Campbell fillies favoured
Elektra Express has been nothing short of spectacular all season and she will look to continue her Atlantic Sires Stakes dominance tonight at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.
First race post time is 7 p.m. for the 12-dash card with Elektra Express drawing Post 3 in her $9,160 Atlantic Sires Stakes A division for three-year-old pacing fillies in Race 11. The three-yearold daughter of Western Paradise has already been victorious in Atlantic Sires Stakes action in Nova Scotia with visits to the winner’s circle at Truro Raceway on June 4 and at Inverness Raceway on July 3.
The ‘King’ of Island racing, Marc Campbell, is favoured in every A division on the card with fillies from his own stable. Campbell will sit behind Elektra Express for owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S., after electing to drive stablemate Elm Grove Ladyluck in her latest outing, leaving Gilles Barrieau in the driver’s seat for that Atlantic Sires Stakes victory. With Campbell back in the bike, her top competition tonight will come in the form of Post 1 starter Kinda Like Her (Kenny Arsenault) and Goodmorning Ky (Norris Rogers) from post 5.
The first three-year-old filly A division goes in Race 3 as Elm Grove Ladyluck draws Post 3 as the classifier’s choice with Campbell in the bike for Nova Scotia owners Dan Belliveau of Halifax and Ric McNutt of Onslow Mountain.
The other Atlantic Sires Stakes A split is in Race 8 with a very familiar theme, as the Campbell trained and driven Filly Forty Seven is installed as the favourite from Post 3 in the $9,160 contest.
Elektra Express may lead the way in the Atlantic Sires Stakes, but Filly Forty Seven has earned the most money so far this season, thanks largely to her $23,600 Maritime Breeder’s final victory. The three-year-old daughter of Proven Lover is owned by Darryl MacLean of Winsloe, Katelyn Smallwood of Stratford, Cory Carver of Montague and Nova Scotian Tanya Tremblett of Sydney Mines. Traces Of Purple (Barrieau) was a convincing 1:57.2 winner in Atlantic Sires stakes action in Inverness on July 3 and draws post 5 while Shesaroyalcowgirl (Mark Bradley) gets post 4 in the six-horse field.