After 17 nights of darkness, Red Shores' Summerside is ready to turn the lights back on Wednesday for live harness racing action.
A 14-dash card filled with the for two-year-old pacing colts and the Lady Slipper for two-year-old pacing fillies will get underway with a special 6:30 p.m. post time.
A story line from Old Home Week will be carried over into the sixth race on Wednesday night. The battle of a pair of Woodmere fillies will not only commence again but this time there will be another Woodmere added to the mix in Race 6.
Last Thursday, Woodmere Dancenart and Woodmere Articblue went head-to-head in Atlantic Sire Stakes action with Woodmere Dancenart getting the first call at the wire and Woodmere Articblue finishing second, Wednesday you can add Woodmere Costalot into that mix when the three daughters ofwill line up against three daughters of Ameripian Gigolo for a purse of $ 11,700 in the first 'Gold' division of the Lady Slipper stake.
'Dancenart' has been enrolled as the morning line choice from Post 4 as she looks to extend her win streak to four races. The Daughter of- Shadow Dancer took her lifetime best last Thursday winning in 1:58.3 for owners Morah Kerr and Phonsie Maceachern. handles the training and driving duties.
A bridesmaid to her former field mate in her last two, 'Articblue' will look to get the monkey off of her back from the outside Post 6. The daughter of- Blue Violet has finished no-worst-than second in five starts this season, banking $ 14, 749 for owners Tayna Tremblett and Stevi Jardine. Ken Collins does the training and will be back in the bike this week.
The third Woodmere bred filly is a daughter of- Costly Ball, owned by Peter and Greg Francis along with Malcom and Daphne Isnor all of Nova Scotia, 'Costalot' has yet to win this season but will look to change things Wednesday for trainer - driver Bernard McCallum.
The three daughter ofwill look to make their dad proud when they face off against three daughters of . Dusty Lane Bria has drawn the rail for owners Kenny Wilkie and Larry Chappell. She will look to get back to her winning ways after seeing her three race unbeaten streak snapped after a costly break at the start last week. Lyndale Jenn and Party Rockin are the other two fillies who will contest for the lions share of the $11, 700 purse.
The second 'Gold' division goes in Race 8 with Jann Down looking to extend her win streak to four. She hasn't missed a top two finish in her five lifetime starts. Owned by the Downey Stables and trained by Stephen Mason, she took a new lifetime best in her last start stopping the clock in 1:59.1 for. He'll be back in the bike from Post 4 Wednesday. The daughter of will have to do battle against another filly, Three Pink Bows. Owned by Tanya Tremblett and Stevi Jardine of Nova Scotia, she has yet to miss a top three finish from six starts this season. handles the training and driving. Elm Grove Joanette, Rocks Confession, Pictonian Stardust and Casa Miasa round out the field.
Bngs Express will hook up and do battle with Camco Titan in Race 10, the first 'Gold' division of thestake. A second place finisher in his last three starts, owners Thomas Hawco JR and George Della Valle hope their colt can shake the streak and have his named called first at the wire on Wednesday. does the training and driving on the son of 'Gigolo' from Post 4.
Camco Titan comes fresh off of a 1:59.2 score in his Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A' division appearance last week. Owned by Windemere Farms, Harris Johnston, John Howatt and Roger Burns, he has two victories from four starts this year for trainerWatts. Veteran reinsman will handle the lines from Post 1. Lorne Valley Ricki, Proven Desire, R Es Aiden, George and Old Stu Da Baker complete the field.
The second O'Brien 'Gold' division goes to post in Race 12 and is sure to display an impeccable amount of talent from post 5 starter Jack Reacher. The son ofmade quick work of his foes in his first lifetime start winning by eight lengths in 1:58.4, owned by the Lenny and Squiggy Stable, he is trained by Clifford Murphy and Kenny Murphy does the driving. He will face off against six other rivals. Dixieland Band, I Am Able, Gotta Move, J J Romeo, Goodmorningmister and All Hail.
Windemere Belle will look to get things started in the first Lady Slipper Grassroots division for the Windemere Farm and Brittany Watts. The post 1 starter is trained byWatts and will have the driving services of Summerside's leading driving . The $ 5, 800 purse will be contested in Race 3.
Ubettowin is the morning line choice in the second Grassroots division. The Driven To Win filly is owned by the Downey Stables, trained by Stephen Mason and Barrieau will drive from Post 5 in Race 5.
The third and final Lady Slipper Grassroot division goes in Race 9, Miss Oromocto, fresh off a Atlantic Sire Stakes 'B' division victory has drawn into Post 5 for Sharon Burchill and co-owner trainer Melvin Land, Brian MacPhee will drive.
Race 7 and 11 play host to the Grassroots divisions for the. Hog Aufray is the Race 7 favourite for owner Claude Poirier, will drive for trainer Watts. He will score from Post 5. Silverhill Blaze is the 5-2 favourite in Race 11, the Post 7 starter is owned by Donald MacRae, does the training and driving.
Heading into the fall meet at Red Shores' Summerside, Campbell leads all drivers in wins with 35, there is a two-way tie for second between the 'Blue Knight'and 'The Maritime Magicman' , they have 21 a piece. who is only 8 wins away from 2500 is fourth with 16 and and are tied with 14 to round out the top five.
On the training side of things,sits a top of the leader board with 15 victories from 54 starters this season, Watts and are dead locked for second with 10 victories. Hughes is fourth with 9 and Phillip Desroches rounds out the top five with 8.
by Bo Ford, for Red Shores