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Harness Racing: De Campo star takes The Miki

Trainer-driver Aiden de Campo says The Miki Taker will be aimed at the $40,000 Caduceus Club Classic on Friday night following an impressive win in his latest outing.

The talented gelding took out the SEFS Asset Finance Specialists Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night and is now primed to strike again when he returns to the track three days.

Fight qualities

De Campo was in the sulky during The Miki Taker's latest assignment and was delighted with the way his charge fought hard to take the win.

The draw had not helped matters with The Miki Taker having to start out wide from barrier seven. He took up the running only to be passed by stablemate Rock On Top, who lead by a half-length at the bell.

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But the Miki Taker responded to regain the lead down the home straight and ended up beating Rock On Top by a head.

Speaking to reporters after the win, De Campo admitted the Miki Taker has his issues but believes the win will stand him good stead for Friday's Group 3 assignment.

Lazy horse

"The Miki Taker is a bit on the lazy side," said de Campo. 'But he normally sharpens up with a run under his belt, and this should top him up nicely for next week’s classic. Rock On Top was pretty good tonight, and I plan to start him in next week’s race.

"Rock On Top got to the lead by a half a length, and it was good to see him return to his best form because he was pretty poor the previous Friday night (when last behind Swingband in the Sales Classic final).

"The Miki Taker is quite a lazy horse, but he always keeps going. He could’ve gone another lap tonight, just whacking away."

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