Case and Campbell crush at Cumberland

Cumberland, ME — Walter Case Jr. and Drew Campbell dominated the Friday (May 24) program at Cumberland Raceway, picking up three wins apiece and taking over half of the races on the 11-race card.

Walter Case Jr. won the fastest race of the day with Oceanview Echo in 1:56.3. Joe Shaw photo.

Case wasted little time throwing down the gauntlet, as the Maine native pushed favored Warrawee Preferred right to the top in the opening trot. From that point it was an easy ride in the park for the 13-year-old son of Federal Flex who scored handily by 3-1/2 lengths in 1:59.2. It was a new seasonal mark and his 67th career victory, paying $4.60 to win for owner-trainer Ryan Berry.

With the track favoring speed, Case steered Oceanview Echo to a 7-3/4 length romp in 1:56.3, which was the fastest race of the day. Owned and trained by Dana Whittemore, the 7-year-old mare paid $3.00 to win the fourth race, and established a seasonal best record after five previous attempts.

Case grabbed his third win of the day in race seven with Your Momma, which was another wire-to-wire effort for an owner-trainer. Eddie Fournier Jr. harnessed the 6-year-old mare that paid $3.60 while winning in 1:59.4, a new seasonal benchmark.

Drew Campbell grabbed the $5,500 feature with Whatchagonnadoboo, capping a natural hat trick. Joe Shaw photo.

In race eight, Drew Campbell took matters into his own hands and utilized a first-over trip to get paydirt with the handsome trotter Little Macabee in 1:59. Owned by Maryann Tompkins and trained by Chad Tompkins, the 10-year-old son of Chapter Seven earned his 36th lifetime win, paying $5.40.

Campbell came right back in race nine and scored with Valyrian Steel in 2:00.2, which gave the Tompkins clan a double. Like Déjà vu all over again, the 5-year-old son of Chapter Seven is owned by Maryann Tompkins and trained by Chad Tompkins and got his eighth career score. Valyrian Steel paid $3.80 to win.

The $5,500 featured race of the day was another Campbell show, giving the veteran reinsman a natural hat trick with Whatchagonnadoboo in 1:57.2. Unlike Case’s wire-to-wire efforts, Campbell came from off the pace to earn his three triumphs. Whatchagonnadoboo prevailed by two lengths, as the Eric Bickmore owned and trained 7-year-old daughter of Artspeak paid a whopping $15.80 to win.

Driver Andy Harrington picked up a pair of victories, both of whom were trained by his wife Sara Harrington.

Harness racing action resumes on Saturday (May 25) with a ten-race card where George Fenno III’s Instant Replay will attempt to get his second win in a row. First post is 3:15 p.m.

Looking ahead, First Tracks Cumberland is proud to offer simulcasting from Saratoga Race Course on Saturday (June 8) for the 156th renewal of the Test of the Champion, the $2 million Belmont Stakes.

First Tracks Cumberland’s Spring/Summer meet continues with regular racing on Friday and Saturday each weekend during the extended pari-mutuel meeting, which runs through Aug. 3. Post time is always 3:15 p.m.

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