Day At The Track

Governor's Plate Week gets underday

05:02 AM 11 Jul 2018 NZST
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SUMMERSIDE, PE - The Atlantic Sires Stakes season kicks off Wednesday evening for the two-year-old pacing fillies as part of Governor's Plate Week racing at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The 11-dash Wednesday evening card starts at 7 P.M. featuring three A-divisions and two B-divisions for the rookie fillies.

The first $9,020 A-division is in race 2 with a compact field of five two-year-old pacing fillies. Driver Walter Cheverie and trainer Joseph Baxter teamed up already this season with Royaltywestho to dominate the three-year-old pacing filly division and will look for more success with another daughter of Westhwardho Hanover.

Therealdeal leaves from post 2 to lead the way in race 2 for the combination of Baxter and Cheverie, while the post 2 starter is owned by Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Other top contenders are Lady N Paradise (Driven by Dave Carey) and Woodmere Rio (Earl Smith).

The second A-split lines up in race 8 and Howmac Sabrina is the favourite after turning in a sharp qualifier in 2:01.4 with a 28.1 closing panel for driver David Dowling and trainer Earl Watts. The post 4 starting daughter of Malicious is owned by Brittany Watts of Warren Grove and Windemere Farms of Hampshire. Other top entries are Unapologetically (Cheverie) and Dustylanbukinfuty (Corey MacPherson).

The final A-division hits the track in race 10 for a $9,020 pot with the sales topper from last fall's Atlantic Classic Yearling Sale leading the way from post 6. Woodmere Tango will have Clare MacDonald in the bike after garnering a $28,000 price tag as yearling. Morah Kerr of Greenfield, N.S., holds the ownership papers for the daughter of Articulator after she posted a 2:01 qualifying mile at Truro Raceway in her only charted line. Other top entries in race 10 are Skycrew (Vincent Poulton) and Magical Mistress (Adam Merner).

A pair of $2,500 B-divisions line up in races 4 and 6. For race programs and promotional information check out

by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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