De Campo stable claims treble in a big night for hot favourites

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The Terry Ferguson trained Major Artist wins the Wellington and Reeves Commercial Management Pace driven by Chris Voak.
Camera IconThe Terry Ferguson trained Major Artist wins the Wellington and Reeves Commercial Management Pace driven by Chris Voak. Credit: Taj Stubber

Rising trainer-driver Aiden De Campo notched a winning treble after a big night out at Albany’s Harold Reid Paceway on Saturday.

De Campo trained and drove American Delight and The Kraken to victory, while Keptain Courageous also saluted in race one with Trent Wheeler in the sulky.

Red-hot $1.60 favourite American Delight proved too strong in race five winning by 6m over Smart Fortune.

The Kraken ($1.10 chance) demolished his rivals in the in the Roger Burcher Memorial (2648m), winning by more than 37m over The Part Boy.

Chris Voak and Major Artist.
Camera IconChris Voak and Major Artist. Credit: Taj Stubber

De Campo began the night, which was highlighted by the running of the Albany Cup, on a high note after Trent Wheeler drove $2.50 favourite Keptain Courageous to victory in the W&R Rural Sales 3YO Pace (2265m).

The De Campo stable finished with a quinella in the opening event after Startup crossed the line in second place.

Wonnerup trainer Terry Ferguson and champion reinsman Chris Voak teamed for a winning double on the eight-race Albany Harness Racing Club program.

Aiden De Campo behind American Delight.
Camera IconAiden De Campo behind American Delight. Credit: Taj Stubber

Sports Package made it four wins from its last five starts when downing Three Graces by over 8m in race two.

Major Artist then brought up the second leg of a double for the pair in race four, with the $2.10 favourite winning by just under 2m over One For Dave Andme. Lombo Lougains, who was on the fourth line of betting, was able to take out race three by 7.5m for David Goulden and driver Corey Peterson.

Seven of the eight winners were won by favourites.

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