Capel trainer De Campo on a good run after Cup win

Jackson Lavell-LeeSouth Western Times
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Sangue Reale (No. 5), driven by Chris Voak wins, from Shockwave (No. 11), driven by Aiden De Campo, at Gloucester Park.
Camera IconSangue Reale (No. 5), driven by Chris Voak wins, from Shockwave (No. 11), driven by Aiden De Campo, at Gloucester Park. Credit: Scott Hamilton Media

Capel horse trainer Aiden De Campo has tapped a rich vein of form in recent times adding a second at Gloucester Park last Friday night to his win at the Bunbury Pacing Cup on Handsandwheels.

De Campo also won the eighth race at Bunbury Trotting Club on Tuesday night riding Khaleesi of Luck up the middle in a come-from-behind victory on debut.

The win followed a second in the sixth race driving Kraken and a third in the fifth race driving Miss Camouflage.

Last Friday Handsandwheels surged from second last to finish second behind Vultan Tin with Boyanup horse Rocknroll Lincoln, trained by Justin Prentice, finishing third after leading for most of the race.

Aiden De Campo drives Miss Camouflage at Bunbury Trotting Club on Tuesday night
Camera IconAiden De Campo drives Miss Camouflage at Bunbury Trotting Club on Tuesday night Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

It was the first race in nine months for the reigning WA Pacing and Governors Cup champion RocknRoll Lincoln.

HandsandWheels won the Bunbury Cup two weeks ago from Vultan Tin with the eight-year-old gelding taking revenge on Friday night at Gloucester Park.

The two will continue to challenge each other for the Fremantle Cup and WA Pacing Cup with RocknRoll Lincoln also ready to defend his crown.

Aiden said his company, Four Diamonds Pacing, was based out of his parent’s farm where the facilities were perfect for developing winners.

He said his recent run of success was due to his horse’s determination and support staff.

“You have your runs and when you do you have to make the most of them,” he said.

At the moment it’s more about having good horses and good marks and they seem to be finding that right races.

Aiden De Campo

He said Khaleesi of Luck would only get better with race maturity.

“She’s a big filly and she won on pure ability on Tuesday night, hopefully as she gets older and more mature she can continue to improve,” he said.

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