Day At The Track

Campbell swings for the fences

12:00 PM 14 Nov 2016 NZDT
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Marc Campbell in action
Marc Campbell in action

It was the Marc Campbell show on Sunday at Red Shores Charlottetown and it was capped off courtesy of a harness racing feature race win with Eagle Jolt.

The Winsloe resident capped off a grand slam with the nine-year-old son of Village Jolt winning the $2,300 Preferred. Minor Wisdom rocked the gate and laid down cut throat :27.3, :57 fractions before the pocket sitting Simon Said took over the lead. Drivingthedragon pushed the pace and took over the lead in mid stretch before Eagle Jolt nosed her out in 1:56.2.

It was the 10th win on the season for the veteran pacer who will be a candidate for Aged Pacer of the year with over $15, 000 in the bankroll in 2016 for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald.

The 'Campbell Watch' was under full watch on Sunday as he closes in on his 2012 dash title for most wins in a single season at Red Shores. Campbell drove into Sundays card with 119 seasonal winners and with the grand slam he moved to 123, just seven wins away.

The Campbell show started early with his own trainee Island Energetic scoring in race 1, he followed up with Elm Grove Kaboom for Larry and Kathy Chappell in Race 3. Woodmere Terror a first time Campbell trainee also scored a front-end victory to give Campbell a training triple and give him a new seasonal best for most wins in a single season as a trainer at 58.

Veteran reinsmen Kenny Arsenault enjoyed a driving double on the card scoring with American Captain from his own stable and with Kayas Sweetheart for Ralph Sweet.

The afternoon handle was $26,618 on the 14-dash card. Racing returns to Red Shores Charlottetown next Saturday with a 12:30 start.

By: Bo Ford

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