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Campbell fillies favoured in Sires Stakes splits

02:51 PM 14 Jul 2017 NZST
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Atlantic Sires Stakes
Atlantic Sires Stakes

SUMMERSIDE, PE - She has been nothing short of spectacular all season and Elektra Express will look to continue her Atlantic Sires Stakes dominance Friday evening at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway as part of Governor's Plate week of harness racing.

First race post time is 7 P.M. for the 12-dash card with Elektra Express drawing post 3 in her $9,160 Atlantic Sires Stakes A-division for three-year-old pacing fillies in race 11. The three-year-old daughter of Western Paradise has all ready been victorious in Atlantic Sires Stakes action in Nova Scotia with visits to the winner's circle at Truro Raceway on June 4 and at Inverness Raceway on July 3.

The 'King' of Island racing, Marc Campbell, is favoured in every A-division on the card with fillies from his own stable. Campbell will sit behind Elektra Express for owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S., after electing to drive stablemate Elm Grove Ladyluck in her latest outing, leaving Gilles Barrieau in the driver's seat for that Atlantic Sires Stakes victory. With Campbell back in the bike, her top Friday competition will come in the form of post 1 starter Kinda Like Her (Kenny Arsenault) and Goodmorning Ky (Norris Rogers) from post 5.

The first three-year-old filly A-division goes postward in race 3 as Elm Grove Ladyluck draws post 3 as the classifier's choice with Campbell in the bike for Nova Scotia owners Dan Belliveau of Halifax and Ric McNutt of Onslow Mountain. Other top choices in the compact field of five include Bonzai Beach (Gary Chappell) and Pictonian Dazzle (Ryan Ellis).

The other Atlantic Sires Stakes A-split is in race 8 with a very familiar theme as the Campbell trained and driver Filly Forty Seven is installed as the morning line favourite, yet again with post 3, in the $9,160 contest. Elektra Express may lead the way in the Atlantic Sires Stakes, but Filly Forty Seven has earned the most money so far this season, thanks largely to her $23,600 Maritime Breeder's final victory. The three-year-old daughter of Proven Lover is owned by Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Nova Scotian Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines. Traces Of Purple (Barrieau) was a convincing 1:57.2 winner in Atlantic Sires stakes action in Inverness on July 3 and draws post 5 while Shesaroyalcowgirl (Mark Bradley) gets post 4 in the six-horse field.

The Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old pacing filly B-divisions line up in races 4, 6 and 10 for $2,500 purses.

The Andrew Perry Memorial Invitational trot lines up in race 9 with the top trotters in Atlantic Canadian racing set to do battle again. The $2,500 field includes Freddie (Campbell) from post 5, Osprey Impact (Walter Cheverie) with rail control and Holy Molie Maggie (Barrieau) from post 4.

Check out Redshores.ca for race programs, live video and promotional information for the countdown to Saturday evening's $22,000 Governor's Plate final, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge.

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores


 

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