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Duo bring home a hat-trick

Robert HaywardBusselton Dunsborough Times
Aiden De Campo drives Five Star Major home in race 2 at Monday's round.
Camera IconAiden De Campo drives Five Star Major home in race 2 at Monday's round. Credit: Supplied: Robert Hayward, Robert Hayward

Night two of the Busselton trotting season belonged to drivers Shannon Suvaljko and Aiden De Campo on Monday as each drove three winners on the program.

Trainers Sarah Suvaljko and Brendon Abbott were not to be outdone, training two winners each.

Sarah Suvaljko has been a long-time supporter of the Busselton Trotting Club and Its My Luck Now looks a major player in the Albies Sweetheart Series.

Put into the race early by De Campo, they looked to have the race in control down the back straight, then went to the lead and held on well to win by 7m.

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Sarah Suvaljko continued her success, bringing up a running double with Lord Aviator jumping straight to the front from barrier four, once again driven by De Campo to lead all the way to defeat race favourite Ourlastshot.

Missinginhollywood put the writing on the wall last week, finishing a close third from well back in the field and this week settling close to the lead was able to take the lead turning for home to defeat Racy Lacy.

Abbott’s other stablemate looked like a good chance on last week’s performance and when Look Down Charlie settled close to the lead, was able to run down leader Bolshevic to get up right on the post to win by half a neck.

Mary-Anne White started the night off perfectly with Im The Pied Piper starting from barrier seven, leading the one line early before taking the lead at the bell and racing away to win easily by 23m.

Nobbys Beach Boy looked very unlucky not to have finished closer and is one to follow.

Five Star Major started the run of winners for De Campo and, finding the lead early from barrier one, was able to take control of the race and hold off race favourite Compact Rocket.

Trainer Mark Lee should have a good season with the son of Art Major.

Idolize Me caused a major upset, starting at lucrative odds of $28, scoring well from mid-field to defeat an inform CC Cheveron in the Callows Southern Stars Ser-ies.

Chasing the Stars was sent out a short-priced favourite in the Tazs Taxi Graduation and looked home and hosed, but local pacer Sammys Ideal put up a brave performance to finish a close second.

The next meeting is tonight.

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