Outlaw C My Shadow Cruises To 11th Consecutive Open Win

Outlaw C My Shadow winning at Fraser Downs
Published: April 22, 2023 01:07 am EDT

Outlaw C My Shadow conquered the Open pacers at Fraser Downs yet again on Friday evening (April 21), running his win streak up to 11 for trainer Connie Kolthammer and kicking off a six-win night for driver Brandon Campbell.

The pacer who has not lost a race in over five months was sent postward in this week's $10,000 Open Handicap as the overwhelming 1-9 favourite and ordered outside a quartet of rivals that chased in vain.

Driven by Campbell, Outlaw C My Shadow fired to command off the gate and led by two lengths most of the way, cruising through fractions of :26.3, :55.4 and 1:23.1 en route to a 1:51.2 season's best victory.

Itll Be Fine (Scott Knight), the 16-1 second choice after a pair of runner-up finishes to Outlaw C My Shadow, stalked in the pocket and held on for another second-place finish over Loaded Dragon (Allan Molloy) and Waitin Ona River (Kevin Anderson). Bad Moon Horizon (Brad Watt) completed the field 10 lengths in arrears.

Outlaw C My Shadow paid $2.10 to win. There was no place or show wagering.

The six-year-old homebred gelding by Shadow Play out of the Artsplace mare Grand Slam Woman has now won 21 races and more than $180,000 lifetime for Outlaw West Stable. His current win streak includes nine victories this year, good for $45,000.

The victory in the Open was the first of six on the nine-race card for Campbell, who also drove a pair for trainer Jim Marino -- Shots Fired ($3.60) and Promising Shadow ($3.70) -- along with Cause To Believe ($4.10) for trainer Ashley Ederer, Jewels Dragon ($4) for David McKellar and the undefeated three-year-old Catch Me Oliver ($4.10) for Jeff Waltenburgh.

Campbell, who ended 2022 as the first driver with a $2 million season competing exclusively in Western Canada, has won 109 races already this year, including 78 at Fraser Downs to lead the local driving colony, and boasts a Canadian chart-topping .524 UDRS. The Calgary, Alta. horseman is closing in on 2,500 wins lifetime.

Marino ended the night with a training triple. He drove his other winner, Shales Storm ($7.40).

To view Friday's harness racing results, click the following link: Friday Results - Fraser Downs.



When the first Top Ten Poll is released next month, there's something very wrong if Outlaw C My Shadow doesn't make the Top 10.

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