Rookie colts set to go

Sum­mer­side Race­way host­ing six At­lantic Sires Stakes races tonight

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Compiled by Ni­cholas Oakes for Red Shores.

The promis­ing ca­reers of dozens of young pac­ing colts gets un­der­way tonight at Red Shores at the Sum­mer­side Race­way.

First race post time is 7 p.m. with the At­lantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pac­ing colts tak­ing cen­tre stage with $9,320 A di­vi­sions in Races 6, 8 and 10.

Arts Wish is the morn­ing line choice in Race 6 for trainer-driver Kenny Arse­nault and Saint John, N.B., own­ers Peter Tre­cartin and Christopher David­son. The two-year-old son of West­wardho Hanover was sec­ond in his ca­reer de­but in overnight ac­tion and faces six ri­vals in his stakes de­but, in­clud­ing Tobins Op­ti­mism (Gilles Bar­rieau) and Buddy Mach (Ja­son Hughes).

All eyes will be on Race 8 af­ter Tan­gled Mind made his­tory as the fastest Mar­itime-bred, twoyear-old qual­i­fy­ing win­ner in Is­land his­tory with an awe-in­spir­ing 1:58.1 trip at Red Shores at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park. Bar­rieau trains and drives the two-year-old son of Pang Shui for New Brunswick own­ers Al­fred Bar­rieau of Dieppe and Michael Clin­ton of Saint John.

Top en­tries in the A divi­sion in­clude an­other pair of Pang Shui colts in Sock It Away (Marc Camp­bell) and Wil­frid Joseph (Arse­nault).

The fi­nal $9,320 At­lantic Sires Stakes A divi­sion has Week­end At­nan­nies pre­par­ing to fight off seven foes to re­main un­de­feated. Trained and driven by Mike McGuigan, the son of West­ern Par­adise was a win­ner in his overnight de­but with a 2:00.4 vic­tory with a 28.2 closer and gets rail con­trol tonight. Glenn Dunn of Sum­merville owns the two-year-old.

Other top con­tenders are My­bud­dy­rose (Arse­nault) and Mis­ter Dulce (Rod­ney Gilles), who was also a win­ner in his overnight de­but.

A trio of $2,500 At­lantic Sires Stakes B di­vi­sions line up in Races 2, 4 and 7.

Race 3 on the card is The Rocket Chief Harvey and Randy MacEach­ern Memo­rial, while Race 5 is the Cam Cameron Memo­rial pace and the Kens­ing­ton Horse­men’s Club spon­sors Race 11. The Phillip and Henry Doucette Memo­rial pace lines up in Race 9 on the pro­gram.

CP PHOTO

Pitts­burgh Penguins cap­tain Sidney Crosby helps or­ga­nize a drill dur­ing an on-ice ses­sion at the Sidney Crosby Hockey School in Hal­i­fax on Wed­nes­day.

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