Barrieau Wins Five PEI Colt Stakes

Published: September 15, 2013 12:56 am EDT

The PEI Colt Stakes, which attracts star-studded fields from across the region, highlighted a Saturday double header at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Driver Gilles Barrieau enjoyed a banner day starting with four winners on the afternoon program, which featured two-year-olds in stakes action. Tobins Fusion scored in 1:59.2 to extend his winning streak to three in a row. The Barrieau-trained colt is owned by Boyd MacDonald Produce Ltd. of Crapaud, P.E.I., Daniel Ross of Belfast, P.E.I., and Charles Seymour of Fredericton, N.B. The N.B. pilot also drove South Cove Jack to a 2:00.4 victory for trainer Jack Arsenault and owner Deborah Wilson of Elmsdale, N.S. ending Super S Yzerman’s winning streak at four. Filly J J Mistress was a 2:00.3 winner for trainer Earl Watts and P.E.I. owners Jamie MacKinley of Clyde River, Windemere Farms of North Wiltshire, David Watts of North Wiltshire and Tommy Godfrey of Charlottetown. Settlement Request completed the Barrieau grand slam with a 1:58 triumph for N.B. owners Alfred Barrieau of Dieppe and Michael Clinton of Saint John.

In other PEI Colt Stakes action, filly Saulsbrook Alana notched her third win a row for driver Brodie MacPhee and owner Reg MacPherson. The Kevin MacLean trainee stepped to a 1:58.1 score.

Babies Gigolo (Jason Hughes, 1:59.3), Elm Grove Inarush (Mark Bradley, 1:57.1) and Outrageous Spirit (John Holmes, 2:00.4) also took top filly honours.

Other colts taking home the hardware included Waterside Light (Hilliard Graves, 1:59.2), Dumas Walker (Myles Heffernan Sr., 1:58) and Just A Professor (Jack Panting, 1:59.1).

PEI Colt Stakes continued under the lights featuring the three-year-olds. Filly Icandothat launched the speed show with a startling 1:55.2 two length score for trainer/driver Ryan Ellis and owner Danica Ellis of Brookfield, N.S. in the evening’s opener.

Western Judy was able to recover from a miscue at the start to win her division for trainer/driver Mark McKinnon in 2:00.1. Blair Hansen of Charlottetown is the owner.

Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie, 1:58.2), Dianna Santanna (John Holmes, 1:57.2) and Ask Dont Tell (Jason Hughes, 1:59.1) also won their respective filly divisions.

The three-year-old colts, dubbed the Glamour Boys, also put in impressive performances. The Rev, with Danny Romo in the bike, delivered as the post time favourite with a 1:55.4 clocking for N.S. owners Robert Skinner of Truro, Jeffrey Skinner of Hammonds Plains, Stephen Tufts of Truro and the Glb Stable, of Lakeview.

Driven by Kenny Arsenault, Untouchable One won his fourth in a row with a 1:56 effort for the Dooley Boys Racing Stable of Halifax, N.S.

Pownal Bay Mustang gave Barrieau his fifth stakes score as he won his division in 1:57. The MacLean trainee is owned by Reg MacPherson and Charlottetown's Ian Smith.

PEI Colt Stakes hardware also went Deep River Cruise (Bernard McCallum, 1:58.3) and Its My Turn (Jason Hughes, 1:57.3).

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following links: Afternoon Results / Evening Results

(With files from Red Shores)

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