Ri­valry in the mak­ing

D Gs Camme, Big Surf go head-to-head tonight

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Summerside Com­piled by Bo Ford for Red Shores

Will it be the Camme be­fore the storm or could it be Surf ’s Up tonight at Red Shores at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park.

A ri­valry in the mak­ing be­gins in tonight’s pre­ferred one pace when D Gs Camme and Big Surf line up be­hind the start­ing gate side by side.

The Ce­cil Lad­ner me­mo­rial win­ner Big Surf has drawn Post 2 for Burkie By The Bay Sta­ble and Perry Burke. The four-year-old Some­beach­some­where geld­ing has taken P.E.I. by storm, win­ning three of his four starts this year, in­clud­ing two in 1:53 and change. Char­lot­te­town’s top reins­man Marc Camp­bell will han­dle the driv­ing du­ties for trainer Trevor Hicken.

The ri­valry will be born when D Gs Camme makes his third start of 2015 tonight, fresh off a 1:54 vic­tory a week ago. The de­fend­ing Gover­nor’s Plate champ is owned by Quentin and Hal Be­van, Tom Clark and Ron Mathe­son. The five-year-old son of Bliss­ful Hall is trained by Char­lot­te­town Jackie Mathe­son, and will re­unite with the Main­land in­vader the Gilles Bar­rieau from Post 1. Si Se­malu, new­comer For­tune Play­boy and All Tu­rain com­plete the com­pact field of five.

Ram­bling Lily will look to make it three-in-a-row to start the 2015 sea­son when she lines up against seven other ri­vals in the Race 11 open mares. Lily has drawn into Post 6 for own­ers Allan Jones and Norm Leger, trainer Jones and driver Wal­ter Chev­erie. Other con­tenders in­clude For All We Know, Dirt Track Momma and Wil­low War­rior.

The open trot goes in Race 3 with the queen of the trot, Plea­sure Girls, ab­sent this week it leaves the door open for a new win­ner. Holy Molie Magie makes her third start on red soil, and af­ter back-to-back sec­ond-place fin­ishes to Pleaure Girls she will look to re­turn to the win­ner’s en­clo­sure for owner trainer Jeff Holmes and driver Chev­erie. The field in­cludes Parkhill Juger­naut, Frill Seeker and Cal­iban Hanover.

The 12-dash card gets un­der­way at 6 p.m.

Five pac­ers will com­pete in the Race 10 fea­ture Sun­day at Red Shores at the Summerside Race­way.

The morn­ing-line choice will be Machinthe­sand, as he looks to pick up his third vic­tory in seven days when he leaves from Post 5. Owned by Noo­nan Hold­ings Ltd., Rus­sell and Karen Noo­nan, the Hughie Mur­phy-trainee comes off a Canada Day vic­tory in 1:55. On Sun­day he will re­unite with driver Nor­ris Rogers.

The com­pact field of five in­cludes Ea­gle Jolt, fresh off a 1:57 score in Char­lot­te­town, Oh To Be Me, Car­rera An­gel and Out­side The Wire.

The Race 11 will see the 10year-old geld­ing Life Sav­ior put his three-race win streak on the line while mak­ing the jump from the $4,000 claimer into the $5,000 ranks.

Owned by Darla MacEach­ern and trained by fa­ther Duane, the win­ner of 55 life­time races has back-to-back vic­to­ries in 1:58.1. He will get the ser­vices of Summerside’s lead­ing driver Corey MacPher­son.

The 11-dash card is set for a 1 p.m. post time.

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