All Turain heads Saturday feature at Red Shores

04:04 AM 31 May 2014 NZST
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Brodie MacPhee won feature with All Turain
Photo by Gail MacDonald
Charlottetown, PE - All Turain takes center stage in an all-star feature event Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino. The horses will be called to the gate on the CDP oval at 6pm. All the action will be carried live at w

"He's back" boomed track announcer Vance Cameron referring to All Turain when he toured the city track last week in an impressive 1:57 flat in his first start off 2014.

Brodie MacPhee did the driving. It wasn't an easy journey as the pacer got roughed up early through a 28 second opener before MacPhee could rate the super-star and get him home by holding off a fast closing Perfect Escape, a new purchase from longtime owners Jack Keenan, Stratford and Joseph Dahl, Burlington, Ontario.

These two will meet again but the set is different with Perfect Escape drawing the inside post 3 while All Turain, owned by Lee and Trevor Hicken, will have to draft a plan from outside post 8. Here is the field for the race 12 feature for a purse of $2,400. Sterling Seelster (pp1), Tempo Seelster(pp2), Perfect Escape(pp3), Machinthesand(pp4), Judge Jon(pp5), Touch of Lightning(pp6), R Sonoflife(pp7), All Turain(pp8).

The best trotters on the East coast will perform in race 5 with last week's winner Caliban Hanover (Corey MacPherson) and Abundaspin (Harold Shepherd) hooking up in the $1,550 class. They were separated by a nose last week in a photo finish for win at Summerside so watch for another close battle.

Two horses on the card will try to extend their two race winning streaks. Camcun leaves from post 4 in a seven horse field in race 7 for Kenny Arsenault while Onehotvett, who claimed Sunday's feature at Summerside, comes in to try to knock off morning line favorites Dianna Santanna and Cambest Kisser in race 9.

Stakes Stars Arrive at Summerside

Summerside, PE - The stars are out in full force as the three-year-old fillies and colts compete in divisions of the Ruby Chappell and Bob Dewar memorial stakes Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time is 1pm for the 12 dash card.

The award winning Saulsbrook Alana makes her 2014 debut in Ruby Chappell memorial in race 11 with a purse of $6,200. Marc Campbell qualified the daughter of Western Paradise over Charlottetown in 1:57.2 for owner Reg MacPherson and trainer Kevin MacLean. Campbell is required to drive his own trainee Kellys Cross in the race so Gilles Barrieau gets the call to handle the filly who earned $61,473 from 13 starts in 2013. That included 9 wins and a lifetime mark of 1:55.1 taken at Summerside.

The morning line favorites have been established in the other Chappell stakes and they include Sea Anna Win, owned by Tim Banks, Charlottetown, Dusty Lane Dora from the Elton Millar stable and Elm Grove Inarush trained by Eddy Doucette.

The three-year-old colts, dubbed the glamour boys, will appear in four divisions of the Bob Dewar memorial beginning in race 4 when trainer Tom Weatherbie sends out Island Gigolo for owner James Pound of Hunter River. The colt put in a solid campaign last year with three wins from 10 starts. He can expect pressure from rail-sitter Waterside Light and Just a Professor.

Watch for top guns Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan) who goes behind the gate from post 3 in race 6 of the Dewar stake with Tobins Fushion, a winner of $28,235 in his two-year-old campaign, in race 8 and Arties Magic and Super S Yzerman get ready to settle the score in the final split in race 10.

It's the most anticipated card of the season and it all takes place Sunday at 1pm at Red Shores Summerside.

For complete entries, Jared's top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca

by Lee A. Drake, for Red Shores

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