Day At The Track

Sophomore fillies clash in Breeders elims

03:56 AM 17 Jul 2011 NZST
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Monkey On My Wheel and Jody Jamieson Camille with Jason Brewer
Monkey On My Wheel and Jody Jamieson - win the second elimination
Camille with Jason Brewer - win in new lifetime best of 1:50.1
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Camille and Monkey On My Wheel made the most of their trip to Mohawk tonight as they captured a pair of $30,573 Canadian Breeders Championship (C.B.C.) harness racing eliminations for sophomore pacing fillies. Camille and driver Jason Brewer brushed to the lead past the mid-way point and never looked back as the daughter of Camluck-Art Of Design stopped the timer in a new lifetime best of 1:50.1.

Post time favourite, Village Janus (Scott Zeron) rushed to the front from the outside post eight to lead her seven rivals past the opening panel in a quick :26.2. Epoxy Queen (Sylvain Filion) was one and a half lengths back in second with Patsys Luck (Mike Saftic) positioned third.

Heading past the half in :55.1, Camille moved from fifth and cleared to the front. Village Janus was put in the pocket with Epoxy Queen third.

Epoxy Queen angled to the outside from third with Patsys Luck catching her cover as Camille made her way past three-quarters in 1:23.

Down the stretch, Village Janus then angled to the outside from the pocket, but levelled off in deep stretch. Camille would score a one and a half length victory over a hard-closing Patsys Luck with Village Janus in third.

The Rod Duford-trained Camille now has earnings of $184,094 for owner Larry Pollard of Harrow, Ont.

In the second elimination, the odds-on favourite, Monkey On My Wheel scored her fourth career victory for trainer and co-owner Travis Umphrey.

In the early going, driver Jody Jamieson sent Monkey On My Wheel to the front from post two to lead her six rivals past the opening station in :28. Shipps Xanadu (Randy Waples) was still on the outside in second with Montenegro (Mike Saftic) sitting third.

As the sophomore pacing fillies made their way to the half, Jamieson allowed Shipps Xanadu to take over command, but the lead would not last long as Jamieson sent Monkey On My Wheel back to the front past the half in :57.

The 8-5 second choice, Modern Connection (Mark MacDonald), angled to the outside, but could not reach the leader as Monkey On My Wheel used a :27.2 third-quarter to lead past three-quarters in 1:24.2.

Heading for home, Monkey On My Wheel faced no challengers as she was under a comfortable hand-drive to score the victory in a new lifetime best of 1:51.3. Look Cheap (Robert Shepherd) exploded in deep stretch to finish second with Modern Connection completing the triactor.

Co-owned by Mac Nichol, Monkey On My Wheel now has earnings of $297,386. She paid $4.10 for the win.

The field will line up as follows for the $142,679 final on July 23.

1) Camille

2) Monkey On My Wheel

3) Patsys Luck

4) Village Janus

5) Imagine Semalu

6) Modern Connection

7) Machs Delicacy

8) Look Cheap

9) Epoxy Queen

10) Brush With Royalty

AE) Lucky Taryn

Greg GANGLE

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