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Woodmere Ideal Art tops Summerside field

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

Trainer Sifroi Melanson came to play from New Brunswick Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Shipping in from Greater Lakeburn, N.B., Melanson sent two trainees straight to the winner’s circle on the Sunday card, including a 1:55.4 score in the $2,600 top event with Woodmere Ideal Art.
Norris Rogers supplied the winning steer with Woodmere Ideal Art over Red Magician (Adam Merner) and pacesetter Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes), who finished third. The Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn holds the ownership papers of the four-year-old son of Articulator.

Melanson’s other victory came with Ultimatelyhandsome – also owned by the Ultimate Stable – in 1:56.4 for driver Kyle Mason in Race 9 for a $1,900 purse.

Driver Corey MacPherson capped off an excellent weekend on the track on Sunday. MacPherson hit the wire first in five of 12 races, including a 1:55.4 new career record for Dangle Ona Dime in the $2,300 back-up pace for trainer Duane MacEachern of Summerside.

MacPherson also came first with Ramset (1:58.1) for Elton Millar of Tyne Valley, Sharks Play (2:00.4) for trainer Barry Biggar of Summerside, Adventure Luck (1:58.3) from the Robert Williams Stable of Ellerslie and with Badlands Giovanna (1:59) for trainer Jaycob Sweet of O’Leary.

He also had five wins Saturday in Charlottetown to give him 10 weekend victories. MacPherson’s five-win Sunday propels the Cornwall driver into second place amongst drivers in Prince County.

Sendmeasign scored a mild upset in the Race 5 Bill and Doris Companion memorial pace as owner-trainer Alex Sobey steered the mare to a 1:59.1 victory.

Trainer Jeff Wallace of Alberton had two wins on the card as Varadero Hanover delivered in 1:57 and Coasttocoastshark was a winner in 1:57.4. Ken Murphy was in the bike for both victories.

 – Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.


SRW Results

Harness racing results from Sunday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Race 1 – Whiskey to Wine (M. Downey) 15.70 5.20 3.70; Runnindownadream (C. MacPherson) 8.40 7.30; Windemere Hotshot (K. Murphy) 3.70.

Times: 29.1, 58.2, 128, 200.1. Also ran: Melray Moe, Pineapple Express, Sun On The Beach, Jacks Or Better, Girl With Game. Winning horse owned by Dr. M. Downey, New Brunswick. Exactor 1-4 $239.70; Triactor 1-4-8 $243.85; Superfecta 1-4-8-5 $160.61.

Race 2 – W C Little Willie (N. Rogers) 7.80 3.50 2.70; Flowersonthebeach (D. Wallace) 4.10 2.90; Spirit of August (K. Murphy) 3.30.

Times: 29.4, 100.3, 130.3, 201.1. Also ran: J J Breanne, Khitam Image, J J Superman, Elm Grove Nanci, W C Marys Buddy. Winning horse owned by William Folland, P.E.I. Exactor 3-4 $42.30; Triactor 3-4-all $113.40; Superfecta 3-4-1-2 $120; Daily Double 1-3 $112.80.

Race 3 – Ramset (C. MacPherson) 10.10 4.70 4.92; Flash in the Pang (N. Rogers) 4.70 4.60; Artsleek (Dr. M. Downey) 9.40.

Times: 29.2 59.2 129.0 158.1. Also ran: Fox Valley Riviera, Prom King, Hunger Pangs. Winning horse owned by Ryan and Everett MacLeod, P.E.I. Exactor 6-5 $27; Triactor 6-5-2 $339.50; Superfecta 6-5-2-1 $203.85.

Race 4 – Coasttocoastshark (K. Murphy) 3.20 2.60 2.10; Heart and Soul (W. Cheverie) 2.30 2.10; Celebrate your Bet (J. Hughes) 2.50.

Times: 28.4, 58.4, 129, 157.4. Also ran: Dilans Mustang, All Out, Souverain. Winning horse owned by Shirley Wallace, P.E.I. Exactor 1-3 $4.90; Triactor 1-3-2 $9.90; Superfecta 1-3-2-6 $31.80.

Race 5 – Sendmeasign (R.Chappell) 6.80 2.10 2.60; Can Art (A.Merner) 2.10 2.10; Shes A Lover 2.10.

Times: 29.3, 59.1, 129.2, 159.1. Also ran: Shouldabeenaclown, Jays Little Spark. Winning horse owned by Alex Sobey, P.E.I. Exactor 3-1 $13.80; Triactor 3-1-2 $37.40; Superfecta 3-1-2-5 $84.

Race 6 – Sharks Play (C. MacPherson) 4.60 2.90 2.70; Western Gracie (M.A. Sobey) 3.80 3.00; The Gormanizor (J. Hughes) 3.70.

Times: 29.0, 100.2, 131.1, 200.4. Also ran: A Fiesty X Ample, Southfield Sue, MJS Little Martha, Putnams Ramone.

Winning horse owned by Alexis Bridges, James and Jennifer Barlow, P.E.I. Exactor 3-2 $12.30; Triactor 3-2-5 $41.30; Superfecta 3-2-5-4 $73.85.

Race 7 – Adventure Luck (C. MacPherson) 3.30 2.70 2.10; White Fish Flash (N. Rogers) 3.10 3.60; Useful Hanover (A. Merner) 4.90.

Times: 29.1, 59.3, 129.3, 158.3. Also ran: Quick Mad, O Christopher, Windemere Johny, Bowyer Hanover. Winning horse owned by Robert Williams, P.E.I. Exactor 2-7 $11; Triactor 2-7-5 $52.20; Superfecta 2-7-5-4 $20.28.

Race 8 – Badlands Giovanna (C. MacPherson) 20.50 7.00 5.60; W C Kenzie Cookie (D. Wallace) 7.40 4.20; Critique (M. Downey) 4.80.

Times: 30.2, 100.3, 130, 159. Also ran: Medici Hanover, Ultimate Flyingnun, Bugtown Superstar. Winning horse owned by Stephen Sweet, P.E.I. Exactor 5-3 $103.20; Triactor 5-3-all $345.95; Superfecta 5-3-2-1 $112.93.

Race 9 – Ultimatelyhandsome (K. Mason) 16.70 3.70 4.10; Confident Fella (M. Heffernan) 2.70 6.10; Hemingway (A. Merner) 2.70.

Times: 28.1, 57.3, 126.4, 156.4. Also ran: Lincoln Blues, J K Cowboy, Shiftyn Georgie, Culpepper. Winning horse owned by Ultimate Stable, Greater Lakeburn, N.B. Exactor 2-5 $76.90; Triactor 2-5-6$175.70.

Race 10 – Dangle Ona Dime (C. MacPherson) 6.20 3.70 2.90; Brandons Glory (J. Davidson) 3.30 2.10; Nogreatmischief (W. Cheverie) 2.90.

Times: 29.1, 58.2, 127.1, 155.4. Also ran: Union Man Hanover, At The Helm, Salmonier Storm. Winning horse owned by Darla MacEachern, P.E.I. Exactor 2-5 $17.70; Triactor 2-5-6 $51.20; Superfecta 2-5-6-4 $96.35.

Race 11 – Varadero Hanover (K.Murphy) 5.10 4.60 3.80; Big Surf (A. Merner) 2.20 5.70; Dividend Day (C W. Cheverie) 14.20.

Times: 28.1, 58.1, 127.3, 157.0. Also ran: Emperor, Phil Dorleans, Myambrose, Rising Fella. Winning horse owned by Bobby Gordon, P.E.I. Exactor 3-1 $8.80; Triactor 3-1-2 $69.60; Superfecta 3-1-2-4 $34.53.

Race 12 – Woodmere Ideal Art (N. Rogers) 7.00 3.20 2.90; Red Magician (A. Merner) 2.60 2.40; Midnight Matt (J. Hughes) 2.50.

Times: 28.1, 56.1, 125.4, 155.4. Also ran: Mando Fun, Pictnian Storm, City of the Year, Twice as Bright. Winning horse owned by Ultimate Stable, P.E.I. Exactor 6-1 $13.60; Triactor 6-1-5 $99.30; Superfecta 6-1-5-3 $36.32; Daily Double 3-6 $52.60.

Wager – $23,456.

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