Stakes-filled Sun­day in Summerside

First leg of the Is­land Breeder’s Se­ries

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

The first leg of the Is­land Breeder’s Se­ries dom­i­nates Sun­day’s pro­gram at Red Shores at Summerside Race­way.

There are stakes’ events in ev­ery race of the 15-dash card.

The ac­tion gets un­der­way at 1 p.m., with Ticked flaunt­ing his un­de­feated record in the Race 1 Call­beck Stakes’ di­vi­sion for two-year-old trot­ters.

Myles Hef­fer­nan drives and co-owns the son of Arm­bro Bar­ris­ter with Jackie Hef­fer­nan of Sum­merville. The Ger­ald MacDougall-trainee has won both his 2017 starts, and faces off with five ri­vals in the $4,700 di­vi­sion.

The other $4,700 Call­beck two-year-old trot di­vi­sions line up in Races 5 and 9, with the en­tries look­ing for points for the end-of-sea­son Is­land Breeder’s fi­nals.

The Call­beck Memo­rial stakes for two-year-old pac­ing fil­lies hit the track in Races 2, 6, 10 and 13, with a $6,000 purse at play in each di­vi­sion.

Some of the top fil­lies so far this sea­son face off in Race 10, with Scar­let De­sire draw­ing Post 2 for trainer-driver Marc Camp­bell and owner Gor­don Ma­cLean of Winsloe.

The two-year-old daugh­ter of Western Par­adise was a win­ner in 2:00 in her lat­est race in stakes’ ac­tion in Truro. The sec­ond-place fin­isher that day has rail con­trol this week, with a new trainer and a new coowner.

Maybe its may­belline has Post 1 and Mark Bradley in the bike for new trainer Tom Weather­bie and owner Ch­eryl Gel­dart Greer of Nor­ton, N.B., and new co-owner Blair Hansen of Char­lot­te­town. The daugh­ter of West­wardho Hanover has yet to miss the top three in four sea­son starts.

The two-year-old pac­ing colts line up be­hind the gate in Races 4, 8, 12, 14 and 15 in Call­beck Memo­rial Stakes’ ac­tion for a $5,400 purse.

A pair of un­de­feated streaks col­lide in the af­ter­noon fi­nale, with Camp­bell elect­ing off Summerside track record holder Sock It Away in favour of Post 2 starter Ocean­view Mag­num. Both have won a pair of sea­sonal starts.

Ocean­view Mag­num was a 1:58.3 win­ner in his lat­est out­ing for trainer Earl Watts and Is­land own­ers Har­ris John­ston, Roger Burns, John Howatt and Que­bec res­i­dent Claude Poirier.

Gilles Bar­rieau picks up the mount on 1:56 Summerside two-year-old pac­ing track record holder Sock It Away from Post 6 for trainer Kevin Ma­cLean and own­ers Reg MacPher­son of Strat­ford.

The Maple Leaf Trot for three-year-old trot­ters hits the track in Races 3, 7 and 11, with a $4,600 purse in each. The new­lyminted co-owner of the Truro Race­way three-year-old trot­ting track record is in Race 3 from the out­side in the field of six.

Pappy Go Go was a 1:59.4 win­ner in his lat­est start, with Camp­bell train­ing and driv­ing for owner-Gray­land Farm of Pug­wash.

The son of Tad The Stud has been noth­ing short of phe­nom­e­nal this sea­son as he is un­de­feated in three races and gets last year’s Mar­itime Breeder’s cham­pion Wicked Nick as the chief op­po­nent from Post 1 with Gary Chap­pell at the lines.

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