Three new lifetime marks stole the harness racing show in the Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' divisions on Monday afternoon at Red Shores' Charlottetown.
The fastest of the four divisions came in Race 7 when Rancousy picked up his second straight victory and fourth in his last five starts. The Darren Crowe trainee wired the field from Post 4 laying down fractions of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:26.4 before stopping the tele-timer in a lifetime best 1:55.4. The- Too Spicy For You colt is owned by Don Smith of Brookside, NS. With the victory, Rancousy pushes his three-year-old earnings to over $ 20,000. Just A Professor finished second and Woodmere Artisan was third.
Hollywoodgigolo knocked the Atlantic Sire Stakes monkey off of his back picking up a pocket sitting victory by a neck for owner Scott Dunn.bladed the gelding off the wings and dropped him into the two-hole behind fraction setter Settlement Request, before nailing him on the line in a lifetime best 1:57.4 Settlement Request hung on for second after cutting clockings of :29.3, :58.1 and 1:27.3. J Ps Warrior finished third.
Driverworked out a masterful drive aboard his own trainee Tobins Fusion in the 11th race. Leaving from Post 5 Barrieau fired his charge off of the wings, before taking back into the four spot watching a battle ensue for the lead as Touch Of Lightning and Smith insisted on the lead. Barrieau moved out past the five-eights and made a late charge nailing Touch Of Thunder on the line in 1:58.1 a lifetime best.
Race 9, The only 'A' division that didn't end in a lifetime mark was won by the Maritime Breeders Champion Arties Magic and driver. The Watts trainee left off the gate from the rail and watched an early battle between Rebelseven and Dumas Walker unfold, dropped Dumas Walker back into the three spot before moving back out and attacking first over, Island Gigolo moved out late for catch-driver Barrierau but Arties Magic used the passing lane to win by a nose in 1:58.2 for owners Windemere Farms and Clive Balderston.
Four divisions of 'B' colts lined up with Tyron My Gigolo, Pictonian Storm, Come On Gigolo and N Expense picked up victories. It was a big day for stallionwinning four of the 11 races on the card.
Drivertook a trip down memory lane in the second, winning with the 11-year-old Rebelryan in 2:00.1 picking up his 55th lifetime victory for owner - trainer . Over half of those victories have come with Campbell in the drivers seat.