Tobins Terror Strongest In Atlantic

Published: August 25, 2018 03:34 pm EDT

After being forced to settle for runner-up honours in each of her four previous starts, Tobins Terror ($8.30) overcame a gruelling trip in Saturday's (Aug. 25) $17,940 Atlantic Sires Stakes "A" event at Northside Downs to land in the win column for the first time since June.

Trainer-driver Gary Chappell had the daughter of Stonebridge Terror in play from post 3 from the outset, exchanging blows with 14-1 pacesetter Chocolate Terror (Darren Crowe) through the first seven furlongs. Despite having to cover extra ground on the outside through splits of :28, :57.1 and 1:27.2, Tobins Terror not only successfully wore down Chocolate Terror, but turned aside a three-wide bid from Elm Grove Mistress (Marc Campbell), who circled boldly from fourth-over through the far turn.

Tobins Terror holds off the late charge of Elm Grove Mistress

Tobins Terror edged away off the home turn to keep Elm Grove Mistress 1-1/2 lengths at bay in 1:58, while Woodmere Ceilidh (Mary Clare MacDonald) shook free out of traffic to take third. Odds-on favourite R Es Shabla, who defeated Tobins Terror in last week's Lady Slipper at Red Shores Charlottetown, faded to sixth after sitting second-over.

Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd. and Daniel Ross own Tobins Terror, now an eight-time winner.

In the $2,500 "B" event, Elm Grove Maddy ($3.30) lived up to odds-on billing, making every call a wining one in 1:57 and equalling the track record for three-year-old pacing fillies established by Honey Do Jigtime. Marc Campbell drove the daughter of Stonebridge Terror for trainer Nicholas White and owner Stephen Morton.

Elm Grove Maddy captured the Atlantic Sires Stakes "B" event in track-record fashion

In the sub-featured $1,200 winners-over pacing event, Brother John ($5.70) turned in a pillar-to-post 2:01.1 win over Electric Syl. Randy Getto drove the eight-year-old Stonebridge Regal gelding for trainer Kenneth Collins.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click the following link: Saturday Results – Northside Downs.