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Harness racing invitational stars converge Sunday in Summerside, P.E.I.

The Adam Merner-driven Windemere Ryan leads the field around the turn for home during a B Division of the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old colts at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Thursday night. Windemere Ryan won the $2,500 event in 2:02.2.
A harness racing card is planned for Sunday at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway. - Jason Simmonds
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

An off-Island scorcher will take on a Gold Cup and Saucer finalist Sunday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The 12-dash card is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start with a $4,000 invitational pace slated for Race 11. Euchred demolished all comers last time out in the top class at Truro Raceway in Nova Scotia with a 15-length romp in 1:53.3 for trainer Walter Walker and owner Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S.

David Dowling gets the catch-driving call on Sunday from Post 3 but Euchred will have some tough customers to contend with. Lisburn finished third in the $60,000 The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer last month and followed it up with a preferred win last week. Kenny Arsenault will drive his trainee from Post 4 as the morning-line favourite.

James (Roach) MacGregor Gold Cup and Saucer consolation runner-up Rose Run Quest has Post 2 in the field after a third-place finish in the preferred pace last week. Marc Campbell will drive the pacer from his own barn this week.

The compact field also has Best To Hurst (Walter Cheverie) and Bugsy Maguire (Jason Hughes).

The $2,600 back-up pace hits the track in Race 8 with Mando Fun controlling the rail with Gilles Barrieau in the bike for co-owner and trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley and co-owner Donald Callbeck of Kensington. The six-year-old son of Badlands Hanover has been amassing another solid season and was a runner-up last time he drew the rail to the then hottest horse in Prince County, Dangle Ona Dime. Those pacers will meet again Sunday with Dangle Ona Dime drawing Post 5 with Ken Murphy in the seat for trainer Duane MacEachern. Mantario had been racing the best horses in the region but drops a notch to be heralded as the morning-line favourite with Arsenault driving from Post 4.

For more information on the Sunday afternoon race program and storm updates go to www.Redshores.ca. or follow Red Shores on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.

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