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Looking To Make Some Canada Day Music

Published: June 29, 2020 12:01 pm ET

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This Wednesday afternoon (July 1) at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway, Slide Guitar will try to play a winning tune in the featured contest on the track's special Canada Day card.

The 10-dash Wednesday program is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m., and the $2,300 featured pace is set to line up for Race 9.

Slide Guitar will have rail control in the seven-horse feature and David Dowling will be in the race bike. Dowling is fresh off of a three-win performance on opening day in Summerside, which has put him in a tie with Marc Campbell for leading driver. Dowling co-owns Slide Guitar with trainer Brittany Watts of Warren Grove.

Best To Hurst will start from Post 2 in the feature after having knocked on the door in this class in recent weeks. Best To Hurst has yet to see the winner’s circle for trainer Jonah Moase this year. Jason Hughes is scheduled to drive Best To Hurst on Wednesday.

Hemingway will start from the far outside in Wednesday's top tilt. He is coming into the race fresh off his seasonal debut where he finished second and paced in 1:56. Adam Merner will drive Hemingway for trainer Melissa Rennie.

Hemingway may be second choice on the morning line, but he has received the nod in the 'Backstretch Beat' selections in the Red Shores Summerside race program.

Hemingway only has the one start this season, but it was a fantastic one, tracking along one of the nicest three-year-old colts in the region (Tobins Rebel) to finish second,” reads the beat. “Post 7 could complicate things, but we think it can be overcome.”

Flash In The Pang (to be driven by Ken Murphy), Souverain (Corey MacPherson), Payback (Brodie MacPhee), and Zack The Men (Dale Spence) are all scheduled to contest the feature.

The afternoon's $2,000 'back-up class' will hit the track for Race 5, which will offer a compact field of five. JK Cowboy is the morning line favourite and he is set to be driven by Dale Spence for owner-trainer Greg MacInnis. Other top entries are Heart And Soul (Walter Cheverie) and Dangle Ona Dime (Corey MacPherson).

The program will see the first two-year-olds of the season in pari-mutuel action on PEI, with Very Well Done in Race 3 for trainer Clair Sweet and Mystifying in Race 1 for trainer-driver Darryl MacLean.

Corey MacPherson is still searching for win No. 1,000 of his career after getting number 999 last Friday in Summerside. The Cornwall driver has six drives on the card.

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To view the harness racing entries for Wednesday at Summerside, click the following link: Wednesday Entries - Summerside Raceway.

(With files from Red Shores)

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