Woodmere Farm fillies steal the show

03:00 PM 17 Jul 2014 NZST
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Articulator
Articulator pictured above winning at The Meadowlands sired the winners of two of the three 'A' divisions
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Summerside PE - The two-year-old filly pacers were on display in full force Wednesday night at Red Shores' Summerside.

A pair of fillies bred by Woodmere Farms who were in line to the 'queen' of the Maritimes Clare MacDonald stole the show, winning two of the three 'A' divisions.

Woodmere Articblue owned by Tayna Tremblett and Stevi Jardine converted off a perfect two-hole ride, winning by half-a-length over pace setter Pictonian Stardust (Mike Stevenson) in 2:05.3. The Articulator filly sprinted home in a blistering :28.2 last quarter over a rain soaked oval.

MacDonald placed Woodmere Dancenart on the front in Race 10 and never looked back sailing on to win by a length in 2:03.3 over Jann Down and Party Rockin. The Articulator filly is owned by Morah Kerr and Phonsie MacEachern.

Dusty Lane Bria owned by Kenny Wilike and Larry Chappell was the fastest winner of the three 'A' divisions. The American Gigolo filly made a rush to the lead at the half and would go on to win by two length in 2:00.1, taking the lions share on the $9, 660 purse. The win also gave Kenny Arsenault his second win of the card. Three Pink Bows (MacDonald) was second, Swift Taylor (Stevenson) was third.

Arsenault's first win came in Race 2 aboard the Force Of Life filly Bossy Brilla in the first 'B' division, The Queens Jubilee another Force of Life filly and Gilles Barrieau picked up the victory in the second division.

Windfall Bluechip made his return to the racetrack from the breeding shed a winning one, capturing the evenings feature race in 1:59.1, the win gave Arsenault his third victory of the night. Van Zant finished second and P C Shockwave was third.

Marc Campbell also enjoyed a driving triple on the night with Union Dues in the first and a pair of Wayne Merner trainees Sweet Sweet Rosco and Pasta Vera later in the card. The tripe moved him into the lead for the Basil Whelan Memorial trophy, which is award to the top driver during Governor's Plate week. Campbell has seven wins on the week, Arsenault is just one back with six.

Mike "In The Bike" Stevenson moved one step closer to a career milestone winning the fifth race trot with Osprey Impact for owner-trainer Paul Larrabee, The win puts Stevenson only two wins away from 1,500.

Racing returns to Red Shores' Summerside Thursday evening at 7 pm with the three-year-old filly pacers taking centre stage in the Atlantic Sire Stakes.

By Bo Ford

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