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Rookies Impress In Atlantic Sires Stakes

Published: July 19, 2019 11:35 pm ET

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Three sets of two-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward Friday evening at Truro Raceway in the Atlantic Sires Stakes, with a pair of ‘A’ divisions and a lone ‘B’ division featured.

Windemere Ryan is now undefeated in his first two tries thanks to a 2:02 triumph in the first ‘A’ division.

Adam Merner had his charge parked past the quarter pole in :29.4 before working to the lead and slowing down the tempo. Windemere Ryan hit the half in 1:02 and the three-quarter pole in 1:32.3 before sprinting home in :29.2 to win by 3-1/2 lengths over Egamer. Third prize was earned by Howmac Napoleon.

Melissa Rennie trains the son of Malicious-Rhondas Belle for High Five Racing Stable of Stanhope, PE. Purchased for $6,250 from last year’s Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale, the youngster has banked $4,536 to date.

Woodmere Rollnpop was second in his debut effort on July 11, but he soared to an eye-catching win in 1:58.1 in his $7,580 ‘A’ division assignment.

Trainer/driver Clare MacDonald had the pacer parked past the quarter pole in :27.3, but they eventually muscled their way to the top before going on to post middle splits of :58.3 and 1:29.1. A :29-second closing quarter was more than enough for the youngster to win by a pair of lengths over Red Dirt Fulofhart in 1:58.1. Mr Kelly took home the show dough.

Sent off as the even-money favourite, Woodmere Rollnpop upped his lifetime earnings to $5,681 with the win. Morah Kerr and Phonsie MacEachern share ownership on the pacer who was a $15,500 purchase from last year’s Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale.

Rest Assured took the lone $2,500 ‘B’ division in 2:01 for owner Wade MacDonald of Stanhope, PE.

Corey MacPherson took command with the Kerry Taylor trainee past the quarter pole, and after chopping out middle panels of 1:01.2 and 1:31 he kicked home in a :30-second clip to win by 2-3/4 lengths over Cool Westward. Johnnie Jack was third.

It was a winning debut for the pacer who was a $4,200 purchase from last year’s Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale.

To view results for Friday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Friday Results – Truro Raceway.

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