Bet The House attempts repeat in afternoon feature
SUMMERSIDE – The open trotters invade Red Shores at Summerside Raceway during a 12-race program on Sunday.
The first race will be called to the starter at 1 p.m.
Abundaspin, with Harold Shepherd in the bike, will put his winning streak on the line in Race 3 against a power-packed lineup that includes three Ron Gass trainees – Caliban Hanover, Neal and Pleasure Girls.
Gass will drive Neal from Post 4, and he delivered an impressive score in his last start for owner Bill Andrew of Calgary, Alta. The Andrew stable also has rail-sitter Lyrical Lindy, driven by Gilles Barrieau, in the event.
Corey MacPherson will catch drive Caliban Hanover, with Walter Cheverie listed on 4-1 shot Pleasure Girls.
Cheverie has another live drive behind Bet The House in the afternoon feature. The Summerside fan favourite, trained by Blaine McKenna, recorded a 1:58 victory for Gilles Barrieau last Sunday. Barrieau is committed to Tobins Fusion off the rail.
The field includes Lucky Encounter (Alex Sobey), Onehotvett (Wade Sorrie), SA Summers Luck (Corey MacPherson) and Toad River (Ken Murphy).
Race analyst Jared Stretch is staying with Bet The House as his top choice.
“He won the big one here last week, and did it in impressive fashion,” said Stretch. “He’ll have to take care of business from the outside, but he’s proven in the past he can win from anywhere.”