Top colts from the Maritimes line up

04:11 AM 18 Jul 2014 NZST
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Summerside, PE - The top three-year-old harness racing colts from around the Maritimes will line up behind the starting gate on Friday night.

Red Shores Summerside will play host to three 'A' divisions of the Atlantic Sire Stakes with the first division going to post in Race 4. First-race post time at 7 pm.

The first division will have five noses up on the wings. J J Laser has drawn the rail for Summerside's leading driver Marc Campbell. Owned by Reg MacPherson of Stratford and trained by Kevin MacLean, the son of Ameripan Gigolo is the 5-2 morning line favourite.

Tobins Fusion is the richest pacer in the field, he is saddled with the outside post 5 for owners Boyd MacDonald, Dan Ross and Charles Seymour. The winner of $33,939 lifetime gets trainer Gilles Barrieau in the bike. J Ps Warrior (3-1), Super S Yzerman (4-1) and Woodmere Rondevous (6-1) round out the field.

In Race 8 the Kentucky Headhunters may not be in town for the races but the three-year-old gelding Dumas Walker is. The gelded son of Western Success - Im A Realist draws post one for co-owner, trainer and driver Myles Heffernan. Jackie Heffernan co-owns.

Arties Magic leaving from post 2 is carrying a three race win streak including a 1:57.3 victory in the Maritime Breeders final into Race 8. Todd Trites gets the lines from trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms and Clive Balderson. Hollywood Gigolo will get Brodie MacPhee for the first time from post 3. The power packed lineup includes Pictonian Storm ( Mike Stevenson ), Rancousy ( Darren Crowe ) and Rebelseven (Campbell).

The 2013 Island Breeders Champion Settlement Request will look to get back on track after a sub par start to the 2014 racing season in the final 'A" division. He has drawn into post 5 for owners Alfred Barrieau and Michael Clinton. Gilles Barrieau does the training and driving. Just A Professor is installed as the 5-2 favourite for owners Creston Gillis, Michael Clarey and John Clarey. John does the training and they will call on Stevenson to handle the driving duties. Elm Grove Intrepid, Touch Of Thunder, Wine To Go and Mr Vaive will also compete for the $9,420 purse.

Friday's card has three 'B' divisions on tap starting in Race 2. Each division carries a purse of $2,500.

The free-legged Barrett Jackson will look to extend his win streak to three races when he takes his post 7 position behind the gate during the Friday night finale. 'Barrett' is coming in off of back to back scores of 1:57 and 1:57.2 respectably for owner Neal Moase. Jonah Moase who supports a sparkling

.404 UTRS handles the training duties while youngster Dale Spence gets the drive.

Frill Seeker is a newcomer to the Kenny Arsenault stable, the six-year-old Angus Hall - Yankee Frilly gelding will make his first start on red soil in the Race 3 trot. Arsenault will also do the driving.

For the complete list of entries, results or live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca .

Lee A. Drake

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