Absorbing challenge awaits De Campo

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Aiden De Campo will be keen to pilot The Kraken to victory at Donaldson Park tonight.
Camera IconAiden De Campo will be keen to pilot The Kraken to victory at Donaldson Park tonight. Credit: The West Australian

Capel trainer reinsman Aiden De Campo is in prime position to pilot The Kraken to glory in tonight’s Tabtouch Stream Racing Live SS Pace (2503m) at Donaldson Park.

Having placed in his last three starts either side of a spell, the four-year-old should garner plenty of attention from punters off the 10m handicap, however there will be a runner alongside him out to spoil the party.

Matthew Scott’s gelding Perlee Gates enters with two consecutive wins, with Emily Suvaljko charged with the task of guiding him to victory.

However given Suvaljko’s record of two wins and a place from as many drives with the four-year-old, the Scott stable has every right to feel confident that she can deliver for them once again.

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De Campo guided his four-year-old to a tense second to Babyface Adda at Bunbury on December 17, with the gelding edged out by a short half head, after leading for the majority of the bell lap.

Another runner to watch tonight is Kaiden Hayter’s five-year-old Our Trump Card, which enters the Tabtouch Race Replays MS Pace (2100m) as a clear favourite.

Fresh from a lengthy 21-month spell, Hayter guided him to an all-the-way victory by 18m over Kiwi pacer My Agera at Donaldson Park on December 17, with his searing pace catching the eye.

Pacing gets under way at 5.47pm tonight, with a 10-race program held across the Bunbury Trotting Club’s traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations.

In addition, both the club and Community TAB will be teaming up tonight for a BBQ fundraiser, with proceeds donated to WA iSports.

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