Si Se­malu leav­ing from rail

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Si Se­malu’s con­nec­tions are hop­ing the luck at the draw car­ries over to Prince County’s most pres­ti­gious stan­dard­bred race.

The five-year-old bay geld­ing by Mod­ern-Art-Co­queluche Se­malu-Mil­lion Dol­lar Cam drew the cov­eted rail for the 47th run­ning of the Gover­nor’s Plate at Red Shores at Summerside Race­way on Satur­day night.

The top four fin­ish­ers from the two $5,000 in­vi­ta­tional elim­i­na­tions on Sun­day ad­vanced to the $22,000 fi­nal. The draw took place dur­ing Tues­day’s race card.

The Jason Hughes-driven Si Se­malu, owned by Foxy­hall Rac­ing of Wal­lace, N.S., fin­ished in the show po­si­tion in the sec­ond elim­i­na­tion. The Rev, who placed in the first elim­i­na­tion to de­fend­ingcham­pion DG’s Camme, will leave from Post 2. Per­fect Es­cape drew Post 3 while R Caan drew-Post 4.

Summerside na­tive and for­mer Gover­nor’s Plate win­ner Terry Gallant drove R Caan to a sec­ond-place fin­ish be­hind Big Surf ’s track-equalling 1:53-flat trip in Elim­i­na­tion 2. The P.E.I.- owned DG’s Camme and driver Gilles Bar­rieau set the cur­rent track record in win­ning last year’s Gover­nor’s Plate, and over­came Post 8 to win his elim­i­na­tion in 1:53.2.

Im Drinkin Dou­bles, Big Surf and All Tu­rain drew the sixth, sev­enth and eighth posts, re­spec­tively.

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