SUMMERSIDE – Red Shores at Summerside Raceway played host to the three-year-old fillies in the Lady Slipper Stakes on Sunday afternoon.
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It was a tight race to the finish in Race 8 at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon. When all was said and done, a judges’ inquiry determined that Muzzys Mud Puddle was the winner of the $1,150 pace.
Rose Valley, under the command of Kenny Arsenault, delivered as the post-time favourite, winning by two lengths in her division of the Lady Slipper gold. Arsenault moved the daughter of Brandons Cowboy into the outside flow en route to the half to track down fraction-setter Dianna Santanna (John Holmes) to win by two lengths in 1:57.3.
Mike Campbell trains for owners Dawn and Theodore Bremner of Jemseg, N.B.
Dianna Santanna remained in the hunt for second while Windemere Maggie (Walter Cheverie) was third.
Top Brand captured the second Lady Slipper $11,500 gold split for Danny Romo. The filly took over the lead from Missassy Attitude at the three-quarter pole on her way to a 1:58.3 score. Romo co-owns Top Brand with Thomas Hawco Jr. of Sydney, N.S.
Largomotion rallied late to get second while Missassy Attitude faded to third.
The Lady Slipper grassroot titles went to Gascoigne Dickie, driven by John Holmes for Murray MacDonald of Belfast and Gerald MacDougall of Cardigan, and Pictonian Zena, with owner-driver Shane Bernard in the bike.
Greatheart Hanover recorded the fastest mile of the day – 1:56.1 – for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Stephen Quinn.
Roscoes Child was 3 1/2 lengths back in second, with Cecils Express completing the triactor. The 6-8-2 combination paid $83.30.
The victory wrapped up a successful weekend for the Foxyhall Racing Stable of Summerside.
Hughes had a driving double on the afternoon to cap off a five-win weekend performance.
The total live wager for the 14-dash program was $20,466.