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Campbell Sweeps NJSS Finals

Published: July 9, 2008 1:15 pm ET

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Hall of Fame driver John Campbell reined in the winners of both $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championships for two-year-old fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.

Campbell steered I Wanted Wings to a 1:59.1 victory in the final for trotting fillies, the first of the two events. The daughter of Muscles Yankee – Veronica Lake held off Be My Baby (Trond Smedshammer) by a head to post her second career win. Margarita Momma (Jan Johnson) was a neck behind in third.

I Wanted Wings - NJSS Final

Ross Croghan trains I Wanted Wings for Eric Cherry's Let It Ride Stables and Robert Cooper Stables Inc.

"I expected her to race well but with the 10-hole there's a lot of variables that you can't factor in," Campbell said in the winner's circle. "There were a couple [of breaking horses] inside of me around the first turn, but I was able to stay clear of them and she's very professional for just having two starts. I lost my cover a little earlier than I would have liked but she was game right to the wire. They were coming at her, no question, but she was there when I called on her."

In the championship for pacing fillies, Campbell and Twist N Clout closed from fifth at the top of the stretch to best Red High Heels (Ron Pierce) by a head in 1:54.1. Fancy Pants Sandy (Dave Miller) was a half-length behind in third.

Twist N Clout - NJSS Final

Trained by Joe Holloway, Twist N Clout is perfect in three career starts. The daughter of Western Ideal – Economic Clout won the Historic Debutante Stake in her pari-mutuel debut on June 25 at the Meadowlands. Val D'Or Farms owns the talented lass.

To view the results from the Meadowlands, click here.


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