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Paperback Thriller Paces Record Mile

Published: August 28, 2019 9:49 pm ET

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Raymond Henry's Paperback Thriller ($6.80) and driver Brandon Campbell turned in a top-shelf effort in Wednesday's (Aug. 28) featured distaff pace at The Track On 2 and rewriting the Lacombe, Alta., record books in the act.

The four-year-old Mystery Chase mare, making her first start back for trainer Sanford Campbell after being claimed for $12,500 on Aug. 3, strode clear from post four to clear 8-5 favourite Red Star Katrina (David Kelly) through a :28.4 first quarter. And once Paperback Thriller made the lead, there were no further twists in the plot. She pulled the pace back through a :59.1 half before edging away on the far turn and unleashing a :27.3 closing kick to cap a 1:55.2 mile, two-fifths of a second faster than Triple Action's previous track record mile for pacing mares.

Red Star Katrina held second, 5-1/4 lengths back, while Outlawburntpopcorn (Mike Hennessy) rallied mildly for third.

The win was Paperback Thriller's seventh of the season and the 12th of her career.

To view Wednesday's harness racing results, click the following link: Wednesday Results - The Track On 2.


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