Day At The Track

De Campo poised to drive his first season century

07:01 PM 14 Aug 2013 NZST
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Aiden De Campo

With his win behind Kosciusko Squadron at Northam last night 21yo Aiden De Campo moved within two winners of his first century season as a driver.

Aiden began driving in August 2009 while completing a sheet metal fabrication apprenticeship and had just 140 drives that season for 18 winners with the vast bulk of them for his trainer father Andrew De Campo.

He had similar numbers in 2010/11 with 163 drives for 19 winners but in the 2011/12 season he began to work for his father and his career as one of the State’s outstanding young drivers blossomed.

After 89 winners from 627 drives last season he has now recorded 98 winners from his 798 drives in 2012/13.

His biggest wins have come this season behind Im Bella in the Group One 2yo Fillies Westbred Classic and Danieljohn in the Group Three Harvey Cup.

With ten meetings between now and the end of the season on August 31st Aiden should have little trouble in reaching his 100.

An outstanding season for Western Australian drivers

When Aiden De Campo reaches his century in the next couple of weeks he will become the eight Western Australian driver this season to pass the milestone.

There will be some 27 drivers nationally pass 100 wins this season and with eight centurions Western Australia will provide almost 30% of the national total.

Victoria will have seven centurions, New South Wales and Queensland five each and South Australia two.

This season will clearly become the benchmark for century drivers in this State easily surpassing the six centurions recorded in 2011/12 and 2010/11 seasons.

by Alan Parker



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