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Stakes Smorgasbord At Truro

Published: July 20, 2016 7:03 am ET

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Stakes stars were out in full force Tuesday at Truro Raceway, as the Nova Scotia half-miler hosted 10 divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes.

Pappy Go Go kicked off the card with a 2:06.3 triumph in his $8,860 assignment versus two-year-old trotters. The son of Tad The Stud-Paging Willy raced parked past the quarter pole before muscling to the top. He then provided panels of 1:03.4 and 1:35.1 en route to posting the win by three-quarters of a length over Wicked Nick. Howmacs Survivor was third.

Trainer Marc Campbell guided the gelding to the victory for Grayland Farm of Pugwash, NS. The rookie has banked close to $5,000 in his first two starts.

BJ Lorado turned a two-hole trip into a 2:06.1 score in the second division. Paul Lanigan worked out the pocket trip for the colt behind Windemerepartyman, who sliced out splits of :31.2, 1:01.3 and 1:33.3. BJ Lorado rallied late and used a :32.2 kicker to win the $8,860 tilt by a neck over Mary Leah. Majian Tango was third.

Sent off at odds of 16-1, BJ Lorado prevailed as the longest shot on the board for owner/trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague, PE. It was a maiden-breaking score for the career winner of $4,947.

Three-year-old trotters also sparred in a set of divisions, with Mr Bower rallying for a 2:02 triumph in his $8,520 assignment. The son of Meadowagogo-Credibility advanced first over in the late stages of the mile and used a :31.1 closing quarter to draw clear by 1-1/2 lengths over Oceanview Lefty. Time Warp was a well-beaten third.

Trainer Kenny Arsenault manufactured the winning trip for the gelding, who is owned by Wade Peconi of Stanchel, PE. Sent off as the 2-5 favourite, Mr Bower now boasts a 2-3-0 record from five trips postward this season. He’s banked nearly $9,000 this season and more than $11,000 to date.

Glencove Zani went to the front and didn’t look back en route to capturing his $8,520 division in 2:03 for driver Leonard McGuigan. The gelding led the group through intervals of :30.3, 1:01.3 and 1:32.3 before using a :30.2 closing panel to win by 4-1/4 lengths over Craigh Na Dun. Howmac Gypsy was third.

Edward Smallwood of Stratford, PE owns and trains the son of Bo W-Butterscotchsundae, who was sent off as the 6-5 favourite. It was his first win of the season and the sixth of his career. His earnings now stand at $22,758.

Elektra Express captured the first of three ‘A’ divisions for the two-year-old pacing fillies, and in doing so she is still undefeated. The daughter of Western Paradise-Expressly Hanover was parked until past the half for trainer/driver Marc Campbell, but that didn’t stop her from working to the lead and drawing away by 3-3/4 lengths in 1:59.3. Tobins Secret was next best, with Woodmere Finesse taking home the show dough in the $7,240 affair.

Danica Ellis of Brookfield, NS owns the juvenile, who was pounded down to be the 1-5 favourite by the Nova Scotia faithful. The 1:59.3 clocking was a personal best for the career winner of $7,398.

Kinda Like Her nabbed the second stakes win of her career thanks to a 2:00.1 triumph in her $7,240 assignment. The daughter of Ameripan Gigolo-Allamerican Napa marched to the lead and scooted through fractions of :30, 1:01.1 and 1:31.2 before using a :28.4 kicker to win by 7-1/4 lengths over Pictonian Dazzle. Rounding out the Triactor ticket was Elm Grove Ladyluck.

Sean Dooley trains the pacing lass for Dooley Boys Racing Stable of Halifax, NS. In four tries she’s managed to assemble a 2-2-0 record while racking up more than $8,000 in earnings.

The final ‘A’ division went to Woodmere Dreams and driver Gilles Barrieau in 2:00.1. The daughter of Articulator-Oh Pretty Leigh was out the route from Post 6, but it didn’t stop her from digging in late and posting a half-length score over Shesaroyal Cowgirl. Race favourite Filly Forty Seven was a lapped-on third in the $7,240 affair.

Kenneth Glen Wilkie trains the youngster for PEI partners Douglas Hill of Stratford and Jamie Hill of Charlottetown. She now spots a 1-0-1 record in two starts in addition to a bankroll of $4,638.

A trio of $2,500 ‘B’ divisions also went postward for two-year-old pacing fillies, with Heres The Beach (2:04.1), Georgie Rose (2:03.1) and Positive Outcome (2:04.2) winning their respective assignments.

To view results for Tuesday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Tuesday Results – Truro Raceway.


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