Charlottetown, PE – Another chapter has come to a close with the PEI Colt Stakes. The event, which attracts star studded fields from across the region, highlighted a Saturday double header at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Driver enjoyed a banner day with four winners on the afternoon program which included Tobins Fusion in 1:59.2 to extend his winning streak to three in a row. The colt is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd, Crapaud, Daniel Ross, Belfast and Charles Seymour, Fredericton, NB. The NB pilot also drove Southcove Jack to victory for trainer Jack Arsenault and owner Deborah Wilson, Elmsdale, N.S ending Super S Yzerman’s winning streak at four. JJ Mistress, owned by Jamie MacKinley, Clyde River, Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire, David Watts, North Wiltshire and Tommy Godfrey, Charlottetown, and Settlement Request completed the Barrieau grand-slam.
In other PEI Colt Stakes action, two-year-old filly Saulsbrook Alana notched her third win a row for driver and owner Reg MacPherson. The Kevin MacLean trainee stepped to a 1:58.1 score. Babies Gigolo, Elm Grove Inarush and Outrageous Spirit also took top filly honors.
The colts taking home the hardware included Waterside Light (Hilliard Graves), Dumas Walker ( ) and Just a Professor (Jack Panting).
Brian MacPhee had a driving double on the card.
PEI Colt Stakes continued under the lights featuring the three-year-old colts and fillies. Icandothat launched the speed show with a startling 1:55.2 two length score for driver Ryan Ellis and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. in the evening’s opener.
Western Judy was able to recover from a mis-cue at the start to win her division for driver in 2:00.1. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown is the owner. Windemere Maggie ( ), Dianna Santanna ( ) and Ask Don’t Tell ( ) also won their respective divisions.
The three-year-old colts, dubbed the glamour boys, also put in impressive performances. The Rev, with in the bike, delivered as the post time favorite with a 1:55.4 clocking while Untouchable One and won their fourth in a row with a 1:56 score for the Dooley Boys racing stable of Halifax, N.S. The PEI Colt Stakes hardware also went to Pownal bay Mustang ( ), Deep River Cruise (Bernard McCallum) and Its my Turn ( ).
For complete results go to www.redshores.ca
By Lee Drake