Good Fri­day Three head­lines Sun­day fea­ture

Journal Pioneer - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS OAKES

A field of five pac­ers will face off with a free-for-all pac­ing star in the Sun­day af­ter­noon fea­ture at Red Shores Summerside.

The first race of the 11-dash card lines up be­hind the gate at 1 p.m., while Good Fri­day Three has the out­side of six horses in the race 10 fea­ture for a $2,400 purse.

Corey MacPherson gets the catch driv­ing call be­hind the Austin Sor­rie trained Good Fri­day Three for owner Wal­ter Sim­mons of Summerside. An en­trant in the $20,000 James (Roach) MacGre­gor Me­mo­rial Gold Cup and Saucer con­so­la­tion in Au­gust in Char­lot­te­town, the five-year-old son of Mach Three paced in 1:53 and change over Summerside ear­lier this sum­mer in the Gover­nor’s Plate fi­nal.

His Sun­day af­ter­noon foes are head­lined by top pacer Rash B Hav­ior (Driven by Ken Mur­phy) from post 4 while All­star Seel­ster (Norris Rogers) is fresh off a 1:58 qual­i­fier af­ter hav­ing not started since the Gover­nor’s Plate fi­nal on July 15. Other Sun­day top class en­tries in­clude Old Buck (Ja­son Hughes), Ul­ti­mately hand­some (Kenny Arse­nault) and Ea­gle Jolt (Marc Camp­bell).

The af­ter­noon back-up class car­ries a purse of $1,800 with Machinthe­sand lead­ing the way from post 3 with Mur­phy driv­ing for trainer Hughie Mur­phy and own­ers Noo­nan Hold­ings and Rus­sell and Karen Noo­nan of Summerside. Other top en­tries in­clude Bet Er All (Camp­bell) and Pic­to­nian Storm (Gary Chap­pell).

Race 1 has a new­comer to East Coast with Cyrax leav­ing from post 6 for new own­er­trainer Barry Big­gar of Summerside with Dale Spence in the bike.

The four-year-old son of In­trepid Seel­ster has 11 life­time vic­to­ries along with $48,272 in earn­ings with a life­time best of 1:54.1 taken over Hoosier Park in In­di­ana. Cyrax had been rac­ing the claim­ing ranks in On­tario be­fore re­lo­cat­ing East. Check out www.Red­shores.ca for live video, race pro­grams and pro­mo­tional in­for­ma­tion.

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