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CAMLOT CAPTURES BRENNAN

 

 

Ray Gemmill and his Western Pacific Stable continue to shop wisely in Ontario.

 

Last year the wily, and veteran, trainer and his stable bought and brought Armbro Bach to the Wet Coast. Bach won his share of races, including big stakes, before being claimed for a hefty stipend.

 

This time its Stonebridge Camlot whos paying his way nicely after being brought to the Downs by Gemmill and Co.

 

Stonebridge Camlot, a four-year-old son of Camluck out of Reona Hanover, raced gate to wire to capture the $30,000 Pat Brennan Memorial Stake last Friday. Since arriving in B.C. from Ontario, and making his first start on Dec. 26, Camlot has competed in three stakes.

 

He was second in the $34,400 Langley Pace and third in an elimination leg of the Clash of the Pacific prior to his Brennan triumph.

 

It all adds up to earnings of more than $34,000 in 2006 and ran his career money to more than $62,000.

 

The Brennan had attracted a field of seven but come post time the public had said it would be a battle between the inside three horses: Camlot, on the rail, at 5-2, Thisisbliss, post 2 at 5-2 and Accent Seelster, post 3 and the favorite at 6-5.

 

They did form the battle, going the mile and remaining in that order. Camlot, with driver Tim Brown, took full advantage of his pole position start, registering quarters of 27.3, 57.3 and 1:26.1, before coming home in a 29.1 final quarter for a 1:55.2 clocking.

 

Camlot, who was not in the money in his previous two starts, won by 2 lengths over Thisisbliss (Blissfull Hall) with Accent Seelster (Camluck) another 1 lengths behind in third.

 

Thisisbliss was coming off three straight wins while Accent Seelster had three firsts, a second and two thirds in his last seven starts.

 

 I thought my best shot was to get out front and I was able to do so and it worked out, said Brown.

 

Hes a nice little horse and Ray had him pretty good.

 

Rounding out the finish were Dancelikeahos, Cucomunga, Joe Millionaire and Boiling Over.

 

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