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Maritime Breeders Futurity Elims Completed

Published: October 19, 2008 12:00 pm ET

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Fans at Truro Raceway on Sunday afternoon were treated to a marathon card, which featured five eliminations – three for freshmen pacing fillies and two for rookie pacing colts and geldings – for the Maritime Breeders Futurities.

Tammy Little Star broke her maiden in the first $3,000 elim for the gals, touring the Nova Scotia half-miler in a time of 2:01 for trainer/driver Jason Hughes.

The Western Success miss picked off pacesetter Elleofnxample, who wound up second, in the final strides. Woodmere Humdinger recovered from a break behind the starting gate en route to a third-place finish.

Ginette Mercille shares ownership on the filly with Brian Collings, who also bred the youngster.

Southview Spirit, who came up a neck short in last week's ATSS Breeders Crown assignment, pulled away to a five-length score in the second elimination for trainer Charles McGee and driver Gilles Barrieau.

The 2:00 score over R Es Mary and Darko earned the daughter of Western Paradise her fifth win in six lifetime. She has banked $22,961 to date for owner/breeder Elwood Lawton and partner Arleen Harris.

Camco Wineette took the final split for the fillies, winning in a time of 2:02.1 for owners Chris & Joanna Davies of Saint John, New Brunswick. Chris conditions the daughter of Towel Me, who won for the second time in 12 tries.

Gilles Barrieau rallied the filly to the quarter-length decision over Elm Grove Dallas. One Fifty West rounded out the top three.

Haggis Macbagpipe went gate-to-wire in the opening elimination for the colts and geldings. He chopped out fractions of :28.4, :59.2 and 1:29.2 en route to the 1:59.3 score for trainer/driver Paul MacDonald.

It was the fourth consecutive win for the son of N Xample, who defeated Calmlee Jason and Island Banner.

Greenoaks Farm of Mississauga, Ontario owns the gelding, who extended his win streak to four-in-a-row. He has put together a 6-1-1 record in his first 10 starts.

Deep Finesse extended his win streak to 12-in-a-row thanks to his 1:59 decision in the second elimination. The son of Western Paradise led through fractions of :29.1, :59.4 and 1:29.3 before storming home in :29.2 to seal the deal for owner/trainer/driver Phil Pinkney.

PH Cyril took home second prize and Ultimate Blessing rounded out the top three.

In his first 16 starts, Deep Finesse has put together a 13-1-0 record in 16 starts. His lifetime bankroll stands at $56,842.

Truro Raceway will host the finals for both Maritime Breeders Futurity events next Sunday afternoon.

To view Sunday's results, click here.

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