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Machinthesand Favoured At Summerside

Published: July 21, 2017 6:24 pm ET

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A compact group of five will contest the Sunday afternoon featured pace at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway and the opening quarter is sure to be lively.

First race post time is 1:00 P.M. for the 12-dash card. Machinthesand has rail control and the nod from classifier Gerard Smith as the morning line choice in the $2,250 race 11 top class. Ken Murphy drives the pacer for trainer Hughie Murphy and Summerside owners Noon Holdings Ltd and Russell & Karen Noonan. The eight-year-old son of Mach Three was victorious in this class the last time he had rail control by setting up shop on the front end, but this week he has to contend with the front-running Minor Wisdom from post two with Wade Sorrie in the bike for Kristina McCourt of Kensington. The seven-year-old American Ideal mare was a winner in her latest outing in the $2,250 Mares Open. Instant Shadow (Jason Hughes) gets post five shipping in from New Brunswick and riding a two-race win streak over Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John for trainer Sifroi Melanson, while Pictonian Storm was a sharp 1:55.2 winner in his latest and gets Gary Chappell this week from post four. Mando Fun leaves from post three with Dale Spence in the bike for trainer Paul Biggar.

Ultimateflyingnun will put her undefeated season to the test from post one in Race 10 on the card for trainer Melanson and driver Spence. The five-year-old daughter of Driven To Win has three wins from as many starts so far in 2017. Old Buck is the favourite in that $1,800 event for driver Hughes and owner-trainer Alan MacDonald of Summerside.

Race eight has a newcomer to Island racing with Come On Eileen leaving from post five in the $1,600 dash with Ambyr Campbell in the bike for new trainer Trevor Hicken. The four-year-old daughter of Sportswriter has seven lifetime wins, $28,724 in earnings and a mark of 1:57 over the five-eighths Rideau Carleton oval outside Ottawa, Ont. The mare will have stiff company in her Island debut including Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie), Rash B Havior (Murphy) and Ultimatelyhandsome (Dale Spence).

Check out Redshores.ca for live video, race programs and promotional information including the $100,000 Dash For Cash promotion being offered again this weekend.

For entries, click the following link: Sunday Entries - Red Shores Summerside.

(with files from Red Shores)


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