Trotters Invade Inverness For A.T.S.S.
Atlantic Sires Stakes two and three-year-old trotters shared the spotlight during the Wednesday evening card at Inverness Raceway
Maple Leaf Spirit, with trainer-driver Ralph Annear in the bike, won the lone two-year old event taking home the winner’s share of the $9,120 purse in a time of 2:07.3. The filly is co-owned by Annear of Montague, PEI, and Steven Sorrie of Sturgeon, PEI. Second best was The Iceman Aireth (Marc Campbell) and third prize went to West River Victory (Clare MacDonald).
The first event for three-year-olds went to Kims PJs in a time of 2:05.1 with driver Gary MacDonald holding the lines. MacDonald of Mount Albion, PEI, also trains and owns the trotting filly. Crossing the finish line second was Porter (Mike Stevenson), while Miss Toria Ridge (Clare MacDonald) finished third.
B J Eldorado and driver Mike Stevenson won the next $4,000 event for three-year-olds in a time of 2:05.3 for owner Bert Honkoop of Montague, PEI. Diamond Mine (Corey MacPherson) finished second and Southfield Sam and (Terry Gallant) took home the show dough.
Scarlet Patti and driver Darryl MacLean won the final Atlantic Sires Stakes event for three-year-old trotters in a time of 2:05.3 for owner Gordon MacLean of Winsloe, PEI. West River Ugo (Clare MacDonald) finished second, with A C Jocker (Brian MacPhee) rounding out the top three finishers.
Atlantic Sire Stakes racing action heats up again in Inverness on Sunday afternoon when the two-year-old pacing colts come to town. Post time on Sunday is 1:30 p.m.
(Atlantic Standardbred Breeders Association)
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