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Plate Champion Heads Summerside Fri.

Published: June 10, 2021 10:11 am ET

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Sporting a string of one-two finishes, Bugsy Maguire will attempt to knock off an exceptional field of horses in the Friday evening (June 11) feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The Prince County oval has a 10-dash card lined up for a 6 p.m. start time.

Bugsy Maguire is the morning line favourite in the featured ninth race, which sports a $3,200 purse. Myles Heffernan Sr. gets the catch-driving call on the son of Bettors Delight for trainer Wade Sorrie and owner Walter Simmons. Bugsy Maguire has three wins and three second-place finishes from his six seasonal starts and will start from post 5. Moonwriter (David Dowling, post 7) is second choice in the field after winning this class twice already in 2021. Perennial top Western P.E.I. pacer Heart And Soul (Ken Murphy) leaves from post 2 in his third start of the campaign.

The Backstretch Beat in Friday’s program has Bugsy Maguire pegged for the win spot in the feature.

“There are literally dozens of scenarios of how this one will play out with such an incredibly talented field of horses. The most likely one is that the classy veteran Bugsy Maguire finds his way to the lead and never looks back. We’ll play our hunch on that going down.”

Also in the ultra-competitive feature field are Pictonian Storm (Marc Campbell), Soccer Hanover (Mark Bradley), Chocolate Swirl (Jason Hughes), Screen Test (Corey MacPherson) and Hunger Pangs (Gilles Barrieau).

The $2,400 back-up pace lines up in race seven, with Creepin picked to win from post 5 for trainer-driver Dowling and owners Alex Quinn, Carl Peterson and Brittany Watts. The son of Mach Three was involved in a front-end duel his last start and hung on for second. Other top entries are Winter Blast (Hughes) and Mantario (Barrieau).

In accordance with Public Health Guidelines, customers can come see the action live at Red Shores Summerside with no reservation on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited capacity. To reserve a table for race night dining at West End Bar and Grill, call the reservation line at 1-902-888-5666.

On track wagering opens at 12 noon Friday at Red Shores. The Race Day broadcast is available at HPI-PEI promotion continues at

To view Friday's complete entries, click the following link: Friday Entries – Red Shores Summerside.

(Red Shores)

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