The Meridian Farms Atlantic Sire Stakes for harness racing two and three-year-old trotters took centre stage Tuesday afternoon at Red Shores Charlottetown.
Paymenowpaymelater extended his unbeaten win streak to five in the Race 6 division of two-year-old trotters. The two-year-old filly bylet the dust settle off of the gate before charging to the lead just past the quarter, going on to win by two and a half lengths in 2:05.2 for owner Wade Peconi. drove for the first time for trainer Watts. With the victory Paymenowpaymelater pushes her lifetime earnings well over $15,000 in five starts. Wait For Me was second and Suicide Shift finished third.
J K Blaze picked up the victory in another division of two-year-old trotters. Favourite Tyne Valley did not receive a fair start and that opened up a wide open betting bored.sent the daughter of to the lead and never looked back winning in 2:09.2 for owner and trainer Joe Smallwood. Windemere Ty was second and Windemere Tribe was third.
Dusty Lane Jewel put in a gutsy effort for Charlottetown's new leading driving. The daughter of Nureyev made a break heading into the first turn but managed to get away third in the compact field of five. The Campbell trainee grinded out a first over attack to nail trot setter B J Matador on the line. Skyanne finished third.
Southfield Shadow took the fastest of the three Meridian Farms Atlantic Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotters on the afternoon card, she stopped the clock in 2:01.3 for the driver - trainer combo ofand . Owned by the Southfield Farms of Summerside, the filly tracked down the leader Villager past the three-quaters after he laid down fraction of :29.3, :59.3 and 1:31.1, to win by four lengths, B J Comanche finished second and Villager hung on for third.
Phantom Beau was able to convert off of a perfect two-hole ride in Race 7 for driver. Owned by Peter Breau and trained by John Pineau, the three-year-old son of Bo W moved out around the final turn and defeated Dusty Lane Galaxy who finished second while Arizone Ray finished third, time of the mile was 2:03.1.
Young-gun driver Jack Panting made his work look pretty easy in the final trot division of the day. He fired Dunmore Chance off of the gate before letting favourite Saulsbrook Pippa clear to the lead going to the half, Panting made his move around the last turn and went on to win by five lengths in 2:04. Grandfatherowns and trains.
Driverpicked up a driving double on the card. He got his winning started with War Cry Ranger in race 3 making every call a winning one in 2:00.1. His second win came with a four wide move up the back stretch aboard Honor Roll. Time of that mile was 2:00.2.
The fastest mile of the afternoon went to Cabo Pan Lucas in the last race on the card. Driversent the seven-year-old chestnut gelding right down the road winning by two lengths in 1:56.4. Gary Poulton co-owns and trains along with co-owner Alan Walker. Cabo Pan Lucas laid down fractions of :28.3, :59, 1:28.3, 1:56.4.