Day At The Track

Total Campbell domination continues

09:10 AM 19 Jun 2017 NZST
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Red Shores Summerside
Red Shores Summerside

SUMMERSIDE, PE - It is starting to sound like a foregone conclusion but harness racing driver Marc Campbell cleaned up again Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The Winsloe resident had six wins Saturday night at Red Shores Charlottetown then followed suit Sunday capturing four dashes on the 13-race card including the afternoon feature and a leg of the Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series. The 'King' of Island racing sent Woodmere Articblue to the front from post 7 in her $3,870 Atlantic Aged Mares Pacing Series leg presented by Standardbred Canada with fractions of 28.2, 57.3 and 1:26.4 before kicking clear for a 13-length victory in 1:55.4. Campbell also trains the five-year-old daughter of Articulator for owners Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia. Brodys Leona (Corey MacPherson) finished second with Sos Bambie (Gary Chappell) third.

The other mares division went to Ramblinglily and driver Walter Cheverie in a well rated 1:57.2 score through front end fractions of 28.1, 58.3 and 1:27.4. Allan Jones of New Brunswick trains and co-owns the seven-year-old daughter of Articulator with fellow New Brunswick resident Norman Leger. Shadows Myster (Kenny Arsenault) got up for the show prize while third place went to Best Risque (Jason Hughes).

The $2,400 afternoon feature was full of familiar tactics for Campbell and Eagle Jolt as the 10-year-old son of Village Jolt moved first over to wear down pacesetter Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) and win by a half-length in 1:56.2. Junebugs Baby was second with Narragansett (Hughes) third. Eagle Jolt is owned by Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove.

Campbell, who leads the Summerside driving colony with 15 wins this season, had his two other visits to the winner's circle with Ryans Allstar, his own trainee, in 1:58.1 and with Winrlosedrnkdaboze for trainer Earl Watts in 2:00.2. Watts also had a training double with Woodmere Luckypercy (Chappell) in 2:00.2.

It was a day Devon Wallace of Alberton will never forget as he captured his first lifetime driving win aboard Im On Schedule off a pocket score of 2:01.1 at 22-1 odds for owner David Lewis of Alberton.

Corey MacPherson had a driving triple on the card winning with Scotty Mach N in 1:56.3 for trainer Trevor Hicken of Montague, Souverain in 2:00.4 for owner-trainer Phil Sizer of Kensington and Brief Interlude in 2:01.1 for owner-trainer Paul Conway of Bonshaw.

Live racing continues Thursday night at 6:30 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown.


By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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