Early speed guar­an­teed

Summerside Race­way hosts race card tonight

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

A pair of front en­ders and a dead closer have their paths col­lide in the Wed­nes­day evening top class at the Summerside Race­way.

The spe­cial Wed­nes­day card has the first of 13-dashes get­ting un­der­way at 7 p.m. with the top pac­ers lin­ing up in Race 12.

Pic­to­nian Storm is the morn­ing line choice in the $2,100 race with Gary Chap­pell in the bike for trainer Austin Sor­rie and owner Wal­ter Sim­mons of Summerside. The six-year-old son of Western Par­adise has been solid all sea­son with a ten­dency to do his best rac­ing late in the mile and gets Post 5 to work with this week.

Keep Com­ing has Post 2 in the top class after prov­ing he likes it on front since re­lo­cat­ing to the East Coast. Myles Hef­fer­nan drives the four-yearold son of Mystery Chase for trainer Brian An­drew, who coowns with Wil­liam An­drew of Cal­gary, Alta.

Keep Com­ing has the right post to see a path to the front but Mi­nor Wis­dom will com­pli­cate mat­ters as the Kristina McCourt trainee gets Ja­son Hughes in the bike and shows a string of 27 sec­ond quar­ters with her cut­ting the mile.

Race an­a­lyst Bo Ford leans to­wards clos­ing tac­tics from Pic­to­nian Storm as the way to the win­ner’s cir­cle.

“Pic­to­nian Storm is on a dif­fer­ent level than he has been in re­cent me­mory, after a life­time best two back he fol­lowed suit with a crush vic­tory the next time out,” Ford said. “We can’t dare go against him on re­cent form.”

Other en­tries in the Wed­nes­day evening top event in­clude Painted Desert (Adam Merner), Machinthe­sand (Ken Murphy) and H P Bushido Drag­jet (Marc Camp­bell).

Race 7 on the pro­gram is the Clif­ford Wedge Me­mo­rial pace for a $1,200 pot. Western Sexy is the morn­ing line choice from Post 4 with Adam Merner driv­ing for trainer Phil Sizer and owner Ja­son Sherry of Kens­ing­ton.

The Race 13 fi­nale will see South­field Spirit try to pro­tect her two-race win streak with Merner in the bike for trainer Frank Banks.

Ul­ti­mate­ly­hand­some is the favourite fresh off a 1:57 vic­tory in Char­lot­te­town with Hughes in the bike for the Ultimate Sta­ble of Greater Lake­burn, N.B.

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