Stakes Filled Sunday At Summerside

Published: July 28, 2017 05:45 pm EDT

The first leg of the Island Breeder’s Series dominates the Sunday afternoon (July 30) program at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway with stakes events in every race of the 15-dash card.

The action gets underway at 1:00 p.m. with Ticked flaunting his undefeated record in the first-race Callbeck Stakes division for two-year-old trotters. Myles Heffernan drives and co-owns the son of Armbro Barrister with Jackie Heffernan. The Gerald MacDougall trainee has won both his 2017 starts, and faces off with five rivals in the $4,700 division.

The other $4,700 Callbeck two-year-old trot divisions line up in races five and nine, with the entries looking for points for the end of season Island Breeder’s Finals.

The Callbeck Memorial stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies hit the track in races two, six, 10, and 13, with a $6,000 purse at play in each division. Some of the top fillies so far this season face off in race 10 with Scarlet Desire drawing post two for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Gordon MacLean. The two-year-old daughter of Western Paradise was a winner in 2:00 in her latest race in stakes action in Truro. The second-place finisher that day has rail control this week with a new trainer and a new co-owner. Maybeitsmaybelline has post one with Mark Bradley in the bike for new trainer Tom Weatherbie, owner Cheryl Geldart Greer, and new co-owner Blair Hansen. The daughter of Westwardho Hanover has yet to miss the top three in four season starts.

The two-year-old pacing colts line up behind the gate in races four, eight, 12, 14, and 15 in Callbeck Memorial Stakes action; each division carries a $5,400 purse.

A pair of undefeated streaks collide in the afternoon finale, as Campbell elects off Summerside track record holder Sock It Away in favour of post two starter Oceanview Magnum, who have both won a pair of seasonal starts. Oceanview Magnum was a 1:58.3 winner in his latest for trainer Earl Watts and owners Harris Johnston, Roger Burns, John Howatt and Claude Poirier. Gilles Barrieau picks up the mount on 1:56 Summerside two-year-old pacing track record holder Sock It Away from post six for trainer Kevin MacLean and owners Reg MacPherson.

The Maple Leaf Trot for three-year-old trotters will hit the track in races three, seven, and 11 with a $4,600 purse in each. The newly minted co-owner of the Truro Raceway three-year-old trotting track record is in the third race, with the outside in the field of six. Pappy Go Go was a 1:59.4 winner in his latest with Campbell training and driving for Grayland Farm. The son of Tad The Stud has been nothing short of phenomenal this season, as he is undefeated in three races and gets last year’s Maritime Breeder’s champion Wicked Nick as his chief opponent from post one with Gary Chappell at the lines.

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(Red Shores)

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