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Somewhere Fancy wins The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Driver Simon Allard gave the fans a show Sunday night as he approached the finish line with Somewhere Fancy to win The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer.
Allard tipped back in the sulky and raised both feet in the air as he claimed the 59th edition of the prestigious race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
“Anytime I win a big race, I’m . . . going to do something funny – that’s me,” Allard said in the winner’s circle. “Business gets boring sometimes, but I like to spice it up.”
The decision comes, he said, when he knows the field won’t catch him.
“I turned around and I was pretty confident that I was going to win it,” he said.
Somewhere Fancy won in 1:50.4 for owner John Mehlenbacher, Oakville, Ont. Allard’s brother, Rene, does the training.
Rockin In Heaven (J. Harris) and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) finished second and third, respectively.


The race was pushed from Saturday to Sunday after heavy rains postponed both Saturday’s cards.

“I don’t think it mattered,” Allard said. “That horse, he’s a stud. He’s so happy and full of himself. He’s just a great animal that races week after week. He never gets sick or tired.”

Allard said there's a connection between driver and horse.

“The horse made me feel really confident on the post parade tonight. He was like, ‘Don’t worry about it, I got this’.”

Nicholas Oakes will have more on the $60,000 race online Monday and in Tuesday's print and e-edition of The Guardian.


CDP Results

Harness racing results from Sunday night at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Race 1 – White Fish Flash (N. Rogers) 3.10 2.20 2.10; Western Scot (P. Langille) 6.60 3.00; Windsun Rebel (Ma. Campbell) 2.10.

Times: 29.1, 58.3, 128.3, 158.3. Also ran: Beechwood Tiger, Miramichi Gouch. Winning horse owned by Ed Harvey, P.E.I.; and Ralph Harvey, New Brunswick. Exactor 6-1 $19.90; Triactor 6-1-5 $28.20; Superfecta 6-1-5-2 $32.60.

Race 2 – Rockin Indy (C. MacPherson) 6.50 4.20 3.20; Give Em Heck (C. Sheppard) 3.10 2.10; Rockys World (A. Merner) 2.70.

Times: 28.2, 57.2, 127.1, 156.1. Also ran: Pictonian Storm, Saulsbrook Quick, Beau Seelster. Winning horse owned by Troy Murray, Clyde River. Exactor 1-2 $33; Triactor 1-2-3 $63.90; Superfecta 1-2-3-4 $59.70; DD 6-1 $26.50.

Race 3 – Diggin In (G. Barrieau) 4.50 2.50 2.50; Southwind Ricardo (Ma. Campbell) 2.50 2.40; Harbourlite Jerry (S. Shepherd) 3.20.

Times: 28.1, 56.4, 126.1, 156.1. Also ran: Goliath Reigns, Stature Seelster, Political Crisis. Winning horse owned by Lillian, Kevin and Brian Ladner, Charlottetown. Exactor 1-5 $18.30; Triactor 1-5-6 $90.60; Superfecta 1-5-6-2 $63.20.

Race 4 – Woodmere Ideal Art (J. Hughes) 4.20 2.30 2.10; Flash In The Pang (D. Dowling) 2.30 2.10; Red Dirt Rebel (S. Allard) 2.70.

Times: 29.1, 58.1, 127.3, 155.4. Also ran: Half Cut, Dustylanesam, Howmac Diamond. Winning horse owned by Ultimate Stable, Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Exactor 1-2 $8; Triactor 1-2-6 $48.40; Superfecta 1-2-6-5 $47.20.

Race 5 – Distinctiv Rusty (J. Jamieson) 8.90 3.20 2.60; Whitemountain Nemo (S. Allard) 2.60 2.20; Heart And Guts (D. Dowling) 3.20.

Times: 28.1, 57.1, 126.3, 156.1. Also ran: Zero Rate, Artners In Crime, Three Truths. Winning horse owned by Andrea Rennison and Ryder Matthews Rennison, Truro, N.S. Exactor 2-6 $26.40; Triactor 2-6-4 $158.80; Superfecta 2-6-4-5 $703.05.

Race 6 – Stan The Man (J. Jamieson) 4.30 2.10 2.20; Freddie (Ma. Campbell) 2.30 2.40; Frill Seeker (K. Arsenault) 3.30.

Times: 30.1, 58.1, 129.1, 200.1. Also ran: Dusty Lane Jacob, Meadowbranch Patsy, Isabella Hanover, Professor Gordon. Winning horse owned by Christy Markos and Gregory Peck, Ancaster, Ont. Exactor 1-7 $7.90; Triactor 1-7-4 $63; Superfecta 1-7-4-3 $108.10.

Race 7 – Young Man Matt (J. Jamieson) 3.40 2.40 2.20; Shanghai B G (S. Allard) 3.40 3.40; Dancers Pass (G. Barrieau) 4.30.

Times: 28.4, 57.4, 127.2, 156.1. Also ran: Prince Adam, Macnamarra, Hemingway, Miss Sangria, Shiftyn Georgie. Winning horse owned by Terry Gallant, Summerside. Exactor 6-5 $14.50; Triactor 6-5-3 $99.90; Superfecta 6-5-3-2 $251.05.

Race 8 – Sock It Away (Ma. Campbell) 2.30 2.10 2.10; Weekend Atnannies (M. McGuigan) 5.30 3.10; Tobins Lightning (K. Arsenault) 3.10.

Times: 28.2, 58.1, 127.2, 155.1. Also ran: The Colonel, Dustylanewesty, J J Powerball. Winning horse owned by Reg MacPherson, Stratford. Exactor 3-2 $8.80; Triactor 3-2-5 $15.70; Superfecta 3-2-5-1 $14.65.

Race 9 – Ultimatelyhandsome (R. Shepherd) 18.20 6.10 2.70; Code Word (S. Allard) 2.70 2.10; Machinthesand (D. Spence) 2.10.

Times: 29.1, 59.1, 128.3, 157.2. Also ran: Preceptor, Culpepper, Weather Hanover. Winning horse owned by Ultimate Stable, Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Exactor 6-3 $83.40; Triactor 6-3-2 $243.70; Superfecta 6-3-2-1 $274.80.

Race 10 – Keep Coming (T. Cullen) 3.50 2.70 2.10; Sucrose Hanover (C. MacPherson) 3.90 2.50; Likely To Win (A. Merner) 2.50.

Times: 28.1, 55.4, 125.1, 154.1. Also ran: I C True Grit, Salmonier Storm, Mister Godro. Winning horse owned by William Andrew, Alberta; and Brian Andrew, P.E.I. Exactor 1-4 $17.30; Triactor 1-4-5 $58.10; Superfecta 1-4-5-7 $47.95.

Race 11 – Modern Best (C. Kelly) 3.80 2.30 2.20; Drivingthedragon N (J. Hughes) 2.60 2.60; Swingirl (C. MacPherson) 4.60.

Times: 29.1, 59.3, 129.1, 157.4. Also ran: One Hot Camshaft, Hurricane Hill, Caughtmespeeding, Always Reese. Wining horse owned by Simon Poirier and Chad MacDonell, Inverness, N.S. Exactor 1-2 $8.70; Triactor 1-2-6 $47.90; Superfecta 1-2-6-5 $59.10.

Race 12 – Do Over Hanover (J. Hughes) 3.70 2.20 2.60; Winter Blast (G. Barrieau) 4.70 3.80; Tobinator (C. MacPherson) 4.80.

Times: 29.1, 58.1, 126.2, 154.3. Also ran: Euchred, Elm Grove Kaboom, Nabber Again. Winning horse owned by Donald MacRae, P.E.I.; and Allard Racing Inc., Que. Exactor 2-1 $18.50; Triactor 2-1-7 $188.30; Superfecta 2-1-7-5 $267.

Race 13 – Ms Mac N Cheese (S. Allard) 2.60 2.10 2.10; Sodwana Bay (G. Barrieau) 3.10 2.90; Prettyndangerous (T. Cullen) 2.80.

Times: 27.2, 55.2, 125.2, 154.2. Also ran: Ramblinglily, West River Ambyr, Traces Of Purple, Collective Wisdom, Dustlanemissmolly. Winning horse owned by Ratchford Stable Ns, North Sydney, N.S. Exactor 1-7 $8.80; Triactor 1-7-6 $47.70; Superfecta 1-7-6-5 $52.75.

Race 14 – Somewhere Fancy (S. Allard) 8.30 3.50 3.10; Rockin In Heaven (J. Harris) 2.50 2.40; Rose Run Quest (M. Campbell) 4.60.

Times: 27.2, 54.3, 123.1, 150.4. Also ran: Always N The Money, Bet On Brett, Lincolnjames, Fool Me Once, Asap Hanover. Winning horse owned by John Mehlenbacher, Oakville, Ont. Exactor 6-1 $16.20; Triactor 6-1-2 $350.50; Superfecta 6-1-2-5 $708.45; DD 1-6 $10.70.

Wager – $228,695.

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