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Dewar Memorial Stake Featured At Summerside

Published: October 17, 2008 11:30 am ET

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Plea Bargain took the fastest of three $8,300 Bob Dewar Memorial Stake divisions for three-year-old pacing colts this evening at Summerside Raceway after making a three-wide move at the third quarter pole.

Gilles Barrieau notched his third win on the card aboard the son of Quick Comeback. Plea Bargain, who is trained by Barrieau, got away sixth as Ride The Lightning (Danny Romo) set the pace. After a :28.1 opening panel, Plea Bargain followed the cover of the favourite, Absolom (Phil Pinkney), through a :57.2 half. As the field approached the third quarter station in 1:27.3, Plea Bargain made his winning move, pacing home in 1:58.1.

Ride The Lightning finished three-quarters of a length back in second and Hushs Last Money (Brian MacPhee) was third.

Owned by Mike Blanchard of New Glasgow, N.S. and Barry Blanchard of Kars, N.B., Plea Bargain picked up his eighth lifetime win and increased his earnings to $44,537.

Driver Kenny Arsenault scored a driving double aboard Bo Butler and Ricarras Sun in their respective divisions.

Bo Butler, who is trained by Arsenault, made his way to victory lane with a 1:59.4 winning effort for the Turn For Home Stable of Stratford, P.E.I.

The son of Yankee leader notched his fifth lifetime win and bumped his earnings to $45,382.

In the final split, Riccaras Sun used front-end tactics to score in 1:59 by three and three-quarter lengths for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Ken MacInnis of Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The son of Allamerican Native has 12 wins to his name and $32,613 in purse earnings.

To view Friday's results, click here.


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