Do Over Hanover Rolls In Governorís Plate 49
Jul 15

It was a down-the-highway victory for Do Over Hanover as Marc Campbell captured his second straight Governorís Plate victory in the 49th edition of the Prince County Classic Saturday night at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway at the conclusion of Governorís Plate week racing.

The $22,000 Governorís Plate final, presented by Summerside Chrysler Dodge, saw Campbell cut over hard off the gate to secure the front through fractions of :26.2, :54.4 and 1:23.2 without seeing a serious challenge before an open-length victory in 1:53.2. Crombie A (driven by Gary Chappell) was second, with Junebugs Baby (Myles Heffernan) third. Race favourite Hot Deuce (Walter Cheverie) was fourth, with Invictus Hanover (Jason Hughes) getting the final cheque in fifth-place.

Do Over Hanover is owned by Allard Racing, Red Isle Racing, and Steven MacRae and trained by Chris MacKay, who had a training triple on the card. Campbell won the 2016 Governorís Plate final with Rene Allard trainee Ys Lotus.

Complete Player was in a world of his own on the undercard Saturday as the Tom Weatherbie trainee was on top at every call in his $12,940 Atlantic Sires Stakes A division for 3-year-old colt pacers, turning in a new sophomore track record of 1:53.4. Mark Bradley drove the colt for owner David Kennedy, with Lucbobski (Danny Romo) finishing second and Nameisonthehalter (Gilles Barrieau) third. Ultimate Yankee held the previous Summerside Raceway 3-year-old track record of 1:54.3.

The other Atlantic Sires Stakes A divsion was captured by Ashes To Ashes and Barrieau in 1:55.4 for trainer Jackie Matheson and owners Linda Somers, Alan Conway, and Lynn Livingstone. Island Energetic (Campbell) was the runner-up, with Southsidelightning (Kenny Arsenault) completing the triactor.

His Boy Elroy was victorious in the $5,000 Governorís Plate consolation for trainer-driver Bernard McCallum and owner Dan MacRae in 1:55.2. Mr Irresistible (Hughes) was second and Nogreatmischief (Cheverie) got up for third.

Ramblinglily won the $3,500 Governorís Plate Open Mares final in 1:55.4 with Cheverie in the bike over West River Ambyr (Clare MacDonald) and Woodmere Articblue (Campbell). Allan Jones trains and co-owns the mare with Normand Leger.

Jeb captured the $2,200 Premierís Pace in 1:55.1 for trainer-driver Hughes and owners Robi Hughes, and Blair and Eric MacLauchlan.

A trio of $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B divisions were won by Colin N Down (Cheverie) in 1:59, Redwhiteandboots (Barrieau) in 1:59.3 and Ryans Allstar (Chappell) in 1:57.2.

Hughes had four driving wins on the card but had to settle for second-place behind Campbell in the Basil Whelan Memorial points standings for leading driver of Governorís Plate Week.

Barrieau had a driving triple on the card, while Cheverie, Campbell and Chappell all had two driving wins.

(Red Shores)


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