimidate upsetting in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Championship Series.
James MacDonald led all drivers on the 11-race card with three wins. Trevor Henry won two in a row.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Woodbine Racetrack.