MacPherson sweeps David Rose Memorial Series
SUMMERSIDE – Red Shores at Summerside Raceway hosted two divisions of the Maritime Breeders finals for trotters on Sunday afternoon.
Phantom Beau, driven by Kenny Arsenault, delivered as the post-time favourite in the two-year-old contest in 2:08.2 over a sloppy track with a three-second variant due to rain. The John Pineau-trained colt took the lion’s share of the $8,600 purse, with Dusty Lane Galaxy and Glencove Yoshi rounding out the top-three payouts. Peter Breau of Moncton, N.B., is the winning owner.
Rash Statement upset the field to win the three-year-old $7,100 Maritimes Breeders Association final. Walter Cheverie put the trotter on the front, and turned away all challengers for the gate-to-wire victory. The son of Northern Bailey is owned and trained by Joe Smallwood of Stratford.
I Aint No Lady (Garth Coles) was second while West River Xcel (Clare MacDonald) was third.
The race was named in honour of John (Buddy) Campbell.
Cheverie recorded a driving triple on the day.
Meridian Farms also presented three divisions of the David Rose Memorial Series. Driver Corey MacPherson swept all three of the Rose series with Keystone Nobility, Micrometerjack and Life Savior.
The top class went to Le Fugueur for Marc Campbell in 2:01.4. Darren Trainor conditions the horse for his wife, Jennifer.